Moto Tour to Armenia – 9 days

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

The Highlights of the Tour

Have a moto journey through the most saturated itinerary Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of the 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

Arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel in Yerevan
Overnight: hotel «Silk Road Hotel» in Yerevan

Day 2 - Echmiadzin - Sardarapat - Gyumri

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 memorial complex “Sardarapat” which is an architectural complex erected on the site of the Sardarapat battle and commemorating the victory over the Turkish army by Armenians in 1918. Ride to Gyumri – the second-largest city of Armenia
Overnight: hotel «Villa Kars» in Gyumri
Duration: 170 km (20 km normal asphalt / the rest is middle broken asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Marmashen - Alaverdi - Haghpat - Sanahin

Departure from Gyumri to the Monastery of Marmashen which belongs to X-XIII centuries. The monastery is an outstanding example of medieval architecture. Ride to Alaverdi town where you will have dinner at “Flora” estaurant Excursion to the monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin which are included in the list of UNESCO heritage.
Overnight: hotel «Kefo» in Haghpat
Duration: 160 km (30 km badly broken asphalt/ 1 km ground / 75 km middle broken asphalt / 55 km good asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Odzun - Vanadzor - Dilijan - Goshavank

Excursion to the monastery of Odzun belonging to the VI-th century Ride through Vanadzor to the town of Dilijan known for its healing, filled with pine aromas air. Here you will have an excursion to the monastery of Goshavank located near the town in the forest.
Overnight: hotel «Best Western» in Dilijan
Duration: 150 km (60 km bad broken asphalt / 50 km middle broken asphalt / 40 good asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Sevan - Ayravank - Berdkunk - Selim Pass - Hermon

The day will start with the visit to Lake Sevan. You will climb the high hill, where proudly stands the monastery of Sevanavank. It offers a breathtaking view to the lake and the surrounding beauties. Excursion to Ayravank Monastery located just along the southwest shores of Lake Sevan. The next excursion will be to the fortress of Berdkunk Ride to Selim Pass where in ancient times passed the famous Great Silk Road. Here is located Selim Caravanserai built to accommodate weary travelers and their animals as they crossed the pass. Stop in Hermon
Overnight: hotel «Lucy Tour» in Hermon
Duration: 160 km (157 km normal asphalt / 3 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Karmrashen - Herher - Jermuk

You will drive by picturesque road through beautiful villages of Karmrashen and Herher. Stop in the town of Jermuk which is the most famous recreational area in Armenia and much of the country’s mineral water comes from there.
Overnight: hotel «Nairi» in Jermuk
Duration: 65 km (30 km normal asphalt / 35 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Tatev - Goris - Khndzoresk - Goris

Excursion to the Tatev Monastery, which stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the River Vorotan. You can get the monastery by the cable way which was officially recorded by Guinness World Records as the longest cable car in the world. The next destination is Goris town surrounded by tremendous forests. The town offers a great panoramic view from the top. Excursion to Khndzoresk Cave town located near Goris. The town is formed by picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlements. Return to Goris for an overnight
Overnight: hotel «Mirhav» in Goris
Duration: 160 km (125 middle broken asphalt / 30 km good asphalt / 6 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Vedi - Areni - Yerevan

Drive to Vedi that is a town in Ararat Province, which was settled since Urartian period. This town is famous for its wine “Vernashen”. Excursion to Areni Caves located in Areni village in the southern part of Armenia. In 2008, due to the archeological excavations, the oldest shoe and the oldest winery in the world were found in these caves. Return to Yerevan
Overnight: hotel «Silk Road Hotel» in Yerevan
Duration: 240 km (225 km middle broken asphalt / 115 km normal 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
  • Meals: full board
  • Bike Yamaha 660 XT rental
  • Bike insurance
  • Backup vehicle and driver
  • Qualified technician service
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day
  • Local SIM card

The tour price doesn't include

  • Fuel (around 65 EUR for tour)
  • Motorbike damage deposit (250 EUR)

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!

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!

ACCOMMODATION

Cascade Hotel

LucyTour Hotel

Mirhav Hotel

Qefilyan Hotel

Nairi Hotel

Silk Road Hotel

Silachi Hotel

Villa Kars Hotel

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
days
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

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

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13

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
days
Individual

Aug 24, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

GBP

2+

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Friday

Jun 14, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
days
Saturday

Jun 22, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

GBP

Friday

Aug 16, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
days
Saturday

Aug 24, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

GBP

Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
9
days
Individual

Aug 24, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

2+

GBP

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