Stage one: Running through the Caucasus

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

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.