A small village at the foot of Mount Kazbek - Stepantsminda is famous not only for the most beautiful Georgian landscapes, but also for mineral springs, thanks to which the village has become famous outside the country. In this city you will also find lakes and mountains, architectural monuments and museums. To study everything in detail, rent an inexpensive car for your trip.
When do you rent a car in Stepantsminda?
As a rule, tourists rent a car if they cross the border with Georgia from Russia by foot or by bus, and then they want to stay in Stepantsminda and visit the beauty of Kazbegi, then go to Tbilisi or other cities of Georgia.
All car rentals in Kazbegi
There is not any companies in Stepantsminda that would offer a car for rent. However, this does not mean that the car cannot be obtained there. We provide the opportunity to rent a car in Stepantsminda, we will deliver the car from Tbilisi directly to the border.
When ordering a car rental in Kazbegi, keep in mind that the cost of the rental will be more expensive due to the addition of the cost of car delivery to the price list.
Order a car for rent in Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
Order a car on our website, through the order form, or by clicking on any car in the fleet section.
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Cheap car rental in Kazbegi
If you need an inexpensive, budget car for rent, choose an economy class car. The cost is strongly affected by the application, since the distance of delivery of the car to Stepantsminda is 170 km, and the time that will be spent on the road to Stepantsminda and the return of the manager is about 8 hours.
Rent a car and drop off at Kazbegi
Our company offers the option of returning the car to Kazbegi, regardless of the city in which you rented a car. Returning the car in Stepantsminda is a separate service, paid additionally. Check the current cost with our managers, as it depends on the cost of transport and fuel for the current date.
What is included in the car rental price?
When you pay for the car rental, this amount includes not only the operation of the car, but also a number of other services.
Car rental includes:
vehicle insurance (CDW or MTPL);
tires (depending on the season, summer or winter);
parking in the city where you received the car;
taxes and fees;
technical support 24/7;
a replacement car if yours breaks down or some other unforeseen incident happens.
How to get from Stepantsminda to Tbilisi?
There are very few ways, since Stepantsminda is a mountainous region:
By car – own, rented or shared. The best option, fast and relatively cheap.
Bus – international, buy a ticket
Minibus – there are not many of them, but you can use it
5 life hacks for tourists in Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
No matter what time of the year you go on a trip, take warm clothes with you, as it can be cold in the mountains, even in summer.
Do not make sudden movements and understand that even in sunny weather, a mountain road by car can be dangerous.
Rain or snow can create more accidents on the road.
With heavy snowfall, and it can be in these places already in October, it is not excluded that traffic stops from several hours to a day due to avalanches or rocks.
Despite the fact that the distance from Stepantsminda to Tbilisi is 170 km, the travel time should be at least 3-4 hours, as the road is sometimes difficult and often overloaded. Especially take this into account before going to the airport, it is better to lay time with a good margin.
Features of driving a car in the mountains
Do not use the brake pedal for braking all the time – as you will overheat the brake discs and after the trip, a slight beating in the steering wheel will begin. For brake using low gear
Use a low gear when climbing – the air is thin, there is little oxygen, so the engine does not have enough power.
Fuel consumption – it increases greatly due to the loads and passes along which the car travels
Seat belts – they are very important, but on the passes and in critical situations in the mountains, on the contrary, they are not used, since it should always be possible to quickly leave the car.
Mountains do not forgive speed, but here it beckons to press the gas pedal.
Overtaking other cars is almost impossible.
What to see in Stepantsminda?
Nature: lakes of the Kelskoe plateau, namely, Kelistba, Archvebistba (Triangular), Kelitsad, Lagatisar; and also, the Gveleti waterfall – very beautiful places that are popular with tourists.
Gergeti Church is an architectural and historical landmark that attracts travelers not only with ornaments on the monastery, but also with a beautiful view from this location. The church stands high on the mountain from where you can see the whole city.
Glaciers – on the way to the city you can find several beautiful stops to leave the car and take a walk to see the glaciers, even in summer.
Ski resort Gudauri – if you are a fan of outdoor activities, there is a great opportunity to ski on modern tracks.
House-museum of Alexander Kazbegi, a Georgian writer, after whom the village was named.
Arch of Friendship of Peoples on the Georgian Military Highway. This is a monument erected in honor of the friendship between the peoples of Georgia and Russia. The observation deck of the monument offers a beautiful view of the gorge, you can take a lot of bright photos.
TOP-5 activity in Kazbegi
Wing parachute-flight – you can fly from the mountain accompanied by an experienced instructor and soar in the sky for 15-30 minutes, using the full force of the ascending and descending air currents.
Snowmobiling – an unforgettable experience of riding snowmobiles in the mountains on snow-capped peaks. These are powerful motorcycles specially designed for riding in the snow.
Hiking in mountain gorges – hiking for tourists, in mountainous areas, there are day trips and for several days, with an overnight stay in a tent.
Skiing – there are equipped resorts, and if you have a desire, for an additional fee, you can do a free ride, a helicopter will take you to exclusive areas with untouched snow.
Glaciers and waterfalls – touch the cold rivers. Swimming here is very cold, as the temperature in the mountains is cool, which is why this is a test for real "walruses".
Georgia is a country with rich history and culture, picturesque nature and hospitable people. The best way to get acquainted with it is to go on a off-road vehicle tour. This will allow you to see the most interesting places of the country, which are inaccessible by public transportation.