Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]


Read our Gudauri travel guide to help you have an idea with your next journey to this ski paradise in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia.

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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The perfect place for skiing. People who love skiing or who want to try skiing would enjoy their days in Gudauri. Just remember that the season for this activity is from December to April. But don’t worry as skiing is not the only thing you can do here, you can also explore other places and try other extreme and exciting activities. Read more below.

Gudauri Travel Guide: Places to Visit in Gudauri, Georgia

1. Russian Georgian Friendship Monument

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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Here, it’s simply impossible not to fall in love with the mountains. Such open spaces that it seems like you can catch an eagle by its wings. Picturesque landscapes are open from all sides. The monument impresses with its beauty and serves as a reminder of the importance of friendships.

Suggested Tour: Gudauri and Kazbegi: Private Day Trip from Tbilisi

2. Aragvi River

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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In beautiful Georgia, there is one very interesting river Aragvi, which, having a short length of 66 km, has several shades of the color of its water, which do not even mix with each other such as white and black. But that’s not all, on the Aragvi river, the Zhinvali reservoir and hydroelectric power stations have been created, which provide Tbilisi with water and electricity.

Suggested Tour: Mtskheta: Day Tour to Oldest City in Georgia

3. Mineral Springs

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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This unique place is located on the Georgian Military Highway between the village of Uhati and the Cross Pass. Having an orange landscape, a bizarre rock formation due to layers of mineral salts, it serves as an interesting place for a photo shoot. It is also possible to drink the water dripping over the rocks. Totally worth a stop.

4. Gudauri Paragliding – SkyAtlantida

If you’re in for an extreme adventure, then you must try paragliding in Gudauri. The experience is absolutely exhilarating! The pilots that will accommodate you are professionals so you can have the best paragliding experience.

Suggested Tour: Gudauri Paragliding Experience

5. Gudauri Ski Resort

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]
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Your trip to Gudauri won’t be complete if you won’t try skiing. The Gudauri Ski Resort is wide offering plenty of snow activities. Tourists can try paragliding, snowmobile driving, cable car rides, snowboarding, and a few kiddie rides which makes the resort both adult and kid-friendly.

Suggested Tour: From Tbilisi: Full Day Private Ski Tour to Gudauri

Gudauri Travel Guide: Sample Weekend Itinerary to Gudauri, Georgia

*All prices are subject to change.

Day 1 – Weekend Guide to Gudauri, Georgia

Russian Georgian Friendship Monument – On your first day in Gudauri, be fascinated by the Russian Georgian Friendship Monument. Not only you will see amazing views here, but you’ll also get to appreciate their friendship with Russia.

Aragvi River – Prepare to be stunned by the beauty of the Aragvi River. The surroundings and the river itself is picturesque.

Day 2 – Weekend Guide to Gudauri, Georgia

Gudauri Ski Resort – Never miss the chance to try skiing in Gudauri! Since you can do a lot of activities here, you can literally spend your day having fun on this Ski Resort.

Day 3 – Weekend Guide to Gudauri, Georgia

Mineral Springs – Spare some moments to stop by here. The wonderful landscape and unique rock formation are worth every minute. Don’t forget to bring an empty water bottle as you can fill that up with the water dripping over the rocks.

Gudauri Travel Guide: Where to Stay in Gudauri, Georgia

*All prices are subject to change.

Where to Stay in Gudauri, Georgia if you’re a Backpacker

Spice Garden Hotel&Restaurant Gudauri

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

This 3-star hotel offers a concierge service and a tour desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hotel also have a garden view. The area is popular for hiking.

Price: Starts at $40 per night for Large Double Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Gradus

Located in Gudauri in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, GRADUS provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

Price: Starts at $41 per night for Triple Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Gudauri Tata’s Residence

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Gudauri Tata’s Residence provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The apartment provides guests with a cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

Price: Starts at $50 per night for Studio Apartment, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Where to Stay in Gudauri, Georgia if you’re on a Budget

Gudauri Loft Apartments #417

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Gudauri Loft Apartments #417 has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge, and ski-to-door access in Gudauri. All rooms boast a kitchen, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a private bathroom and will provide guests with a fridge.

Price: Starts at $82 per night for Triple Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

New Gudauri Atrium 515 

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

New Gudauri Atrium 515 features accommodation in Gudauri with free WiFi and mountain views. This apartment with city views has parquet floors, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a shower, bath and a hairdryer. There are a dining area and a kitchen complete with a fridge and a stovetop.

Price: Starts at $89 per night for Apartment with Mountain View, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Vista Gudauri

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

VISTA GUDAURI offers accommodation with a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette.

Price: Starts at $89 per night for Apartment with Mountain View, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Where to Stay in Gudauri, Georgia if you want Luxury

Hotel GoodAura

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Good Aura hotel features a terrace, garden, and BBQ. Overlooking the mountains, the classic-style rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and wardrobe. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy Georgian and European cuisine at the restaurant on-site or have a drink at the bar.

Price: Starts at $115 per night for Standard Twin Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and free cancellation.

Gudauri Hotel Loft

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Rooms at this hotel come with a flat-screen TV. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Guests can find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Gudauri Hotel Loft features free WiFi in public areas.

Price: Starts at $145 per night for Double Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.

Gudauri Lodge

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Gudauri Lodge features a ski-in ski-out accommodation and ski pass sales point. At the hotel, soundproofed and heated rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, desk and a flat-screen TV. All rooms at Gudauri Lodge have air conditioning and a minibar. Certain rooms come with a seating area with a sofa. Private bathrooms include free toiletries as well as bathrobe, hairdryer, slippers, and toothbrush. The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Price: Starts at $188 per night for Double Room, add $34 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.

Gudauri Travel Guide: List of restaurants that you can try while in Gudauri, Georgia

Powder Bar Gudauri

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

Great music, friendly staff, and a sensible menu are what you will experience when you dine here.

Operating hours: 3:00 PM – 02:00 AM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Penta Invest Burdzhanadze’s House near Hotel Club 2100, Gudauri 4702 Georgia

Magi Style Restaurant

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

The menu in Magi Style Restaurant has a variety of Georgian dishes that tourists would totally enjoy.

Operating hours: 09:00 AM – 02:00 AM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Magi Style Building, Gudauri Georgia

Posticino Italian Restaurant

Travel Guide to Gudauri, Georgia [with Sample Itinerary]

To have the best Italian dishes in Gudauri, this is the place to be. Their pizza is definitely not to be missed!

Address: In front of Gondolas, Gudauri Georgia

Restaurant Truso

Have a great meal here while being served by friendly staff. The atmosphere and delicious food at a reasonable price are amazing!

Operating hours: 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Sun)
Address: City Centre, Gudauri 0179 Georgia

AfterSkis

Serving traditional Georgian cuisine, AfterSkis also serves grilled meats, vegetable dishes, soups, desserts, and more.

Operating hours: 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Gudauri St., 2, Gudauri 4702 Georgia

And that’s our Gudauri travel guide for you! We hope we’re able to give you enough insights about this city. Have you been here? Or are you planning to go here? Share with us your experience!

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About the Writer

Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​



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