About Gudauri and Bahmaro

Georgia is anciently known for its natural healing factors. Many written sources bring until today the praising information about the miraculous healing powers of thermal water and clean air.

The development of resorts in Georgia began with the first half of the XIX century, although people from ancient times used for the treatment local mineral water and mountain climate for overall health.

The main parts of the resorts are concentrated in the waterside and montane areas. The mountainous area of Georgia is differs by beautiful landscapes, healthy climate and numerous springs.

Useful therapeutic properties of mountain climate are fresh air, plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures in summer compared to the flat area; all this together helps to relax your body and soul.

Gudauri is a ski resort in Kazbegi district, located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus, 120 km from Tbilisi, at an elevation of 2196 meters. According to the 2002 census, in the village live of 8 people.

The ski season lasts from December to April. The popularity of the resort was predetermined by proximity of Georgian Military road. The first resort skiers used artificially created road winches.

The first well-landscaped hotel in Gudauri appeared in 1988, was originally hotel Marco Polo and now known as Gudauri hotel.

At the same time the Austrian company Doppelmayer builds a cable car, which contributed to the further development of the resort.

At present, there are three or four- seated cable cars, that lift people from 2000 to 3006 meters altitude on the mountain Kudebi and 3270 m. of the mountain Sadzele. Currently there are five lifts in total. The total length of ski trails is 16 km.

Bakhmaro is a mountain resort of national significance in the Chohatauri district on Meskheti ridge in the lowland of Bakhvistskali, in the upper part of the scaffold zone.

It is located at 1926-2000 m, 50 km from the Black Sea coast in a straight line. The proximate railroad point is 80 km away in the city of Samtredia.

A climatic feature of the terrain is combined by sea and mountain air masses and high intensity sunlight.

Here are weak mainly sea winds. Winters are mild, with an medium temperature in January – 5,2 ° C, moderately cool summers with July average temperature of 13,4 ° C.

The holiday season is from June to September.