The lovers of extreme tourism and outdoor activities will definitely like Georgia. This mountainous country is full of opportunities for adrenaline rush and unforgettable impressions. Tour operators in Georgia offer a list of extreme tours in different directions including hiking and trekking in Georgia, paragliding, rafting and much more.
Here’s 10 extreme things to try in Georgia:
The most popular place for paragliding is Gudauri. All the extremists gather to feel the greatness of the Caucasus Mountains. The main thing in paragliding is good flying weather. Both summer and winter flights are available here and each time you will get new, unforgettable sensations.
2. Drag Racing
The fans of speed and adrenaline are welcome to the International Motorpark Rustavi, where the crazy racers gather from Georgia and other countries. Motorpark is located 20 km from Tbilisi. Racing track of 4.5 km long offers the opportunity to become a real racer at the wheel of a racing car, or to get a full dose of adrenaline with a professional racer.
3. Balloon Flight
The flight over the Alazani Valley in a hot air balloon is not only interesting, but also romantic. Walking along the most beautiful region of Georgia, the region of wine making, will become a bright moment in your journey. The flight will pass over the boundless vineyards of Kakheti, lakes and dense forests, monasteries, fortresses and Sighnaghi, the city of lovers.
4. Jeep Tour
Jeep tours pass through the most difficult mountain roads of the country. During the trip you will see the most beautiful corners of the country. The road will take you along the rugged rivers and shores of lakes, through forests and narrow gorges.
One of the popular roads passes through the Abano Pass, Tushetia, at an altitude of 2,850 meters above sea level. This is the highest mountain road in the Caucasus and one of the most dangerous ones that require professional skills.
Rafting is another kind of extreme tour in Georgia. It is ideal for group trips in Georgia. Mountain rivers of Georgia are ideal for rafting. In addition, both beginners and professionals can ride here on extreme and stormy rivers.
Rivers for rafting are Aragvi and the river Kura in Borjomi. Difficult alloys are Rioni and Tskhenistskali rivers.
6. Tour by plane
If you want to see all the beautiful places from a bird’s flight with comfort, there is a service – tour by plane in Georgia. The flight passes through the most beautiful places of Georgia. If you are skilled enough you can even become a second pilot for a little while.
Turn your holiday on the Black Sea into a real adventure by taking a parasailing tour. This is a popular kind of entertainment at sea resorts and now it is also available in Batumi, Adjara. Parachute is attached to a motor boat that pulls the parachute behind it, lifting it to a height of 50 meters.
Mountain skiing is one of the most popular types of tourism in Georgia. Caucasian mountains are created for skiing. Different complexity of the trails, mild climate and clear blue sky; what could be better?
The most famous ski resorts in Georgia are Gudauri and Bakuriani that meet all international standards and are equipped with modern tools. Gudauri is popular with extreme freeride. Skiing outside of the main route is pure adrenaline for athletes.
9. Ascent to Kazbegi
Ascent to Kazbegi that is considered one of the extreme tours in Georgia is located 100 km from Tbilisi. The ascent starts from the village of Kazbegi, from a height of 1739m and takes to a height of 5000m. Mountain climate changes on every kilometer and for climbing, professional skills are required.
10. All at once
The trip to Georgia is bright and unforgettable. In the intervals between mountain climbing and paragliding, do not forget to enjoy traditional Georgian cuisine and the best Georgian wine. Take a short wine tour and a gastronomic tour enjoying extreme pleasure.