2800 years of Yerevan, was celebrated in 2018. The pink city, because of the pink pumice stones with which most of the buildings are built, is one of the oldest cities on earth, older than Rome.
|per rider in a double room: Yamaha XT660 R (the booking of a double room is only available for a booking of two people. All single travelers are asked to choose the single room surcharge.)
|€1,290.00 $1,397.39 ?
|per rider in a double room: KTM 700 Adventure R (the booking of a double room is only available for a booking of two people. All single travelers are asked to choose the single room surcharge.)
|€1,620.00 $1,754.86 ?
|per rider in a double room: Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport (the booking of a double room is only available for a booking of two people. All single travelers are asked to choose the single room surcharge.)
|€1,640.00 $1,776.53 ?
|per rider in a double room: Honda Africa Twin DCT (the booking of a double room is only available for a booking of two people. All single travelers are asked to choose the single room surcharge.)
|€1,640.00 $1,776.53 ?
|per rider in a double room: BMW R1200 GS (the booking of a double room is only available for a booking of two people. All single travelers are asked to choose the single room surcharge.)
|€1,710.00 $1,852.35 ?
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers can only book along with an accompanying rider)
|€940.00 $1,018.25 ?
|per person single room (surcharge, only available with additional selection of the basic price "per rider in double room")
|€190.00 $205.82 ?
|Tour guide german/english with motorbike
|Rental motorcycle Yamaha XT 660R (other models at extra charge)
|Complete motorcycle insurance (exclusive 250€ deductible)
|Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotel - including breakfast, 3 dinners and 1 lunch
|1 bottle of water per person per day
|Travel insurance certificate
|Flight to Armenia and back
|Gasoline for the tour
|Helmets and rider equipment
|Alcoholic drinks with dinner
|Portage and tips
|Everything that is not specified under services
|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 by the registration deadline, the tour may be cancelled. In case of later registrations we are happy to ask for free hotel rooms.
|Accommodation: Four star hotel
|Duration: 6 days
|Riding distance: approx. 400km
|Roads: The roads are mostly in passable condition. However, there are gravel road sections to various points of interest. We ride enduros for this reason.
|Motorcycles: There are 4 different types available, but only in a limited number. With early booking you have a free choice of motorcycles.
|Pillion passengers: Pillion and enduro? Yes, it is possible: Here, the Honda Africa Twin and of course the BMW R1200GS are recommended.
|Flights and additional hotel rooms: We are happy to arrange flights and hotel rooms from arrival to tour start, or from tour end to departure.
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.
|Flights: round trip airport can be customized upon request.
Yerevan was founded when Babylon was in its heyday and is located in a settlement area that is over 5000 years old.
New Yerevan is a very modern city, but around it lie several cultural, architectural and historical treasures. Equal several of them are included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List. There is the cathedral of Echmiatsin, one of the oldest churches in the Christian world, built in 301 and religious center of Armenians, or the palace church of Zvartnots, built in the 7th century, which prompted Emperor Constantine II to build a similar one in Constantinople.
Near Garni is a very popular pilgrimage destination, the rock-hewn monastery of Geghard, also a World Heritage Site. A little downstream in the Garni Gorge is the natural wonder known as the "Symphony of Stones", basalt columns pile up at the edge of the gorge. High above it towers a Roman temple of the sun.
During the Soviet Union, Armenia was a Soviet republic and unfortunately hidden behind the Iron Curtain for Western tourists. Since its independence and the Velvet Revolution, Armenia is a very up-and-coming country and is looking forward to being discovered by long-distance travellers and motorcyclists.
If you want to get a first impression of Armenia in a short holiday, this new tourist country, 2800 years Yerevan is just right.
Be part of discovering this new touristic territory by motorbike.
Day 1: Individual arrival from home country
Day 2: Yerevan / Geghard Monastery / Chor Virap Monastery / Echmiatsin Cathedral / Zvartnots Palace Church / Yerevan
Natural wonder "Symphony of Stones" (offroad section) in Azat Gorge, high above the gorge, in Greek - Roman style, the Sun Temple of Garni, in the upper Azat Valley the Geghard Monastery, with its churches partly carved into the rock, well-preserved example of medieval Armenian monastic architecture with decorative art and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous monastery Chor Virap, with the mighty Ararat in the background, the cathedral Etschmiatsin - one of the oldest churches of the Christian world at all, built in 301, religious center of the Armenian people and seat of the Armenian Catholicos, UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace church built in the 7th century in Zvartnots, whose beauty, according to tradition, impressed the Byzantine Emperor Constantine II so much that he had a similar building built in Constantinople. UNESCO World Heritage Site / 170km asphalt, 4km off-road.
Day 3: Yerevan / Noravankh Monastery / Selim Pass / Noratus / Yerevan
At the end of the gorge of Amaghu, one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia, Noravankh. On the very curvy approach over part of the old Silk Road, just before the Selim Pass (2410m) a well-preserved caravanserai. On the western shore of Lake Sevan near Noratus, hundreds of Khach`khars, as the cross stones so typical for Armenia are called here, brave the sea wind / 323km asphalt.
Day 4: Yerevan / Aparan / Pamb Pass / Dilijan / Yerevan
In Aparan it is worth visiting the baker, who, among many others, bakes the very thin Armenian flat bread lavash in a circular oven. A short stop is possible in Rya Taza, the cemetery on the road still has grave monuments in the form of small horses. On the way to Pamb Pass there are some Yazidi villages. The inhabitants live from cattle breeding, piled up hay bales serve as winter fodder for the cattle. Neatly layered patties of cow dung dry in the air to heat the houses during the cold winter months. ( Habeks new heating ordinance far ahead - 100% ecological and sustainable )
After the Pamb Pass (2152m) we will go to the Lori Province, in whose deep gorges lies the magic land of Armenian fairy tales. Dilijan in Armenian Switzerland, is center of Armenian handicraft with goldsmiths and carpet weavers. The national park around Dilijan has an exceptionally rich biodiversity in flora and fauna / 307km asphalt.
Day 5: Yerevan / Tegher Monastery / Amberd Fortress / Lake Kari / Yerevan
Across the southern flank of Armenia's highest mountain (4092m) to Tegher Monastery and Amberd Fortress a little above, with a breathtaking view across the Armenian plateau to Ararat. If the weather is good, it is also worthwhile to continue a high alpine world to Lake Kari, which lies at 3190m at the feet of the 4 peaks. On its shore stands a large Wischapakar, as the Armenian dragon stones from the Bronze Age are called and are silent witnesses from an unknown advanced civilization.
On the way to Saghmosawank Monastery we pass the Park of Armenian Alphabet, where the 39 letters in red and black tuff stone are monumental sculptures.
Saghmosavank Monastery, dating back to the 13th century, stands boldly on the outermost edge of the Kassagh Gorge / 165km asphalt.
Day 6: Journey home
After all the experience and the warmth of Armenian hospitality, it will not be easy for some to start their journey home.