Armenia is a beautiful mountainous country in the South Caucasus region, mountains that are waiting to be conquered. The Republic of Armenia, covering an area of 29,743 square kilometers (11,484 sq mi), is located in the north-east of the Armenian Highland. The land rises to 4,090 meters (13,419 ft) above sea level at Aragats and no point is below 380 meters (1,280 ft) above sea level at the Valley of Araks River. Adventure tours to Armenia will offer you splendid mountain views, fast flowing rivers, pristine nature and of course the invaluable sense of freedom to discover this little known peace of paradise on your own.
Armenia is an ideal place for adventures. The most popular are trekking, hiking, water, horse-riding, cycling, skiing, archaeological, and spelunking tours as well as swimming in warm springs. The guests of Armenia are fascinated by untouched nature, pure springs, and also the enormous possibilities to have maximum effect from active traveling.
Especially popular is hiking and trekking in Armenia, as Armenia is blessed with a great diversity of landscape: mountain steeps, deep gorges, waterfalls, and forest paths. During Adventures in Armenia alpinists and mountain tourists are lucky to get the opportunity to climb to the highest point of Armenia – Mt. Aragats (4095m) with its four peaks, Mt. Ajdahak (3957m) with a fantastic lake in its crater, Mt. Khustup (3210m) which towers over Kapan city, Mt. Artanish (2460m) at the junction of Big and Small Sevans.
Lovers of rock climbing will greatly enjoy climbing the wonderful rocks in Noravank gorge and in the canyon of the river Hrazdan, near Bjni village. For travelling cyclists, all over Armenia, are made routes of different complexity and of most various reliefs. Another interesting tour is worked out for cyclists: a cycling trip along the perimeter of Lake Sevan (220km). Lovers of rafting are attracted by the amazing and picturesque canyon (30km) of the river Dzoraget between Stepanavan and Dzoragiugh. However, it’s not the whole list of adventures in Armenia. For those who are fond of peaceful rest we can offer a whole palette of simple hiking tours along wonderfully beautiful paths. During such walking tourists can get acquainted with ancient monuments of history and culture: pagan dragons of stone, petroglyphs (rock carvings), temples and churches of first Christians, Middle Age fortresses and universities. Besides this, tourists can visit waterfalls on turbulent mountain rivers, climb down the mysterious karstic caves and have overnight stays in forests or in the mountains.
And what is it if not Adventures in Armenia to drive along the longest cableway in the world? This aerial tramway called “Wings of Tatev” is 5.7 km long and was put into operation on October 16, 2010. It connects two villages – Halidzor and Tatev, and now the way to one of the most famous monasteries in Armenia, Tatev monastery, has become shorter. It is now more attractive as well – from the Aerial Tramway you get a bird’s eye view of the amazing Gorge of the Vorotan River and the famous Devil’s Bridge. While in the cabin of the Aerial Tramway, Tatev Monastery itself appears before you quite differently foreshortened.
There are many cave-towns in the world but we can definitely say that Khndzoresk, the unique cave-town in the south of Armenia, makes a profound impression on the tourists. Until the 70-ies of the last century people used to live there. Now it is a historical monument and the new pendant bridge has added some novelty to this ancient site.