Highland bicycle tour by Northern Armenia
Total rout: 217 km/135 miles
Altitude: 1000-2900 m/0.9 yard-1.6 miles
Duration: 5 days
Level of difficulty: high
Destination: For experienced cyclists
The rout begins at Sevan
national park and goes across Dilijan
mountain ridge and ends at Sevan
Transportation from Yerevan
reg.) in a comfortable van; Altitude of Yerevan
is approx. 850m/930 yards, altitude of Sevan
is 1900m/1.2 miles; Here we start the cycling through Semenovka
(1400m/1531 yards); The road is unsurfaced, time-to-time it turns into a horse pass and it does not cross the highway; Overnight stay is scheduled in Samakhyan
village’s country house.
The whole itinerary is 37 km/23 miles
Moving from Shamakhyan
(alt.1950m/1.2 miles), then to Okon
(alt.1800m/1.1 miles), where the territory of alpine fields begins – summer pastures with small areas of leaf forests; Overnight stay in Okon
(stone house of local shepherds or in a tent).
Passed itinerary – 37 km/23 miles
fields, pastures, mixed forest, river; Stay and rest at Active Rest Center "Apaga" ("Homer
" cottage town).
Itinerary – 20 km/12.2 miles
Rout: Homer-Ijevan-Upper Agadan-Gosh
(alt. 1390 m/1520 yards); River and rocks, there is a forest on the North Slope; Overnight stay is scheduled in tents.
Total distance: 70 km/43.5 miles
(alt. 1900 m/1.2 miles); Extremely beautiful canyon! Then Sevan’s
coast; Drive by a van to Yerevan.
55 km/34.2 miles totally
The hardest itineraries are on the 2nd and 3rd days of the trip; It is recommended to arrive to Yerevan on the eve of the trip, to get accustomed before the workload; During the trip the travelers are accompanied by a Guide-conductor on a bicycle and by another conductor on a horse or by a vehicle, depending on the difficulty of distance;
It is provided: Bicycles daily upkeep, Luggage transportations, Meal, Bottled water supply, Overnight stay organizing, Drive from Yerevan
to the starting point and back.
The price begins from 172.000 AMD/€ 340