Machakhela Gun Road

Machakhela Gun Road

The road

Machakhela Gorge is located to the south from Batumi close to the confluence of Machakhela and Chorokhi rivers. The gorge is primarily known for its gunmaking traditions - manufacturing of Machakhela guns and heirloom daggers. There are also lots of cultural and historical monuments, as well as national parks in Machakhela Gorge.


  • Location: Municipality of Khelvachauri
  • Start/end of the route: Batumi / Zeda Chkhutuneti village
  • Distance from Batumi: 47 km
  • Duration: one day/several days
  • Route type: car
  • Route difficulty: easy
  • Road type: asphalt and country road (17 km)

Things to see

  • Machakhela gun monument
  • Gvara fortress
  • World War II gun in Skurdidi village
  • Tskhemlara arch stone bridge
  • Chkhutuneti waterfall
  • Historical and ethnographic museum in Zeda Chkhutuneti

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