Things to do in Georgia

Walking in the Caucasus
Walking and hiking in the ruggedly beautiful countryside is one of the highlights of a visit to Georgia. The dramatic Caucasus Mountains are home to rustic stone villages and endless views stretching across the border into Russia, while national parks such as Lagodekhi are hide glaciers, waterfalls and tons of bird and animal life.
There’s a wide array of trekking routes ranging from easy one-day strolls, to more challenging multi day hikes, often at high altitude. There aren’t facilities for self guided walking in Georgia just yet, so you’ll have either join a small group tour or arrange a tailor made excursion complete with a guide. Often, you’ll be wild camping, or walking from village to village and staying in local homestays. Either way, Georgian hospitality will be a high point.
It’s not just walkers who can take advantage of Georgia’s mighty mountains; there are some very fine horses here, making it a perfect location for an equestrian
The isolated Tusheti region, complete with snow capped mountains and flower strewn meadows, provides a wonderful backdrop for horseback riding. You’ll need to be experienced though – guided horse trekking tours involve anything between four and eight hours a day on horseback.
Eating & drinking
Closer to the food of Turkey or Iran than Russia, Georgian cuisine features plenty of grilled meats, garlic, coriander, walnuts and a plethora of breads, many stuffed with cheese, herbs or meat.
Cuisine is central to the Georgian lifestyle and the local fare is so delicious that some people even head here just for a food tour. The wines aren’t bad either – almost everyone consumes large quantities and will urge you to do the same. If you have the chance, visit the wine producing region of Kakheti for a visit to a winery.

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Soaking up the culture
Art, architecture and history buffs are well served in Georgia, both in the cities and in the more remote areas, so it’s the ideal place for a cultural tour. In Tbilisi there are churches, synagogues, mosques and fortresses to explore, in nearby Mtskheta, you can wander ancient streets and visit the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and in Kutaisi to the west are monasteries, theatres and museums. Out of town there are the cave structures of Davit Gareja and Vardzia as well as the medieval towers of the Svaneti Region, to name a few. If culture to you means dining, shopping, galley visits and bar hopping, you can do so back in Tbilisi.
Written by Nana Luckham
Photo credits: [Page banner: Creative Travel Projects] [Hiking - Caucasus: Max Dawncat] [Horse trekking: Wild Frontiers] [Making bread: Jonathan Howard Kemp] [Tbilisi - zoom: Vladimer Shioshvili]
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