If you want to visit Georgia and explore the Caucasus high mountains, visiting Tusheti by mountain bikes is a great idea. Tusheti is a remote region in the north-east part of Georgia and only reachable for seven months of the year from late May to the middle of October. during the rest of the time, road to Tusheti is closed due to the high snow on Abano pass (2826m) which is the only way to enter this gorgeous region. Amazing flora and fauna, heights of beautiful mountains, dancing rivers and ancient villages are great combinations to get lost in the mysterious world called Tusheti and experience one of the most memorable moments of your life.
Together, we will be riding across the passes and villages via jeep road, which is not too technical, so, it’s comfortable for any riders. We will be riding down from high passes down to the river streams and cross pine forests with breathtaking views on ancient villages. We always have option to ride only descending parts of our routes and drive up by 4×4 support vehicles.
While on our tour, we will experience living in ancient villages with lovely and very hospitable local people, taste a very tasty local food and most importantly, experience very old cultural traditions of Tushetian people.
Day1 – Meeting at the airport / Setting up for the tour / Evening beer.
Day2 – Riding on the trails around Tbilisi.
Day3 – From Abano pass (2826m) to Upper Omalo.
Day4 – Riding in Gometsari valley. Highest settlement in Europe, village Bochorna (2345m).
Day5 – From Omalo to UNESCO heritage village Dartlo. Hiking in Dano and Kvavlo.
Day6 – From Omalo to Shenako and Diklo. Visiting ancient ruins of Diklo fortress.
Day7 – From Abano pass (2826m) to Lechuri.
Day8 – Evening in Tbillisi / Leaving at the airport.
Suitable for: Normal riders riding Cross country/AM configurations.
Accommodation: Local guesthouse or fancy hotel in Omalo.
Physical difficulty: 3/5
Technical difficulty: 2/5
Terrain: Ground/gravel road in alpine zones and pine forests.
Average riding distance: 30 km / Day
Average elevation gain: 500 m / Day
Tour details can be discussed regarding the interests and capabilities of our customers. We can skip one riding day for a good muscle recovery and enjoy the evening in Upper Omalo. We can also do some hiking, instead of riding on some days. For the customers who love to change accommodation on their trips we have options to stay in Dartlo and Shenako for specific riding days.