Extreme rafting on the Rioni

Rafting in Georgia Individual tour
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Welcome to the extreme rafting descent on the Rioni River in the Racha-Lechkhumi region of Georgia. The Rioni is one of the famous river Риони attend extreme lovers from the whole world. There are several rafting sections on the river of different grades available to descent; we will try to carry out one of the most complexes of them located in the Tvishi canyon of the river. 

We offer the descent on the most exciting and fullest part of the river from Alphana to Tvishi of 30 kilometers stretch. 

We start the rafting from the confluence of the Rioni and Shareula rivers and quite quickly enter to the Alphana canyon of the river. It is a fantastic place where huge rocks grow up from water to the sky, and the rapid river flow gives us trial by the complex rapids.    

The Alpana canyon has finished in Alphana village close to the confluence with the Tskhenistskali river. After the connection of both rivers, the Rioni gets more water volume and more rapid current. We can test the changes on the rapids await us after the village, it will be the trials with huge waves and holes provide a lot of fun. 

The next adventure becomes the calm Orkhvi canyon, there are no heavy rapids, but there are fantastic nature and views. The character of the canyon changes close to Nikordziri spring, the canyon becomes narrow, walls grow up, water runs faster; it is the start one of the most complex parts on the river calls the Tvishi canyon. We must use all of the internal power and experience to show precise teamwork to finish the trial successfully. 

That trip well suited to people with previous extreme rafting experience into a good physical fit. The raft can fall upside down, and if you are not ready to swim separately from the boat, this trip is not for you.

 PS The guide checks the present situation on the river, and if the team isn’t ready or the water level is too high, he can cancel to runs of some rapids.

Tour details

The best time to start the journey from Kutaisi is 10 a.m.

On the way to the starting point, we come across the Nakerala Pass with its observation deck, mountain Lake Shaori, and make a stop for a coffee break in the small town Ambrolauri. At the starting point, we receive briefing and training of the main commands and actions on the raft, put on the equipment; after those, we will have rafting of approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

We will have a small picnic at the finish point.

We provide the fullest safety equipment for rafting include a neoprene suit, life jacket, helmet, and shoes. You can wear a thermal or swimsuit under the neoprene wetsuit. Tell us the clothes and shoe sizes during a booking request  like Length and  Weight (178cm, 67kg) for clothes and Euro size for shoes ( 36,39,43, etc.) 

Duration of the route is 10 hours

Route Price (including transfer from and to Kutaisi):

280 USD per group up to 4 persons

70 USD for each guest in a group over 4 persons

For groups over 9 guests, as well as travel agencies working on an ongoing basis - good discounts are provided.

Price includes

  • All transfers
  • Rafting
  • All equipment and safety gear such as paddle, helmet, life jacket, and wetsuit.
  • Picnic

Price not includes

  • Souvenirs 
  • Coffee Break on the road

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Были на туре в начале августа 2018, с водой повезло и самое главное приятно работать с людьми, действительно знающими свое дело. Сергей, Тома - успехов в работе!

David Coburn

You cannot miss it, very well organized, pick-up and return from/to hotel in Kutaisi and complete dressing included, 3 hours net in the water, very gentle, skilled and available people, amazing emotions and a nice surprise at the end of the trip. It was an unforgettable experience!

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