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Georgia is distinguished by the many different kinds of extreme sports. You can engage in mountain, marine, river, and air adventure sports. The diversity of Georgian nature allows a person to experience the adrenaline-rush activity at least once in a lifetime.
Here are adventure sports below you can engage in Georgia.
Mountaineering has a long history in Georgia. Its main purpose is to climb mountain peaks. This sport is pursued both by professionals and amateurs. The development of this sport was significantly influenced by the relief of Georgia, in particular, the desire to reach the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. In this regard, the most popular peaks among tourists are Mount Kazbek, Ushba, Tetnuldi, and others. Although it is a very risky sport, a lot of people want to engage in it.
The mountainous regions of Georgia are distinguished by horse riding tours. Where cars cannot reach, horses can take you. You will meet many such tours in almost all mountainous parts of Georgia - in national parks, valleys, or places inaccessible to cars.
You will meet dangerous roads in all countries, but Georgia has one of the riskiest roads in the world, Tusheti road, which attracts many tourists. It is about 85 km long and ends in Omalo. The road is often in not favorable condition, or closed. If you take this route, you need to choose the right car that can transport you safely in such difficult conditions. Travel time can even take up to 12 hours, so get ready for a pretty tiring and challenging trip.
There are many alpine-skiing sports in Georgia. If you visit the well-known mountain resorts of Gudauri and Bakuriani in winter, you will have a chance to ski. At the resorts, you will find the ski runs and infrastructure appropriate for skiing.
It is also not long ago that amateurs became interested in snowboarding. It is easier than skiing, but it takes a few days to master. It is also interesting to note that there are different types of snowboarding, which makes this sport more attractive.
Zipline is becoming more and more popular in Georgia. It is a stretched steel cable between two points on which the so-called roller slides down and you move from one point to another. You will meet the zipline both in Tbilisi and in the regions. Its price depends on the location and the length of the zipline, ranging from 50-100 GEL.
Cycling is one of the components of a healthy lifestyle. The number of people who engage in cycling on an extreme trail is growing in Georgia. Both organized and amateur Velo tours are organized throughout Georgia. This sport allows you to choose a difficult or easy trail and start an unforgettable adventure with your friends.
This kind of sport does not have a long history in Georgia. It involves jumping out of a plane and landing peacefully on the ground after launching a parachute. Parachuting is quite an expensive pleasure, however, if the adrenaline-rush experience is a priority for you, parachuting will induce plentiful adrenaline.
Paragliding will also give you the amazing feeling of flying in the air. This sport exists in Georgia for a long time. There is also a paragliding federation in Georgia, which offers special flights. Paragliding is possible at several locations, including the Tbilisi Sea, Sighnaghi, and others.
If you are not afraid of heights, then enjoying panoramic views from 150 meters in a hot air balloon will be an unforgettable experience. It is possible to fly with a hot-air balloon only in Tbilisi, but the number of visitors is always high. The flight lasts only 15 minutes but evokes unforgettable emotions in everyone.
Rafting is becoming more and more popular among the extreme water sports in Georgia. The improvement of the sport is greatly influenced by the abundance of rivers in Georgia. Rafting is possible on Aragvi, Mtkvari, Rioni, and Adjaristskali. Rafting has categories according to the difficulty by which the type of swimming is determined. It is a summer activity and is carried out with the help of a professional instructor.
Parasailing is a recreational sport where a parachute or kite is tied behind one of the types of watercraft and thus it is possible to get a thrilling experience. You can do parasailing both on the Tbilisi sea and in Batumi. It is a little risky compared to the other sports listed above, but we guarantee you will have an unforgettable time.
This sport is radically different from the other sports mentioned in the article. It is especially liked by tourists or locals who are interested in cars and try to find themselves in a different sport. If you are interested in this sport on an amateur level, you can visit the Rustavi International Motopark. It attracts adventure sports enthusiasts at any season.