Omalo to Girevi... the Adventure begins!

Stage one: Running through the Caucasus

Trail Running Moderate

Distance
33 km
Ascent
2 km
Descent
1.8 km
Duration
7-8 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
25˚
Omalo to Girevi... the Adventure begins! Map

Medieval towers dot the landscape and cars vanish, replaced by horses. The eight-hour bumpy drive through the mountains from Tbilisi will get you to the starting point in Omalo. From the beginning, it feels like being dropped into a fairytale. Make your own way out. From Omalo, it's a three day run to Kazbegi. Watch out for massive Georgian shepherd dogs protecting their sheep.

Difficulty

Moderate

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September