The Route

Lets Get On The Road!
Ladies & Gentlemen - Start Your Engines!
Ladies & Gentlemen - Start Your Engines!

We'll celebrate the start of the Caucasian Challenge in Istanbul, the ancient Turkish gateway linking east and west, only to leave it quickly behind as we pass into Georgia, away from the Black Sea coast and into the mountains near the magical mountain town of Mestia. Through Tbilisi and Kapan we'll finish in the busy streets of the Armenian capital Yerevan after 4000 km of fun, challenge and adventure.

Caucasian Challenge Rally
A Challenge Not A Cake Walk
A Challenge Not A Cake Walk

Off the beaten track there are no simple roads where we're going, so be prepared to weather hardships including cranky commissars, vodka-and-tea-fueled escapades, baking sun and withering cold, delectable native cuisines, frantic passage through the manic mayhem of murderous border crossings. Taste bizarre liquors of questionable origin, sample rock slides, the likelihood of some brief nudity from your fellow adventurers, and as much bracing mountain air as you care to enjoy. All in the company of like-minded folk and some of the nicest, most hospitable people in the world.

The Challenge, The Adventure, The Journey
The Challenge, The Adventure, The Journey

You will find no greater thrill or sense of satisfaction than pulling up to the finish of The Caucasian Challenge in Yerevan, capital of Armenia, having traversed seemingly endless mountain roads that have wound around ancient lakes or having struggled through to man-handle your vehicle down washed-out roads, you will have shared an adventure with your fellow participants few can hope to beat. With new friends and new stories to tell this is an experience that will live on for the rest of your life.

The Caucasian Challenge is a unique adventure and it's easy to get involved right now!

 
 
4000
Kilometers to drive
3
Countries to visit
11
Days of Adventure
1000
Stories to tell
Highlights of the Caucasian Challenge

Istanbul

The ancient gateway where west meets east across the Bosporus, this is the perfect start to the Caucasian Challenge.

Sinop Beach

The beautiful Black Sea coast calls as you look out over one of the most changeable and exciting seascapes in the world.

Rioni River

The historical streets of Kutaisi sit on the banks of this spectacular river with it's Gelati Monastery and Okatse Canyon.

Stalin’s Birthplace

Stroll through the streets of Gori, which saw Joseph Stalin be born and grow into a young teenager.

Svaneti

Explore the mysterious Svaneti with its unique tower houses beneath the peak of Mount Ushba.

Caucasian Mountains

Drive through their majestic beauty with snow-capped peaks and deep gorges.

Tbilisi

The Georgian capital is a vibrant eclectic city with attractions that will keep you entertained well into the night.

Lake Sevan

Framed by the mountains the “Jewel Of Armenia” is an expanse of fresh water with an raw natural beauty.

Ancient Monasteries

Visit ancient sacred places in the world’s oldest christian country, drenched in history and sometimes also blood.

Caucasian Feasts

Enjoy khachapuri, lobio, sulguni, phkali and wine in its alleged country of origin, Georgia!

Nagorno Karabakh

Discover this disputed territory, where an old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan it’s still swelling.

Yerevan

A veritable feast of culture, cuisines and famously hospitable people where you'll celebrate finishing the Caucasian Challenge.