Kazbegi – Village Juta – Gergeti Trinity Church
|Best Season:||May through September|
|Tour Duration:||10-12 hours|
|Max Altitude:||2379 m|
|Total Elevation:||Positive: 400, Negativ: 500|
|Total ride distance:||35 km|
|Obstacles:||Challenging uphill to gergeti|
|Driving distance:||400 km, Sightseeing|
Ananuri Castle, Aragvi valley, Dariali Valley, Mount Kazbegi 5047 m, Chaukhi Mountain range, Gergeti Trinity Church.
Early in the morning car will pick you up wherever you’re staying in tbilisi and drive you to Kazbegi region through Georgian military highway. First stop at Ananuri fortress (14th—18th cent.). The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway overlooking a beautiful Jinvali lake. with picturesque landscape. Ananuri architectural complex belonged to the house of the Eristavi of Aragvi – a violent local ruler. The characteristic architectural design of the late medieval period includes a fortress, two churches, an old watch tower, prison and civic buildings.
Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watch tower and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns.
Further on the road passes gudauri ski resort and goes up to beautiful mountain pass (Jvari Pass) , 4WD car drives you up to juta village 25 km from stepantsminda, , it’s remote high mountain village (2200m) with view to gorgeous Chokhi mountains(3842m highest peak).
From the village starts biking with descend through Sno river valley surrounding by high mountains. You’ll pass Old villages, towers, waterfalls. On the way to village Stepantsminda unforgettable view on mount Kazbeg (5.033 m) follows the cyclists.
The ride ends in Stepantsminda at the foot of mount Kazbeg. There you can choose either continue cycling up to the Gergeti Trinity curch (XIV c). The ride contains 6 km challenge of riding up to the altitude 2.300 m (diffrenece in altitude 400 m)
Gergeti trinity church(XII-XIV) century’s monument erected on the southern slopes of Kazbegi mountain. From the church from one hand, you can explore summit of Mount Kazbegi and from other hand, one can found wonderful view on the river Tergi Gorge and surrounding area.
Gergeti Trinity church is an important temple and remarkable for its beautiful scenery.
In case, if the members of the group find difficult to cycle up Gergeti Trinity Church they could be provided with 4WD car to drive up there (optional).
Sunscreen lotion (SPF at least 30)
|Tour Package includes:
– English speaking cycling guide;
– Car with driver;
– Hiring of 4WD car for village Juta;
– Petrol costs;
– A bottle of water per guest.
|Tour Package doesn’t includes:
– Travel insurance;
– other equipment for cycling;
– Hiring of 4WD car for Gergeti church;
– lunches and dinners;
– Tips for the driver and guide.