Tbilisi is one of our favourite destinations on the Caucasian Challenge, and we get a day off to explore this wonderful city. We’ve already talked about the reasons to visit Tbilisi, but we’re now going to focus on things you should see in Tbilisi if you have only a limited time to get around. So if you come with us on the next Caucasian Challenge or have a weekend to spare in the Georgian capital, you’ll know what to visit next.
One of the most exciting parts of the Caucasian Challenge is our jaunt into Nagorno-Karabakh. We firmly believe adventure is still out there, and while the remote regions of the world are becoming more accessible and more touristic, places like Nagorno-Karabakh are still hidden away.
In the past we used to start our rally from Budapest and cross over the Balkans to Turkey and beyond to the Caucasus. This year we changed our program to begin in Istanbul instead. Some people asked us why we changed the route. The simple answer is we wanted to focus more on the Caucasus, since it’s called the Caucasian Challenge, not the Balkan one, but we also think that Istanbul is an amazing city.
Here are some of the reasons why, apart from the above, we opted to choose Istanbul for our starting line on the Caucasian Challenge. (more…)
Racha might not be Georgia’s best known or even most visited mountain region, but it’s one of our favourites. Not only do you have stunning scenery, but also historic monuments along with excellent food and wine, which is why we’re big fans of Ambrolauri and include it on our itinerary on the Caucasian Challenge.
While most tourists to Georgia flock to Kazbegi, Sveneti, Tusheti and Khevsureti, the region around Racha is often forgotten about or left to those who are really passionate about visiting Georgia. (more…)