Motorcycle Tour
Through the Armenian Switzerland to the wild Caucasus

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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

per rider in a double room: Yamaha XT660 R €2,590.00 $2,881.27 ?
per rider in double room: Kawasaki KLR650 €2,590.00 $2,881.27 ?
per rider in double room: Suzuki V-Strom 650 €2,740.00 $3,048.13 ?
per rider in double room: Honda Africa Twin 2016 €2,890.00 $3,215.00 ?
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per pillion passenger in a double room: €1,960.00 $2,180.42 ?
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per rider in a double room: €200.00 $222.49 ?

Features

Airport Transfers
Support vehicle for accompanying persons and luggage
Tour guide german/english with motorcycle
Rent a motorcycle
Complete motorcycle insurance (exclusive 250€ excess)
Unlimited mileage
Accommodation in a 4 star hotel - breakfast and dinner included
Lunch on the road
1 bottle of water per person and day
Travel insurance certificate
Not included features
Flight to Armenia and back
Gasoline for the tour
Helmets and rider's equipment
Travel Insurance
Alcoholic drinks for dinner
Portage and tips
As well as everything not explicitly mentioned

More details

Tour start: Yerevan ARM
End of tour: Yerevan ARM
Participants: Minimum number of participants 5 riders, maximum number of participants 8 riders If the minimum number of participants is not reached at the registration deadline, the tour can be cancelled. For later registrations we are happy to ask for free hotel rooms.
Region: Armenia
Distance: approx. 1700km
Duration: 11 days
Accommodation: Four-star hotel
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Streets: The roads are mostly in a passable condition. This tour has been designed a little more for enduro fans and therefore contains almost 20% gravelroad share. Enduro riders who also feel comfortable on gravel roads get their money's worth here, but no gravel pit certificate is necessary.
Motorcycles: There are 4 different types available, but only in limited numbers, see REGISTRATIONS / MOTORCYCLES If you book early you have free choice of motorcycles.
Pillion passenger: Sozia and Enduro? Yes, there are 2 ways of doing it:
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 it depends very much on your height and weight and whether you have experience in it. ( In this case the Suzuki V-Strom 650 or the Honda Africa Twin are certainly recommended ).
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Track:
Round trip: start and finish the same
Road condition: 85% asphalt (only leads over mainly well asphalted roads); 15% Gravel (are unpaved roads and paths that are levelled, often very good to ride, but can also have sand passages, gravel roads, "corrugated iron" and potholes);
Difficulty rate: 1 (out of 5) - The whole route runs on well developed asphalt roads, which are partly curvy, but mostly easy to master.
Experience: Some experience on unpaved roads required.
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

From the Trchkan Waterfall in the north, the most water-rich in Armenia, through Armenian Switzerland, along Lake Sevan, to the wild southern Caucasus, the tour takes us to the south. 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 us over winding mountain passes to near 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.

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

160km asphalt | Sanahin and Haghpat, both impressive monasteries, situated 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 Gravelroad | 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 warmth of the Armenian hospitality it will not be easy for some people to go home.