Horse riding: Life in regions like Khevsureti, Tusheti, Khevi and Racha had always been inconceivable without a horse. As it had always been in the past, the local Caucasian horse breeds are well accustomed to mountainous routes, making riders feel confident. Guided tours are starting in ski-resort Gudauri and includes the tour along the volcanic plateau, hiking and overnight in tents. Morning begins with a horse-ride, then back to Gudauri and departure for Tbilisi.
Routes in Khevi:
2 Days route to Gudauri – Mleta – Lomisa – Khada valley - Gudauri; Overnight in tents
2 Days route to Gudauri, Volcanic Plato and Keli Lake; Overnight in the guesthouse, or tents
1 Day route to Truso gorge
Route in Shatili:
2 Days route to Omalo - Diklo - Parsma - Jvarboseli – Omalo; Overnight in guesthouses
Route in Khevsureti:
4 Days route to Gudani - Shatili - Mutso; Overnight in guesthouses
Horse riding tour from Tusheti to Khevsureti in Georgian Caucasus Total Duration: 7 days Travel period: from May to September
Day 1 - Drive to Kakheti region, on the way visit Sighnaghi Old-City, Bodbe monastery, fortified medieval citadel of Gremi, Gurjaani Kvelatsminda church, stay overnight at the guesthouse Vazisubani near Telavi. Day 2 - Visit architectural complex of Alaverdi, ancient academy of Ikalto and Shuamta monasteries. Drive to Tusheti province with off-road vehicle, sightseeing in Omalo, administrative centre of the region, and cultural excursion to open-air ethnography museum, stay overnight at the Hotel Kamsuri in Omalo. Day 3 - Visiting the museum villages: Shenakho, Diklo, Kvalvo and Dartlo, stay overnight in tents near Chesho village. Day 4 - Horse riding to Atsuna Pass along the Pirikiti Alazani River. Stay overnight in tents near Kvakhidi. (Riding approx. 20 km) Day 5 - Cross the Adsunta pass on 3600 m height and enter the Khevsureti province, overnight in tents behind the pass. (Riding approx. 16 km) Day 6 - Riding to Ardoti, sightseeing of Ardoti fortress and overnight in tents near the village. (Riding approx. 16 km) Day 7 - Journey in Khevsureti province with off-road vehicle: visit Khakhmati and Mutso fortresses, Shatili village and fortifications, Gudani Cross, Anatoria sanctuaries and via Datvis-jvris Pass (2676 m) return to Tbilisi.
Tour includes: - Transfers by off-road vehicle; - Accommodation at the guesthouses and tents; - Horses and sleeping tents for Tusheti / Khevsureti provinces; - FB meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotels or restaurants; picnic during riding; - Guide service cultural part and adventure guide for horse riding.