Off / On Road Motorcycle
Ride beyond the tourist routes into the less explored Georgian back-country and enjoy 2250 kilometres of unrivaled scenery!
During this tour we spend our nights feasting on Georgian cuisine in the most authentic guesthouses, where you are hosted by Georgian families who prepare and present a seemingly endless variety of delicious meals, including wines from the local family wine cellar! Come hungry!
Everything described in this package is included in the total price: Accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
During every meal there are no limits whatsoever when it comes to food and drinks. You can leave your wallet at home during the tour.
Lunches and Dinners are hot and very comprehensive meals.
All you have to do as our guest is ride your bike, take in the beautiful landscapes, culture, food and welcoming Georgian hospitality.
We will be visiting many historic attractions, including old churches and other fascinating relics and sites. The tour will give you a taste of this magnificent Eastern European country, to the extent that you'll want to keep coming back for more ...
Arrival day - Monday, 31st July 2024
We'll collect you up from the airport and transport you to your accommodation in Tbilisi in the heart of the old City, at the
Old Meidan Hotel in Tbilisi
Optional - arrive 4 days earlier and add on the 4-day Georgian Cuisine & Wine Tour (air-conditioned Sprinter bus)
Motorcycle Tour Dates: 1 - 10 Aug 2024
Guided by Craig Marshall - (starting in Tbilisi, ending in Tbilisi)
Head into the most awe-inspiring remote parts of Georgia, along
winding roads and dirt tracks!
Suited for solo and pillion riders, Experience level = intermediate
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE! Accommodation, Meals & Drinks!
EUR €3390 (Single Rider, Single Room) Suzuki V-Strom DL650 XT
EUR €3860 (Single Rider, Single Room) Honda Africa Twin ADV Sport
EUR €3720 (Single Rider, Single Room) Honda Transalp XL750
Damage Deposit = €500
Passengers €1800 EURO extra
Craig Marshall & Kirsten Fugard
Rental bikes for this tour:
Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 ADV Sport
Suzuki V-Strom DL 650 XT
Honda Transalp XL750
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
Visa and Master Card Only
Two guides/mechanics + Support vehicle (for groups smaller than 6 riders: 1 motorcycle guide, no back-up vehicle
Three extensive meals a day
Refreshments: soft drinks, water, coffee stops
Transfer from the hotel to MHQ in Tbilisi
Motorcycles insurance, security deposit: €500
X-Ram Telephone holder
Accommodation & travel expenses before and after the tour
Day 1. Arrival at Tbilisi Airport (Tbilisi)Arrival, welcome and transfer to the hotel. 08:00-10:00 Breakfast After the entire group has arrived, detailed instructions will follow. You will receive all the necessary instructions for using the motorcycle as well as all information about the itinerary. 14:00 Briefing, how to use the bike and a test ride After the introductory event, a test drive and motorcycle handover will take place. A mechanic is available to all participants from the start to set the control levers, adjust the bikes and clear up any technical Issues.
Day 2. Tbilisi – Omalo - Difficulty level of the route 1-2 | Total 180 km | Off-road asphalt ratio: (%) 80/20Our guided Enduro motorcycle tour starts in the direction of Omalo along the green meadows of the Caucasus and past the crystal-clear Lake Sioni in the Alasani Valley. Wine has been grown in this fertile region in Georgia for thousands of years and exported worldwide. Then we drive on the highest and narrowest gravel road in Georgia, which meanders through beautiful, untouched mountain landscapes of the Caucasus, to the Abano Pass at an impressive 2926 meters above sea level. The route is very winding with numerous ascents and descents and refreshing water crossings. At the end of this adventurous Enduro route through the so-called Tusheti roller coaster, we reach the highlight of the day, the traditional village of Omalo. It is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved 12th-century defense towers,
Day 3. Omalo round trip at the end of the world - to Parsma | Difficulty level of the route: 1-2 | Total 60 km | 100% Off-RoadEnduro tour through the heart of the Caucasus: You ride your motorbike up to 3200 meters to enjoy the heavenly silence of the majestic Caucasus. We visit the most remote villages in the area, which give us a glimpse into the past and allow us to leave the hustle and bustle of life behind for a moment. Experience the genuine hospitality of the locals who live in the simplest of circumstances, yet exude a contentment and serenity that is hard to find in our modern, fast-paced world.
Day 4. Omalo - Sighnaghi | Difficulty level of the route: 1-2 | Total 140 km | 100% Off-Roadnduro Tour to Sighnaghi: Discover the oldest wine region in the world on your Enduro motorcycle. The picturesque town of Sighnaghi, reminiscent of idyllic Tuscan villages, is secluded on a hill above the Alasani Valley with mesmerizing views of the Caucasus mountain range. End the day at sunset with a glass of wine on the balcony of your hotel in Sighnaghi and all the hardships of the day are forgotten!
Day 5. Sighnaghi - Rustavi | Difficulty level of the route: 1-2 | Total 140km | 90% off-RoadEnduro tour to Rustavi: Today you can expect an unforgettable, 140 km long ride through the steppe, which with its barren desert character is reminiscent of a bizarre lunar landscape. The route leads to a forgotten rock monastery, a remote relic from the past with beautiful Byzantine-era murals. The monastery is considered an absolute insider tip and is only approached by a few local off-road tours and not by mass tourism. In the afternoon we visit the famous monastery of Davit Gareja, from the 6th century, which is associated with the origin of Christianity in Georgia and has a particularly high religious and spiritual importance.
Day 6. Rustavi - Mtskheta - Tbilisi | Difficulty level of the route: 1-2 | Total 125km | 95% Off-RoadEnduro tour to Mtskheta: Today, about 125 km of off-road terrain over the Trialeti mountain range are on the program. The route consists of steep, rocky ascents and descents, river crossings and single treks through the forest. As a reward for the hardships, a hearty lunch is served at the end of the day in the ancient city of Mtskheta. In the late afternoon we visit a world-famous UNESCO cultural heritage site, the medieval Sveticxoveli Cathedral.
Day 7. The old and modern city of Tbilisi | Rest Day in the City of TbilisiA walk through history: Rest Day in Tbilisi After the rule of the Byzantines followed the Persian Kingdom, the Arab Caliphate, the Khoresm Kingdom and then the Ottoman Empire. The small country in the Caucasus was also shaped by the invasion of the Mongols and Tamerlanes, the birth of Christianity and last but not least by the communist era of the Russian rulers. Each of these epochs has left its legacy in Tbilisi, which is visible in the oriental palaces, the ornate orthodox churches, the madrasas (Koranic schools) and the famous sulfur baths. Since its founding in 458, the history of today's Tbilisi, formerly Tiflis, has been one of constant change and turbulent historical events such as wars, economic uprisings, and destruction and revival. For full relaxation on the free day of the tour, we recommend a sulfur bath followed by a professional massage just 5 minutes walk from the hotel. In the evening you can round off the trip with a leisurely visit to one of the many top restaurants in the city.
Day 8. Tbilisi - Tabatskuri - Bakuriani | Difficulty level of the route: 1-2 | Total 180km | 70% Off-RoadToday we continue on our enduro motorcycle tour to Bakuriani. We drive on rocky routes through original forest landscapes, past ancient watchtowers to the Tskhratskaro Pass at 2454 meters. Afterwards we reach the volcanic plateau on which the deep blue Tabatskuri Lake is located. The impressive panorama of the great Caucasus opens up to us from the Trialeti Mountains and in good weather conditions we can take a look at Mount Kazbek (5054m), the ice peak of Georgia.
Day 9. Bakuriani – Goderdzi Pass | Difficulty level of the route: 1-2 | Total 140km | 70% Off-RoadToday our enduro adventure takes us to the mountainous region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and we have the opportunity to explore this beautiful area inland. We drive along the mighty Kura River, past untouched meadows and forest landscapes, traditional villages and historic mountain monasteries. Our goal for the day is the Goderdzi Pass at an altitude of 2304 m.
Day 10. Goderdzi Pass – Batumi | Difficulty level of the route: 1-2 | Total 160km | 70% Off-RoadToday the motorcycle journey continues through the beautiful landscapes of Adjara and we reach the subtropical climate zone of the Black Sea coast where the city of Batumi is located. The route is varied as we drive through mountain streams, forest passes and villages with simple wooden buildings typical of this region. The unrivaled, nationally renowned hospitality of the local shepherds is sure to stay with you for a long time, as will this full day of sightseeing and excitement.
Day 11. Batumi | Rest Day in BatumiThe last highlight of our motorcycle tour through Georgia is a visit to the city of Batumi. The modern city center with its multinational architecture contrasts with ancient monuments such as the Roman fortress of Gonio Apsaros, 15km south of Batumi and a few kilometers from the Turkish border. Finally, savor a cup of strong Batumi brew coffee, sample delicious Ajarian cuisine, and cool off with a swim in the Black Sea for a relaxing end to this trip.