A group of four Georgia Expat Photographer club members visited Borjomi on September 20, and we did a lovely hike here. I took my camera, Map My Ride app (great for recording trekking routes) and here is the result.

During this route which took us some 3 hours we visited 2 lovely monastery sites, discovered an open air sulphur pools, spent some time in Borjomi mineral water park and of course took that lovely Borjomi cable car

About route: In total this route was 8.25 km long, took about 3 hours to finish (we did have stops, and I paused app there) and burned 2707 Kcal.

Route map

We started our route by taking Borjomi cable car to get uphill. 

Borjomi Spring water Dome house

Borjomi Spring water Dome house (taken from cable car)

Our hike started here (well actually few meters bellow we entered that Borjomi cable car). 

  • Ticket price per ride - 3GEL

View to Borjomi

View to Borjomi

So the cable car got us up, and we took our chances to shot lovely photos like above

Acorns in Borjomi

Acorns in Borjomi

Mountainous road in Borjomi

Mountainous road in Borjomi

We took a mountainous road Borjomi - Baghi - Tba - Tsemi by foot and headed to Temple of Saint Seraphim of Sarov

At Temple of Saint Seraphim of Sarov

At Temple of Saint Seraphim of Sarov place

After a little walk (some 1.5km) we were on site. So basically you can find here a small and lovely church and some wood architecture. Read more: Temple of Saint Seraphim of Sarov (Borjomi/Georgia)

Entering Qveda Sadgeri village

Entering Qveda Sadgeri village

We continued our walk to the Church of Saint George

Vineyards in Qveda Sadgeri village

Vineyards in Qveda Sadgeri village

Haystack in Borjomi

Haystack in Borjomi 

Church of Saint George

Church of Saint George

Read more: Saint George Church and Monastery (Borjomi/Georgia)

View from Church of Saint George

View from Church of Saint George

Georgian cow

Georgian cow

Pretty standard scenery in rural Georgia

Wrecked car

Wrecked car 

Haystack and a barn

Haystack and a barn

Cleaning carpet on... asphalt

Cleaning carpet on... asphalt

Georgia will never end to surprise you

Open sulphur pools in Borjomi

Open air sulphur pools in Borjomi

Didn't tried them actually, but I was surprised to see such a great thing and made a separate article on Open Air Sulphur Water Swimming Pools in Borjomi

River Mtkvari in Borjomi

Borjomula river in Borjomi

Newly constructed and old wooden bridge in Borjomi

Newly constructed and old wooden bridge in Borjomi

Rocks on the bend of River Mtkvari in Borjomi

Rocks on the bend of Borjomula river in Borjomi

Waterfall in Borjomi

Waterfall in Borjomi

Borjomi mineral water park

Borjomi mineral water park

Read more about Borjomi Mineral water park

Photographer meets photographer in Borjomi

Photographer meets photographer in Borjomi

The Bottom line:

This was a very interesting hiking route, offering a lot of scenery views from whom I made a lot of photos. This hiking route is pretty easy and you don't have to be an experienced hiker to complete it. You should although have some good climbing boots/sneakers at least and don't forget to take a bottle of water and some snack at least. Latter you can enjoy your meal in one of the many Borjomi restaurants.

If you would like to repeat such tour with me or any other Georgia Expat Photographer club member, please join our group on Facebook for further information.