Moto Tour to Armenia – 9 days

9 days/8 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 21+
Price:
991USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Moto journey - Echmiadzin
Have a moto journey through the most saturated itinerary Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Enjoy the stunning view of ultramarine Lake Sevan called "the pearl of Armenian nature" Experience flight by the longest worldwide ropeway called “Wings of Tatev” Have a moto trip to Vedi town settled since Urartian period

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - Transfer to hotel – Free time in Yerevan

Arrival to airport, transfer to hotel
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Day 2 - Echmiadzin - Dashtadem Fortress - Anipemza - Gyumri

Moto tour - Echmiadzin Cathedral
Ride to Echmiadzin town – the religious center of all Armenians around the world. Here you will have an excursion to Echmiadzin Cathedral (the first official Christian church in the world) and to Hripsime Church. The tour continues to the Dashtadem Fortress which has been a substantial fortress of 10th – 19th centuries. The complex includes the reservoirs, the Khan palace. the citadel, remaining of the first and second circles one once mighty walls. Ride to Anipemza – a watching point of Ani city of 4th century, one of Armenian capitals, well known also as city of thousand and one churches. Anipemza is located on the closed Turkish-Armenian border, from where you can see the ruins of the ancient city. The tour continues to Gyumri- the second-largest city and the cultural center of Armenia.
Overnight: Hotel in Gyumri
Duration: 160 km (20 km normal asphalt / the rest is middle broken asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Spitak - Pushkino - Stepanavan - Kurtan - Odzun - Haghpat

Moto tour - Haghpat
The day will start with a ride to Lori province. Pass through Spitak town, which was demolished by huge earthquake in 1988. The town was reconstructed and it is hardly visible even a hint on the earthquake. Ride to Vanadzor- the third largest city in Armenia. It is distinguished by its wonderful nature. Then you will drive by magnificent road thought charming village of Pushkino. The tour continues to Stepanavan- the resort town in Northern Armenia. Here you will visit Botanical Garden, which has more than hundred sorts of coniferous trees. Time permitting ride through Kurtan Gorge where you will be able to enjoy a wonderful panorama. Next stop is Odzun - major and historic village in the Lori Province of Armenia. Here are some Armenian church complexes, which are located in the wonderful surroundings of the nature. Excursion continues to the Monastery of Haghpat which is included in the list of UNESCO heritage.
Overnight: Hotel in Haghpat
Duration: 150 km (30 km badly broken asphalt/ 1 km ground / 64 km middle broken asphalt / 55 km good asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Haghpat - Akhtala - Noyemberyan - Ijevan - Parz Lake - Dilijan

Moto tour - Dilijan
Morning rise to Akhtala Fortress of 10th century located on the highland surrounded by deep gorges on three sides. Akhtala Monastery is one of the most beautiful ones in Armenia with bright frescoes. Ride on to Crystal Lake located in the lash forest. The road dramatically turning and twisting through towering cliffs, green hills, nice villages and wheat fields. Next stop is in Dilijan resort town, often called Armenian Switzerland due to its forests and hilly area.
Overnight: Hotel in Dilijan
Duration: 190 km (60 km bad broken asphalt / 50 km middle broken asphalt / 40 good asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Sevan - Hayravank - Selim Pass - Smbataberd - Hermon

Selim Pass - Sevanavank
Start the day ride to Sevan Lake located on 1900 m above sea. Visit Hayravank Monastery located on the shore providing beautiful view overlooking on the lake. Continue ride to Vardenyats or Selim Pass (2410 m), where Selim Caravanserai of 10th century is located. Selim Pass once was a section of the Great Silk Road. Ride to Artabuynk village and start off road accent to King Smbat Fortress of 5th century. You will be rewarded by breathtaking view on the surrounding mountains and small villages scattered around. It's so quiet around and the air is so pure that it seems like you're cut off from the world. Continue to hotel in Hermon village for rest and overnight.
Overnight: Hotel in Hermon
Duration: 160 km (157 km normal asphalt / 3 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Karmrashen - Herher - Tatev - Devil's Bridge - Kapan

Moto tour
This day’s ride is off the beaten path to the villages of Karmrashen and Herher. The road passes by Herher reservoir and Vayots Sar extinct volcano with perfect conic shape with a big crater. After off road ride head to the south to Tatev Monastery of 10th century, dramatically standing on the edge of a 370 m deep canyon. Here you have chance to ride the longest cable car in the world. Time permitting visit to Devil Bridge, natural bridge of 30 m. length of 30 meters with natural mineral water pools under it. Ride on to Baghaberd fortress and Kapan medieval bridge.
Overnight: Hotel in Kapan
Duration: 190 km (155 km normal asphalt / 35 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Goris - Khndzoresk - Yeghegnadzor

Khndzoresk
Morning ride to Goris, red rood town. Continue to Khndzoresk Cave Town where people leaved until mid-20th century. Old and new Khndzoresk towns are located on the opposite banks of deep canyon connected with hanging bridge of 160 m. Ride to Yeghegnadzor town for rest and overnight. Turning and twisting road provides fantastic view on the surrounding nature high cliffs, water reservoirs and endless mountains.
Overnight: Hotel in Yeghegnadzor
Duration: 200 km (125 middle broken asphalt / 69 km good asphalt / 6 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Yeghegnadzor - Noravank - Areni - Lanjar - Urtsadzor - Garni - Yerevan

Areni Caves - Areni Winery
Morning visit to Noravank Monastery located in the red rock valley, surrounded by sharp cliffs. The road passes through deep canyon where sun hardly reaches the bottom two hours a day. Visit to Areni 1 Cave where recently archaeologists found the oldest leather shoe in the world and old wine jars and 6000-year-old grapes stones. Continue to Azat reservoir located in Khosrov state reserve by picturesque narrow road being used very rare. Further drive to the Geghard Cave Monastery listed in UNESCO world heritage sites in built in single rock. Tour continues to Garni village, where the Hellenistic-inspired “Garni” temple is located. It is built with 24 columns, by which in the ancient time people have been able to predict the time. From here opens a wonderful view. Evening ride back to Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Duration: 240 km (200 middle broken asphalt / 40 km good asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels 8 nights (in double rooms)
  • Meals: full board (breakfasts, lunches, dinners)
  • Motorcycle rental (Yamaha XT660R or similar)
  • 4-wheel drive vehicle support
  • Technical support (bike mechanic in the backup car)
  • English speaking motorcycle guide in the backup car
  • All entrance fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Visa Fee
  • Medical insurance

TRIP REVIEWS

Motorbike Group Tour 23.06.2018

Guide: Both guides Vahe and Vardan were flexible and were totally focused on great service. These guys are amazing - we were very satisified.
Car: The bikes were taken good care of and in a good condition.
Hotels: Overall I can say that the Hotels were all fine. I’d describe the Best Western in Dilijan as a bit boring (international chain) and their service didn’t correspond to a 4* hotel.
What did you like best? The hotels in Yerevan, Silk Road and Gyumri were my personal highlight, highly recommendable individual and cozy hotels. I really liked them. Even though Arara can’t influence neither weather nor landscape, it was anyways fantastic!
What could’ve been better? Hotel Nairi in Jermuk wasn’t nice. Arara can’t do anything about the condition of the roads, so let’s just mention it as a side note.
Would you recommend us to your friends and family? Yes!
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Motorbike Group 23.06.2018

Guide: Two brothers accompanied us as a guide and driver. They were excellent and really gave us a great insight in Armenian history, culture and more!
Driver: see above
Car: Yamaha XT Motorrad
Hotels: see below 
What did you like best? A great country right on a historic turning point (revolution) and hospitable people! Going off-road and driving along small roads is the best way getting to know Armenia.
What could’ve been better? Some of the hotels didn’t correspond to what we’ve expected.
Would you recommend our company to your friends? Definitely, without a doubt. Arara Tour and Ms. Pessl - we’d like to see more of your service!
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TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Cascade

LucyTour

Mirhav

Qefilyan

Nairi

Silk Road

Silachi

Villa Kars

Best Western Paradise

TRIP MAP

PACKING CHECKLIST

Clothing and personal equipment:

Sweatpants made of thick material, a warm sweater, headgear or helmet, dust mask, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, pocket flashlight, pocketknife or opener

Special motorbike clothing:

Motorbike boots, motorbike jacket warm (leather or textile), raincoat, warm gloves, glasses, helmet (required)

Personal first aid kit:

Sunscreen, moisturizing lip balm, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, paracetamol, Imodium Intetriks, Elastoplast, sanitizer, bandage

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients

Overnight in regions

We provide accommodation in the regions which allows our tourists not to get tired of a long journey, experience the full color of Armenia and minimize driving distance.

Experienced mountain biking guide
Qualified technician service

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Friday

Jun 14, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
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Saturday

Jun 22, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

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13

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Friday

Aug 16, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
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Saturday

Aug 24, 2019

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13

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
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Individual

Aug 24, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

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2+

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Friday

Jun 14, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
days
Saturday

Jun 22, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
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13

USD

Friday

Aug 16, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
days
Saturday

Aug 24, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

USD

Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
days
Individual

Aug 24, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

2+

USD

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