Duration: 11 days/10 nights
Best season: From June to September
Accommodation: Tourist hotels,
Food: Breakfasts, Lunches
Mode of travel: 4WD vehicles, minibuses/biking
Number of people: Tour is available starting from 1 person
Included: Accommodation for tourist hotels
All activities as per itinerary with all entry fees
Travel permits in protected areas
Guiding service, local guides in museums
Excluded: Optional activities
Arival and Meeting at Zvartnots Airport. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – “Khosrov” national park – Yerevan
Breakfast at hotel. cycling to Garni Pagan Temple and Geghard Monastery.
The pagan temple of Garni was built in 1st. c. AC. After Armenia converted to Christianity in the 4th c., the rulers of the country used the temple as their summer residence. We will see the renovated temple of Sun, ruins of the palace and Roman baths. Proceed to Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site). We continue on bikes to “Khosrov” national park.We reach Khosrov reserve where there are more than 1,800 plant species worthy of protection and there are 30 species of reptiles. Endemic animals like the Armenian mouflon and bezoar goats here are on the verge of extinction. We walk through picturesque places along Azat river to nearly overgrown paths, surrounded by thorny bushes. Here you cannot stay indifferent to the colorful butterflies which will lead us to the next natural watercourse river which is perfect for swimming. We see wild birds and admire the colorful lizards on the rocks. Overnight at hotel in Yerevan.
Bike ride 60km, bus transfer 40km, Altitude 900-1700-900m
Day 3. Yerevan-Sevaberd-Gavar-Sevan (Bike from Sevaberd to Gavar)
After breakfast we trip by bus to Sevaberd village and stop near ancient castle in Sevaberd which is call Black castle (10th century). We start our bike trip at the foot of Geghama Mountains. The road passes through alpine meadows covered with colorful flowers, whose aroma spreads everywhere. Our trip accompanied by songs of different birds, sometimes we will heard nomad’s songs and will look sheep’s and cows unhurried steps. Later we have a beautiful view from the hidden lake Akna where we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue our bike tour throw mountain way to the Lake Sevan. Overnight at hotel Blue Sevan.
Bike ride 40km, bus transfer 80km, Altitude 2200-3050-1925m
Day 4 Sevan-Dilijan -Ijevan mountain range–Dilijan
After breakfast at the hotel we will start our biking trip to the Ijevan mountain range. The road runs along a lake, after the winding throw forest way we descend to the town of Dilijan, which is consider little Switzerland. We take our bikes with big track to the closer of mountain and will continue from there by bike to the top of the Ijevan mountain range. From here you will hear low-flying eagles cry, the sounds of the rivers and waterfalls. Also, from the top it will open picturesque view to the Dlijan National Park, deep and rocky gorges. Overnight at Dilijan (Guesthouse).
Bike ride 50km, bus transfer 50km, Altitude 1925-2300-1300m
Day 5 Dilijan -Geghaqar-Mets Al Lake- Jermuk
After a delicious breakfast we will take the bus to the Geghakar village, where we start our biking trip to the Al lakes. The road runs through a notch in the mountain Porak lava plateau, where you will “feel” the smell of the fight of fire and water. Throw the mountains unexpectedly will open the silvery scene of Al lakes. Admiring the scenery and turn around the lakes we will ride down to Jermuk, which is considered summer and winter resort in Armenia.We have the opportunity to swim in the hot springs of Jermuk. Accommodation in Jermuk.
Bike ride 45km, bus transfer 120km, Altitude 1300-2850-2100m
Day 6 Jermuk –Sisian
Today our trip passes through the main highways, ups and downs and it due to the transition to Vorotan Pass (2344m), then our road passes through the snow covered mountains , whereupon we will reach to Sisian. Overnight in Sisian.
Bike ride 70km, bus transfer 0 km, altitude 2100-2344-1600m
Day 7.Jermuk-Shenatagh -Svarants-Tatev-Goris
After breakfast we have a little transfer by bus, then we continue our trip to the high slopes of Bargushat mountain range where you will see small villages, plantations spread in the mountains. Turning the nice slopes of Mount Aramazd (3379m) we ride down to the Tatev Monastery, founded in the IV century, is considered the spiritual and cultural education center in the Middle Ages. Overnight in Goris.
Bike ride 40km, bus transfer 15 km, altitude 1600-2500-1330m
Day 8 Goris-Noravank-Khor Virap-Yerevan
In the morning, we will continue our trip partly by bike and partly by bus until we reach the Noravank Monastery. Noravank monastery church was founded in XIII-XIV centuries, this complex architecture and sculptures by well-known architect Momik. It is considered the spiritual center of Syunik 14th centuries. We continue our tour to Ararat region and we will find Khor Virap’s monastery, which is notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Grigor Lusavorich, who later became Saint Gregory the Illuminator, was initially imprisoned here for 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia. Overnight in Yerevan.
Bike ride 60km, bus transfer 180km, altitude 1330-900m
Day 9 Yerevan-Kari Lake- Amberd
After arranging of breakfast, we will reach by bus to the Park of Letters(Armenian alphabet ), where we start our biking tour to the Lake Kari (3200) m: you will can see and admire the image of Mount Aragats. Then ride down to Amberd fortress taking the right side of the Amberd river. Amberd medieval fortress was built in the 10th century. The road will continue to the highway, from where by bus we return to Yerevan. Overnight in Yerevan.
Bike ride 40km, bus transfer 100km, altitude 900-3200-900m
Day 10 City tour in Yerevan
After breakfast we will start our wonderful trip around the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. The first day includes visiting Museum of history of Armenia which is the national museum of Armenia founded in 1919.Then we will have a walk in Yerevan and we will just admire the beauty of Yerevan which stretches under the gaze of biblical mountain Ararat. Our tour also includes visiting Erebuni fortress-museum which is a fortified city from the ancient kingdom of Urartu, located in Yerevan. It was one of several fortresses built along the northern Urartian border and was one of the most important political, economical and cultural centers of the vast kingdom. The name Yerevan itself is derived from Erebuni.
Overnight at hotel in Yerevan.
Day 11 Fly Back