29 April, 2022 seen 15,980At first, when Kutaisi International airport was built (around 2012/2013) there were few transport options to choose from to get at least to the city center of Kutaisi, as it turns out, the city is actually located about some 17km from the airport. Back in the days, there were just taxi services, which was and still is pretty costly (as long as you are not…
One of the must have tourist attractions in Batumi is an aerial tram (cable car) ride. Built back in 2012 these gondolas will take you in a 2,5 km long route at maximum elevation of 252 meters. During you ride you will enjoy breathtaking aerial views of Batumi city.
Best enjoyed in evenings shortly before sunset. At the other end of the ropeway there is nice viewing platform offering scenic views to the city and Black sea.
Ticket price per ride (round-trip): 10 GEL, as of 2016
Futuristic design of Batumi cable car station
Located at the Batumi bay, this station house indeed features futuristic design - but when overlooked from overall city architecture - it' s awful eclectics
Batumi cable car
Batumi cable car station
Cable car system installations is built by Doppelrmayr - an Austrian - Swiss company that manufactures chairlifts, cable cars, gondolas, surface tows for ski and amusement parks, as well as urban people movers and material handling systems. You will find Doppelrmayr in Gudauri ski lifts and in Tbilisi aerial tram as well.
view from gondola - construction sites in Batumi
Batumi is on fast track - you will discover a lot of new skyscrapers been built here.
View to the Batumi bay
Aerial view of Batumi
Cable car station and small church
There is a restaurant located where you can enjoy locally brewed beer, wine or just grab a takeaway coffee.