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The Best Adventure Activities not to be missed in Georgia

By Manish - July 31, 2020
Trinity Gergeti Church, Kazbegi, Georgia

If you want to experience the adventure, then you will not find a better place than Georgia for a thrilling time. With its high mountains, abundant nature and endless possibilities to boost your adrenaline, the country is a favourite place for extreme sports lovers and beyond. In this guide, we take a look at some of the best adventure activities that you can choose and make your vacation even more exciting.

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1. Paragliding

Gudauri Paragliding adventure activities
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What is Paragliding? It is somewhat like a streamlined, rectangular parachute that lets you fall really slowly. Design of Paragliding to keep you on for extended flights, rising and diving along the air currents. You can launch from shallow slopes or steep hills. A tandem takeoff is available for any inexperienced person wanting to experience flying.

With proper weather conditions and planning, you can fly high like an eagle. One of the most breathtaking spots in Georgia! Gudauri Paragliding offers both winter and summer flights. 

2. Hot Air Balloon

Adventure Balloon flights
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Hot ballon is one of the famous adventure activities in Georgia. Balloon flights take place mostly in the Alazani and Mukhrani Valley of Georgia. An ancient Georgian cultural centre and home to winemaking. The Alazani Valley stretches more than one hundred kilometres (62 mi) along the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountain range. Which rises extensively in the blue sky with snow-capped peaks and spectacular white glaciers.

3. Jeep Tour

Adventure Jeep Tour
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This drive guarantees thrill while travelling on one of the most spectacular roads in the world. The Abano Pass is a vast mountain pass, found in the centre of the Greater Caucasus, at the height of 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level in an area called Tusheti. This pass is the most visited mountain pass in the Caucasus and can only be crossed by 4 × 4 vehicles. This adventure in Georgia is quite risky as the situation can change quickly and become harsh. Road closures often occur before travelling through the region. The path to the pass begins at Sahaveli and ends at Omalo. It has a height of 84.5 km (52.5 mi), but the drive is somewhat to be over in 12 hours.

4. White Water Rafting

Adventures Rafting
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Rafting in White water is the best way to have a thrilling river adventure. Great for bonding and team building for groups of six. The five rivers of Georgia have something for everyone. The rafting season starts from 22 April and lasts till 15 October. The highest water level falls in May and June and is the most challenging time. July, August and September are suggested for those who are new to the sport.

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5. Air Tour

Charter a 4-seat Skylane and take a 45-minute aerial tour to Mtskheta, Anauri, Bazaleti Lake, and Jvari Monastery. You and up to 3 passengers will leave from Natabatari Airport, located 30 minutes north of Tbilisi, and get a bird’s-eye view of the landscape. Current days it became best of adventure activities in Georgia.

At a distance of 305 – 914 meters (1,000 – 3,000 ft) above the ground you will be able to look down on Metsketa, the capital of the ancient East Georgian Empire of Iberia. Flying over the river makes for a stunning view over the city and the dialectical confluence of the Argavi and Mtkvari rivers. While hovering at altitude, the pilot can also let the lucky front seat passenger fly the plane for a while!

6. Heli-skiing in Gudauri

Heli-skiing is an absolutely different experience: it combines the magical sensation of achieving a dominating look of the peak world, and the thrill of gliding through powdery, ancient slopes that have probably never skied before. That’s why heli-skiing has become a popular adventure-seeking adventure, attracting more skiers and snowboarders every year, from first-timers to expert-riders.

7. Climb Mt. Kazbegi

Mt. Kazbegi
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Kazbegi lies on the border of Georgia and Russia, about 100 kilometres (68 mi) north of Tbilisi. The starting point of the climb is the village of Kazbegi (1730 m or 5,676 ft) located on a famous road connecting Tbilisi and Vladikavkaz in Russia. Public transport from Tbilisi takes about 3 hours.

The hike from Georgia is not very demanding compared to the average four thousand feet in many other mountain ranges. But the total length of the ascent, the rise of the route (starting point 1730 m or 5,676 ft). And peaks with a height of more than 5,000 m (16,404 ft) are quite tricky.

Add to that the weather of the mountain, which changes very rapidly, causing many to return before the summons. Under normal summer conditions, standard glacier gear is sufficient to handle climbing – crampons, ice axes, rope, harness, and warm, windproof clothing are a must. 

Kazbegi stands alone and attracts thunder-force winds, which can pull temperatures below -20 ° C (-4F) on sunny, summer days. If you are not accustomed to this challenging path of climbing, then calculate taking at least 04 full days to get to the summit and go back from Kazegi and one or two or for any bad weather that goes through the area It is possible. This is one of the best Natural Landscapes in Georgia you will ever experience.

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8. Formula Car Driving Experience 

Rustavi International Motorpark offers a walking experience on a closed track located on the right bank of the Tbilisi as well as the Matkuri River, 20 km (12 mi) from Tbilisi’s city centre. The racing track has a total length of 4.1 km (2.5 mi) and complies with FIA Category II requirements for international competitions, including Formula 1.

Some of the adventure activities offered are as follows:

  • Drive Formula Alpha instructor and mechanic make your dreams come true by training how you drive yourself a racing car on the track.
  • Formula Alpha Taxi Sit with a professional driver and zoom around the track with all the passion of a road!
  • Drift drifting is one of the most fun and effective driving manoeuvres in which a driver turns the car’s backend around. You will be able to practice drifting for 2-hours with a trainer and learn to use the maximum power of the BMW E46-330 engine.

Now we have come to the end of our list. And I hope you are ready for a Georgia vacation and to experience the thrilling activities. Connect with Pickyourtrail for great itineraries of Georgia, leave your enquiry on WhatsApp and do visit us for travel-related deals.

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