Ghebi-Sartsivisdziri red trail info: Length 17km (from Ghebi). This is an easy route for hiking, horseriding and off-road driving. Leading through the picturesque valley of Rioni and Zopkhituri through the villages of Chiora, Ghebi and Tevresho, this easy route takes you to the far end of Racha. Camping in the almost entirely untouched natural surroudings by Mt. Uvali is an unforgettable experience. At the end of the route you will find settlements of geologists who used to work in the
Chiora-Notsara blue trail info: Length 19km (from Chiora). Moderate route for a few days of hiking or horseriding. This is an easy trail leading through Chiora village, over two passes to a charming camp by Mt. Burjula. With good weather one can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the main Caucasus. Sasvanogori, with the highest peaks of Svanetia, the mountains around Sartsividziri, Chanchaki, Tbilisa, peaks of Osetia and the valley of Rioni can all be seen. For those interested in longer
Chiora-Gona yellow trail info: Length 19km (from Chiora). Moderate route for a few days of hiking or horseriding. Gona is must see during any jeep tour in Racha region because of the impressive summit which inspires many photographers. There are no guesthouses except in Ghebi, so If you plan to visit make sure it is sunny. If you are not staying there with locals, or you are not camping, plan to visit in the morning or in the evening when
When: 28th of August The Virgin Mary at Mravardzali national religious day is celebrated with horse races and a feast.
When: autumn Oni becomes a big feast with local food, dance, music and delicious wine. Dates are variable.
When: 1st of August On the first of August, Nikortsmindoba celebrates family roots and summer. This is a great moment to visit the Nikortsminda medieval church, listen to folk poetry and music and see a local dance.
When: August The festival Artra uses existing exhibition spaces of museums and cultural institutions in the regional centres of Racha-Lechkhumi and Lower Svaneti regions. Local public schools, art schools, teachers and pupils are involved in the festival to foster active participation of the young generation in art initiatives. The festival seeks supporters who from their side try to convey their thoughts and experiences between the past and future. “Three neighboring mountainous regions of Georgia are involved in a continuous chain