One of the most amazing places in Georgia is Bakuriani resort. Today Bakuriani is the most famous ski resort in Georgia. It is also recognized as the most suitable place for a family holiday. At one time The Royal Romanov family loved to visit this resort. Bakuriani is situated on the slope of the Trialeti Range on the north side, wrapped in a thick pine forest at an altitude of about 1700 m above sea level.
In Bakuriani you will have the opportunity to visit various excursions, explore plenty local attractions and just to admire the incredible beauty of the alpine meadows, snow-capped peaks and steep slopes. Enjoy the clean mountain air and inhale the fragrance of pine forest. In clear weather from here you can see the entire Greater Caucasus Range and Mount Elbrus - the highest mountain peak in Europe.
Weather in Bakuriani. Georgia
The weather conditions for tourism are the most suitable. Ski season starts in November and lasts until March and sometimes April. Winter in Bakuriani is mild and snowy. There are a lot of sun and almost no wind, which is also important for a pleasant stay. No wonder the locals call this place "Sun Valley". The average temperature in January is -7 °C. The snow cover is steady and about 60 cm of hight. It should be noted that the convergence of avalanches in Bakuriani is extremely rare. Summer is relatively cool with average temperature in July + 15°C.
Alpine skiing tracks
The main area for skiing is on the slopes of mountain Kokhta. The difference in height is 1800 – 2850 meters. Two skiing tracks are functioning on Kokhta. «Kokhta-1» is designed for the «advanced» skiers and snowboarders. This track is a two-stage, its length is 1.5 km. The upper part of the track (400m) is at an angle of 52 degrees, the rest (1km) is a red section. «Kokhta-2» is also a two-stage (red and blue). Its length is 3 km. On the track there are steep and flat sections for a comfortable rides. For those who are just learning to ski so-called «plateau» will be the best. This track is about 300 m with a slope just above 10 degrees whith a rope tow.
The main area for skiing is on the slopes of mountain Kokhta. The difference in height is 1800 – 2850 meters. Two skiing tracks are functioning on Kokhta. «Kokhta-1» is designed for the «advanced» skiers and snowboarders.
This track is a two-stage, its length is 1.5 km. The upper part of the track (400m) is at an angle of 52 degrees, the rest (1km) is a red section. «Kokhta-2» is also a two-stage (red and blue). Its length is 3 km. On the track there are steep and flat sections for a comfortable rides. For those who are just learning to ski so-called «plateau» will be the best. This track is about 300 m with a slope just above 10 degrees whith a rope tow.
Hotels in Bakuriani. Prices
Accommodation for holidays in Bakuriani are provided by various hotels. Not far from the ski lifts, in the most beautiful places are luxury hotels. These hotels are fully equipped with everything needed for a holiday at the highest level. Prices of rooms in 4 stars hotel are in the range of 100 - 180 $; 5 star 150 - $ 200. Comfortable three-star hotels also have all necessary to meet the needs of its guests, including first-class service. As a rule, the price includes three meals a day. Living here will cost you 2 stars 50 - $ 90; 3 stars 80 - $ 120. In addition, in Bakuriani you have the opportunity to stay in the private sector. Near the hotels are cozy restaurants and small cafes where you can taste national Georgian cuisine.
The average price of a ski pass for 1 day - adult - $ 12. A one-time rise will cost $ 2.
Summer holidays in Bakuriani
Bakuriani has literally all for a wonderful holiday, no matter when you arrive, winter or summer! In addition, the resort has plenty opportunities for families. There is anough of entertainments and you can choose what is "closer to your soul". This is ice skating, sleigh rides, quad biking and snowmobiling.
You can also take a memorable ride on horseback or take a hike in the mountains (trekking), for example, up to the Kohtu (2155m). Moreover, Bakuriani and Borjomi Gorge will be interesting for those who like extreme kinds of recreation such as rafting, jeeping, paragliding. As well as hunting and fishing on the lake Tabatskura and river Gudzharetistskali where trout is found.
Tours from Bakuriani
In addition, here are a lot of exciting excursions. For example, to the wellknown Borjomi city which is 30 km from Bakuriani, where you can taste the famous mineral water «Borjomi».
Or visit the cave town Vardzia monastery, built in the XI century AC and Timotesubani ancient monastery (X c.). Or go to small villages Tsagveri and Mitarbi, which are famous for healing mineral water and unique climatic conditions that have health benefits.
As well as the village Tsihisdzhvari with hot springs.
TRANSFER Tbilisi - Bakuriani
Distance from Tbilisi to Bakuriani is around 180 km. There are several options how to get from Tbilisi to Bakuriani. One way is to go by yourself on a train, bus or commuter train. This is an inexpensive method, but not the most convenient, as it is necessary to make a change in mode of transportation.
Another option, the most convenient and reliable, of course, is to arrange a transfer with us. This service allows you to choose the most appropriate time and the rout for you as well as order a return transfet from Bakuriani to Tbilisi. And we are glad to help you with it.