Kayak trip to Georgia (October)
Come mid autumn, the peak of the runoff has past, leaving numerous great runs white water kayaking to enjoy. The rapids become more structured, lines more defined, a perfect time to hit the classic runs and still have the push of excellent flows. What’s more, often coastal rains create a kind of a separate kayaking region for us to enjoy.
The itinerary can be divided into 2 parts: the northern part – regions of Svaneti, Samegrelo and Racha and the southern one – Guria and Adjara.
Depending on weather we might start in the South where we do need rains, or in the North where we welcome sunny weather.
Please mind that the route depend on precipitation and water levels. Our knowledge of the country and its rivers allows us to choose the most suitable paddling sections according to the abilities of the group.
Overall classification of the rivers in the trip is class III+ (IV-). Basically, any river on our route can provide sections from class III- upto IV+.
Requirements to participants:
You must be able to roll confidently and follow the lines in class 3-4 whitewater.
Picking up in the airport of Tbilisi/Kutaisi.
Two-week road trip from one paddling section to another
the trip finishes in the airport of Tbilisi/Kutaisi.
All your personal paddling equipment including kayak you must bring with you. Occasionally, we will stay overnight in guest houses. Therefore, you will need your camping equipment – sleeping bag, sleeping mat and tent as we plan to sleep in our tents a few times.
There are kayaks available for rent, at 15 euros per day. Please contact us in advance to confirm availability.
Most of the time we will stay in guest houses.
We cook ourselves and eat out from time to time. Travelling Georgia you simply have to give local cuisine a try as it is in world’s top 5 for gastronomical tourism. We will definitely enjoy traditional dishes more than once.
14-29 of October
*the first and the last days are the days of arrival and departure to/from airport.
Minimal group size is 4 people.
Maximum group size is 10 people.
What price includes
- airport pickup and river shuttles for 15 days
- all meals during the trip in the cafe or in the camp
- stays in guest houses
- guiding and safety on the river
- permanent camp equipment – (canopy, sunshades, cookware)
What price does not include
- medical insurance
- alcohol and tobacco
- other good stuff.
Autumn is a damp and wet season in Georgia, so we recommend to bring proper rain clothes and waterproof shoes with you. The average temperature is 10-25 degrees.
A trip to Georgia is not only about mountains, rivers and boating but also about the local culture which is considered to be one of the most ancient in the world, visits to the monasteries and cities, getting in touch with with incredibly hospitable people who can tell you lots of curious stories and legends of the their native land. Amazing nature, fantastic rivers, communication with open and amazing people, savouring food and fine wine!
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