General information about the resort
- the ultimate gauge railway station Borjomi - Bakuriani. Narrow Gauge Railroad Borjomi - Bakuriani
Narrow Gauge Railroad Borjomi - Bakuriani - an
outstanding monument of railway equipment late XIX - early XX centuries. Railway with a track width of 900 mm and a
length of 38 kilometers and connects two Georgian settlements: Borjomi and
Bakuriani, located in the Borjomi district.
The railroad built to ferry tourists
to the mineral springs in Bakuriani 1898 - 1901 years. The track is narrow gauge railway runs
through mountainous terrain with difficult terrain, which is why in 1966 it was
electrified with a voltage of 1500 V (DC).
Prior to that used on the road locomotives, one of which, 1914 release,
mounted on a pedestal in the Borjomi).
On the road, has regular passenger traffic.
Basically, the road used by tourists wishing to enjoy the views of the
mountain views from the windows of cars, but after the holiday season this
railway line is often used by local residents.
The trip from Borjomi to Bakuriani or back takes 2-2.5 hours. Such a large travel time associated with
frequent ascents and descents, as well as on very steep sections of the route.
The town of Bakuriani is one of the best
First, Bakuriani - this sunny resort, because the number of sunny days
is more than 210 days a year. Second, in
a place where the resorts, annual precipitation is less than 800 millimeters of
rain. Therefore, the local summer - cool
slightly (to an average of 15 ° Celsius) and the winter, relatively warm (up to
- 7 ° C). Thirdly, the resort Bakuriani
is situated at an altitude of over 1,700 meters above sea level on the northern
slopes of the picturesque Trialet Ridge, located near Borjomi.
In addition to all the other advantages of
this wonderful resort of Bakuriani is also the best ski resorts in
Georgia. Bakuriani resort is well
equipped for those who like to ski in the winter - many lifts, rental shops, a
few good hotels and much more. And what
a beautiful nature here! In our opinion,
be sure to come here to look at this beauty.
Majestic mountains, covered with crisp white snow, numerous green spruce
and pine, united in a huge forest clearing.
The beauty of the resort Bakuriani not be described in words!
In addition, the resort can be said to have
"a favorable geographical position" in relation to a number of large
population centers and airports in Georgia.
So, for example, from the largest airport of the Georgian capital
Tbilisi to the resort of Bakuriani, a distance of 190 kilometers, which can be
overcome in a few hours by car.
The history of the resort of Bakuriani
The history of settlement Bakuriani, as the
resort has its roots in the 30s of the last century. The founder of the resort of Bakuriani is a
Soviet statesman A. Zhemchuzhnikov.
Originally, this was purely a ski resort. Here went skiing, many political leaders of
that time. In addition, here in
Bakuriani competitions in winter sports.
It took several decades, and the Georgian ski
resort of Bakuriani was the main training base for the ski team of the Soviet
Union, which is preparing to many competitions, including the Olympic Games.
When the Soviet Union collapsed and Georgia,
as well as all the former countries of the Union, gained independence in the
early 90s, the resort fell into disrepair.
But more recently, the country's current government spent a lot of
financial resources that would restore this wonderful resort.
After all, it is in the town of Bakuriani,
Georgia wanted to spend the Winter Olympics in 2014, investment in the
development of this resort exceeded $ 2 billion. Today the resort Bakuriani deservedly
considered one of the most developed ski resorts not only in Georgia, but in
the whole Caucasus region.
Bakuriani: useful information for tourists
As you know, the resort is a ski resort of
Bakuriani. Downhill skiing is carried
out on the tracks "Kokhta-1" and "2-Kokhta" bred on the
mountain of the same name. Actually, the
two big tracks and form the resort of Bakuriani. The two-stage track "Kokhta-1" is
equipped with a large chair lift (extended to 3 km) and the support bracket. The length of the route is about a mile. There is also a steep decline, which is in
the very beginning of the descent "Kokhta-1." The height of this recession more than 600
meters. The track "Kokhta-2",
is designed for more experienced skiers. "Kokhta-2" - a difficult ski run
length of more than 3 kilometers. Start
the route - Mount Kokhta, finish - the village of Didi Mitarbi. In addition to the big chair lift, there is
also a long ski lift (lyzhebuksir), a few small lyzhebuksirov and one chairlift
leading to the springboard. For those
who still do not know how to ski, the resort offers several educational, simple
lines, for example, the "Plateau".
However, the resort
Bakuriani is interesting for tourists, not only the fact that there can be good
for skiing or snowboarding. Themselves
the places where the resort is conveniently located, very beautiful and
interesting for any tourist. Bakuriani
is situated at the intersection of the Lesser Caucasus mountain range and
variety of natural areas with beautiful flora and fauna. Tourists who come to the resort, in addition
to skiing can also do some light day hiking through the local natural beauty -
mountains, gorges, caves, mountain lakes and springs, etc. For example, the resort offers mountain
climbing Kohtu, which reaches 2,155 meters, and Sekvelomtu, Tskhratskaro Pass
(elevation over 2700 meters), a visit to the stunning mountain lake Tabatskuri,
ancient monastery complex Timotesubani (XI century), which is mainly , in the
caves, springs Mitarbi, Tsikhisdzhvari and more.
One of the most beautiful and interesting
places in the resort - it's Borjomi Gorge.
Not far from this gorge is the picturesque village Daba, in which there
is a small ancient chapel built right into the cave (by the way, the Christian
buildings in the caves here - not an uncommon phenomenon). Here you can also see one of the oldest trees
in the world - Georgian yew, whose age is greater than 2000 years. Not far from the Borjomi Gorge be both -
Tsagveri, as well as Borjomi, rich healing waters.
Those tourists who prefer extreme sports, can
go to the resort of Bakuriani in one of the most beautiful places - the gorge
Bakurianis-Tskali with its beautiful crystalline rocks, which sometimes reaches
a height of several tens of meters.
In Borjomi gorge you can do as a paraglider,
jeeping, rafting and many other extreme forms of recreation. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy fishing in the
many mountain lakes where trout hobnob, and in large quantities!