Horse Riding Tour

Day 1: Departure for Tbilisi

Sightseeing tour of old Tbilisi. Lunch. Drive to mountain resort Gudauri. Overnight in Gudauri.

Day 2: Tbilisi – Gudauri
Tbilisi sightseeing tour.Lunch. Drive to Gudauri en route visiting the town-museum of Mtskheta. Overnight in Gudauri.

Days 3-5: Gudauri – Mt Lomisi (2298m) – Aragvi River Source – Gudauri
 We travel on the tracks of Great Caucasus mountains. Riding horses in beautiful alpine meadows at an altitude of 2000-2500m covering about 10-15 km and ride 3-5 hours. Overnight in comfortable tents.

Day 6: Gudauri – Khada Gorge –
Our easy half-day riding sets off at the hotel at 2100m. We ride in a beautiful area of old towers and remote and often abandoned  villages and as far as the village of Kvesheti. This is a final destination. After we drive to Tbilisi.

Days 7-11: Tbilisi – Gvevi – Gudarekhi – Bedeni Lake – Pitareti – Jorjiashvili Village – Orbeti – Tbilisi

We travel in the Minor Caucasus (700-1900m) famous for its beautiful landscapes unique flora and fauna as well as many interesting historical saghts.. Each day we cover 25-30km, ride 4-6 hours. Overnight in tents (if the weather is bad, we can stay with local families). We use English and Akhalteka horses, tack – Russian military cavalry saddles and Dutch bridles.



Day 12: Departure

Horse-Riding in Bakuriani Area
Bakuriani – a famous ski resort. Located in the minor Caucasus at 1700m. Its location provides a nice opportunity to arrange one-day redial trips. Routes pass through coniferous forests and alpine meadows. Overnight in the hotel in Bakuriani.
Suggested 1-day trips from Bakuriani:
The Village of Mitarbi (15km, 4 hrs)
Tskhratskaro Pass (2454m, 30km, 6-7 hrs)
Mt Kokhta (2200m, 20km, 4 hrs) 

Horse-Riding in Borjom-Kharagauli National Park
Overnights in tourist or ranger shelters.

1-Day Shephers’ Trail
Amarati – Mt Lomismta – Amarati
A relatively easy trip, 14km, 4-5 hours. En route we can visit St Mary’s Church and Zemotia Fortress in Kvabiskhevi and the Green Monastery in Chitakhevi.
2-Days Panorama Trail
Atskuri – Amarati Tourist Shelter – Atskuri
Challenging round trip from Atskuri via Amarati with great panoramic views, total distance – 34 hours, 5 hours riding a day.
3-Days Panorama Trail
Atskuri – Mt Sametskhvareo – Amarati Tourist Shelter – Sakhvlari Tourist Shelter – Marelisi
Cross the National Park from Atskuri to Marelisi (or vice versa), passing the highest point Mt Sametskhvareo (2642m). Two overnights in Amarati tourist shelter, Didi Sakhvlari tourist shelter (or ranger shelters), total distance 50km, 5-6 hours riding a day.





Horse-Riding in Khevsureti
Khevsureti. From one up to five day trips.

Horse-Riding in Svaneti
In Svaneti region we can offer redial tours from Mestia and Ushguli as well as a trip covering the whole Svaneti region from 800m till the village of Ushguli (2200m).
Suggested itinerary for Svaneti horseback trip:
Chuberi – Nakra – Etseri – Becho – Mestia – Adishi – Iprari – Ushguli
Minimum daily riding distance – 13 (3 hours), maximum distance – 25km (5 hours). Overnight at cal families or tents.

Horse-Riding in Tusheti
In Tusheti region we can arrange both round trips and redial tours to avoid changing overnight places too often. We suggest 4-5-day horse-riding trips with overnights with local families. We visit beautiful villages of Omalo, Shenako, Dartlo, Girevi, Chesho and Parsma to admire their natural and cultural heritage.

 Ex-Tbilisi Itinerary: Day 1. Depart in a 4WD for Tusheti Province. We cross the main Caucasian Range over Abano Pass at 2960 metres and arrive in the village Shenako. (2000m). Day 2. Horse riding to village of Dartlo (1850m) through river Pirikita Alazani. Visit the village. Camp. Day 3. Horse riding to village Parsma (1960m). Camp. Day 4. Horse riding to cross Nakaicho Pass at 2980 m. providing panoramic views of the Caucasian Mountains. Cross the pass and trek to a beautiful village Jvarboseli. Camp. Day 5. We ride to village Omalo and overnight there at a private house. Day 6. Drive back to Tbilisi. End of the trip.



Prices include:
- Inland transportation
- Guide assistance at the airport (arrival, departure)
- Excursions & entrance fees
- Accommodation according to the program
- Meals / full board
- mineral water  (unlimited)
- Alcohol drinks – wine (limited)

Prices Exclude:
- Flights
- Travel insurance
- Single room supplement

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