Cycling around Armenia
Activities Cycling / MT Biking
from / $920.00
Location: ARMENIA Duration: 10 Days

Perfect cycling holiday amongst the mountains and lakes of Armenia.
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Taking this beautiful cycling tour, you will ride from Yerevan to North and South of Armenia, along the nicest areas of Lake Sevan, picturesque landscapes and historic wine region of Vayots Dzorr, meeting friendly locals through charming villages.

In case you are tired, remember the vehicle backup is here, otherwise ride straight to your hotel.

Cycling around Armenia

Day 1

Short transfer take us out of Yerevan where we start our cycling day. We pedal the route guided with the highest mountain of Armenia (Armenian crown). The end of cycling day is in Gyumri the second largest city of Armenia.

Total cycling distance approximately is 130 km, altitude range 1009m (1118 – 2127m).

Overnight: Hotel in Gyumri

Meals: B,L,D

Day 2

Today we start from the point we finished riding the previous day. The scenery is spectacular and the valley narrows as magnificent mountains raise high above us. The end of the day is Stepanavan the small town in Lori region.

Total cycling distance approximately is 98 km, altitude range 663m (1371 – 2034m).

Overnight: Hotel in Stepanavan

Meals: B,L

Day 3

Our cycling adventure will be continuing to the picturesque gorge of Lori region where you have opportunity to get the nicest shot of your trip. The end of the day is Haghpat village with medieval 10th century Armenian monastery complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Total cycling distance approximately is 52 km, altitude range 766m (670 – 1436m).

Overnight: B&Hotel in Haghpat

Meals: B,L,D

Day 4

Leave Haghpat on bikes for the route which bring us through Noyemberyan to Ijevan town one of wine making provinces of Armenia.

Total cycling distance approximately is 100 km, altitude range 695m (486 – 1181m).

Overnight: B&Hotel or guesthouse in Ijevan

Meals: B,L

Day 5

Once equipped and fitted with our bikes we start cycling from Ijevan to the spectacular gorge surrounded by the river and mountain range. Finally, our riding through the gorge will bring us to the great view over the blue waters of the high altitude lake Sevan (1900m) surrounded by mountains.

Total cycling distance approximately is 95 km, altitude range 1509m (670 – 2179m).

Overnight: Hotel in Sevan

Meals: B,L

Day 6

Today we start from the point we finished riding the previous day. Ride along the shore of the Lake enjoying the view and breathe fresh air.

Total cycling distance approximately is 90 km, altitude range 100m (1904 – 2004m).

Overnight: Hotel in Martuni

Meals: B,L

Day 7

Through the highest pass in Armenia (2400m) short stop at Caravansaray from 13th century (part of Armenian silk road) and along the descent to the base in the one of the villages in Vayots Dzor region.

Total cycling distance approximately is 60 km, altitude range 1140m (1271 – 2411m).

Overnight: Hotel in Hermon

Meals: B,L,D

Day 8

Today we start from the point we finished riding the previous day. Today’s ride takes us through another mountain route in Vayots Dzor region to reach our night’s accommodation.

Total cycling distance approximately is 45 km, altitude range 1082m (1221 – 2303m).

Overnight: B&B or guesthouse in Vayots Dzor

Meals: B,L

Day 9

We start our last day cycling through the picturesque Gnishik gorge to see beauty of Armenia Noravank. Back to main road and stop in local winery for wine tasting.Transfer to Yerevan.

Total cycling distance approximately is 31 km, altitude range 498m (1003 – 1501m).

Overnight: Hotel in Yerevan

Meals: B,L

Day 10

Free day on your own.
Meals: B

If the above itinerary doesn’t meet your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us to customize the right trip for you.

IMPORTANT: The above itinerary should be taken only as a general guide. While we will make every effort to adhere to it a variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, political instability, or difficulties with transportation, can lead to enforced changes. When travelling to remote locations such as this, a flexible approach from all team members is necessary. If during your holiday the itinerary is effected by immediate or local circumstances, the leader will make any changes that are necessary.
There will be an experienced local professional English-speaking guide and one or more support vehicle drivers.
Trip participants need to bring their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from our local partners; please request information at the time of booking. We strongly recommend that you purchase your own personal equipment.

If you have any specific questions you would like answered please Contact Us and we will be pleased to help.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL: Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment.
This tour makes every effort to support the local economy by staying in family-run hotels that source locally produced food. It is important to generate income for the local economies, which are predominantly agricultural. We visit small local cooperatives where possible that incentivize more agricultural production. Staying in guesthouses allows us to walk away from the tourist route and sample some real Armenian hospitality as well as providing an income for smaller communities.

What’s Included

    • English-speaking Tour Leader
    • Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers
    • All land transport throughout the trip
    • Transfers by car as required
    • A support vehicle and driver
    • All activities as per itinerary with all entry fees
    • Accommodation for 10 nights (hotels, guesthouses)
    • Breakfasts for 10 days
    • Water during the rides
    • Welcome dinner

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Armenia Visa
  • Bike Hire from Armenia: From $180 or bring your own
  • Cycling helmet (bring your own)
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks with the main meals unless otherwise specified, souvenirs etc.


2*-3* Hotels,guesthouses

Additional Pricing Information

The deposit for this trip is: $ 200

Essential Information

Our cycling holiday starts from Yerevan. Please bear in mind that if you arrive before start date you may have to wait for your room to be made available. If you decide to arrive before start date AdventureArmenia can assist you in booking extra accommodation and will organize a transfer to your hotel for a charge of 20 USD. If you decide to stay in Armenia beyond the last day of the tour we can help you organize extra accommodation and transfers to the airport if needed. Due to high demand for rooms there is a possibility you may be in a different hotel to the start / end hotel of your trip.

There will be rest stops every 15-30 km depending on the terrain; you will have access to your luggage, and the opportunity to have drinks/snacks.
Average daily distance: 46km
No. of days cycling: 9
Vehicle support: 100%

Equipment and bike stuff

Most types of bicycle are suitable for the Armenian tour. Our leaders carry a good tool kit and will help to fix any bike problems. However, we cannot guarantee to be equipped for all repairs, so you must ensure that your bike is in good working order before the tour. If you are not the most mechanically minded we suggest that you get your bike looked at by a professional bike mechanic. In particular, we would suggest looking and adjusting all wheel spokes, greasing all your bearings, checking your brakes/gears cable, tighten all nuts and bolts, check chain, quick release clamps, tires and put in new inner tubes and check wheel rims are not worn. In addition to making sure the bike is well serviced you should ride with as much care and attention as possible.

We would also advise you to bring the following tools: multi-tool, tire levers, pump, 2 spare inner tube, spare spokes of the correct length to fit your wheels – check with a bike shop, brake pads, a few spare links for your chain, if applicable, spares for any unique or high-tech items on your bike, e.g. fluid and bleed kit for hydraulic brakes.

Bike Hires

Spare parts (tubes, tire, chains etc.) are included in the price of the bike rental and will be carried in the support vehicle with a tool kit and track pump. The bikes are equipped with flat pedals. Those who prefer to use spd or clip-in pedals, are welcome to bring these with you, along with your own cycling shoes and cleats. You are also welcome to bring your own saddle. The guide will carry some spares and tools for fixing punctures etc. but we suggest bringing a couple of spare inner tubes, a pump and a puncture repair kit. If you are able to do a simple repair yourself this will avoid the need to wait for assistance should the team or support vehicle be any distance away. Helmets are not included in the bike hire; you will need to bring your own helmet.

First aid

On all our tours the guides carry a medical kit. However you are recommend to bring your own first aid supplies which should include: a broad spectrum anti-biotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, a cold medication, diarrhea treatment, pain killers, plasters, insect repellent and re-hydration salts.

Additional Information

All accommodation will be in hotels or guest-houses. We choose accommodation on the basis of comfort rather than luxury. Our prices are based on sharing a twin room; single rooms are available at extra cost.
Most of the food is provided on the tour, we provide most meals along with snacks and mineral water during cycling days. All transportation and local guides within Armenia are included. International flights are not included in the tour costs.
Spending money depends on your taste for souvenirs, drinks etc. We estimate that 240 USD will be more than enough to cover the 10 day tour. You can expect to pay around 8 USD – 15 USD for a meal in a restaurant.

Tipping is an accepted part of everyday life, and although it is always at your discretion, you will be expected to tip to reward service. $25 for the guide and team at the end of the tour is recommended.

Please note:

If you have special dietary requirements (e.g. Vegetarian), let your Tour Manager know so they can notify restaurants.

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Number of days cycling: 9

Grade: Moderate

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  1. DAY 1 Cycling around Armenia

    • Short transfer takes us out of Yerevan

    • The route guided with the highest mountain of Armenia

    • Gyumri the second largest city of Armenia

  2. Day 2 Cycling around Armenia

    • Spectacular scenery

    • Magnificent mountains raise high above us

    • Stepanavan the small town in Lori region

  3. DAY 3 Cycling around Armenia

    • Cycling adventure through the picturesque gorge

    • Opportunity to get the nicest shot of your trip

    • Medieval 10th century Armenian monastery complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site

  4. DAY 4 Cycling around Armenia

    • Leave Haghpat village

    • Ijevan town one of wine making provinces of Armenia

    • Warm genuine hospitality

  5. DAY 5 Cycling around Armenia

    • Spectacular gorge surrounded by the river and mountain range

    • Riding through the gorge

    • Great view over the blue waters of the high altitude lake Sevan surrounded by mountains

  6. DAY 6 Cycling around Armenia

    • Ride along the shore of the Lake

    • Enjoying the view

    • Breathe fresh air

  7. DAY 7 Cycling around Armenia

    • The highest pass in Armenia (2400m)

    • Short stop at Caravansaray from 13th century (part of Armenian Silk Road)

    • Ride along the descent to the base

  8. DAY 8 Cycling around Armenia

    • Ride takes us through another mountain route

    • Stunning scenery

    • Vayots Dzor region

  9. DAY 9 Cycling around Armenia

    • The picturesque Gnishik gorge

    • Beauty of Armenia Noravank

    • Stop in local winery for wine tasting

  10. DAY 10 Cycling around Armenia

    • Free day on your own

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