Unique nature and climate, historical and architectural monuments, the hospitality of Caucasian people, Georgian cuisine and wine – all this attract the interest of tourists and makes Georgian holidays interesting.
Area Description: the famous ski resort BAKURIANI is located in Georgia. It is a cozy alpine village, surrounded by mountains, pine forests and alpine meadows. Besides, we can say, that this resort has an “advantageous geographical position” towards many large population centers and airports of Georgia. For example, from the largest airport of the capital Tbilisi – to resort Bakuriani is 190 kilometers, with few hours on driving. A unique combination of peace and placidity with excellent conditions for skiing, make a stay in Bakuriani unforgettable. Local people call this place – “Solar Valley”. Bakuriani is a climatic and balneo–climatic therapeutic resort of Georgia, where during the year falls of up to 800 millimeters of rain , and the number of hours solstice is 210 days a year. Both, winter and summer tourism are well developed here. Remember! In late may, while cones are flourishing, coniferous forest air of high mountains heals bronchus and lungs.
See & Do : Tours in Bakuriani are extremely interesting. You have the opportunity to visit such wonderful places as springs and the oldest botanical garden and mineral resource -Bakuriani andesite. Do not forget about the cave town – monastery Vardzija. Nowadays Bakuriani – is not only ski center, but also famous family holiday resort: here you can go skating, sleigh rides and snowmobiling, horseback riding and make exploring the area, are more than enough. The proximity of mountains and simplicity allows routes to climb and hiking tour with no special training. From near day climbing routes we can recommend Kokhta mount ( 2155 meters), climbing to Sekvelomta, visiting Lake Tabatskuri, trips to Timotesubani monastery complex (11th century temple and cave monastery), to the springs with natural mineral water in Mitarbi , to the hot springs in Tsikhisjvari . Cableways lift above the forest to alpine fields to a height of 2850 m where you can not only ride, but also engage in tracking in the neighboring slopes , or walking on the cross-country skiing to the pass Tskhratskharo (13 kilometers from the village, height 2780 meters).
Climate: Ski season lasts from November to March. Winter is cold, but not severe, usually snowy. The weather is sunny and windless. Average snow depth of about 60 centimeters, avalanches are very rare in Bakuriani.
Bakuriani, located at 1,700 meters above the sea level, has a relatively cool air in summer (July and August, the air is heated to only 15 °), but at the same time, and mild winters (January -7 °) with stable snow cover. The most favorable climatic conditions are observed in summer and early autumn, and in the second half of winter.
Furthermore Bakuriani and Borjomi Gorge quite fit extreme sports enthusiasts, those who are interested in paragliding, rafting, jeep tours, hunting and fishing (in Tabatskuri and Gujaretistskali is found wonderful trout).
Trip to Georgia – it is always a gastronomic adventure – only here will know what a real feast is as a sacred rite. Bakuriani is a great place for a family holiday where you can first put the children on skiing.
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