One of the highest mountains in Europe, Kazbek, is in this region. It takes 4 days to climb, which I did not do. However I did make a hike up to Trinity Church, which was built on top of a smaller mountain in the 1400's. In western Europe you can see lots of huge ornate cathedrals; Georgians seem to prefer simpler structures built in majestic locations.
As it turns out there is a more obvious path around the north side of the mountain, but I "chose" a longer, more strenuous, but beautiful hike along the southern side. What I thought was a trail along a stream turned out to be a cow path that soon petered out. Fortunately I had a good landmark to keep my bearings.
But enough words, see for yourself.