Moto Tour to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

11 days/10 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Full Board
Age: 21+
Price:
By request

The Highlights of the Tour

Off-road motorcycling
Explroe Armenia and unique Nagorno Karabakh region by motorcycles Enjoy the most breathtaking view of Biblical Mount Ararat from Khor Virap Visit the-X-century magnificent architectural monastery in Nagorno-Karabakh Have a ride to the mysterious cave town Khndzoresk Visit the pearl of Armenia and greatest lake of the Caucasus named Sevan Lake Try Jermuk healing mineral waters

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival - Yerevan - Free Time

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

Day 2 - Yerevan - Amberd - Kari Lake - Spitak - Dzoraget

Off-road motorcycling - Amberd Fortress - Kari Lake - Dzoraget
Ride to medieval fortress Amberd. Excursion to Kari Lake on the slopes of Mount Aragats here you will find a wonderful view, at 3185 meters you will forget everything and enjoy the beauty of nature. Then you will drive 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. Next stop is magnificent Dzoraget canyon- in the Lori Province of Armenia. The length of the route – 210 km
Overnight: Hotel in Dzoraget
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Dzoraget - Odzun - Gyulagarak - Vanadzor - Ijevan - Yenokavan

Odzun village - Vanadzor town - Ijevan town
The day will start with a trip to Odzun- major and historic village in Armenia. Here are some Armenian church complexes, which are located in the wonderful surroundings of the nature. Then you will drive through amazing Kurtan gorge to village Gyulagarak. The trip will continue to Vanadzor- the third largest city in Armenia. Then you will drive to Ijevan- the city is located at ridge of Gugark Mountains, on the shores of Aghstev River. The next stop is Yenokavan village and summer resort in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Here you will enjoy a wonderful nature, inspire fresh air and can have fun moments – horse riding, zip-lining (optional). The length of the route – 160 km
Overnight: Hotel in Yenokavan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Yenokavan - Ijevan - Navour - Itsakar - Chambarak - Tsapatagh

Off-road motorcycling - Chambarak village
The day will start with a ride to Ijevan. Ride through the most evocated and hidden trails of Armenia to Lake Sevan, passing by small mountain villages Navour and Itsakar. The road passes through lash forests and flower covered mountains. Lakes Sevan is the second largest fresh water lake in the world on the elevation of 1900 meters. While riding down to the lake you will pass Chambarak village in the mythical fog almost all the year. The length of the route – 140 km
Overnight: Hotel in Tsapatagh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Tsapatagh - Dadivank - Stepanakert

Dadivank monastery - Stepanakert city
After fresh rural breakfast head to discover Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh). Ride bikes to the Karvachar village, pass 2500 m mountain pass often frozen in winter time. The road provides excellent views on the surrounding virgin nature, pass under the natural stone bridges, through deep canyons and endless flower covered hills. En route visit Dadivank monastery of 13th century located in the midst of green hills. Continue ride to Stepanakert, capital of Karabagh. The length of the route – 200 km
Overnight: Hotel in Stepanakert
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Stepanakert - Khndzoresk - Tatev - Kapan

Off-road motorcycling - Khndzoresk cave town - Tatev monastery
Start riding back to Armenia, en route stop at Hunot Gorge, to admire spectacular view. Ride to Khndzoresk- Cave Town where people leaved until mid-20th century. Old and new Khndzoresk villages are located on the opposite banks of deep canyon connected with hanging bridge of 160 m. Khndzoresk is widely famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlement. Continue to o 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. At the end of the road trip to a small city Kapan. The length of the route – 180 km
Overnight: Hotel in Kapan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Kapan - Meghri - Kapan - Goris

Meghri pass - Goris town
This day takes us to Armenia – Iran border. Take your maybe highest pass ride from Meghri pass 2535m to Meghri town, the only subtropical zone in Armenia on the elevation of 650 m. This mind-blowing ride will provide the most spectacular views on the surrounding towering sharp cliffs, forests, small villages scattered with smokes out from chimneys, flower covered valleys down to Meghri – pomegranate valley. Ride back to Goris, take a stop to admire small red ruffed town. The length of the route – 240 km
Overnight: Hotel in Goris
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Goris - Noravank - Herher - Hermon

Noravank Monastery
Ride 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. You will drive by picturesque road through beautiful villages of Hermon and Herher. The length of the route – 210 km
Overnight: Hotel in Hermon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Hermon - Noratus - Geghard - Garni - Yerevan

Noratus cemetery - Garni Pagan - Geghard Monastery
The day will start with a trip to major and historical village Noratus. It is famous for the Noratus cemetery- is a medieval cemetery with a large number of early khachkars located in the village. A trip to the cave monastery of Geghard, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Continuation of the tour to the village of Garni, famous for its temple built in the Hellenistic style. Off-road trip to the gorge of the River Azat, where you will see the famous Symphony of Stones. The next stop is Yerevan. The length of the route – 250 km
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Yerevan city tour

Yerevan city
The tour will begin with a city tour around Yerevan – the ancient city which is 29 years older than the Eternal City of Rome. Nowadays Yerevan is a lively and charming city with green parks, pink buildings, cheerful and hospitable people. From the observation platform of the Victory Park, you will admire the whole city from a bird’s eye view. The walk will continue to the Cascade – this unique construction is a museum of modern art, as well as a favorite place of Yerevan residents. Further, you will walk along the main street of the city, see the Opera and Ballet Theater and several central streets of Yerevan.
Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Departure

Transfer to the airport and departure.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per itinerary in double rooms
  • Full board (breakfasts, lunches, dinners)
  • English speaking motorcycle guide in the backup car
  • 4-wheel drive vehicle support
  • Technical support (bike mechanic in the backup car)
  • Motorcycle rental (Yamaha XT660R or similar)
  • All admission fees
  • 1 bottle (0,5 litre) of water per day per person

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee

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PACKING CHECKLIST

Clothing and personal equipment:

Sweatpants made of thick material A warm sweater Headgear or helmet Dust maskSunglasses 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 SanitizerBandage

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

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.

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Qualified technician service

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