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Dear Readers, Let me welcome you to Lopota Lake Resort and Spa. Our whole team and me personally, we are very thankful that you have chosen our Resort and we are happy to have you on our land. I sincerely hope that you are already enjoying your stay. As you have shown interest in our Guide Book, I can guess that you are looking for some thrilling moments and adventures. We love providing special experiences for our guests and sharing with travelers some amazing discoveries we have made around Lopota. With the help of our young, bright and professional guides we promise to make your experience absolutely memorable and sensational. I believe that our unique tours will fulfill you with excitement and impressions that will stay with you for a long time.

Enjoy your adventure Andrey Vlasov General Manager


From all these diverse places and experiences, we have delicately created a compact list of tours and now the choice is all yours. Be it a quad bike ride across a nearby village or a helicopter trip to Tusheti's alpine meadows, each tour is carefully designed together with our experienced guides to create special moments for you to cherish long after you leave.

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Now officially acknowledged as a birthplace of wine, Georgia is even more proud to present its winemaking tradition Ă? the one that has arisen again after a period of a slight slumber. With Kakhetian independent vineyards at the forefront of the revival movement, the Georgian wine is gaining a steady momentum worldwide. So, drink up! Paired with a savory dish from the local cuisine, "ghvino" is a must-try on this terrain. Apart from wine, history is revived here as you observe the ancient masonry of Kakheti's churches and monasteries, with some of them dating back to the 5th century. Whether you choose to explore a charming asceticism of David Gareja's caverns or admire a precious architecture of the Prince Chavchavadze Estate, you will be one step closer to discovering Georgia's secret. As sights are almost always surrounded by nature, it is easy to enjoy both history and countryside in Kakheti, where Caucasus Mountains eclipse almost any view and where river valleys give way to lush hilltops hiding solitary churches.

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You are now in Kakheti, a Georgian province settled near the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. Famous for its signature amber wine, Kakheti is full of exciting places and sights. Kakheti is equally exciting for the pre-medieval architecture and for breathtaking nature.


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Chateau Buera is located in Lopota Lake Resort & Spa, near Lopota lake in the Kakheti region, known for its winemaking tradition. Chateau Buera, with its classic exterior design perfectly fits the environment while its modern interior creates a unique contrast with untouched nature around it. Chateau Buera is a touristic place for discerning travelers interested in winemaking. The vineyards are located right around it - enjoy the view while sipping on your favorite drink. Have a tour inside our wine cellar and see the process of traditional winemaking for yourself.

Bio products produced on the spot, traditional Georgian wine and cuisine - Chateau Buera is a place where you can enjoy it all.


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Tour 1 - Gremi / Nekresi / Kvareli / Gvirabi Tour 2 - Alaverdi / Shuamta Monastery / Telavi / Tsinandali Tour 3 - Khirsi Monastery / Sighnaghi / Bodbe / Pheasant's Tears / davit gareja monastery

Tour 1 - Alazani Valley Tour 2 - Didkhevi Tour 3 - Kokhta St. Mary Church Tour 4 - Gremi

Tour 1 - Tsinandali Winery / Shumi/ Teleda Orgo / Telavi Wine Cellar Tour 2 - Alaverdi / Ruispiri Biodynamic Vineyard / Qvevri Masterclass / Chateau Mere Tour 3 - Gremi Community / Chelti Winery / Corporation Kindzmarauli

hiking tours Tour 1 - Lopota Circle Trail Tour 2 - Ninoskhevi Waterfall / Lagodekhi Protected Area Tour 3 - Artana / Pshaveli Eco Trail Tour 4 - Panorama Alazani Valley Tour 5 - Lopota-Gremi Panorama Tour 6 - Didkhevi Eco Trail

horse back riding tours Tour 1 - Alazani Valley Tour 2 - Didkhevi

expedition tours Tour 1 - Vashlovani Desert Tour 2 - Tusheti

air tours Tour 1 - Air Balloon Tour 2 - Helicopter Tour Tusheti Mimino Village Tour 3 - Airplane

recipes Recipe 1 - Grape Leaf Tolma Recipe 2 - Chakapuli Recipe 3 - Churchkhela

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cultural tours


cultural tours It is difficult to find the country with such a rich cultural heritage as Georgia, where all regions clearly reflect every stage of history. kakheti is one of the most outstanding places in this regard. Telavi is one of the oldest cities in Georgia. The historical monuments are worth mentioning: Tsinandali, Nekresi, Gremi, Alaverdi, Bodbe, Sighaghi and so on.

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A L AV E R D I / S H U A M TA M O N A S T E R Y / T E L AV I / C H AV C H AVA D Z E PA L A C E T S I N A N D A L I

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TOUR 3 - KHIRSI MONASTERY / SIGHNAGHI / BODBE / P H E A S A N T ' S T E A R S / D AV I T G A R E J A M O N A S T E R Y

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gremi nekresi

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Sights / Historical

level

Easy / possible for a healthy person

duration

Distance: 88 km, 55 miles(both way) Time: 4-5 hours(both way)

All the places of the tour are located in Alazani Valley. The first place is the Gremi Cathedral, built by King Levan of Kakheti in 1565. It was the king's residential complex and it is amazing that historical artifacts of those times have survived. Afterwards, let's take a route to Nekresi Ă? a historic city and one of the most famous cathedrals of Kakheti. The city was founded around II-I centuries BC and the temple was added to it later, at the IV century AD. The last but not the least activity of this tour is learning history of winemaking in Kakheti and of course it will include an actual wine tasting.

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preferable time of season All seasons at daytime hours

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kvareli, gvirabi


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GREMI

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NEKRESI

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KVARELI, GVIRABI

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alaverdi shuamta monastery

Tour 2 tour type

Sights / Historical

level

Easy / possible for a healthy person

duration

Distance: 92 km, 57 miles(both way) Time: 4-5 hours(both way)

preferable time of season All seasons at daytime hours

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This tour is held in the center of Kakheti and its Eastern part. Initially we will visit one of the largest cathedrals in Georgia Ă? Alaverdi. Constructed in the XI century it was invaded and ruined several times by enemies and restored by different kings of Kakheti. Then we will head to Telavi and visit the Shuamta Women's Monastery in the mountains. Telavi is one of the oldest towns in Georgia, famous for trade routes and educational carriages. In Telavi you will see a cozy palace of the King Erekle II and a giant plane tree that counts approximately 900 years. Finally, we will see Alexander Chavchavadze's memorial house in Tsinandali. House of the noble family is surrounded by beautiful gardens and stands in a calm place. You can also see one of the oldest wine cellars with a unique lounge.

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chavchavadze palace tsinandali

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Telavi


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ALAVERDI

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SHUAMTA MONASTERY

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TELAVI

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CHAVCHAVADZE PALACE, TSINANDALI

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khirsi monastery sighnaghi bodbe

Tour 3 tour type

Sights / Historical

On the way to Sighnaghi we will stop to visit the VI century cathedral founded by one of the 13th Assyrian Fathers, Stephen of Khirsa.

level

Easy / possible for a healthy person

duration

Distance: 191 km, 118 miles(both way) Time: 6-7 hours(both way)

preferable time of season All seasons at daytime hours

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Known as the Georgian City of Love, Sighnaghi's ancient fortress overlooks the vast plains of the Alazani Valley with breathtaking Caucasus peaks on the background. Then we will move to a nearby Bodbe Monastery - an alleged resting place of St. Nino, a saint who has converted Georgia to Christianity. Bound towards the Eastern Georgia, this tour ends at David Gareja. This impressive arid cave complex originated in the 6th century from of a single cavern inhabited by one of the Assyrian Fathers, David, together with his disciple, Lukiane.

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davit gareja monastery

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Pheasant’s Tears


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SIGHNAGHI

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Tour 3


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BODBE

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Tour 3


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DAVID GAREJA MONASTERY

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Recent studies have pinned Georgia as the birthplace of wine, with an 8000-years-old artifact serving as the proof. Today, the ancient tradition of preparing wine in earthenware vessels called Qvevri has bloomed as never before. Such an interest in this particular wine is a part of an increasing popularity of tannin laden orange wines worldwide. Apart from being the nation's leading wine producing region, Kakheti is also home to the most popular endemic grape varieties of Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Khikhvi and Kisi. So, keep pouring that "ghvino". Our hand-picked tours guarantee you that your experience at Georgia's wine capital does deserve a toast!

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G r e m I c o m m u N I t Y / c h e lt I / K I N D Z m a r a u l I c o r p o r at I o N

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Tsinandali Wine Cellar shumi Teleda Orgo

tour type

Educational / Historical

level

Easy

The first spot is Tsinandali Wine Cellar. Dubbed as the birthplace of the Georgian classical winemaking, Tsinandali Estate is a place where the first bottled wine appeared in the country. Tsinandali œnothèque boasts a ripe collection of over 1814 vintages, with the oldest bottle dating back to 1814.

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duration

Distance: 60,1 km 37,2 miles (both way) Time: 3-4 hours (both way)

preferable time of season Available all year round

price includes

Transportation, a guide and wine tasting expenses

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Tsinandali Wine Cellar will be followed by the visit to the Shumi Winery. Here you will have a chance to explore a vineyard counting up to 800 vine varieties, a wine museum with exhibits of over 6000-years-old, an ethnographic house, a cellar and an œnothèque. To see an authentic Georgian winemaking, you will stop at Teleda Orgo. The company is known for producing limited amounts of natural wine according to an age-old Qvevri tradition that foresees the wine fermentation process without any additives, artificial stabilizers or filters. This tour will end at Telavi Wine Cellar, which is one of the biggest companies in an entire Kakheti region. Here you will get to cover a "Wine Route" - a journey which witnesses the entire wine production process from the vineyards to the winepress, then to the barrels and finally, the bottling.

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Telavi Wine Cellar


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SHUMI

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TELEDA ORGO

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TELAVI WINE CELLAR

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alaverdi wine cellar ruispiri biodYnamic vineyard Qvevri Masterclass

tour type

Educational, Historic, Traditional

level

Easy

duration

Distance: 74 km 45 miles (both way) Time: 3.30 - 4.30 hours (both way)

preferable time of season Available all year round

price includes

Transportation, guide, wine tasting and qvevri masterclass

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The first destination is Alaverdi Monastery, famous for its ancient winemaking tradition dating back to the XI century. Here priests and monks have been involved in grape cultivation from the times when the monastery was accomplished. Visit to Alaverdi will be followed by exploring of the taste of biodynamic wine, as well as winemaking practice at Ruispiri. Long forgotten and ignored, this unique method cultivated by ancestors, has seen its first Georgian revival right here.

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The tour will continue to Vardisubani village, where you will witness the crafting of Qvevri - a clay vessel used for the preparation of traditional Georgian wine. You will also enjoy a Qvevri making masterclass, a craft that is over 8000-years-old. A brilliant end of this fascinating day will be at Chateau Mere. You can relax in this beautiful mansion, enjoy breathtaking views over the Caucasus Mountains. This goes best with a glass of wine.

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Chateau mere


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RUISPIRI BIODYNAMIC VINEYARD

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QVEVRI MASTERCLASS

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CHATEAU MERE

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gremi community

tour type

Educational, Traditional

level

Easy

duration

Distance: 57 km 42 miles (both way) Time: 3-4 hours (both way)

preferable time of season Available all year round

price includes

Transportation, guide and wine tasting Wine and cultural tour prices are adjusted to guests' demands. We also offer combined tours, such as the mix of cultural and wine tours.

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Gremi community is mobilized around organic farming with the help of 70 individuals with disabilities that live and work on the territory. The community aims for maximum production efficiency for its members' sake as it strives to reach financial security and independence. Next, at the Chelti Winery, you will get a chance to savor over the ten varieties of wine made with both traditional and classical methods, get involved in bread baking, Qvevri opening, grape pressing and Churchkhela making. Your final stop will be at the Kindzmarauli Corporation. During a small tour around the company's inner headquarters, you will be introduced to classical vs. bio wine production methods and taste various delicious wines all along the way.

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chelti kindzmarauli corporation


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CHELTI

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KINDZMARAULI CORPORATION

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N I N O S K H E V I WAT E R FA L L E C O T R A I L / LAGODEKHI PROTECTED AREAS

A R TA N A - P S H AV E L I E C O T R A I L

PA N O R A M A A L A Z A N I VA L L E Y

L O P O TA - G R E M I PA N O R A M I C E C O T R A I L

DIDKHEVI ECO TRAIL

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Tour 1

tour type

Sightseeing, hiking

level

Easy

duration

The trip takes place on one of the most beautiful mountains that surrounds Lopota Lake. During a refreshing walk through the nature, you will discover two hidden historical gems - the Churches of St. George and Sameba church. A trail is rather easy to pass and perfect for beginners.

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Distance: 3 km 1.8 mi (both way) Time: 1-1.30 hrs (both way)

preferable time of season Available all year round

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hIKING tours

Lopota Circle Trail


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Ninoskhevi Waterfall Eco Trail

tour type Hiking

level

Moderate

duration

Distance: 170.4 km (144.5 km by car, 26.8 km on foot) 105 mi (both way) Time:7.30 hrs (3 hours by car, 4.30 hours on foot)

A tour starts at the Gurgiani Information Centre and follows a path along Ninoskhevi riverbed. You will love the calming river sounds, the sight of water streams cascading above some giant stone formations and the feel of refreshing breeze against your skin. The hike's highest point is at a 40-meter-tall Ninoskhevi waterfall - one of the most mesmerizing natural sights in Georgia. Be ready to spot a fawn, a deer or even a boar along the way. This is a mesmerizing walk.

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Tour 2

preferable time of season

Available all year round depending on the weather conditions

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Lagodekhi Protected Areas


Tour 3

tour type

Hiking, sightseeing

level

Challenging

duration

Distance: 26.3 km (13 km by car, 13.3 km on foot) 16 mi (both way) Time: 5 hrs (3 hours by car, 4.30 hours on foot)

A tour starts at the Lopota Resort and continues towards Didkhevi River. As you climb a mountain slope that gives way to the lush forest, the beauty of the surrounding natural scenery will flood all your senses. The hike crosses heavy woods where literally is hiding a historical Kokhta St. Mary Church. As you return to Pshaveli village, you will board a transport bound back to the resort.

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Tour 3

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Available all year round depending on the weather conditions

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Artana - Pshaveli Eco Trail


Tour 4

tour type Hiking

level

Easy

The tour starts and ends at the Lopota Resort. As you follow the Eco trail through the woods and ascend towards the mountain top, you will marvel the breathtaking view of the Alazani Valley stretching from the hill crest. Something that words can't describe.

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Tour 4

duration

Distance: 26.3 km (13 km by car, 13.3 km on foot) 16 mi (both way) Time: 5 hrs (3 hours by car, 4.30 hours on foot)

preferable time of season

Available all year round depending on the weather conditions

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Panorama Alazani Valley


Tour 5

tour type

Hiking, sightseeing

level

Challenging

duration

With this tour, landscapes become more picturesque and trail difficulty increases as well. As you hike through the meadows and forests, you will reach one of Kakheti's main sights - the beautiful Gremi Monastery. After a stop there, you will be driven back to the resort by a car. The tour is recommended for experienced hikers.

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Tour 5

Distance: 41.4 km (16.5 km by car, 25 km on foot) 26 mi (both way) Time: 8-9 hrs

preferable time of season

Available all year round depending on the weather conditions

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Lopota-Gremi Panoramic Eco Trail


Tour 6

tour type

Extreme, hiking

level

Moderate

duration

The tour combines extreme sports with hiking, as it starts with a 24 km quad bike ride that transforms into a pleasant stroll along the valley. You will get a chance to walk through a scenic landscape nestled among the mountains and ride across riverbeds for a truly memorable experience.

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Tour 6

Distance: 34 km (24 km by quad bike, 10 km on foot) 21 mi (both way) Time: 5-6 hrs

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Available all year round depending on the weather conditions

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Didkhevi Eco Trail


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Tour 1

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Easy

duration

Distance: 8 km 5 miles (both way) Time: 1-1.30 hours (both way)

The tour starts and ends at the Lopota Resort, offering a dash of adrenaline, beautiful scenery and a great fun! Let your hoofed friend take you along the picturesque forests and meadows of Alazani Valley, as you enjoy the feel of fresh breeze against your skin. A trip includes the visit to the St. George's Church.

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Tour 1

type of road Ground / Soil

Lowest/Maximum Elevation

Lowest: 480m./1575ft. Maximum: 630m./2065ft.

difference 150m./490ft.

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Tour 2

level

Moderate

duration

Distance: 12 km 7.5 miles (both way) Time: 2-2.30 hours (both way)

For the seekers of a moderate thrill, this tour is an excellent choice. Excitement mixes with pleasure as you ride through the gorgeous natural landscape nestled amongst the hills. For an added rush of adrenaline, be ready to overcome these forest and river barriers!

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Tour 2

type of road

ground/soil, easy water barriers, mud

Lowest/Maximum Elevation

Lowest: 480m./1575ft. Maximum: 640m./2100ft.

difference

160m.525ft.

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There are many ways of visiting and enjoying beautiful places in Kakheti but only at the Lopota Resort you can embark on an adrenaline-fueled quad bike and take a journey to Alazani Valley, Kokhta St. Mary Church, Didkhevi Valley or Gremi Monastery. These tours combine extreme sports with Kakheti's mesmerizing natural scenery and historical sights, resulting as a truly memorable adventure. There are three types of all-terrain vehicles at your service: BRP Can-Am Outlander 450L Max, BRP Can-Am Commander 800 and BRP Can-Am DS90

DIDKHEVI

K O K H T A S T. M A R Y C H U R C H

GREMI

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Tour 1

level

Easy

duration

Distance: 12 km 7.4 miles (both way) Time: 45 min-1 hour (both way)

The tour is perfect for beginners wishing to have an alternative recreational experience. As you breeze through picturesque forests and meadows of the Alazani Valley, you feel the rush of excitement because your endorphins arise. You will also visit two historical churches during this tour.

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Tour 1

type of road Ground / Soil

Lowest/Maximum Elevation

Lowest: 480m./1575ft. Maximum: 630m./2065ft.

difference 150m./490ft.

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QuaD bIKe tours

alazani valley


Tour 2

level

Moderate

duration

Distance: 20 km 12.4 miles (both way) Time: 1.30 - 2 hours

Slightly more challenging than the previous one, this tour provides even higher doses of adrenaline as you ride across riverbeds and forest barriers. A beautiful natural landscape provides an idyllic backdrop throughout your entire trip.

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Tour 2

type of road

Ground / Soil, Easy water barriers, Mud

Lowest/Maximum Elevation

Lowest: 480m/1575ft. Maximum: 640m/2100ft.

difference 160m/525ft.

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QuaD bIKe tours

DIDKHEVI


Tour 3

level

Moderate

duration

Distance: 22 km 13.5 miles (both way) Time: 1.30 - 2 hours

Embark on this extraordinary journey full of excitement and fun! Ride along the Stori riverbed flowing by the foothills of a mountain as you reach a Kokhta St.Mary Church. There will be some river parts to cross at this tour of a medium-difficulty.

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Tour 3

type of road

Ground / Soil, Easy water barriers, Mud

Lowest/Maximum Elevation

Lowest: 480m/1575ft. Maximum: 660m/2165ft.

difference 180m/590ft.

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Kokhta St.Mary Church


Tour 4

level

Challenging

duration

Distance: 32 km 20 miles (both way) Time: 3 - 4 hours

Tailored for experienced riders, this challenging tour is all about extreme sensations. The natural beauty of Kakhetian scenery unfolds in its full glory as you progress through landscapes on your way to the Gremi Monastery - one of the region's top destinations.

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Tour 4

type of road

Ground / Soil, Easy water barriers, Mud

Lowest/Maximum Elevation

Lowest: 430m/1410ft. Maximum: 670 m/2200ft.

difference 240m/785ft.

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QuaD bIKe tours

GREMI


expedition tours

Va s h l o Va N I N at u r e r e s e r V e

TUSHETI

Tour 1 Tour 2


tour type

Sights / Extreme

level

Moderate

duration

Distance: 352 km 219 mi (both way) Time: 10-11 hrs (both way)

preferable time of season

The Vashlovani National Park is situated in the Eastern Georgia, covering an arid landscape of the Shiraki Plain. This sprawling reserve stretches over 10,143 hectares, with roughly half of its territory covered by forests, river valleys and steppes. The park is also home to a rich fauna hosting an impressive variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.

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Tour 1

The tour will take you through all impressive natural sights found within the area, including the fascinating view over Vashlovani desert.

Available all year round

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eXpeDItIoN tours

vashlovani nature reserve


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VASHLOVANI NATURE RESERVE

eXpeDItIoN tours

Tour 1


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VASHLOVANI NATURE RESERVE

eXpeDItIoN tours

Tour 1


tour type

Sights / Extreme

level

Challenging

duration

Distance: 164 km 102 mi (both way) Time: 2 Days

preferable time of season Available all year round

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Settled in the Northeastern part of Georgia, Tusheti is well known for its alpine meadows, breathtaking views and unique medieval architecture. Embark on this two-day jeep tour to experience the real treasure of the Georgian Caucasus.

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Tour 2

On the first day you will head towards the amazing Abano Pass - the tallest drivable mountain in Europe, rising at 2850 meters above sea level. After arriving to Omalo, Tusheti's administrative centre, you will visit Gometsri Valley and nearby villages. On a day two, you will explore villages of Diklo and Shenako and return to the resort by midday.

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tusheti


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TUSHETI

Jeep tours

Tour 2


air tours

hot aIr balooN

HELICOPTER (TUSHETI VILLAGE)

AIRPLANE

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour 3


Tour 1

tour type

Sightseeing, extreme

level

Moderate

duration

Board a hot air balloon and be ready to fly straight up to your dreams! This magnificent aerial trip will take you over sweeping vineyards, villages and mountains as you hover along the trail of the Alazani River. This tour is perfect for absorbing much of Kakheti's landscapes in a short period of time.

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Tour 1

Time: 1-1.30 hrs

preferable time of season

Available all year round depending on the weather conditions

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aIr tours

hot air baloon


Tour 2

tour type

Sightseeing, extreme

level

Moderate

duration Time: 4 hrs

preferable time of season

Enjoy the astounding views of cliffs traversed by one of the world's dangerous car roads from the comfort and safety of your helicopter. This aerial trip will take you back in time to the places of unspeakable natural beauty, where mountaintops host villages that have yet to be touched by civilization.

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Tour 2

As your helicopter touches down at the national park of Tusheti, the beauty of Omalo, Shenako and Diklo villages will overwhelm you.

Available all year round depending on the weather conditions

For detailed information and prices please, contact us: +995 322 400 400 adventures@ lopotaresort.com

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aIr tours

Helicopter (tusheti Village)


Tour 3

tour type

Sightseeing, extreme

level

Moderate

duration

Board a Cessna and get ready to explore Kakheti from above. The route takes you from the skies of the Alazani Valley towards the very peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, where permanent snow blankets majestic slopes. Be prepared to witness an astounding visual spectacle during your flight.

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Tour 3

Time: 2 hrs

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aIr tours

airplane


customize your experience If none of these experiences are quite what you're looking for, we're happy to customize our tours and help you design that perfect option.


recipes GRAPE leaF tolma

CHAKAPULI

churchKhela


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An all time Caucasian favorite, this meat-stuffed leafy dish will have you asking for more! Tolma combines the key spices from Georgian Cuisine with tender aromas of a grape leaf for an earthy, yet delicate flavor. w w w . l o p o ta r e s o r t . c o m

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great leaf tolma


ingredients

400 g plain yoghurt 3 cloves of garlic Pinch of salt

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sauce

preparation After trimming the stems away, wash the grape leaves and boil for 20 minutes. When done, rinse in cold water and spread them wide across the plate. Mix ground beef with pork and add minced onion, herbs, spices and crushed garlic; stir in uncooked rice. As you roll grape leaves with ground meat mixture, layer the pot with additional grape leaves to prevent burning and transfer the rolls into the pot. Top the rolls with boiling salt water and cover them with a heavy plate. Simmer for 40 minutes. For the sauce, just mix the yoghurt with crushed garlic cloves and add a pinch of salt to taste.

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GRAPE LEAF TOLMA

250 g ground beef 50 g pork 50 g rice 5-6 cloves of garlic 1 medium onion Bunch of fresh cilantro Pinch of dried cilantro Pinch of fresh/dried thyme Up to 40 grape leaves Salt/pepper/fenugreek to taste


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chakapuli

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An Easter dinner favorite, Chakapuli is a no-frills deliciousness that's packed with vitamins and minerals. Filled with fresh herbs, this grassy dish generates a very distinct aroma as intense tarragon flavors mix with sour plum's juices and soft veal cuts. Tasty, healthy and simple, Chakapuli is best savored during Spring and Summer.


preparation Chop veal into medium-size cubes and add salt and pepper. Mince onions and garlic. As you heat olive oil and butter in a pot to medium-high, stir in chopped ingredients. Pour white wine and turn heat to high for 2 minutes, then cover the pot and simmer up to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, pinch the tops and leaves off tarragon stalks and chop. Finely chop parsley, scallions, crass, cilantro and mint. Add plums and chopped greens to the pot together with the salt and pepper as needed. The dish is ready once the meat softens.

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chaKapulI

0.5 kg tender veal cuts 2 medium onions 2 cloves of garlic A glass of white wine 30 g butter Olive oil 150 g tarragon stalks A bunch of parsley Half a dozen stems of scallions, crass, cilantro and mint 200 g Tkemali (sour plum) Salt/pepper/chili to taste

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ingredients


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With only three ingredients and zero sugar, Churchkhela is anything but the guilty pleasure. This ultimate Georgian treat comes with the richness of taste few desserts can rival, not to mention its ample antioxidant levels from all that grape juice and walnuts. One more bonus: Churchkhela is 100% plant based and therefore, fully vegan. Enjoy!

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Churchkhela


ingredients Tatara (Churchkhela coating) 3 l grape juice 0.5 kg corn or white flour

preparation To make Tatara, boil a freshly squeezed grape juice in a large pot and skim off the foam. As the juice changes color and decreases in volume, remove the pot from heat and let cool. Strain a cooled grape juice through the sieve and reheat. Once warm, remove the pot from heat one more time and slowly stir in the flour to avoid lumping. When the flour is thoroughly blended in, reheat the mixture and keep stirring until its consistency thickens and the bubbles start to surface. Thread a needle with 70 cm length of a strong thread to accommodate about 20+ walnut halves. After you thread the walnuts, cut the thread from the needle and knot the ends. Dip the walnut strands thoroughly into Tatara and hang dry in the sun for 3 days.

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churchKhela

100 g toasted walnut halves Thread and needle (for threading walnuts)

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filling


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