Days of tour:3
Participants:15 — 45
Tour "Walking eco-tour to Mezmay". We invite you to our unforgettable tour to Mezmay! We will go to a place of special energy, generously sharing the force of nature. You will feel it with all your heart, with all your body, with all your soul, inhaling the smell of freshness, admiring the forests on the slopes of the mountains and flowers on the meadows, listening to the rustle of foliage, the murmur of water, birdsong and the hum of bees. During our tour you will find:
The program can be changed according to the individual request of the group.
We arrive at the village Mezmay. Let's set up a tent camp and sleep until the morning.
In the morning we have breakfast, put on comfortable clothes, shoes and set off on the route.
Kurdzhip gorge and waterfalls. We will start our family vacation from the walk to the picturesque Kurdzhip Gorge. By the way, "Kurdzhips" is translated as a Georgian river. At the depth of the gorge, up to 80 m, the Kurdzhips river flows.
But the most amazing thing about this gorge is the centuries-old relict thickets of boxwoods, some plants are about 2000 years old. A unique place, you find yourself as if in a fairy tale. There are many caves and grottoes in the gorge. There is even a site of an ancient man about 230 thousand years old. On the way, we will meet the Isichenko waterfall and the partially drying Palmovy waterfall. Near the waterfall, there is an observation deck with a beautiful view of the Kurdzhip gorge. The total length of the route is about 5 km.
Return road through a picturesque forest. We return to Mezmay through a picturesque beautiful forest with evergreen fir, yew, hornbeam beech. If there are strength and desire still, we will walk along a picturesque stone arroyo. Be sure to take some water and a snack with you.
Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Breakfast, getting ready for the trip.
University Falls. We will begin the second day of our tour with a visit to the picturesque University Falls at the Gorelaya Balka in the Mezmay River canyon. Its streams fall in cascades from a height of over twenty meters - a fascinating sight. There is a good chance that it will appear before us in its best form: full-flowing, stormy, and beautiful because of the spring melting. At the foot of the waterfall, there is a small lake, and in fact, you can dive there. But this is for extreme lovers: the water is very cold!
We will get to the University Falls through a magical lush green forest and a stone arroyo overgrown with moss. The forests around Mezmay are greeted with an unimaginable bouquet of wild peonies, orchids, hyacinths, dandelions, and a thousand more flowers. This flowering of the forest does not last long, and you need to catch the moment to see a fabulous, pleasing to the eye and cleansing the soul, sight. I guess we will succeed.
We keep on the well-trodden path. The round trip road will be about 16 km. This is not a very difficult route, even for children. But in one direction we will go for at least 4 hours. We make our hike easier with trekking poles. These are very convenient devices that serve as an additional point of support for the traveler, reduce the load on the legs and back, help maintain balance and overcome obstacles along the way. In general, sticks are needed to save energy on mountain hikes. We will provide them to all participants of the tour for free and, of course, we will teach you how to use them for our benefit.
We return to the camp. We will arrange ourselves a sumptuous eco-dinner with local products and herbal tea. On the way, you can pick delicious wild garlic.
Breakfast, getting ready for the trip.
Eagle Rock. On the third day - we will go to the famous Shelf - a "cap" on a rock at a height of several hundred meters. This natural observation deck offers an extraordinary view. You find yourself on the same level with eagles soaring in the sky, the whole world seems very tiny, all problems recede somewhere, and you feel calm and powerful strength... At this moment you have to make a wish: your will comes true. Checked!
An equally magical road leads to the magic shelf - the path of health. It takes about 3 hours. At first, the path takes you up steeply: the ascent of 400 meters at once will require effort and dedication. (Be sure to take water and a light snack with you on the road to regain your strength). But the second part of the journey will pass calmly, almost without ascents and difficulties, through a bright forest between meadows of blooming flowers.
The way back. Picnic by the river. By the way, when we return from the Shelf, let's stop for a picnic by the river? We will refresh ourselves with hiking "delicacies" and herbal tea. In nature, these simple gastronomic pleasures seem more delicious than restaurant dishes. This will be our "farewell dinner" in honor of the hospitable Mezmai, to which we will say "see you later" this evening.