SKIING, SNOWBOARDING IN SWANETIA
NUMBER OF DAYS: 8 NIGHT STAYS: 7 NUMBER OF PERSONS: 20 max TERM: 01.12.2021 to 01.03.2022
NUMBER OF DAYS: 8 | NIGHTS: 7
NUMBER OF PERSONS: 20 max
TIME: 01.12.2021 to 01.03.2022
We have prepared a special program to use the winter season in the best way and show you the most beautiful things at this time! Skiing or snowboarding in Svaneti, jeep tour in the snow to Ushguli village, picturesque Racha region called "Georgian Switzerland". In each of the visited regions you will taste local cuisine and get to know unique dishes. There will be no shortage of delicious wines and chacha, warming you up on winter evenings.
You will experience local hospitality, culture, folklore, get to know Georgian traditions and history. You will experience with us an unforgettable winter adventure in Caucasus!
We will visit the city of Kutaisi, and Bagrati Cathedral, which is a symbol of the unification of Georgia. It is located in the 4000-year-old district of Ukimerioni - Gora. It offers a beautiful panorama of the city and the Rioni river. Then we will go through the Jewish District. We will visit the local synagogues. In the city center we will see the Meskhishvili Theater, the famous Kolchida Fountain located on David the Builder Square. We will walk across the White Bridge with the famous sculpture of the "Picasso boy".
In a nearby village, we will visit an Imeretian winemaker, who produces wine in kvevri (clay amphorae located in the ground) according to an 8,000-year-old tradition. An Imeretin dinner combined with wine tasting will be waiting for us. We will taste types such as Tsitska, Tsolikouri, Otskhanuri Sapere and Krakhuna.
We Svaneti through a route that is as beautiful as it is challenging. We will drive a professionally prepared car adapted to winter conditions. Svaneti is a unique region, which is characterized by stone towers (Koshki), in the past they served Svanians as fortresses and houses at the same time. These towers are even 1000 years old! In this region is located the highest mountain of Georgia - Shkhara 5193 m above the sea level. We will admire it from the highest village in Europe, inhabited all year round - Ushguli (2220 m).
In Svaneti we will go to Tetnuldi - Hatsvali Ski Resort, where thetotal length of ski trails is 30 kilometers. On the resort's territory are installed 5 ski lifts. There are ski trails of different levels of difficulty.
In Mestia we will accommodate in a comfortable hotel Mestia Inn.The hotel is located in the center of town. It has a restaurant and bar at the roof of the building with a terrace with a beautiful 360° view of the fortified towers and snow-covered high peaks of the Caucasus. In Kutaisi we will sleep at Hostel Kutaisi by Kotewhich is located in the oldest district of Kutaisi - Gora. From the terrace of the hostel there is a view of Bagrati Bagrati Cathedral towers..
In the Mingrelia region we will see the Balda Canyon and the amazing Kaghu Waterfall. We will eat in a local restaurant local specialties such as sulguni cheese and Mingrelian kharcho soup.
In Racha, wewill drive through the scenic Nakerala Pass. We will see Shaori Lake with the white peaks of the Caucasus Mountains in the background. We will visit Nikortsminda monastery dating back to the 11th century. We will visit our friends Mamuka and Shota in Abanoeti village, which is the center of Khvanchkara grapevine.. Here we will taste this delicious wine, the production of which was started by Georgian aristocrat Dimitri Kipiani in the 1880s. He produced an excellent semi-sweet red wine from two unique varietals in Mujuretuli and Aleksaundreuli.
We will then drive to the Sairme Rocks and the village Lailashi with its characteristic open pool with fabulous views of the Lajanuri Dam and the picturesque mountains of the Lechkhumi region. We will also reach the stunning Ghvirishi Waterfall.
- The tour is organized from 01/12 to 01/03/2022.
- The maximum number of persons is 20.
- The tour starts and ends in the center of Kutaisi.
- For interested people we will organize ski equipment rental
- We speak Polish, English, German, Russian and of course Georgian
- Guide service during the whole trip.
- Service of a professional driver with an off-road vehicle
- Fuel for the whole route.
- Overnight stay (in Mestia at Mestia Inn hotel and in Kutaisi at Hostel Kutaisi by Kote).
- Ski pass.
- Ski equipment rental.
- Wine tasting combined with dinner at the winemaker's house
Price not included:
- Flight tickets.
- Personal expenses.