Gedabey has been a centre of gold/copper mining since early ages. Mining operations were poorly-organized lacking technology and financial resources prior to the Siemens Brothers took control of the mine in 1865. The Siemens Bothers, Werner, Carl, Otto and Walter have involved in complex industrial operations in Gedabey during 1865-1920. Their activities also included turning Gedabey in European-looking small town that you may still heritage of that period in today’s Gedabey, too. The Siemens Brothers’ expertise and know-how has made Gedabey to be coined with the first railway and hydroelectric power plant of its kind in Caucasus at that time. This hiking reflects our own report on the Siemens Brothers in Gedabey.
COURSE OF HIKING TOUR
A hiking tour travels through Qalakent, Miskinli, Chalburun, Sabatkechmaz, Duzyurd and Gedabey city. It is about 20 km. The tour will first start explored Koroghlu Castle at the edge of Miskinli village. Then the tour continues through the exact route of the narrow-gauge line (railway route) that The Siemens Brothers built during 1879-1883. On the route you will eyewitness more than twenty (20) arch-bridges of different scale, the largest bridges having 7 or 8 arches. The tour also includes a short trip to the Gedabey Gold Mine and a visit to the Siemens Exhibition at Gedabey Culture House and then walking through streets where Siemens’ copper smeltery and various administrative and cultural buildings located.
Our tour guide walks you through entire tour route. The tour takes place all day. It travels through mountain ridges and slight escalation of elevation towards the Gedabey city.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Bus tickets
- One night stay in Gedabey Hotel
- Breakfast in morning and lunch in evening
Date of tour is agreed upon when you reserve it.
Start Point: Galakent Village
End Point: Gedabey City
Duration: All day
- Confirmation will be received 12 hours after booking
- Tours are offered in English only
- Operates in spring, summer and early autumn
- 1 person: $75
- 2 people: $40/per person
- 3-5 people: $35/per person
- 6-8 people: $30/per person