White-water Rafting on the Aragvi River in Georgia, Caucasus www.jomardi.ge
The Aragvi provides good opportunities for white-water rafting. It is just 1.5 hours' drive from the capital Tbilisi. It is a mountainous river, but difficulty rates of the offered tours is 2-3, that means moderate obstacles, stones and currents.
By: Ia Kverghelidze, Adventure Club Jomardi
There are two possibilities of rafting on the Aragvi:
1. Rafting on Pshavi’s Aragvi: The tour has difficulty rate of 2-3 and covers distance of 15km. It starts from Village Magharoskari and ends in Tvalivi. 1 hour and 20 minutes is needed for the trip. Rates for rafting trip is GEL 40.00 per person (instructor service and training, rafting jackets, helmets and oars included).
2. Rafting on Mtiuleti’s Aragvi: with difficulty rate 2-3, the tour covers 13km distance. Starting from Pasanauri and ending at Village Meneso, the tour lasts for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Rates for the trip are GEL 40.00 per person.
By conducting rafting tours Adventure Club Jomardi contrubutes to domestic tourism in Georgia. “Jomardi” translates as “rafter" in old Georgian language.
Are you interested to see how Jomardi prepares boats, conducts training and rafting? Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/
Apart from just making rafting, the travellers can see the surrounding areas of the Aragvi river – Vazha Pshavela’s House Museum in Pshavi (in case of Rafting on Pshavi’s Aragvi) and Fortress Ananuri (when having rafting trip on Mtiuleti’s Aragvi).
Upon request, Adventure Club Jomardi can arrange picnic and transportation. Picnic costs GEL 20.00 per person and include Georgian Mtsvadi, wine, Khachapuri, salad, cheese.
Transportation from Tbilisi to the places and back can also be arranged in advance. Price varies according to the number of the travellers.
If you would like to have more information about rafting in Georgia, follow the link http://www.jomardi.ge.
Page Updated Last on: May 29, 2012