Activities for Adventure Seekers in Georgia

Go paragliding to get a bird’s-eye view of Georgia, including the Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument
Go paragliding to get a bird’s-eye view of Georgia, including the Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument | © Mauricio Abreu / Alamy Stock Photo

You can experience a wide range of activities in Georgia, from relaxing strolls around cities to thrilling adventures that’ll get your heart pumping. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and want to try some extreme sports, here’s our guide with activities perfect for adventure seekers, including parasailing over the Black Sea and driving along the Abano Pass. Looking for an adventure that takes you to Medieval fortresses and vineyards? Now you can book a place on Culture Trip’s epic nine-day tour of Georgia.

Go zip-lining at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia

National Botanical Garden of Georgia with Japanese gardens and zip line structure Tbilisi

On the zip-line at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, you can enjoy a fantastic view stretching from the Narikala Fortress down to the garden. You can choose between slow and fast modes on the 270m-long (886ft) cable 30m (98ft) above the ground.

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Speed race in Rustavi

At Rustavi International Motorpark, you can speed around on a closed track 20km (12mi) from the centre of Tbilisi. The racetrack is a bit over 4km (2mi) long, and you can take your pick from a Formula Alfa, vintage cars or a Formula Taxi. You can also go off-roading here. However, if this is not your cup of tea, you can attend one of the racing events instead.

Drive on one of the most dangerous roads in the world

Georgia, Kakheti, Tusheti National Park, the spectacular track connecting Telavi to Omalo at the Abano Pass (2826 metres)

The Abano Pass, leading to the Tusheti region, guarantees a major adrenaline rush. At 2,826m (9,272ft), it’s one of the highest and most frequently driven mountain passes in the Caucasus region, only passable via 4×4 vehicles. The road is considered one of the most dangerous, as the weather conditions can quickly change. It’s also narrow and unpaved, resulting in a much longer drive than if you were on a paved road.

Parasail over the Black Sea

Batumi, Georgia. Parasailing on a calm blue sea with yellow motorboat towing a person suspended below a parachute by a harness

When you go parasailing, you are dragged behind a speedboat while attached to a parasail wing (similar to a parachute) that lifts you in the air. The launch and landing from the deck of the powerboat are gentle, but the experience of flying through the air is exhilarating.

Try whitewater rafting

Martvili Canyon, Georgia. Tourists People Rafting In Rubber Boats During Visit Natural Monument And Landmark Martvili Canyon.

Another extreme sport you can try in Georgia is whitewater rafting. The season starts in mid-April and continues until mid-October, with the highest water levels in May and June. If you are new to this sport, try it either in July, August or September.

Heli-ski in Gudauri

Georgia, Caucasus, Gudauri, man on a ski tour riding downhill

Heli-skiing is a relatively new addition to the adventurous activities in Georgia, and Gudauri ski resort is the perfect place to experience it. You’ll get to glide through pristine slopes that may have never been skied on before. And when compared to European cities that have heli-skiing, Gudauri is a relatively cheap destination for beginner and expert skiers and snowboarders.

Paraglide through the sky

Paragliding over mountains of Gudauri. Georgia. Europe.

Want to have a bird’s-eye view of Georgia? Try tandem paragliding. There are a couple of companies that offer this adventurous activity in several parts of the country. You can fly over the Tbilisi Sea, Gudauri, Kazbegi, the Black Sea coast and the region of Kakheti, to name a few. Check out the Georgian Paragliding Federation for more details on flights and locations.

Ride in a hot-air balloon over Alazani Valley

Exterior of famous ancient Nekresi monastery in Alazani valley, summer tourism

Sky Travel offers hot-air balloon flights over the picturesque Alazani Valley in the Kakheti region. The valley extends for more than 100km (62mi) along the slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, offering spectacular views in every direction.

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