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Overview

Bakuriani is a resort town in Georgia’s southern region of Samskhe-Javakheti, popular for winter sports activities, spa hotels, and as a summer retreat. Bakuriani has a population of roughly 2,400 and maintains a rustic alpine charm. The town is situated in a caldera at an altitude of 1,700 m with ample snow in winter and pleasant mild summers. Weather in Bakuriani is generally favorable with most precipitation occurring during the ski season. Temperatures in summer can reach highs of 25 degrees with lows of around 15 degrees. Highs in winter may vary but are usually between 0 and 5 degrees.

Bakuriani was first established in the late 19thcentury and was a popular resort during the soviet era. Winter Olympics trainings took place during the late 20th century when the resort town was a still somewhat of a hidden jewel. As a result of substantial modernization and infrastructural refurbishing, Bakuriani has grown in popularity as an international holiday destination and a contemporary training ground for professional skiers.

Bakuriani is nestled high in the mountains at the intersection of the Lesser Caucasus and the Trialeti Range. The surrounding nature is among the most splendid in Georgia.

There are several hiking trails in the forested lowlands surrounding Bakuriani. The area is strewn with creeks and springs ideal for fishing.

Bakuriani’s main thoroughfare cuts through the heart of the village with cafes, Georgian restaurants, pubs and most modern conveniences.

Accommodation options range from higher end spa hotels to family owned bed and breakfasts, private guesthouses to traditional home stays. Back country camping is also popular.

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Itinerary
Bakuriani
Bakuriani is a skiing resort in the Borjomi district of Georgia. It is located on the northern slope of the Trialeti Range, at an elevation of 1,700 meters (5,576 feet) above sea level. The resort lies 30 km (19 mi) from Borjomi. The resort is connected with Borjomi by an electrified narrow-gauge railway. The present-day area of the town was built up by the lava flows from the Mukheri volcano. The highest mountain of the resort used for skiing is called Mount Kohta at around 2,200 meters (7,216 feet) above sea level. Originally developed as an Olympic training facility, unsurprisingly, Bakuriani is Georgia’s most popular winter sports and recreation destination. Enjoy the downhill ski runs, cross-country trails, horseback tours, sledding or simply take long walks through beautiful snowy forests.

Borjomi
On the way you will visit Borjomi. BORJOMI – is a resort town in south-central Georgia. It is famous for its mineral water industry. Because of the supposed curative powers of the area’s mineral springs, it is a frequent destination for people with health problems. Borjomi is also home to the most extensive ecologically-themed amusement park in the Caucasus.

Bakuriani
Bakuriani is nestled in the shadows of the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains, only a three- hour drive from Tbilisi. Home to dozens of alpine slopes and cross-country trails, it offers some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in Europe. There are several main trails in Bakuriani, one of which is Kokhta (2,255 m high) is a 4 km ski run with difficult and medium difficulty slopes. This is the oldest ski area in Bakuriani. Didveli (1861 m) has one on the most amazing trails. From here you can catch a gondola to the slopes of Mt. Sakvelo, and ski a range of blue and red routes. The longest piste is around 4 km long. Advanced skiers can continue further up the mountain by catching a chairlift at the top of the gondola to almost the very top of Mt. Sakvelo itself. Here, you can enjoy stretching your ski-legs on very steep and difficult red and black runs. Totally renovated resort Mitarbi (1500m) was able to accept its first visitors after 30 years on December 25, 2016. Winter sport lovers are offered to try 3 new ski lifts, 9 km ski pistes suitable for intermediate, expert and advance skiers/snowboarders, joining ski piste for Kokhta and Mitarbi, modern infrastructure and new unforgettable experiences. Bakuriani’s cross-country trails attract experts as well as beginners. if you prefer to get around the old-fashioned way, horse- drawn sleighs are the traditional mode of winter transportation in Bakuriani

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