On Wednesday we went up the mountain. We had a swim in the Turtle lake to cool off from the heat, and then followed the usual route up, but continued through peaceful forests beyond to the village Tskhneti, and visited the monastery seeing view over to the mountains and city, and then headed back down to the far end of Vake.
I went for a ride last Wednesday, leaving around 4.30pm. I cycled from Mtatsminda near the church on the side of the hill towards the Turtle lake. The track is destroyed in some parts meaning you have to tip-toe along the side of the small cliff-side. Some parts are difficult to ride because they dip down and then shoot back up very quickly and the hedge is getting overgrown beside the track which scratches your arms and get's in your face.