Racha is one of the most spectacular place in Georgia, famous with its prettiest nature, delicious wine and hospitable people. The most valued wines which comes from Goergia has it’s origins in Racha region, wines like: Usakhelouri and Khvanchkara, both of them are red wines. To start tour to Racha destination we do pick ups at 09:00am, as there is around 3 hours drive to reach the region sightseeing points. We take the newly opened road which offers very beautiful surroundings, so we drive to the destination enjoying the scenery. First stop is in Shkmeri, highest inhabited place in that area. We reach Racha main part by around 13:00. Racha area is mainly countryside, you will be able to see local villages with it’s local culture represented. In this region there are many local families who host tourists at their place, so weather it is a lunch or dinner it might become a very interesting experience to everyone. After noon time we have a stop in Barakoni, Ambrolauri. Wine tasting is possible there – Khvanchkara originated from Racha and 3 types of wine including Khvanchkara. There is possibility to do tasting of Usakhelouri wine, this is an unique wine, very limited in production and many wineries around Georgia do not offer Usakhelouri in wine tasting options.
Road leading to Racha
After wine tasting we drive up to Mravaldzali (if weather permits) and have tour around. Village Mravaldzali is 1840 meters above the sea level. The green lake between the forested mountains is a very beautiful sight. The lake is swampy and not suitable for swimming, its shores are covered with aquatic plants. There are forests and fields around the lake.
Mravaldzali visit depends how tour goes, if other sightseeing consumes much time they will head to Tbilisi not to be too late.
Reach Tbilisi by late evening time.