Sopo’s Canyon is located in the village of Kapnistavi in Khelvachauri Municipality, Ajara Region, on the right bank of the Acharistskali River.
The route takes four to five hours to complete and starts in Kapnistavi Village, 650 meters above sea level with a total elevation gain of 430 meters.
The canyon is 600 meters long and consists of 8 waterfalls, the tallest of which is 35 meters and is technically difficult.
You'll need to hire a certified guide to accompany you for the route duration.
The average temperature is 20 to 25 degrees in the summer.
The starting point is 30 kilometers away from Batumi, and you can get there by bus or by car. At the end of the paved road, there is a 2 - 2.5-kilometer walking path with a steep slope and difficult crossings with iron ladders, making the adventure even more riveting.
Your guide will teach you a descending technique and a speed control technique before you start canyoning.
On the difficult sections of Sopo’s Canyon, the instructors use zipline techniques, so you do not descend directly down a waterfall.
It is recommended to wear closed, sporty, or waterproof shoes. You will be provided with a thermal suit, helmet, and a rock climber’s belt.
Contact the tour organizer before you make a plan. Make sure to bring cash to pay on location.
You’re sure to get wet while canyoning, so do not take any items with you that are not waterproof - better leave them in the car till the end of the tour.