Stretching from the glorious ancient capital Mtskheta in the south to the soaring peaks of the Greater Caucasus in the north, the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region is Georgia as it should be. The legendary Georgian Military Highway, one of the world’s most beautiful roads, winds it’s way up this region, through steep wooded valleys, up ravines and finally over the 2300 meter Cross Pass and down again. The area not only takes in the amazing Kazbegi region, home to glaciers, gorges and the 5047 meter mount Kazbek, but also the cultural treasure trove of Khevsureti, and Georgia’s most developed skiing resort at Gudauri. Best of all, the whole province is just a short drive away from Tbilisi, meaning visiting the wonders of the area couldn’t be easier.