Svanetii Loop

Jeep – tour

NUMBER of days: 3-4

accommodation: 3-4

NUMBER of people: 20 max

term: 01.07 to 15.10

NUMBER of days: 3-4 | Accommodation: 3-4 | NUMBER of persons: 20 max
Term: 01.07 to 15.10

Svanetii Loop

That is, our iconic original programme that we have been running for 12 years. Four days of incredible off road adventure await you!

We will be crossing mountain streams, gravel roads surrounded by mountain rivers, valleys, waterfalls and rocky slopes. During such a trip we all have to be prepared to work together, we will create one team and together we will meet the challenges that the road will prepare for us! And all this in a wonderful, friendly atmosphere and with professional care.

Depending on the size of the group, we will drive our high quality off-road vehicles or the legendary retro bus #Kavzuka! Our drivers Kote, Lasha, Rezo and Ika know these roads very well. The highest place where we go by car is about 3000 m above sea level!

Zdjęcie przedstawiające organizatorów wyprawy Pętla Swanecka i bus Kavzuka

Swaneck Loop expedition with Kavzuka bus service

Zdjęcie przedstawiające kamienną basztę w Swanetii

Stone Tower (Koszka)

We begin and end the loop from the center of Kutaisi, a city nearly 4000 years old! We will pass through the picturesque Lechkhumi region, Lower and Upper Svaneti, on the border of which lies Zagaro Pass (2700 m). On the gravel road we will reach the highest village in Europe, inhabited all year round - Ushguli (2220 m). This villageis situated high at the foot of Caucasian peaks, including the highest peak of Georgia - Shkhara (5193 m). On the way to Mestia we will stop in Ski Resort Tetnuldi. This resort is surrounded by four five-thousanders overlooking Elbrus. This is where we set a record with our retro bus #Kavzuka. We drove it to the height of 3173 m above sea level! Report from this trip can be seen here

Here you will see old stone towers (Koshki), which in the past served the Swans as fortresses and homes at the same time. These towers are even 1000 years old. We will visit  the Mestia Museum, where we will learn about the culture and traditions of the Swans, who have developed their own unique language and a number of traditions. Starting from their distinctive names to their dress, singing and cuisine. We will tell you stories of medieval fortified towers and take a look inside one of them. You will also hear stories about brave citizens of Svaneti. The region that no one managed to capture during the ancient battles. You will learn how people used to live here. You will taste the regional cuisine. You will get to know the taste of real Svanetian 'kubdari' that is khachapuri with meat and Svanetian spices. 

We will also have a chance to admire the majestic view of the Caucasian mountains from the iconic swings at the Heshkili Huts resort. We will go on a trek to the Chalaadi Glacier. We will go up to the very top of it!

The way back from Mestia is another dose of impressions and emotions. We will drive along the Enguri River, which has created unusually high canyons here. We will see the Enguri Dam, which when it was put into use, was the second highest dam in the world! As a result of the construction of this dam, an artificial lake was created here, which impresses with its turquoise color. 

In Mestia we will accommodate in a comfortable hotel Mestia Inn.. The hotel is located in the center of the city. It has a restaurant and bar at the top of the building with a terrace with a beautiful 360° view of the fortified towers and our loved snowy high peaks of the Caucasus. In Kutaisi we will sleep at Hostel Kutaisi by Kote, which is located in the oldest district of Kutaisi - Gora. From the terrace there is a view over the city of Kutaisi, over which Bagrati Cathedral towers..

Widok na huśtawki w Heshkili Huts | Swanetia | Gruzja

Swings at the Heshkili Huts Resort

Information:

  • The tour is organized from 15.07 to 15.10.2022. The route is typically seasonal and requires weather conditions to ride.
  • The maximum number of persons is 20.
  • The tour starts and ends in the center of Kutaisi. We will pick up our guests from the hotel as well as from the airport. 
  • We'll drive:
    By off-road vehicle - 4 to 6 people in the car. (max 20 people) or #Kavzuka, Our famous retro bus - up to 15 people.
  • We speak Polish, English, German, Russian and of course Georgian.
  • There is a possibility of extending the trip and additional attractions, by individual arrangement. We propose: 
    • Trekking of varying difficulty levels,
    • Possibility to climb Tetnuldi and other peaks with a local guide,
    • Paragliding flights,
    • Horse riding tours,
    • Culinary Workshops.
    • Swan folklore.

       Price Includes:

      • Guide service during the whole trip. 
      • Ride with a professional driver in off-road vehicles or our Kavzuka (type of car depends on the size of the group).
      • Fuel for the whole route.
      • Accommodation ( two in Mestia, one in Kutaisi in at Hostel Kutaisi by Kote).
      • Half-board: breakfast and dinner.
      • The service of a local Georgian guide on site (depending on the choice of additional attractions).


      Price not included:

      • Flight tickets.
      • Personal expenses.
      • Insurance. We encourage you to buy it in Poland. There is also possibility to buy Georgian insurance. If you are interested, please contact us.

      You will experience local culture, folklore and have an unforgettable adventure in the mountains of the High Caucasus! Svaneti is a unique region that you must see at least once in your life.

      If you are interested in this expedition choose your date from the calendar or book your individual expedition!

      More snapshots from our expeditions:

       

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