New mountain biking tracks built in Bakuriani alpine village

Georgia's iconic ski resort village Bakuriani is getting ready to offer new, exciting cross-country trails for mountain bikers., 22 Aug 2015 - 13:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

Mountain biking enthusiasts will soon be able to spin their wheels on a new cross-country biking track on Bakuriani Mountain in central Georgia.

Several tracks have been constructed in the alpine village but are yet to be officially opened. A special ceremony marking the opening of the trails will be held in the coming days, said Georgian authorities.

The country’s Economy Minister together with the Mountain Resorts Development Company and Georgia’s National Tourism Administration teamed up to implement the Cycling-Park in Bakuriani project.

When operational it will be the first cycling park in Georgia that meets international standards. It was built by the Slovenian specialists and basically follows the established ski tracks.

The information board about Bakuriani mountain biking track.

The tracks are labelled by level of difficulty and are suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Those willing to challenge themselves can try their luck on the jumps as they wind down the mountainside.

Bakuriani will be Georgia’s second mountain resort area to offer mountain biking tracks.

On August 9 a 4.8km cross-country track opened in Gudauri for the first time.

Additionally a 50km circular track, divided into easy, medium and difficult roads, opened in Tbilisi National Park on June 30. The track was marked according to international standards and was created within a United National World Tourism Organisation project.

The Government of Georgia believed the new biking tracks would help increase the touristic season in Gudauri and Bakuriani as well as promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.