Distance from Batumi: 78 km
Height above sea level: 800 meters
Best time to visit: Spring, Summer, Autumn.
From Batumi we head towards Sarpi, at Kakhaberi Village turn to south-east and continue by Batumi-Akhaltsikhe automobile road, which follows bank of Acharistskali River. The gorge accommodates many interesting and attractive sites. En route, we would advise you to stop at Dandalo Bridge. From here you can ascend to Otolta and Kaviani Fortresses, visit Chvana Bridge. Dandalo Bridge is right on the road, while Otolta Fortress is some 2.3 kilometers away.
Sites to visit in Nigazeuli: Nigazeuli fortress and wall (VIII AD), mosque and museum (on the village territory).
Nigazeuli Waterfall: height - approximately 20 m; the waterfall is seasonal and flows only in spring. In other seasons it’s mainly dry. Visiting waterfall, due to a complexity of the road is not recommended. It can be perfectly observed from the village. Below Nigazeuli, at the turn, there is Purtio Bridge and extremely nice restaurant with picnic and recreational area. It is possible to arrange the hiking and horse-riding tours to Chanchkhalo Fortress.
Activities: Studying animal breeding, poultry and vegetable farming traditional practices; hiking; camping; rock climbing; skiing and sledging; hunting; fishing; observing-studying traditional knitting and tobacco processing means, wine making and vodka distillation processes; preparing traditional local dishes; visiting healing-mineral springs and historic-cultural monuments.
Transportation: Mini Bus "Batumi-Nigazeuli" leaves from Batumi bus station, every day at 15:00, 18:00. Price - 5 GEL.
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