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From the very beginning let’s get one thing straight: Georgia is amazing! And if you also have a motorcycle to ride through it far and wide, you can consider yourself a winner! It’s got all sorts of roads to offer, a lot of off-road (who has ever heard of Ushguli or Omalo knows what I’m talking about), breathtaking landscapes and good heartwarming people.

And, to make myself even clearer, I do not mean Georgia, the American state, but Georgia, the country situated in Oriental Europe, bordered by Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaidjan:

We set ourselves for an unforgettable motorcycle trip… and it was so much more than that! It was a journey born out of the passion of riding motorcycles, discovering new places, knowing new people, testing our limits (even overpassing them), increasing our physical and mental endurance, sharing sensations, getting to know one another and also knowing ourselves… far away from our comfortable daily lives and routines.

Our trip lasted for 3 weeks: Romania – Bulgaria – Turkey – Georgia and back. We were 3 motorcycles (1 VStrom 1000, 1 VStrom 650 and 1 BMW), 6 people – 3 couples and some luggage… about 350 kg all in all on each motorbike. We included tents and sleeping bags, which we ended up taking about for 6000 km to only use on the very last day, upon our return, in Vama Veche.

Motorcycling to the other side of the Black Sea

2183 kilometers

The road to Georgia was loooong but we left home with a lot of enthusiasm and charged batteries. We left Bucharest pretty late, at 4:00 P.M. and we arrived in Turkey at 1:00 A.M. almost frozen.

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Offroad adventure in the Caucasus mountains - Mestia and Ushguli

181 kilometers

The toughest offroad ride we have ever experienced. 100-ish kilometers between Ushguli and Lentehki, river crossings, rocky paths, snowy slopes. Two-up on road tires. Fun guaranteed!

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The kindness of strangers - Georgians are awesome!

760 kilometers

Following an unexpected problem with one of the motorcycles, we had the fortune to encounter some of the most amazing people we have ever met.

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Offroad trip to the David Gareja monestery complex

247 kilometers

Mongolian - like plains and hills. One could ride in any direction, explore and reach any hill in the distance. No roads obviously, a magnificent experience. This experience sparked the 2017 Mongolia trip ride :)

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Warp speed engaged - was clocked at a whopping 111 km/s in Turkey

2550 kilometers

Follow us on the road back to Romania. Riding across proper tarmac once again 111 km/s two-up on a 650 cmc motorbike is easy-breezy in Turkey.

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Trip plan

This is the trip's breakdown per days. See the track and telemetry we have recorded for each day.

Date From - To Length View
Thursday, June 9, 2016  Bucharest - Silvri  563 
Friday, June 10, 2016 Silvri - Samsun  848 
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Samsun - Batumi 401 
Monday, June 13, 2016 Batumi - Mestia  237
Monday, June 13, 2016 Mestia - Usghuli 105
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Usghuli - Lentekhi 77
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Lentekhi - Kutaisi  91
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Kutaisi - Tbilisi 259
Friday, June 17, 2016  Tbilisi - Gudauri 124
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Gudauri - Stepantsminda  35
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Stepantsminda - Telavi 234
Monday, June 20, 2016 Telavi - David Gareja - Telavi 248
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Telavi - Batumi  503
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Batumi - E80  664
Thursday, June 23, 2016 E80 - Istanbul  516
Friday, June 24, 2016 Istanbul - Vama Veche 585
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Vama Veche - Tulcea  201