The 36-kilometer journey from Tbilisi to Manglisi takes about an hour by SUV and the descent starts around a church. The 4-kilometer, intermediate route is ideal for both beginners and professional cyclists.
Aunt Rock, the start of the descent, is on Gokhnari hill, a stone cross carved from a large boulder dating back to the 4th-6th centuries. In the center, there are concentric circles depicted in bas-relief and the locals ascribe supernatural powers to the stone cross. Even during the Soviet period, special priests were invited to perform weather-changing rituals here.
Before starting the route, make sure you have the necessary equipment such as knee pads, a helmet, gloves, elbow pads, a camera, a first-aid kit, water, and spare parts.
The bike tour is accessible any season of the year including winter if there is no snow.