Armenian Switzerland to the wild Caucasus

On the enduro tour through the Armenian Switzerland to the wild Caucasus you will experience, partly on gravel roads, the touristically still quite unknown Armenia with its ancient culture, sights and world heritage sites.

Pricing

Price
per rider in a double room: Yamaha XT660 R €2,275.00 $2,530.84 ?
per rider in double room: Kawasaki KLR650 €2,275.00 $2,530.84 ?
per rider in a double room: Suzuki V-Strom 650 €2,425.00 $2,697.71 ?
per rider in double room: Honda Africa Twin 2016 €2,575.00 $2,864.58 ?
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per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €2,275.00 $2,530.84 ?
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per person single room (surcharge) €515.00 $572.92 ?

Features

Features
Airport Transfers
Support vehicle for accompanying persons and luggage
Tour guide german/english with motorcycle
Rental bike
Complete motorcycle insurance (excluding 250€ excess)
Unlimited mileage
Accommodation in a 4-star hotel - breakfast and dinner included
Lunch on the road
1 bottle of water pP and day
Travel security note
Not included features
Flight to Armenia and back
Gasoline for the tour
Helmets and rider equipment
Travel insurance
Alcoholic beverages for dinner. Portage and tips
Everything that is not listed under services

More details

More details
Tour start: Yerevan ARM
End of tour: Yerevan ARM
Participants: Minimum number of participants 6 riders, maximum number of participants 10 drivers. If the minimum number of participants is not reached at the registration deadline, the tour can be cancelled.
Accommodation: Four-star hotel
Region: Armenia
Distance: approx. 1700km
Duration: 11 days
Streets: The roads are mostly in a passable condition.
Motorcycles: 4 different types are available, but only in limited numbers. If you book early you have free choice of motorbike.
Socio and enduro? Yeah, there's two ways:
1. there are limited places available in the support vehicle for your travel companion. Early booking recommended!
2. on the motorcycle it is conditionally also possible. Here, however, it depends very much on your height and weight and whether you have experience in this. In this case the Suzuki V-Strom 650 or the Honda Africa Twin are certainly recommended.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

The tour takes us from the Trchkan Waterfall in the north, the most water-rich in Armenia, through Armenian Switzerland, along Lake Sevan, to the wild southern Caucasus. Along the route, old monasteries and churches testify again and again to the first Christian country, prehistoric menhirs and tombs to the ancient history. In the far south, with its high mountain ranges and deep gorges, through whose lonely forests bears and leopards still roam, where gold and copper are mined, the route takes you over winding mountain passes to the border with Iran.

Discover Armenia on the tour through Armenian Switzerland to the wild Caucasus Armenia, which has only reappeared on the tourist maps since its independence 30 years ago, has just recently achieved a velvet revolution and is new territory for Western European travellers.

Tour description:

Day 1: Individual arrival from home country

If required, pick up of the rental motorcycle, getting to know each other and briefing

Day 2: Yerevan / Ghegard / Garni / Aragats / Byurakan

150km asphalt

Day 3: Byurakan / Trchkan waterfall / Stepanavan / Lori berd / Stepanavan

180 km asphalt, 70 km gravel road | After Shirakamut begins the gravel road route to one of the most popular sights in Armenia, the highest and most water-rich waterfall in the country, the Trchkan Waterfall UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Day 4: Stepanavan / Odzun / Sanahin / Haghpat / Ijevan

160km asphalt | Sanahin and Haghpat, both impressive monasteries, high above the Debed Gorge and UNESCO World Heritage Site Ijevan, city of caravanserais.

Day 5: Ijevan / Navur / Parz Lake / Dilijan

150km asphalt, 75km gravel road | Over gravel road to Navur and into the mountains to Lake Parz. Lake Parz is a clear mountain lake in the nature park of Dilijan, climatic health resort Dilijan in the nature park of the same name with summer houses of Dimitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten

Day 6: Dilijan / Semyonovka / Lake Sevan / Noraduz / Vardenyants Pass / Yeghegnadzor

175km asphalt

Day 7: Yeghegnadzor - Shaki waterfall - Sisian - Karahunj - Khndzoresk - Goris

150km asphalt

Day 8: Goris / Bgheno Noravank / Shinuhayr / Tatev / Kapan

130km asphalt 80km gravel road | Not far from Sisian, in Karahunge is one of the largest and oldest prehistoric cult sites in Armenia, a Bronze Age cemetery with ancient settlement and prehistoric star observatory.

Day 9: Kapan / Shikahog / Goris

240km asphalt

Day 10: Goris - Noravank - Khor Virap - Yerevan

250km asphalt

Day 11: Journey home

2915km Offroad / Air | After all the experiences and the heart warmth of the Armenian hospitality it will not be easy for some to start the journey home.