Outdoor Activities

Mount Kazbek

Mount Kazbek, is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the major mountains of the Caucasus located on the border of Georgia's Kazbegi District and Russia's Republic of North Ossetia–Alania. It is the...

Zip Line Tbilisi (Georgia)

Zip Line Tbilisi is another cool thing to do while in Georgia. I might be late to the party, as discovered Zip Line Tbilisi just at the end of 2018, but seems it was first opened for a public already back in June 2017. It was during our latest trip...

Wild Horses at the Lake Pape (Latvia)

Now, this is an interesting story - we didn't meet any wild horses tonight, but found some great information. At least I did. It turns out, wild horses have been living here just since 1999 when WWF-Latvia started to stimulate the return of wild...

Rafting in Georgia - The Black and White Beauty - Aragvi

According to the accepted standards Georgia is associated with high and spiky mountains that plough the skies and try to reach the sun with their lofty heads. The landscape creates the feeling of the high-rise sky that seems to be somewhere far-far...

Hiking Route in Georgia - Norio Village - Martkopi Monastery

Hiking from Norio village to Martkopi monastery is about 10km long distance (forth and back), best done in Spring, Summer or early Autumn. The route is pretty steep, though covered with asphalt, there are parts of damaged surface and...

Hiking trails near Turtle lake, Tbilisi in Winter

I'm fond of hiking/trekking trails near Turtle lake in Tbilisi, I have done several routes, with my favorite being unaccessible anymore after the Tbilisi flooding in June 2015. See: Failed attempt to complete Tskneti - Turtle lake hiking route...

Failed attempt to complete Tskneti - Turtle lake hiking route

About a year ago I discovered very cool hiking route in Tbilisi, heading from Turtle lake to Tskneti town. The total distance for this route was about 7 km and it offered very spectacular landscape views. I have completed this...

Hiking in Borjomi (Georgia)

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...

Cycling in Jūrmala (Bicycle Tourism)

Welcome to another cycling series post - this time about cycling in Latvian beach resort city Jūrmala. Actually it has been a while when I last time sat on my bicycle back in Tbilisi, Georgia. We headed to Jūrmala city just shortly...

Tbilisi By Night - Cycling Old Town To Didube

The other day we took again our bikes and made a pretty lovely night ride in Tbilisi. From Old Tbilisi to Didube and back. For some reason my GPS tracker (MapMyRide) didn't worked properly, it missed at least first 2 km from this route. Another...

Hiking In Birtvisi Canyon (Hidden Trails Of Georgia)

The other day in the company of three we headed to Birtvisi Canyon for some hiking experience. It all started reading some info of a non-standard close to Tbilisi located destinations. And Birtvisi just popped up on this list. Turns out - there is...

Best Outdoor Activities In Georgia (Tbilisi and Beyond)

In this article I have listed few interesting outdoor activities one (perhaps you) can perform in Republic of Georgia. Since soon it will be already four years since I have been living here, I have some thoughts what's cool and what's not.  I'...

Best Hikes In Tbilisi Are Located Near Turtle Lake

I have been living in Georgia for already four years now. I have traveled around country much. See my travels in Georgia on map. Probably one of my most Favorite destinations in Tbilisi is Turtle Lake. In hot summer days I head here to do some work...

Hiking trails near Turtle Lake (Tbilisi) - Photos And Route Map

Welcome to another hiking / trekking post in Tbilisi.  This time in a company of three we made a route from Turtle Lake - Round Garden (Eristavi street).  As warm weather is more approaching, I'm more into outdoor activities. So - last...

Cycling Near Lisi Lake In Tbilisi (Route Map + Photos)

Welcome to another cycling in Tbilisi post series. Today I will write about our latest cycling route near the Lisi lake, will provide you with a cycling map and plenty of photos I managed to capture here.  During this cycling route, we...

Gudauri - Cost Free And Fun Outdoor Activities

Gudauri is well known as Georgian winter capital thanks to it's skiing infrastructure. But that doesn't mean Gudauri is expensive and those with limited budget can't have fun at Gudauri as well. Turns out - there are a dozen of option to enjoy...

Hiking Trails in Tbilisi - Turtle Lake (Kus Tba) - Tskneti

I believe one of my most favourite places in Tbilisi is a Turtle Lake (Kus Tba). I have been heading here pretty often, actually just a few weeks ago we did a shorter hiking route heading from Turtle lake to Vake Park. There are pretty many hiking...

Hiking in Tbilisi - Turtle lake (Kus Tba) - Vake Park

On a lovely and sunny Saturday morning we decided to take a hiking from Turtle's Lake down to Vake Park. First thing first. How to get to the Turtle Lake? Catch a Taxi, or call a taxi company. Personally I prefer taxi company with number 2 155...

Cycling Tbilisi - Night Ride - Tbilisi Old Town

This ride was an extended versions for ride I made a few days ago - Dinamo Arena - Dibude. And again - evening (night), with hopes there will be less people in the streets and less vehicles. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. Seems, Tbilisi never sleeps -...

Cycling Tbilisi Embankment - evening ride - Dinamo Arena - Didube

Yesterday was a hot day, it was about 37 Celsius, and I offered to make a cycling after 9:00PM, but we agreed to ride at 7:00PM, at first we stopped for some chicken barbecue at 11 Katkha restaurant near Dinamo Stadium. It turned out - yesterday...

Rafting in Georgia - Khertvisi - Aspindza - Borjomi

Some time ago we find some offer on Facebook offering rafting tour in Georgia for 2 days - on Mtkvari river. Tour included raft, safety wests, oars, overnight in tents. It sounded pretty good, and we decided to claim this offer. Said - done! Our...

Cycling to Tbilisi sea and back

Today was a great Saturday, we took our bikes and rode to Tbilisi sea and back. It was all day long (more than four hours) fun experience in very hot Summer day in Georgia. Total distance: 16.9 km, Climb: 213 m, Time: 4.30h,...

Cycling in Tbilisi: Left Embankment of Mtkvari

Left Embankment of Mtkvari is one of the longest asphalt pavement cycling distances in city of Tbilisi - it stretches from Didube to Ortochala (passing Tbilisi Old Town). It is among the easiest routes as well.  For today's cycling...

Cycling in Tbilisi: Marjanishvili - Ortachala

Left Embankment of Mtkvari is one of the longest asphalt pavement cycling distances in city of Tbilisi - it stretches from Didube to Ortochala (passing Tbilisi Old Town). It is among the easiest routes as well.  In today's Tbilisi cycling...

First ride

Made first mountain bike drive this year, on December 23th. OK, not real mountain biking, just random wheels around Tbilisi city or more precisely just across Mtkvari river over Queen Tamar Mephe bridge and back. Here are some candid street photos...