The Challenge

The Caucasian Challenge journeys through some of the last hidden gems of the world so often overlooked by Western travelers, letting you experience the atmosphere, beauty and charm of this region nestled between Europe and Asia. Sample unique cuisines and meet  hospitable locals as you travel through unspoiled scenery and amazing mountains landscapes.

Not for the easily deterred this is a real challenge of self-reliance and navigation that will put you, your team and your vehicle to the test.

What's The Magic Ingredient?

The Caucasian Challenge is a 'minimal assistance' event meaning once you're on the road it's all down to you. We'll provide a robust framework around which you can build your own personal adventure motivating you discover new places, meet new people and rise to new challenges - but we won't ruin the thrill of your achievement by holding your hand every mile of the journey. This is your adventure.

August 2019
13/08/2019 - 23/08/2019
4000 km
Open road
The Route

Traveling long hard roads with almost certain encounters with unpredictable obstacles we at the Travel Scientists give you a route with daily start and finish points to follow, but we leave it up to you to find the fun you want to have along the way.

Day Km Itinerary
1 734 Istanbul to Sinop
2 768 Sinop to Batumi
3 356 Batumi to Kutaisi
4 253 Kutaisi to Mestia
5 240 Mestia to Ambrolauri
6 244 Ambrolauri to Tiblisi
7 - Rest day in Tbilisi
8 351 Tbilisi to Lake Sevan
9 196 Lake Sevan to Vank
10 342 Vank to Kapan
11 366 Kapan to Yerevan
Map of the challenge
The Travel Scientists Goodie Bag

While we won't spoil your discoveries and adventures with complete supervision, we are still your bastion of calm during the whole trip and as such we have put together a fail safe package of services and support for you, to make your experience unforgettable.

Rally Preparation

We provide you with out stylish official rally equipment, can book your accommodations and share our expertise of the region.

Route Planning

The route has been carefully created and tested by the organizers. Special detailed maps for your availability.

Paper Work

We support you with visa and licensing issues and provide info about all needed paper work.

An Extensive Road Book

We supply you with our ultimate survival guide, helping you to navigate unknown streets & cultural customs.

Like-minded Nutters

We take pride in hosting a community atmosphere and encouraging wild partying and socialization.

Kick-off and Finish Parties

We provide you with the opportunity to celebrate your trip with your newly found friends. Twice!


There are two packages on offer for the Caucasian Challenge, so we can provide precisely the right amount of assistance  you wish to take. From a bare-bones approach to the far more comfortable luxury option with pre-booked accommodation, we have just what you're after to ensure that there's nothing standing in the way of you and your own personal adventure through the Caucasus.


795 €/person

We provide you with the basics like rally gear, a roadbook and a social infrastructure on the way.

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1245 €/person

We provide you with the important rally basics and additionally organize your accommodation.

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The Rest Is up to You!

With thousands of miles of roads, tracks and obstacles between the start and finish we leave it up to you as to how you'll tackle them and where you'll find the most fun doing it.

We offer two different packages to provide precisely the amount of supervision that suits you from just handing you the basic bare essentials, to our far more comfortable luxury assistance package that ensures that your accommodation is already taken care of when you arrive at the daily destination.

Check our Financial Details page for more information on our great deals that will have you with us on the road to Yerevan in no time.