Situation in Georgia
Due to the unexpected break out of hostilities and violence in Georgia, The Silk Route Bicycle Tour has been forced to stop short of the Georgia border and temporarily suspend the tour. Today was to be the day we were to cross into Georgia, but instead the riders are having a rest day in the Turkish town of Kars. The Riders are all safe and well and in good spirits. Tomorrow they will take a bus to Ankara, and then take a flight to Baku where the tour will re-commence on August 17. The group will then have a few days of cycling in Azerbaijan before getting on the ferry to Turkmenistan and back on schedule.
We hope for a quick return to calm in Georgia â€“ one of the most beautiful countries on our route.