Bakuriani & Tabatskuri Lake
Bakuriani is a skiing resort in the Borjomi district of Sakartvelo. It is located on the northern slope of the Trialeti Range, in the shadows of the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains at an elevation of 1700 meters above sea level. Being home to many alpine slopes and cross-country trails, it offers some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding in Europe.
Not surprisingly at winter period Bakuriani attracts a lot of skiing enthusiasts as it was originally developed as an Olympic training facility. Here you will be able to enjoy not only downhill ski runs, cross-country trails, sledding but also horseback tours or simply long walks through beautiful snowy forests. Infrastructure is well taken care off, most of the valleys in Bakuriani are ideal for snowmobiling but if you like old school, there is a possibility to explore picturesque village of Bakuriani with a horse drawn sleights.
Even though Bakuriani is a skiing resort, it is also quite busy during summer season. Offering many hikes through the mountain range, picknick locations and extraordinary views.
Tabatskuri Lake is located between Borjomi and Akhalkalaki districts In Samtskhe-Javakheti region risen 1991 m above sea level. There is a village near on the shore of the lake. It’s populated by ethnic Armenians who make their living by farming and growing potato, fishing, etc. There is a spot for picnic at the artificial forest near the lake, but it’s always possible to camp or stay with locals and try their cheese and fried potato. Even if they see that your camp is more interesting and having more fun – they will come, do not worry. Around the lake there are some inactive volcanoes.
Best of luck planning your holidays in Bakuriani!
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