If you have ever rounded up and driven horses in miles of open country, you know it's not just a ride in the park! Driving horses 50 km a day through the wheat fields, vineyards, canyons and greater Caucasus Mountains over the 3000-m high pass is a real adventure!It's possibly the most exciting thing you have ever done on horseback. It can be hot and it can be cold, it can be wet or dry or dusty, it can be fast and then slow, it can be challenging yet relaxing. It's a horse drive and anything can happen because it's the real thing! We invite you to participate in driving approximately 40 horses through kilometers of open country. You will ride in an area of naturalbeauty, from the semi-desert winter pastures to the Greater Caucasus Mountains.
Day 1 Tbilisi – Vashlovani * Transfer toVashlovani to the horse farm by 4x4 car.* On the way visit bazaar in Dedoplistskaro * Short introductory ride to get used to the horses and adjust saddles * Dinner and Overnight at the farm. Day 2 Vashlovani - Dedoplistskaro Our ride takes us through the grain fields of Shiraki plain which is considered as a barn of Georgia. The terrain is soft and you’ll enjoy galloping along the road through the wheat fields and breath-taking view of the greater Caucasus mountain range beyond the wheat fields.Overnight in tents near Dedoplistskaro Day 3 Dedoplistskaro - Kitaani We leave the camp and ride alongside the villages of Kakheti - primary wine region where you’ll have chance experience the Kakhetian hospitality and try homemade wine too. Overnight in tents close to one of the Kakheti villages – Kitaani Day 4 Kitaani – Alvani The last day of exploring the beauty of the vineyards and lowland villages. We finish the day with an exciting sightseeing tour to Alaverdi monastery close to our overnight destination - Alvani where we spend the night at a local cozy guest house. Day 5Alvani – Torgvas Abano Ride along the banks of Stori River. We spend the night again in tents at the campsite right above tree level. Overnight in tents Day 6 Torgvas Abano – Omalo Ascend towards the highest drivable pass in Europe – Abano pass (2930m).We enjoy the magnificent view over the impressive highland mountains and the glaciers ahead. Overnight at the guesthouse in Omalo Day 7 Omalo – Diklo – Omalo The day exploring this beautiful area. Our ride brings us to discover some more villages of Tusheti. Lunch in village Shenako at the local family, who stay here in winter too. In the evening we say good-bye to our horses, farmer and his crew and spend our last night in Tusheti in Omalo. Day 8 Omalo - Kakheti - Tbilisi Transfer back to Tbilisi via Abano pass by 4x4 car