If you want to visit Georgia and explore the Caucasus high mountains, riding on the shepherd single trails of Tusheti 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.
At this wild enduro tour, we will be riding on top of Caucasus mountain range at the trails on 3000m height and descending on the wild technical single trails used by shepherds from ancient times. On each of our riding days we will have absolutely different sceneries regarding the atmosphere, nature and viewpoints. Riding trails will be totally different from each other starting from narrow single trails with stones to rooty single trails in pine forest. This tour is for experienced riders who can hike a bike up on high heights, pedal on climbing sections for some period of time and descend on the craziest ever trails. On some riding days we have opportunities to shorten our climbing distance and get close to the descending part by 4×4 cars.
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 – Descending from Abano pass (2826m) and climb to Village Omalo.
Day3 – Riding top of the Makratela ridge (3000m) and descending 10km’s at Nakaicho pass.
Day4 – Pine forest single trails from Diklo to Dartlo. Ruins of Chigho village.
Day5 – Wild forest climb and descend from Oreti lake (2660m).
Day6 – 3x switchback loops from Kvavlo to Dartlo.
Day7 – Abano Pass (2826m) to Lechuri. Descending 30km’s.
Day8 – Evening in Tbillisi / Leaving at the airport.
Suitable for: Experienced riders riding enduro/AM configurations.
Accommodation: Local guesthouse or fancy hotel in Omalo.
Physical difficulty: 4/5
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Terrain: Single trails, rocky segments, rooty segments, ridgelines, pine forest.
Average riding distance: 25 km / Day
Average elevation gain: 700m / 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.