Driving in Georgia

We love driving in the Caucasus, but you should be prepared…

 

driving in georgia

 

The heart of the Caucasian Challenge is driving. True, we have great parties, make new friends, and learn about a fascinating region. However, the real adventure is found on the roads of the Caucasus, and it is driving that allows us to see places that other visitors can’t. It’s not always easy though, and driving in Georgia, in particular, can pose challenges even to the most experience participants. However, it’s well worth it, and well… we love it. Here’s what you need to know about driving in Georgia.

 

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Borjomi: The Source of Soviet Water

A little Georgian town produced the most famous water in the Soviet Union.

 

 

The Caucasian Challenge is all about adventure: expect stunning scenery, bumpy roads, and crazy nights. However, if you’re fueled by beer and strong spirits, eventually you’ll need to have some water. And when you do, it’ll undoubtedly be a bottle of Borjomi.

 

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Lake Sevan: “Bigger Than the Pacific Ocean”

Lake Sevan is known as the Jewel of Armenia.

 

lake sevan

 

When the Caucasian Challenge reaches Armenia, we head straight for Lake Sevan. The Caucasus’ largest lake, it is dotted with ancient churches, and set against a backdrop of snow-touched mountains. We often camp on its shore, mesmerised by its tranquil blue water. Here is everything you need to know about Lake Sevan.

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What to Expect in Kapan, Armenia

Kapan is the penultimate stop on the Caucasian Challenge.

 

kapan

Photo by Ani Kapan

 

Kapan, in South-Eastern Armenia, offers teams on the Caucasian Challenge to stay in a typical Armenian town. This means you should expect a mix of socialist architecture, medieval sites, and fantastic nature.We arrive in Kapan, the center of Syunik Province, after a day of adventures, before departing for our final destination: Yerevan. Here is what to expect in Kapan.

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What is there to Do in Kutaisi?

The city of the argonauts.

 

kutaisi

Photo via Flickr

 

The Caucasian Challenge minimal assistance adventure rally explores many incredible cities, including Istanbul, Tbilisi, and Yerevan. One of the most interesting places we visit is Kutaisi, a former capital of Georgia and one of the Caucasus’ most ancient sites. There’s lot to do, both in the city center and surrounding countryside: ancient cathedrals, colorful markets, and mind-blowing caves.

 

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