In the morning we pick you up from Batumi hotel and drive to Akhaltsikhe highway that leads you to Machakhela gorge.
We make a stop near the confluence of the Chorokhi and Machakhela rivers. Take 1.5 km easy walk to the ruins of Gvara fortress, built in the 6th c. A very strategic location! The site is perfect to control two gorges and roads passing there. Enjoy beautiful views on the mountains and rivers.
From Gvara fortress, on our way to the village Adjarisaghmarti, we make a quick stop at the Gun monument, as the gorge is primarily known for its gun-making traditions - manufacturing Machakhela guns.
Next, cross the river Squrdidi and continue the way. Make a short photo stops at Tskhemlara beautiful arched bridge, encounter villages Kveda and Zeda Chkhutuneti, see the waterfall and Machakhela ethnographic museum. It is noteworthy that there are interesting exhibits in the museum, that were characteristic of the local people’s life.
For lunch visit local Family. See the village house and learn about local life.
After lunch continue to the direction of Chkheri bridge and waterfall. This section of the route goes along the narrow road across the steep slope of the gorge. During our way, there can be seen impressive panoramic views over Machakhela gorge. From Chkheri Bridge our route goes down the bottom of the gorge, passing through Chkhutuneti fortress ruins and ends at the Qoqoleti arched bridge.
We can walk in the forest as far as you'd like. The pass is not marked, but very smooth and nice. Some wild animals could be seen here. Rangers control the area.
Return back to the city by the same route.
There are lot of availabilities to do in Adjara.
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