Extreme and Adventure: Whitewater rafting on the rivers of Georgia
As the country of the rivers and lakes, Georgia offers whitewater-rafting opportunities from the easiest to the hardest levels.
Rafting potential of rivers are variable upon the season and are presented as follows:
- Mtkvari (I-V Levels)
The best option of navigating for beginners is Mtkvari River, near Mtskheta. Almost without
torrents and steams, it has the 1st category of difficulty. Might only require slight maneuvering.
On the Khertvisi-Aspindza 10km stretch, Mtkvari has I-II level of difficulty, too
- Aragvi(II-III Levels)
River of II category is a little bit faster and rough, with some contradictions.
For this case, you can follow down to the White Aragvi, in summer. The length of stretch is |
about 13 kilometers and max. 80 min is required.
As for Pahlavi’s Aragvi, it takes about 90 mins to navigate on 15km stretch.
- Rioni(III-VI Levels)
Rivers of the III category require significant maneuvering. They are characterized by fast flow, medium size torrents and pits.
Oni-Ambrolauri 30km stretch(180mins.) or Tvishi canyon (16km, 110 mins.) are options to raft on
the Rioni River.
- Tskhenistskhali(IV Level)
IV category river needs to be quite experienced rafter. River has medium waves, torrents and pits, some rocks and other contradictions. Mtkvari also joins to the similar rivers in spring.
It is possible to make a IV-V category rafting on the Mtkvari River, near Vardzia(vlg.Pia) – 6km
II-IV is still in Vardzia, on the 8-km stretch of Mirashkhani-Tmogvi.
- Tergi (V-VI Levels); Enguri(V-VI Levels)
The powerful and rapid flow of V-VI category rivers, great torrents, boulders and other obstructions include serious risks for health and life and require significant experience from those who wish to get there.
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