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Georgia is a destination that due to its complex history is steeped in culture and heritage, whilst also offering fantastic walking opportunities among its impressive High Caucasus mountain range. Situated in the eastern corner of Europe, it is attached to the continent by its coastline along the Black Sea and despite only being less than half the size of the American state sharing its name, Georgia has plenty to excite the keen traveller.
The country’s biggest draw is the High Caucasus Mountain range, which creates its northern border. Perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of this mountain range is the Svaneti region. Despite becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, Svaneti has managed to remain relatively wild and off the beaten track. Walking through this mountainous region provides a real feeling of being lost in the nature as you are constantly surrounded by snowy peaks and verdant meadows. This scenic region now plays host to the newly opened Transcauscasian Trail, created with the purpose of both preserving the rich cultural heritage of the region and enabling trekkers to experience its many delights - which in turn benefits the local communities.
Deemed to be a traditional Georgian area, this region is the perfect place to discover the culture and heritage of this amazing country. Characterised by far reaching valleys, forming the basis of many wineries the country is famous for, a medley of peaks towering over 4000m, as well as charming mountain villages interspersed with ancient churches it’s no surprise that this gem of the east is attracting more and more visitors each year.
If you would like to explore the High Caucus, and the UNESCO World Heritage region of Upper Svaneti take a look at our rugged trek Svaneti & the Transcaucasian TrailView our holidays here