I'm planning to visit Georgia next year. Is it possible to travel by train from Batumi to Zugdidi, then by marshrutky on to Mestia? I can see this route on the general schedule on the Georgian Railways website but it doesn't come up when I search for tickets. Can this trip reliably be done in one day?
I'm assuming it's faster and easier to reach Mestia from Batumi, rather than from Tbilisi right? Any help is much appreciated!