We start with a ride through Tbilisi national park. Beautiful windy roads take us to Kakheti, the most famous wine region in Georgia. The region is characterized by its endless steppe plains and beautiful vine yards. The roads subtly carve through the area, taking us over many mountain passes and through the amazing landscapes. Our route is full of beautiful corners that will get you acquainted with your newly acquired motorcycle quickly. We visit Telavi first, the regions capital. Before we arrive there is lunch looking over where we the steppe plains and the Kakhetian mountains. Our last destination for the day is Sighnaghi, the regions capital. We will try the wines that come from the same fields as where we saw the grapes were grown.

Distance Covered: 220 KM

Riding hours: 4.5

Average speed: 50 KM/H

Highest point: 1700 M

From Kakheti in the East we are heading up North; Kazbegi is the next destination. A mountainous region with peaks over 5000 meter high. Views on this ride are just stunning. Mountain passes go up and down as they take you from corner to corner, a true Walhalla for any motorcycle enthusiast. Our accommodation offers the same views over the hilltops to allow us to enjoy the spectacular views through the night when the famous Gergeti Holy Trinity church lights up. 

Distance Covered: 280 KM

Riding hours: 5

Average speed: 55 KM/H

Highest point: 2400 M

After a delicious breakfast there is time for some fun in this spectacular region. A ride up to the Gergeti church and/or some off road tracks to small and remote mountains villages. After the morning fun we move southwards. From Stepantsminda we ride back over the famous Georgian Military Highway. We take the small bypass connecting the old capital of Georgia called Mtskheta, with Gori. The latter is a city which is still drenched in a thick Soviet sauce. Nothing mentionable happens in Gori were it not for the fact that one of the most infamous Georgians was born here: Joseph Stalin. For those interested we will pay a visit to the museum that gives an unusual account of his life as the leader of the Soviet Union. Gori has also been the theatre for another historical event, the Russian invasion of 2008. At request our hosts will give an intriguing yet interesting account of that. We stay in a lovely hotel run by a most lovely local young family, whom happen to make some amazing home-made wine.

Distance covered: 220

Riding hours: 3.5 – 5.5

Average speed: 55 KM/H

Highest point: 2400 M

We ride to the peaceful region of Racha. The whole region is quite undiscovered by tourists which makes it a great experience to ride through. If there are tourists it will mostly be Georgians that come here for the calmness that the region is known for. The roads are almost without traffic; the tarmac is as beautiful as it is windy. And the views over the mountains and low lands are just stunning. We spent the night in Oni, in a family guesthouse unlike any other. Make your own Chacha, Georgian flatbread and more.

 

Distance Covered: 230 KM

Riding hours: 3.5 – 5.5

Average speed: 60 KM/H

Highest point: 1600 M

We rest for the day at Temuri’s amazing guesthouse. He builds all you see himself and is not afraid to talk about the bear and wolf skins that are up the wall. And more importantly; how they got there. Also for those interested there is the option to visit the springs and gorgeous lakes that Racha has to offer.

Distance Covered: 0-100 KM

Riding hours: 0 – 3

Average speed: 30 KM/H

Highest point: Optional 1900 M

Trough the Western mountains of the region we circle out of Racha. The roads are truly undiscovered pearls for any biker. We head towards Tsqaltubo, a city known for its abandoned Soviet sanatoriums. Close by you can find the Prometheus caves. It is definitely worth it visit to the biggest cave complex of Europe. Afterwards we make our way into Samegrelo. A culturally distinct region of Georgia. Known for its very distinct language as well as the delicious cuisine. We spent the night in Martvili.

Distance Covered: 170 KM

Riding hours: 3.5

Average speed: 50 KM/H

Highest point: 1800 M

As the Black Sea has been approaching for a while we are finally making our approach today. First we ride through Guria. Here we discover the mountainous lower parts of Western Georgia. After every corner a new spectacular view is waiting for us, from the swamps until the endless hills that are only accessible by hairpins. Soon after Guria the Black Sea and its palm tries pop up. We follow the coast line for a while until we are in Batumi. A city incomparable to any other city in Georgia and you will feel that right away. There is time for a refreshing dive into the Black Sea.  

Distance Covered: 160 KM

Riding hours: 3

Average speed: 60 KM/H

Highest point: 1500 M

One of the most spectacular roads in the whole Caucasus. A newly made road in a region that has been culturally separated for centuries. Even the Soviets could never fully exert their influence cause if its remoteness. . This is why ‘’Svaneti’’ still feels like a different world. Also, its why they were able to keep their customs and pagan traditions intact throughout time. On the road, old watchtowers will pop-up. Svan families own these towers and in the old days they were used as defense towers as well as to settle disputes. It’s Svaneti is a truly magical place, the distinct cultural and historical differences make the region fascinating. One of the Georgian customs the Svans also hold dearly is the love for food. We spent the night at a local family and try to catch some of the regions spirit.

 

Distance Covered: 267 KM

Riding hours: 5

Average speed: 55 KM/H

Highest point: 2000 M

As a mountainous area Svaneti is famous for its outdoor activities as well as its unique culture. Today we can raft, mountainbike, hike, discover the off-road tracks in the region or just relax. A most impressive spot to take a rest or to fully absorb the majestical culture and nature.

Distance Covered: 0-100 KM

Riding hours: 0 – 3

Average speed: –

Highest point: 2700 M

After a well-deserved rest we leave Svaneti and head down to lower lands. We take the mountain roads of Svaneti down to Kutaisi. The second biggest city of Georgia. The city is very pleasant and relaxed, perfect to compromise with the barbaric mountains we have been in the days before. At the evening we do some fine dining at Kutaisi’s loveliest restaurant.

 

Distance Covered: 250 KM

Riding hours: 5

Average speed: 50 KM/H

Highest point: 2000 M

From Kutaisi we move southwards towards Vardzia. Again a totally different region with natural sights that will amaze you. Nevertheless, the are incomparable to any of the sights we already encountered. We have two options today, to take a 35 KM-long off-road pass from Sairme to Abastumani with stunning views over the biggest national park of Europe. Or the take paved roads via Borjomi. In both cases we end up in Samtskhe-Javakheti. The region is not only famous for its beautiful nature but also because of the numerous immense cultural and historical treasures that it houses. It can truly be soon as the cultural birthplace of Georgia. One of the most special ones being the secret monastery build in the 12th century into the rocks of which the front collapsed during an earthquake. The roads here are twisting around rivers, cliffs and castles. The region had a history of mixed ethnicities and religions co-existing peacefully, and this still remains. We spent the night 5 minutes away from the cave city, where all the food is grown at the facility. Even the freshly barbequed fish is from the river that flows through the yard of the hotel

 

Distance Covered: 250 KM (asphalt) / 165 KM (with 35 KM offroad)

Riding hours: 5 /  5

Average speed: 50 / 35 KM/H

Highest point: 2000 /  700 M

Today we take the small road connecting Georgia’s east and west. Going through the hills and mountains of the south. With surroundings changing from quickly, every 20 kilometers the nature is changing. With beautiful scenery and roads with many curves a great way to end the trip. Quiet roads, little traffic leading us through an area with almost no tourism. Sadly, this is much of a forgotten region on tourist’s radar.  Coming from the mountains behind Tbilisi we enter the city with some great viewpoints and the sun falling down over the city.

 

Distance Covered: 240 KM

Riding hours: 4.5

Average speed: 55 KM/H

Highest point: 1100 M

 

Prices are based on riding a Suzuki V Strom 650 XTA. Additional pricing for an upgrade to Honda CRF1000L Adventure Sports can be found on the bottom of the graph.

Prices are per person.

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8 Day Off-road Adventure / 7 Nights

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3 & 4

€275

€2,725

€1,711

€2,382

€2,168

€2,803

5 & 6

€240

€2,585

€1,555

€2,382

€2,055

€2,587

7 & 8

€230

€2,499

€1,505

€2,290

€1,942

€2,479

9 & 10

€200

€2,399

€1,470

€2,290

€1,891

€2,397

10 & more

€200

€2,399

€1,425

€2,220

€1,891

€2,350

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