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Full Day off-road Cycling Tour to Rkoni Fortress


Off-Road Cycling Tour to Rkoni Fortress

Duration 8-10 hours
From April till Late September
Start pedaling to enjoy Georgian nature and historical monuments.
During the tour one will cycle along the ancient castles and temples, follow the road to queen Tamar's bridge dated back to XIIc, enjoy beautiful sceneries of Tedzami river valley and cycle to explore more of Georgian Nature by visiting Algeti National park founded in 1965 and don't forget historical monuments of Drisi fortress and Rkoni monastery complex .
Highlights:
  • Ancient castes and temples
  • Queen Tamar's stone bridge
  • Tedzami river valley
  • Dirsi Castle
  • Algeti National park
  • Rkoni National park
Recommended Equipment:
- Helmet
- Sunglasses
- Headwear
- Sunscreen lotion (SPF at least 30)
- Long-sleeved shirt
-Sandals (for river crossing)
- Long pants
- Rain suit
- Daypack
In the morning departure from Tbilisi. Cycling starts from village Akhaltsikhe castle ruins (through old Kartli region 50 km west from Tbilisi). The route goes up to the stream of Tedzami river. After crossing little narrow wooden bridge you’ll pass picturesque Drisi Castle hanging from above.
 
Further on, by crossing the river through the canyon you’re entering Algeti national park that is
located at Tetritskaro district. (1.100 -1.950 m) above the sea level.
 
After Crossing one more water stream you’ll appear at Rkoni village where route follows the trail towards ancient Rkoni monastery complex (VII century) and old stone bridge.
During the centuries complex was renovated and changed several times and nowadays it attracts visitors with wild nature and beautiful location.
 
On the way back route follows a different path: ascending to low Green mountain pass (1030m). From the highest point of the cross, one can find the beautiful view on river Mtkvari gorge and in good weather even high range of Great Caucasus.
 
Afterward descending to gathering point where is the ending point of a cycling tour.
All the way to and back from Rkoni complex old temples and ruins of fortifications accompanies the
cycles.
 
Duration: 8-10 hours
Driving distance: 150 km
Season: From Aprill till September
Total ride distance: 35- 40 km
Level:Difficullt
Max Altitude : 1030
Total Elevation: Positive :730 m
  Positive :730 m
Obstacles: Rivers, Narrow bridges off road trail
Road: Ground - Gravel
Vehicle support: Yes
 
 
What's Included:
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
• Transportation In modern, air-conditioned coach;
• Petrol Costs;
• English speaking cycling guide;
• Bicycle;
• A bottle of water per traveler.
 
What's Not Included:
•Travel insurance;
• Other equipment for cycling;
• Meals and drinks;
• Costs for wine tasting.