We ride to Kakheti, Georgia’s most famous wine region. Sinuous roads take us to the most amazing points to overlook the Kakhetian dessert and the wine yards the region is so famous for. The curvy and windy roads take us to Telavi, the capital of Kakheti. We have lunch with a view of both the valley and the  Caucasus mountain range behind it. After Telavi we ride on through the vine yards to Kvareli, where a little demonstration of Georgian wine making awaits us. After that we finish the day with a ride to Sighnaghi, a cute town in which life seems to surround itself with wine. At our accommodation, the Kakhetian specialities as well as homemade wines await us.

 

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

From Oni we head for Samagrelo. A culturally distinct region of Georgia. Known for its very distinct language as well as the delicious cuisine. After we descend from the amazing mountain roads we enter the lower lands of Samegrelo. We end up in Martvili, famous for its many caves and canyons. There is an option to visit one of these canyons. At the evening we taste the delicious food that Samegrelo is known for. 

 

Distance Covered: 170 KM

Riding hours: 3.5

Average speed: 50 KM/H

Highest point: 1800 M

We take the smaller inner roads of Samegrelo to get to one of the most spectacular roads in the whole Caucasus. A newly made road in another region that has been culturally separated from Georgia for very long. Even the Soviets could never fully exert their influence because 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: 190 KM

Riding hours: 4

Average speed: 50 KM/H

Highest point: 2000 M

A day of rest in Svaneti. We can climb the mighty Mt. Ushba and Tetnuldi, explore outdoor options or take a cable car to one of the highest points overlooking the region. Since people have been living in Svaneti for such a long time, almost everywhere there is a dusty path taking you up to the most beautiful viewing points.

 

Distance Covered: 0-100 KM

Riding hours: 0 – 3

Average speed: –

Highest point: 2700 M

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. Today a detour to the Prometheus cave facility is possible, this is the biggest cave complex in Europe. 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

We depart for Tbilisi. On the way sceneries, will change quickly. As is almost the norm in Georgia. The diversity of nature and culture becomes apparent when riding from West to East.

 

Distance Covered: 230 KM

Riding hours: 3.5

Average speed: 65 KM/H

Highest point: 800 M

 

 

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€275

€2,725

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€2,382

€2,168

€2,803

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€240

€2,585

€1,555

€2,382

€2,055

€2,587

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€230

€2,499

€1,505

€2,290

€1,942

€2,479

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€200

€2,399

€1,470

€2,290

€1,891

€2,397

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€200

€2,399

€1,425

€2,220

€1,891

€2,350

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