Adventure lovers will find no better place than Georgia for a good time. With its high peaks, lush nature and endless possibilities to boost your adrenaline, the country is a favorite place for extreme sports lovers and moreover. In this guide, we look at some of the best adventure tours you can book and make your holidays here even more exciting.
Cycling tour to Kakheti
Kakheti is the wine region of Georgia, and you can spend 8 days exploring it on this unique cycling trip. This tour takes you to back roads and gravel tracks through the beautiful villages and ancient historical sites of Kakheti. It’s needless to say that delicious Georgian cuisine and wine will soothe you at the end of a tiring day.
The total riding distance of the trip is 200km and is not difficult for those familiar with cycling tours. Moreover, you don’t need to bring your own bike with you, the company provides it on the spot. Check out their website for more details and information on how to book it.
Jeep Tour in Stepantsminda
Stepantsminda is a famous destination for many travelers who come to Georgia for its picturesque landscape. Inter Georgia travel agency offers a one-day jeep tour to the village taking you to iconic landmarks on the way including, Zhinvali Reservoir, Ananuri Castle, Gudauri ski resort, Vedza sour mineral springs, Stepantsminda, Gergeti Trinity Church, Dariali, and Sno. The agency will provide an English and Russian speaking guide, a half board meal (lunch), museum tickets and a Mitsubishi Delica vehicle for transportation.
My Geo Trip offers paragliding tours for those who want an adrenaline rush while looking at the countryside from a bird’s eye view. The tour lasts three days excluding the day of your arrival to Tbilisi. And while only offering tandem paragliding, the company decided to mix it with cultural sights. Before your big day, they’ll take you to all the significant sites on the way to Gudauri ski resort, including Mtskheta and Jvari Monastery, Ananuri Fortress and Zhinvali reservoir.
The next day, you’ll have your flight after a small instruction class. You’ll take off with the experienced instructor and fly for about 10-60 minutes. The weather conditions are precisely monitored before the takeoff. However, this is not the end of the fun, as the organizers include another trip to Stepantsminda and Gergeti Trinity Church. On the third day, you head back to Tbilisi, for a city tour of the important sites of the capital.
If you are a hardcore fan of white water rafting or just a beginner who wants to try it out, Club Jomardi offers rafting tours of various levels in different parts of the country. For beginners, the club offers rafting on Pshavi’s Aragvi river that spans 15km and lasts for an hour and a half; whereas extreme adventure lovers who like to challenge themselves can enjoy rafting on Rioni River. The difficulty of the trip depends on the season, where it can range from average to very difficult. Moreover, the club offers two different trips on the river – rafting from Oni to Ambrolauri or on Tvishi Canyon. Check out their website for more rafting possibilities and booking information.
Ski on fresh power at Gudauri
Georgia’s snow-covered mountain peaks are a haven for free-riders and those who enjoy the extreme adventure of snowboarding or skiing in fresh powder snow. Since 2009 Heliski organizes various tours to explore the extraordinary ski terrain of the Caucasus Mountains and rich snowfalls. The agency operates under the highest safety standards with authorized professionals and first class helicopters. There are different price packages, so make sure to check their website for more information.