PRLog - May 16, 2010 - 1 May, 2010, marked as the beginning of rafting season in Georgia, Caucasus. It was opened by Adventure Club Jomardi, a pioneer of white-water rafting in Georgia. First rafting of 2010 was conducted on the Aragvi River near Pasanauri. Everybody were thrilled, especially amateurs of white-water rafting, at the opening of the season. After the rafting trip, the travellers were invited to the traditional Georgian feast where Mtsvadi (barbecue) and wine were offered for free. There are many rafting options on the rivers of Aragvi, Mtkvari and Rioni.
Rafting in Georgia, Caucasus
Rafting season lasts from May till October. Georgian rivers provide good opportunities for this activity. Commercial white-water rafting was introduced in Georgia by Adventure Club Jomardi. This is an incoming tour operator that started operation initially with rafting in 2003. Name of the company is symbolic and responds to its initial focus: ‘jomardi’ literally means ‘rafter’ in old Georgian language. Upon passing time, the company broadened in scope and currently provides biking, trekking, horse-riding, Jeep and cultural tours, online booking of hotels and guesthouses throughout Georgia and highlights sustainable tourism.
Adventure Club Jomardi conducts rafting on the rivers of Aragvi, Rioni and Mtkvari. The tours vary in length and difficulty. Difficulty rate is mainly adjusted to the beginners and amateurs of rafting, although the company has extreme rafters in their staff that responds to the queries of rafting professionals.
The biggest demand is on the Aragvi River as it is close to the capital Tbilisi. There are two rafting options on the Aragvi: on Pshavi’s Aragvi and on Mtiuleti’s Aragvi with difficulty rates 2-3. If the travellers choose the Mtkvari, they are offered following itineraries:
Full information is provided at the link: http://www.adventure.ge.
The rafting trips are conducted in rafting boats accommodating 6 persons and an instructor. Each trip is preceded with training that is held by the instructors. They teach the travellers how to paddle, how to wear rafting equipment. Rafting jackets, helmets, shoes and oars are provided for the trip.
During the trip the instructors arrange challenging competitions that make the tour hilarious. After the trip picnic is arranged by the river. The day ends by a short excursion in the beautiful surroundings. Due to Georgia’s richness in cultural and historical sites, rafting tours can be combined with cultural visits.
These short tours are especially appealing to those who spend hot summer days in the capital. The few hours spent in rafting fills the body with new energy and let you be stay in line with your business at the same time. Furthermore, this getaway does not cost much at all, average price is GEL 60-65 (USD 34-37) per person, including transportation, picnic and a rafting trip.
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Adventure Club Jomardi is an incoming tour operator, offering rafting, biking, trekking, cultural, horse-riding tours throughout Georgia, Caucasus. Full company profile can be seen at the link: http://www.adventure.ge. Especially dedicated to rafting tours is hhp://www.jomardi.ge.
Apart from conducting tours, Adventure Club Jomardi is a member of World Hotel Link in Georgian and provides online booking of hotels and guesthouses. At the web-site http://www.travel-