Sochi - Abkhazia. Visiting Prince Oldenburg three-day weekend tour

Book the tour — 11 Oct - 13 Oct

We invite You to take part in our Sochi – Abkhazia short three-day tour

  • Dates – 05-07 of April 2019
  • Duration – 3 days
  • Total mileage – 780 km
  • Difficulty – medium (there will be serpentine and gravel roads, cattle on the streets, local driving manners)
  • Roads - 80% asphalt, 20% gravel and rough roads
  • Price is 750 Euro (bike rent included)

Key tour highlights: Sochi, Black Sea, Ritsa Lake, Gorbachev and Stalin residence, Old Monasteries, local food, wine, ghost cities

Price includes:

  • Motorcycle rental
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double / twin room)
  • Breakfasts
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Entry tickets to places of interest
  • Technical support

Price does not include:           

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Air tickets to Sochi

Route: where we will go

Sochi – Gagra – Novy Afon – Sukhumi – Sochi

Day 1. Sochi – Novy Afon, 310 km.

After having breakfast in Krasnaya Polyana, we will drive towards Abkhazia’s border. It will take us about an hour at the customs and right after that will drive to the peak of Mamsykha mountain (1500 m.) where we will enjoy a stunning view of Gagra city. Next place to visit is Ritsa lake. On the way there will be plenty of fantastic picturesque spots – waterfalls, lakes, mountain rivers, rocks and virgin forests. We will have lunch in apatskha (local dwelling) right at the lake shore and after that we will visit former Stalin and Gorbachev summer houses in Myussere. Among the highlights of this day there will be a VI century ancient Ambara Byzantine cathedral. Right after that we will head to the hotel in Novy Afon.

Day 2. Novy Afon – Sukhumi – Gagra, 200 km.

In the morning we will ride down the picturesque gravel road to the Kamansky monastery, where saint John Chrysostom was buried. We will have lunch back in Sukhumi with its beautiful central embankment. In the second half of the day we will visit Kodorskoe gorge where we will see Macharskiy waterfall. As soon as we leave this place there will be some more fantastic views in the gorge of Chernigovka. In the evening we will check in at Abaata hotel, placed inside the former medieval fortress. After that we will have dinner at Gagrypsh restaurant where they managed to preserve the interiors of the beginning of the XX century.

Day 3. Gagra – Solokh-Aul - Sochi. 250 km.

We are leaving in the morning and heading towards the border. Right after crossing it we will ride to Salakh-Aul, where we will visit holy springs, waterfalls, few stunning observation points and tea plantations. There we will have a tea-break with pancakes, local jam and honey as a quick snack. On the way back we will drive down the central streets of Sochi and old roads of Hosta and Matsesta districts. We are going to be back in Krasnaya Polyana till 4 p.m. A dinner and an airport transfer are planned for You. Basicaly You can take a flight after 9 p.m. or stay for another day – it is up to You.

Book the tour — 11 Oct - 13 Oct
Tour map

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