- From Gvardia to Tvishi valley
- Length of the route – 23km
- Difficulty – III-IV+ (Depends on the season)
- Shaori lake, one of the most beautiful water reservoir in Georgia
- Beautiful valley and amazing landscapes
All about the trip
The following extreme rafting in Georgia is an absolute blast of emotions. It can be a wonderful fun vacation for you and your friends or family! But it is important to remember that river Rioni is unpredictable and can be dangerous. These section of river are not recommended for people who have no rafting experience. Also, if you do not meet the physical requirements asked for by our company. Minimal age for this extreme rafting is 18 year. All participants need to know swimming. This rafting section of Rioni river especially extreme on April, May, June and July. Go out, raft hard, and have fun! Be ready to swim on this trip.
Instead of this extreme rafting, you can choose another rafting adventure from our offers “Rafting in Racha-Lechkhumi”, category II-III (medium) difficulty.
Rafting will lead to the picturesque Lechkhumi, river Rioni. During the extreme rafting you will be able to see a combination of two different colors of the rivers (the Rioni and Tskhenistskali). This valley has a wild nature, canyons, huge rocks, whirlpools. On the way you will come across a lot of large and small waterfalls.
We recommend 10:00 am for departure from Kutaisi or 12:00 maximum. We can pick you up from your hotel and organize a transfer to the starting point of Lechkhumi rafting or you can come by yourself.
This region is in 90 km away from Kutaisi. Driving needs about 2 hour, 30 minutes.
During transfer from Kutaisi to Lechkhumi you will see the Nakerala pass, where you will enjoy an amazing view down to the valley to Imereti region. After that, you will have a short stop at one of the most beautiful lakes in the whole country, Shaori lake. It is located on 1100 meters altitude with magnificent nature, the snow-capped mountains of the Caucasus in the background.
Before rafting we will have a lunch and taste local “Lobiani” in Ambrolauri (Doesn’t include in price).
Instruction and Rafting
Before the journey, guides will give you all the necessary instructions for the use of equipment and behavior in the boat. And hunting rapids can begin! We board the boat and begin to tame the wild river. The pulse is accelerated to the maximum, adrenalin fills each cell, and laughter and screams bounce off the surrounding rocks. Excitement is growing, while cold water splashes your heated cheeks.
The whole tour takes place under the mountain Khvamli, which is located at an altitude of 2002 meters. Mountain where according to legend, Zeus chained Prometheus and who later was rescued by Hercules. Ancient sources believed Khvamli mountain was a mystical place where traveled Argonauts and Hercules.
Swimming in the Nikordziri waterfall
If desired, during rafting we can swim in the beautiful Nikordziri waterfall, which is surrounded by mountains and it is located at the foot of the mystical Khvamli mountain.
Transfer back to the Kutaisi hotel at 19:00-20:00. (Full day trip)
Be sure that you will have a carefree experience while in safe hands because our instructors have a wealthy experience with over 100 descents per season, as well as the necessary certificates from the IRF. Since the safety of the participants comes first, we provide you with high-quality equipment from leading brands, which meet the highest international standards and possess international certificates and licenses.
P.S. In case you are a single or couple travelers, please write us an email so we might arrange individual terms. Also, you can join the group.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Transportation from Kutaisi to Racha-Lechkhumi and back
- Full rafting equipment (Helmet, life jacket, paddle, rafting boat)
- Hydro clothing
- Licensed guides and skippers - International Rafting Federation
PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
- Overnight stay;
- Barbecue and wine +15 USD per person;
- Tasting Lobiani in Ambrolauri.
- Photo and video shooting +5$ per person;
- Additional services.