Free Wheeling in the Lesser Caucasus
The legendary Caucasus Mountains are more than just beautiful to look at, they’re perfect for pedaling.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough
Group Size Medium Group
The tour starts from the heart of Georgia, Tbilisi through the picturesque villages and forests. The trail is planned specially to pass through different kind of landscape. Trail consists of biking through deep forests, along picturesque lakes and exciting valleys.
Right in the beginning of the trip bike trail leaves populated areas and continues over passes of Trialeti Plateau. After pedaling steep uphill, bike trail descends to lake Tabatskuri. Impressive valleys of the Lesser Caucasus provides the atmosphere of natural bike park, with uninterrupted descends and stunning views. Trip continues to western Georgia over Goderdzi pass 2025 m. to Adjara province. This is the region where one can feel the difference of subtropical flora and closeness of the Black Sea.
Upper Adjara creates amazing conditions for freewheeling. Trip ends in Batumi the center of Adjara region, offering great opportunities to relax on the beach with diverse nightlife.
Enjoy Georgian hospitality with healthy Adjarian cuisine!
Equipment: Sunhat; Sunglasses; Helmet; Sun cream; Rain suit;
Luggage: 4WD car will carry luggage and bike accessories. Group members will be expected to carry only priority belongings.
Explore Guides have passed special training courses of EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Center in Georgia and are capable to provide First Aid assistance. However, please be aware that they are not eligible to use any medication for general therapy. Therefore, we would expect that all group members have their personal First Aid Kits with needed drugs during the trip.
- Full Board
- All Accommodation
- All Domestic Transfers
- Biking Guide
- Guide Assistants
- First Aid Kit
- Basic Bike Fixing Tools
- Support Car/Trailer for Carrying Bikes
- Snacks/Dry Fruits/Water
- Visa or Visa Fees
- Single Supplement
- Medical expenses and insurance
- Re-booking of hotels
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Special Meals
- Biking Gear
- Backup Bike
- Items of Personal Nature
- Extra Sites
- Items Not Mentioned in Program and Detailed Itinerary
Arrive in Tbilisi. Transfer and overnight in hotel.
Breakfast in hotel. Early morning drive to Tsalka. Start biking from Tsalka through small villages to Tabatskuri Lake. Dinner and overnight at local guesthouse.
6-7 hr /70 km480 m. 150 m.
Bike to Bakuriani
Breakfast in guesthouse. Bike from Tabatskuri Lake to Bakuriani over Tskhratskaro pass 2454 m. Descend from pass through amazing valley to Bakuriani mountain resort. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Bakuriani.
5-6 hr /28 km460 m. 750 m.
Bakuriani - Borjomi SPA - Zarzma
Breakfast in hotel. Bike from Bakuriani alpine village via Borjomi spa-resort to village Zarzma. *Optional visit to Zarzma monastery of 13th century. Dinner and overnight in local guesthouse.
7-8 hr /110 km520 m. 880 m.
Over Goderdzi Pass
Breakfast in guesthouse. Early morning start biking over Goderdzi pass 2025, connecting Samtskhe-Javakheti with subtropical Adjara region. Descend from upper Adjara with wonderful small villages and magnificent views to the village Shuakhevi at 1200 m. Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse in Shuakhevi.
5-6 hr /60 km685 m. 825 m.
Charming Black Sea Coast
Breakfast in guesthouse. Descend from Shuakhevi to Batumi – administrative center of Adjara region. Free evening in Batumi with vast opportunities of entertainment and possibility to rest on the beach.
3-4 hr /65 km1150 m.
- *Optional dinner at traditional Georgian restaurant.
Overnight in hotel.
Leisure Time in Batumi
Breakfast in hotel. Leisure time at seaside, or:
- *Optional ride to Gonio fortification from 1st millennium BC, via boulevard. Total 3-4 hr / 24 km
- *Optional hiking to Mtirala National Park
Farewell eve in Batumi. Overnight at hotel.
Departure from Batumi
Transfer to Batumi airport.
*Note: Optional extension of the trip to Tbilisi upon request!
The lesser Caucasus with velvety green landscapes offers amazing adventure for all levels of biking enthusiasts