Moto Tour to Armenia and Georgia

16 days/15 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any date
Full Board
Age: 21+
Price:
3,700GBP

The Highlights of the Tour

Enjoy the most breathtaking and marvelous views during your moto journey in Armenia and Georgia Visit the only survived Hellenistic architectural example in Armenia - Garni Temple Cross the 160 meters long cable bridge to Khndzoresk cave town Admire the patterns of cross-stones (khachkars) in Armenia Have a ride to the main wine making region of Georgia

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival in Zvartnots international airport, transfer to Yerevan
Overnight: hotel «Silk Road» in Yerevan

Day 2 - Yerevan - Echmiadzin - Ervandashat - Gyumri

The day will start with a city tour around Yerevan – the capital of Armenia. Aleksander Tamanyan – the general architect of Yerevan – drew the contemporary plan of this marvelous city. The way will continue to Echmiadzin – the Holy Town for all Armenians around the world. Here is located the residence of Catholicos, Supreme Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Our next stop is Sardarapat Memorial. This complex was constructed to remind about the victory that Armenians achieved during the battle of Sardarapat. Another destination is Yervandashat village. That is an ancient place which was destroyed by the army of Persian king Shapur. Nowadays on this territory, you will see the ruins of many different structures and walls of ancient times. Anipemza is located on Armenian-Turkish border and it is famous for the ruins of Yereruyk Basilica. Your last destination point will be the second largest city of Armenia, Gyumri.
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 - Gyumri - Bavra - Vardzia - Borjomi

The day will start with a trip to Armenian – Georgian border, after passing the customs of Bavra village your trip will continue to the cave town of Vardzia. The excavations have shown that this area was settled since Bronze Age. The tour will continue to Borjomi, which is famous for its mineral springs. This town is also famous for its ecologically-themed amusement parks. You will have an overnight in Borjomi.
Overnight: hotel «Villa Likani» in Borjomi
Duration: 240 km (180 km good asphalt, 40 km bad asphalt, 20 km dirty road)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Borjomi - Kutaisi - Tskhaltubo - Kutaisi

This day you will drive to Kutaisi that is the second-largest city after the capital of Georgia -Tbilisi. Kutaisi is located along the banks of Rioni River. The ride will continue uphill to Tskhaltubo resort town and stunning Prometheus Cave. You will walk 1, 5 kilometers in the cave and enjoy the breathtaking view of stalactites and stalagmites. Another beautiful tourist destination which you will visit that day is Gelati Monastery, which is a masterpiece of Georgian Golden Age. This monastery was founded in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia. Also, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the evening you will return to Kutaisi.
Overnight: hotel «Old Town» in Kutaisi
Duration: 190 km (excellent asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Kutaisi - Gori - Mtskheta - Tbilisi

In the morning you will continue your trip to Gori. This town is the birthplace of Joseph Vissarionovich Jughashvili, better known as Joseph Stalin, you will visit the house- museum of Joseph Stalin which was founded in 1957. The museum provides interesting facts of Stalin’s life, you will see the room he was born in, as well as his personal train. The trip will continue to Uplistsikhe Cave Town where you will feel like in the 14th century. The town has been untouched since that time. The next destination is Mtskheta – an ancient capital of the Georgian Kingdom. Here you will have excursions to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery located on the hilltop. From the hilltop opens a beautiful view on the confluence of two rivers Kura and Aragvi. The ride will continue to Tbilisi for a rest and overnight.
Overnight: hotel «Shine Hotel on Rustaveli » in Tbilisi
Duration: 260 km (excellent asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Tbilisi - Ananuri - Stepantsminda - Gudauri

This day you will start your trip from Tbilisi and drive to Jinvali water reservoir – an azure lake surrounded by mountains. You will visit Ananuri Fortress listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And then the trip will continue by Georgian Military Highway to the beautiful town of Stepantsminda. On the way, you will stop every few kilometers to enjoy the most breathtaking and marvelous views of this trip. Then you will ride uphill by off road to Holy Trinity Church. In the clear days, you can enjoy the view of majestic Kazbek Mountain which is the highest peak in the Lesser Caucasus mountain chain. After visiting the church you will continue to Gudauri ski resort. Vast mountains without a single tree surrounding Gudauri make this place truly evocated, where you will enjoy night very far from everyday hustle.
Overnight: hotel «Alpina Hotel » in Gudauri
Duration: 200 km (187 km excellent asphalt + 13 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Gudauri - Tbilisi

After breakfast and fresh coffee, you will ride down to Tbilisi – the bustling city of Georgia. The mixture of colored houses, wooden carved balconies, churches rising in every corner gives a special charm to this city. You will take a cable car to the holly hill peak from where opens an amazing view to the whole city. In the evening those who wish will have an opportunity to stroll in the green parks of Tbilisi along banks of Kura River.
Overnight: hotel «Shine Hotel on Rustaveli » in Tbilisi
Duration: 175 km (excellent asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Tbilisi - Signagi - Tbilisi

This day you will travel to Kakheti Region, which is well-known as a wine-making center of Georgia. There will be an excursion to Bodbe Monastery in Signagi -“the town of love”. Signagi is also known for its wines and here you will have a chance to taste Georgian wines in one of the local wineries (optional). You will have a pleasant walk along the pebbled narrow streets of this small cozy town built in the style of South Italian classicism. In the evening you will return to Tbilisi.
Overnight: hotel «Shine Hotel on Rustaveli » in Tbilisi
Duration: 220 km (excellent asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Tbilisi - Georgian - Armenian border - Lori

The day will start with a ride to the Georgian-Armenian border. After passing the border you will drive to Lori Region which is rich with natural and architectural wonders. First, you will see Haghpat Monastery complex and Sanahin Medieval University, which are both listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. They are both outstanding masterpiece examples of Armenian medieval architecture. In the evening, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes from the balcony of your hotel in Haghpat village.
Overnight: hotel «Qefilian Hotel» in Haghpat Village
Duration: 125 km (75km good asphalt, 50 km normal asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Haghpat - Odzun - Vanadzor - Dilijan

After breakfast in Haghpat, you will drive to Odzun – historic village in Armenia. The legend says that in the 1st century AD the Apostle Thomas, who was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, came to Odzun to ordain priests and bishops. Then you will ride to the Tavoush region full of green forested hills and mountains. On your way, you will have a chance to buy marinades from molocans (small Russian community). The way continues to the town of Dilijan where you will ride uphill to the Goshavank Monastery. Here are located impressive khachkars (cross-stones), the most spectacular of which is made by the architect Momik .
Overnight: hotel «Best Western Paradise Hotel» in Dilijan
Duration: 160 km (50 km good asphalt, 50 km normal asphalt, 60 km bad asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Dilijan - Sevan - Berdkunk - Hermon

The tour will start with a ride to Lake Sevan, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. The stunning hilltop view of the azure lake framed by the surrounding mountains will amaze and inspire its visitors. Here you will have an excursion to Sevanavank Monastery of the 9th century. The ride will continue along the shores of Lake Sevan to Hayravank Monastery. The next stop – Cyclopean Berdkunk Fortress and megalithic tombs. Then you will ride through a section of the Great Silk Road towards the Selim Pass. Here is located the 14th century Selim Caravanserai which is one of the most well-preserved hostels along the ancient Great Silk Road. You will stay in a hotel in Hermon.
Overnight: hotel «Lucy Tour» in Hermon Village
Duration: 187 km (185 km normal asphalt, 2 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Hermon - Karmrashen - Herher - Jermuk

The day will start with a ride to Karmrashen village located in Vayots Dzor region. Next, you will continue your journey to Herher Village hidden in the mountains and then to Jermuk resort town. Here you will have a chance to taste healing mineral waters of different temperatures. In the evening, those who wish can walk to the Arpa River Gorge and the beautiful Jermuk Waterfall.
Overnight: hotel «Nairi Hotel» in Jermuk
Duration: 65 km (35km ground / 30 km normal asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 - Jermuk - Tatev - Khndzoresk - Goris

In the morning after breakfast, you will enter Syunik Province and visit Tatev Monastery – the pearl of Armenian medieval architecture. Here, anyone who wishes can take the longest aerial tramway in the world, which extends over the gorge Vorotan (depth – 320 meters). The last trip destination is the cave town of Khndzoresk – where you will see an amazing 160 meters long cable bridge. Then you will return to Goris Your trip will continue to Goris for an overnight.
Overnight: hotel «Mirhav» in Goris
Duration: 161km (20 km normal asphalt, 125 km moderate asphalt 6 km ground)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Goris - Yeghegnadzor - Yerevan

In the morning, you will head to Yeghegnadzor, the center of Vayots Dzor Province. You will visit the Bird’s Cave where the archaeologists have found the oldest shoe and the oldest winery in the world. The ride will continue to Ararat Valley by a narrow twisting road far from villages and towns. At the end of the day, you will ride to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, for a rest and overnight.
Overnight: hotel «Silk Road » in Yerevan
Duration: 240km (85 km normal asphalt, 155 km moderate asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 - Yerevan - Geghard - Yerevan

After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will have a ride to the scenic canyon of the River Azat. The 7th-century Geghard Cave Monastery is located deep at the bottom of the canyon and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The tour will be continued by bus to Garni village, where the Hellenistic-inspired Garni temple is located. Lunch will be served in the courtyard of a local hospitable family in Garni village and will consist of local traditional dishes. Then you will take a ride back to Yerevan. You will enjoy Yerevan’s vibrant nightlife with an abundance of outdoor cafés filled with sounds of live music.
Overnight: hotel «Silk Road » in Yerevan
Duration: 80 km (55 km normal asphalt, 20 km moderate asphalt, 5 km broken asphalt)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in double rooms 14 nights
  • Meals: full board
  • Bike Yamaha 660 XT rental
  • Bike insurance
  • Backup vehicle and driver
  • English speaking guide in backup car
  • Qualified technician service
  • All entrance fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day
  • Local SIM card

The tour price doesn't include

  • Fuel (aprox. EUR 110 for tour)
  • Motorbike damage deposit (250 EUR)

REVIEWS

Strondl Erich 05.08.2018

Car: Perfect for this type of tour

Hotels: Except for 2 places totally fine.

What did you like best? Besides some small issues that we faced, the tour was more than enjoyable. We’ve visited interesting sights and the food was delicious (even though I had some problems with digestion)

What could’ve been better? For my taste there were too many churches and monasteries, also we could’ve driven a few more kilometers per day.

Your feedback about the guide? Vahe was very competent and always kept the necessary calmness.

Your feedback about the driver? Vatan was, just like his brother, very competent. He never drank a single drop of alcohol, not even during dinners.

Would you recommend us to your friends and family? Yes, definitely

ACCOMMODATION

LucyTour Hotel

Mirhav Hotel

Qefilyan Hotel

Nairi Hotel

Silk Road Hotel

Hotel Shine

Hotel Old Town

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 Broad-spectrum antibiotic Paracetamol Imodium Intetriks Elastoplast Sanitizer Bandage

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With an agency operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

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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Saturday

Jun 8, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
16
days
Sunday

Jun 23, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

3,700 GBP

13

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
16
days
Individual

Jun 23, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan

3,700 GBP

2+

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Saturday

Jun 8, 2019

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
16
days
Sunday

Jun 23, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

13

3,700 GBP

Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tbilisi
16
days
Individual

Jun 23, 2019

to Tbilisi/Yerevan
Space left

2+

3,700 GBP

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