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After a visit to the border control in Girevi, traverse the trail above the valley.
Keep one eye open for shepherd dogs so you can give them a wide berth.
The other eye can enjoy the views as the landscape transitions from a deep green valley to a high, barren pass.
Make the most of the flowy singletrack as it winds down the west side of the pass.
On a clear day, look into the distance for the sharp peaks of the Chaukhi massif which you will reach the following day (yes, really).