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Duration: 13 days/ 12 nights
Location: Armenia/ Georgia
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Cycling Tour to Armenia and Georgia

 

Day 1

  • Arrival in Yerevan, transfer to the hotel
  • City tour by bicycle around the ancient capital of Armenia
  • Day 1 detailed

    After your arrival in Yerevan, you will be transferred to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time you will have a short city tour by bicycle around the ancient capital of Armenia. According to the cuneiform inscription of Urartian King Argishti Yerevan was built in 782 AD. Some decades ago Alexander Tamanyan, the general architect of Yerevan draw the contemporary plan of the city which we can see today. The warm smiles of its inhabitants give the unique charm to this eternal city, ancient and so young at the same time.

    Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

    Cycling: 10 km

Day 2

  • Trip to Ashtarak highway by cars
  • Cycling journey to Gyumri – a cultural center and the second largest city in Armenia
  • Visit to Hovhanavank and Saghmosavank monasteries
  • Journey to Aparan town by car for a rest
  • Cycling from Aragats Mount to Artik town
  • Day 2 detailed

    After the breakfast, you will be transferred to Ashtarak highway by cars from where you will start your cycling journey to Gyumri – a cultural center and the second largest city in Armenia. The city is the regional center and has the history dating back at least five thousand years. Geographically it is situated in the Shirak Valley, on the left bank of the Akhuryan River. En your route you will visit Hovhanavank and Saghmosavank monasteries, both dramatically located on the edge of a beautiful canyon. You will continue your journey to Aparan by car, where will have a rest. From Aragats mountain you will start a cycling up to Artik town. In the evening, you will reach Gyumri for a rest and overnight.

    Overnight: Hotel in Gyumri Melas: Breakfast

    Cycling: 57km

Day 3

  • Transfer to Armenian-Georgian border (Bavra) by car
  • Cycling journey to Akhaltsikhe – the center and biggest town of Samtskhe-Javakheti region
  • Day 3 detailed

    This day you will start your journey to Georgia. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Armenian-Georgian border (Bavra) by car. After passing the customs you will start your cycling journey to Akhaltsikhe – the center and biggest town of Samtskhe-Javakheti region. The landscape of the town and its surroundings are a combination of fields and hills, and the town itself is divided into two parts: an old part on the hill and a new region on the plain. In Akhaltsikhe you will have a rest, walk around the town and taste some delicious Georgian dishes and wines.

    Overnight: Hotel in  Akhaltsikhe Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 50 km

Day 4

  • Cycling to Borjomi – the resort town famous for its healing mineral waters
  • Visit to the mineral water pool
  • Day 4 detailed

    After breakfast, you will ride to Borjomi by endlessly turning and twisting mountain serpentine surrounded by green wooded hills. Borjomi is famous for its healing mineral waters. Archaeological excavations have revealed the existence of stone baths in the area, proving that these mineral waters have been utilized by people for thousands of years. Here you will have a great chance to swim in the mineral water pool.

    Overnight: Hotel in Borjomi Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 49 km

Day 5

  • Cycling from Borjomi to the highway, transfer to Gori town
  • Cycling to Mtskheta – the religious center of Georgia
  • Tour to Jvari Temple located on a high hill
  • Day 5 detailed

    This day the journey will continue to Mtskheta, the first capital of Georgia. Nowadays Mtskheta is the religious center of Georgia. First, you will ride your bikes from Borjomi town to the highway, then you will be transferred to Gori, the birthplace of Soviet revolutionary Josef Stalin. From Gori, you will ride your bikes to Mtskheta through fields, meadows and some small roadside villages. After that, a car will take you to the Jvari Church located on the hilltop overlooking Mtskheta. From the top opens an amazing view of the junction of Kura and Aragvi rivers.

    Overnight: Hotel in Mtskheta Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 60 km

Day 6

  • City tour around Mtshketa
  • Trip to Telavi town–  the center of Kakheti winemaking region
  • Tour around the small and cozy town of Signagi
  • Degustation of local wines in the winery “Pheasant’s Tears”
  • Day 6 detailed

    This day you will have a city tour around Mtshketa. After the excursion, you will have a trip to Telavi town–  the center of Kakheti winemaking region located in the beautiful Alazani Valley. A pleasant time awaits you in Signaghi – a royal town founded by the king Erekle II in the 18th century. Strolling around the pebbled streets you will enjoy the local architecture and atmosphere. In the local winery “Pheasant’s Tears” you will have a tour and degustation of Georgian traditional local wine.

    Overnight: Hotel in Signagi Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 52 km

Day 7

  • A journey from Signagi to Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia
  • Day 7 detailed

    In the morning, you will continue your journey from Signagi to Tbilisi which is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. It’s located on the banks of the Kura River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Tbilisi was founded in the 5th century AD by the king Vakhtang I Gorgasali, the monarch of the Kingdom of Iberia. In the evening you will drive to the hotel in Tbilisi for a rest and overnight.

    Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 58 km

Day 8

  • City tour around Tbilisi
  • Day 8 detailed

    This day you will have a city tour around Tbilisi. You will visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi – the main Georgian Orthodox Church. Next place to visit is the historic district of Metekhi, where the Assumption Church is located. During the day you will also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Bridge of Peace, designed by a well-known Italian architect. In the evening you will walk on the charming pebbled narrow streets, enjoy the view of national wooden carved balconies, as well as visit open-air cafes, pubs.

    Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 30 km

Day 9

  • Transfer to Armenia-Georgia border
  • Cycling to Ijevan town
  • Day 9 detailed

    After discovering the wonderful culture, nature and architecture of Georgia, you will continue your fascinating journey to Armenia. You will be transferred to Armenia-Georgia border and after passing “Sadakhlo” customs you will ride to Ijevan town by bicycles. Ijevan is situated in the valley of Aghstev river at an average height of 755 meters above sea level. The surrounding mountains are covered with thick forests, turning into alpine meadows in some areas.

    Overnight: Hotel in Ijevan Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 56 km

Day 10

  • Cycling to Dilijan – a lush and picturesque spa resort
  • Stroll around the historic district of the town
  • Visit to Haghartsin Monastery
  • Ride to Lake Sevan, the “blue pearl of Armenia”
  • Day 10 detailed

    After breakfast, you will ride to Dilijan, a lush town known as a spa resort. A stroll in the historical district will let you experience the atmosphere of the old town as it was in the 19th century. The imaginatively carved balconies so typical for the 19th century Dilijan display the region’s historical love for fine woodwork. Here you will also visit Haghartsin Monastery. In the evening you will ride to Lake Sevan, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world located at about 2000 meters above sea level. Here you will visit Sevanavank monastery which was found in 874 by Princess Mariam.

    Overnight: Hotel at Lake Sevan Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 66 km

Day 11

  • Cycling alongside Lake Sevan
  • Visit to Selim Pass and the well-preserved caravanserais
  • Day 11 detailed

    After breakfast, you will start riding alongside Lake Sevan. The vehicle will take you up to the Vartenyats pass to a very scenic place along the section of Great Silk Road. Here you will have an opportunity to see one of the well-preserved caravanserais on the Silk Road. In the evening you will reach Hermon village.

    Overnight: Hotel in Hermon Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 63 km

Day 12

  • Journey through a narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks to Noravank Monastery
  • Cycling to winemaking area of Armenia, Arpa River Valley
  • Visit to Khor Virap Monastery – a historic site located on a hill amidst the Ararat Valley
  • Return to Yerevan
  • Day 12 detailed

    The day will start with a journey through a narrow canyon to the valley of red rocks to Noravank Monastery. Then you will ride to one of the largest winemaking areas of Armenia, Arpa River Valley. This region of Armenia is considered the center of winemaking and it has become famous for its unique grape sort Areni. The winemaking in Armenia is already 6000 years old. This fact was proved by the founding in Areni Caves. In the town, you will visit a small winery to taste local wines. From Zangakatun village you will turn from the main road to Urtsadzor village, which is the entrance to Khosrov state resort. Your next stop will be Khor Virap Monastery – a historic site located on a hill amidst the Ararat Valley. The monastery was built on the place of the royal prison in Artashat. Here in the royal prison, Gregory the Illuminator suffered for 13 years for preaching Christianity in Armenia in the 3rd century. Nowhere else in Armenia you will see such an amazing view of the Biblical Ararat. In the evening you will drive to Yerevan.

    Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan Meals: Breakfast

    Cycling: 65 km

Day 13

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

Why book with Arara?

  • Guides with 5+ year experience
  • Well designed balanced bike routes
  • Wide choice of good quality bikes
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

Detailed Trip Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in hotels (3*/double rooms)
    • Meals – breakfast
    • Bike rental
    • English speaking cycling guide service
    • Support vehicle with car bike stand
    • Technician service
    • Areni wine tasting
    • 24 hours office support

    The price doesn’t include:

    • Flights
    • Medical insurance
  • Hotel in Yerevan: 3 * Cascade Hotel is located in the city center within walking distance of the main attractions:

    • Documents:
    • Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

    • First aid kit:
    • bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

    • Essentials:
    • Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

    • Dressing:
    • There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

    • Spring / Autumn
    • long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

    • Summer
    • T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

    • Winter
    • Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

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