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Abano Pass

Abano Pass is a high mountain pass located in the region of Tusheti, Georgia, in the central part of the Great Caucasus Mountains, at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above the sea level. Abano Pass is the highest drivable mountain pass in the Caucasus. The pass is driveable only by 4x4 cars. Conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area.

 

Located in Kakheti, southeast of Tbilisi near the Azerbaijan border, the David Gareja Monastery is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex. It’s perhaps the most remarkable of all Georgia's ancient sites.

 

Located in the region of Svaneti, at the head of the Enguri gorge in Svaneti, Georgia, Ushguli is the highest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe at an elevation of 2,410 metres (7,910 ft) above the sea level.

Zagar Pass (also known as Zagari Pass) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,620m above the sea level, located in the Caucasus (Georgia).

 

Datvisjvari Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.689m above the sea level, located in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia.

Jvari pass (also known as Krestovy Pereval or Cross Pass) is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 2.379 meters (7,815 feet) above the sea level, located between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia) on the Georgian Military Road. The pass is located on the southern slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia, situated in the Stepantsminda District.

 

Goderdzi Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.027m above the sea level located in the Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia.

 

Zekari pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,226m above the sea level, located in Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia. The pass is located in Abastumani, a small town and climatic spa in Adigeni Municipality, Samtskhe-Javakheti.

 

Kazbegi tunnel is an international high mountain tunnel at an elevation of 1.282m above the sea level, located on the northern slopes of the mighty Caucasus range, on the Russia-Georgia border.

 

Pereval Akhuk-Dara is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.104m above the sea level located in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia.

 

Roki Tunnel is an international high mountain tunnel at an elevation of 2,130 m above the sea level, located in the Caucasus Mountains, a mountain system in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Caucasus region. The tunnel is traversed by the Transcaucasian Highway.

 

Sabaduri Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.445 meters above the sea level, located within the  Tbilisi National Park, in Georgia.

The Georgian Military Road, part of the E117 road, is a highlight to any trip to Georgia, and one of South Caucasus' most scenic roads, steeped in trade, wars, and legends. This ancient passage across the Caucasus towards Vladikavkaz in Russia is a spectacular adventure.

 

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