Monthly Archives: September 2016

Caucasian Challenge Day 11: the road to Yerevan

The final day of the Caucasian Challenge started with worrying news for Team Care Bears. Their vehicle had developed a fuel leak, and had been dripping diesel all through the night. Despite the leak, the managed to press on, with constant stops at stations to refill! In terms of driving, the final day was simple.

Caucasian Challenge Day 10: Vank to Kapan

Day 10 of the Caucasian Challenge brought the teams from Vank to Kapan. The teams, with the exception of Team Llanfair Railway who had got theirs the day before, left Vank in the morning and made their way to Stepanakert to obtain Nagorno-Karabakh visas. The teams made their way into the Karabakh capital and admired

trip to Armenia

Caucasian Challenge Day 9: border into Nagoro-Karabakh

Day 9 of the Caucasian Challenge meant the teams would travel through the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, an area claimed by both Azerbaijan and Armenia. The road has significantly improved in recent years, a bit of a disappointment for team members looking for another adventure. Team Care Bears used the extra time they had thanks

Caucasian Challenge Day 8: Journey towards Armenia

Day 8 of the Caucasian began the journey towards Armenia. The teams were pleased to find that leaving Georgia was much quicker than entering it! The first stop along the way was at a small roadside restaurant filled with 70’s televisions and radios. A traditional Armenian meal of khorovats (a barbecue meat) was enjoyed, and

Caucasian Challenge Day 6-7: driving to Tbilisi

Day 6 of the Caucasian Challenge marked the halfway point of the journey, and bought the teams to Georgia’s beautiful capital city, Tbilisi. Unlike the previous day, the drive to Tbilisi is smooth and easy. Team Care Bears started the morning off right with a few glasses of Chacha, courtesy of a house guest at

Caucasian Challenge Day 5: off-road driving towards Ambrolauri

Day five of the Caucasian Challenge began in the early hours of the morning, which is impressive considering the night’s festivities had barely wrapped up. The teams set out on a full-day adventure of off-road driving towards Ambrolauri, and quickly realized that the terrain was much more unforgiving than in previous days. Despite it being