Birtvisi Canyon Hiking Tour
Trialeti Planned National Park, Birtvisi Canyon, Birtvisi Fortress, Amlevi Church
Birtvisi Canyon Hiking Tour invites you to leave civilization behind for a daylong escapade among rocky canyons, intrepid castles, silent forests and indescribable hilltop views. Your experienced local guide will lead the way through Birtvisi Canyon in Trialeti Planned National Park to the clandestine Birtvisi Fortress and Amlevi Church, where history mingles with nature to tell a uniquely Georgian story filled with legend and beauty.
Trialeti Planned National Park is one of Georgia’s quiet treasures, a magnet for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts in search of adventure in a land of seemingly endless discoveries. Within the park’s confines lies Birtvisi Canyon, where forests, waterfalls, narrow mountain passageways and rocky cliffs hide the medieval Birtvisi Fortress.
In the morning, your driver and guide will pick you up from your Tbilisi hotel to begin your hiking tour to Birtvisi Canyon.
Drive through beautiful landscapes along the Algeti River to Trialeti Planned National Park (60km, 1hr). Arrive to a small village near Algeti Reservoir and start hiking through Birtvisi Canyon to Birtvisi Fortress (11th century), a once impenetrable castle hidden among the canyon’s cliffs. The walk will be around 3.5 kilometers one way.
As you hike you will encounter forests, rocky canyons, ruins of hidden castles, stone bridges and a gorgeous panoramic view. Stop on the way for a picnic lunch and a short rest before continuing. If time permits, you will also visit Amlevi Church (17th century), built during the reign of George VI and located inside the national park.
Hike a different route back to the starting point and drive back to Tbilisi. End of Birtvisi Canyon Hiking Tour.
Tour duration: 7-8 hours
- Birtvisi Canyon Hiking Tour is of moderate difficulty level.
- We advise you to bring appropriate footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat for the hike.
- This tour is available from May to September.
- In bad weather, guides may alter the route to ensure tourists’ safety.
- Private hiking guide;
- Picnic lunch and mineral water;
- Transportation throughout the tour.
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