Day

1

Arrive at Tbilisi airport (depending on your flight) and transfer to hotel for night.

 

Day

2

A full day in Tbilisi to visit the old town. Own arrangements for lunch & dinner. Night at hotel in Tbilisi.

 

Day

3

Breakfast and an hour or so drive to meet the horses. Set off riding through hay meadows full of wild flowers. Camp is set up near the village of Gudarekhi with its 16th century tower.

Day

4

Ride up through ancient beech forest to the 12th century Gudarekhi monastery, then on to high summer pastures. A picnic lunch in the woods before riding on to Bediani lake where camp is set up.

 

Day

5

Set off riding to the village of Dumanisi and then on, climbing steeply across open ridges with views of the southern Caucasus. Ride down from the ridge to Pitareti, another 12th century monastery where camp is set up.

 

Day

6

Leave Pitareti, crossing the Khrami river and on over the crest of the hill and stop close to the Azerbaijan village of Darbasi for lunch. In the afternoon ride on to Patara Dmanisi. Dinner and night in a simple guesthouse.

 

Day

7

A chance to explore the fort and archaeological site of of Patara Dmanisi. In the afternoon ride on into the hills. Camp is set up near the village on Ukangori.

 

Day

8

Breakfast in camp, then ride on through woods to the summer pastures of the Azeri shepherds and on towards Bolnisi Sioni. Camp is set up close to the ruins of St Tevdore church.

 

Day

9

Ride on to the Bolnisi Sioni and stop for a picnic lunch in the gardens of the 4th century church. In the afternoon ride on to camp by the Khrami river.

 

Day

10

Breakfast in camp and after crossing the Khrami river ride across the plains to Jorgiashvili. Leave the horses at the stables and meet the cars that will drive you back to Tbilisi. Dinner and night in a hotel.

 

Day

11

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

 

 

 

 

 

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