The route begins in small town Khulo, continues to the east till Danisparauli Village and follows Batumi-Akhaltsikhe Highway for 22 km. From Danisparauli Village we continue towards the Goderdzi Resort by the same road (2.5 km). Goderdzi Resort is the modern downhill skiing destination established in 2012. Currently it is not functioning at the full capacity. In winter, two cable ways are working. They bring us to the height of 2,330 m. By Batumi-Akhaltsikhe road we get to Goderdzi Pass (5.7 km). Goderdzi Pass is the key point of this route. Goderdzi Pass-Mtsvane Lake; the route takes to the north and follows the boundary between alpine meadows and forest cover. It can be passed by the off-road vehicle. The main adornment of this route is temporary Ajarian summer stations and fascinating views. In 6 km we come to the crotch. Turning right from there we can reach the Green Lake by walking path. We also can reach the Green Lake if we follow the automobile road. We can also continue to the north from the Green Lake and return to Danisparauli Village via Didachara. The route can be passed by both, mountain bike and horse.
The route begins in small town Khulo, from where it goes in the direction of Batumi by Batumi-Akhaltsikhe highway till Furtio arch bridge for 8.3 km. From there the road furthers up by the automobile bridge, turns to the south and enters into the Skhaltistskali Valley. In 10 km we come to Skhalta Monastery located at the terrace of mountain slope and represents the only specimen of medieval spiritual architecture and wall painting in Khulo Municipality. After Skhalta Monastery the route follows Skhaltistskali Valley for 17.3 km till Vardtsikhe turn; Bakibako Village is in 4.6 km from here. From Bakibako we can choose several directions: To Khikhiani Fortress located at the cradle of Skhaltistskali River, at 2220 m above the sea level. For 2.2 km you can take the off-road vehicle, while the last 900 m you’ll have to walk. There is a well cut path on the steep, forest-covered slope and requires good physical shape. The Fortress was built in XII-XIII AD; it covers are of 1 ha and is adorned by the four towers. Bakibako-Mtisubani ring; it starts in Bakibako Village and the very first sight we come to is the place where Selim Khimshiashvili was decapitated; after this we follow the road to the south till Chirukhi turn (2.5 km). From there we can get to Chirukhi Village either by horse or by off-road vehicle (16 km). From Chirukhi Turn we cross the river (to the north-west) and follow the road to Mtisubani Village. In the surroundings of Mtisubani Village we you can visit the grave of SelimKhimshiashvili and natural ice-box.
Enjoy a full day tour of Mtirala National Park, which is the best place not only for getting up close with the wildlife, but also for easy hiking, camping and birdwatching! Established in 2006, Mtirala National Park covers 16 000 ha and is home to many endangered species of Colchian flora and fauna. While walking around Mtirala National Park, the visitors can enjoy fascinating scenery along the river Chakvistskali, the waterfall and the lake surrounded by the mountains. Along the route visitors can stop, have rest at special picnic areas and swim in the mountain lake. At the end of the tour visitors will have lunch and taste Wine and Chacha at the local restaurant.
Mtirala Tour includes: Visit Visitors` Center at Mtirala National Park, Hiking route, Tsablnari Waterfall, Dinner (Optional).
Mestia, the main regional center of Zemo (upper) Svaneti, is situated 456 km from Georgia’s capital city, Tbilisi, and is 1,500 meters above sea level.It is the starting point for most trips to Svaneti, with a range of hotels, guesthouses and local travel services, and makes a convenient base for exploring the area. From the center of Mestia it is possible to hike up to the glaciers at the foot of mount Ushba, or take horses into the pristine alpine meadows. A new ski resort makes it possible to ski or snowboard even in the height of summer.Tourists interested in religious history will find plenty of examples of wall paintings, frescoes and icons from the Middle Ages in the churches around Mestia. Within Mestia, the Church of Saint George contains well-preserved crosses and icons from the XII century. Additionally, Pusdi Church still contains fragments of XIII century wall paintings.
Ushguli is located in the municipality of Mestia, at the bottom of mountain Shkhara, near the confluence of rivers Inguri and Shavtsqala-Kvishara. The community is comprised of 4 villages (Zhibiani, Chvibiani, Murqmeli and Chazhashi) and their height ranges from 2060 meters to 2200 meters above sea level. This makes Ushguli the highest settlement in Europe. The center of the community, Chazhashi, has been declared a museum and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.