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International Hiking Festival

Svaneti hosts the International Hiking Festival and strengthens its position on the sustainable tourism world map! 


With the support of the European Union, Sweden, and Austria within the GRETA project, in collaboration with HIGHLANDER SVANETI x GEORGIA and the USAID Economic Security Program, the Svaneti Destination Management Organization (Svaneti DMO) will host an international hiking festival in Svaneti from July 20-22, 2023. 

Within the Festival, a series of HIGHLANDER SVANETI x GEORGIA hiking events will take place in Mestia this year, recognised as one of the world’s iconic routes. The festival serves as a platform to advocate for nature conservation efforts and eco-tourism. These events aim to promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage active recreation, and preserve the pristine beauty of nature in its unspoiled state. 

Enthusiasts are invited to register and actively participate in the Svaneti Hiking Festival: https://highlanderadventure.com/en-us/svaneti

The festival offers two distinct formats of trekking tours. For detailed information and registration, please visit the following links: HIGHLANDER Pegasus and HIGHLANDER Orion.

Moreover, festival participants and guests will have the exciting opportunity to engage in a range of additional events: cooking master classes, food tastings, local handicraft workshops, educational sessions, diverse thematic discussions, and enchanting evenings filled with local folklore performances.

The Svaneti Hiking Festival is organised with the generous support of the European Union, Sweden, and Austria within the GRETA project, together with a collaborative effort between HIGHLANDER SVANETI x GEORGIA and the USAID Economic Security Program. Additionally, esteemed supporters of the festival include the Svaneti Destination Management Organization, Mestia Municipality, International Foundation for Sports, Tourism, and Youth, as well as MTA.


The GRETA project, titled “Green Economy: Sustainable Mountain Tourism and Organic Agriculture,” is being implemented by the Austrian Development Agency in Georgia. With the support of the European Union, Austria, and Sweden, the project strives to enhance the business environment and foster additional income opportunities in two vital sectors of the Georgian economy: mountain tourism and organic agriculture. For further information about the GRETA project, please refer to the following details: www.gretaproject.ge