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 – Tbilisi
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.