The 8 best activities in Armenia

Best things to do in Armenia
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Looking for things to do in Armenia? Your trip to Armenia is already set, but you are still unsure about what you want to do? In Armenia you can experience many adventures and do a lot of things. In this article we will tell you the best things to do in Armenia.

Hiking & Trekking

Activities in Armenia: Hiking

90 % of the country are 1000 meters above sea level, so Armenia is especially popular with all hiking and trekking enthusiasts. The country offers beautiful landscapes and hiking trails from beginners to experienced professionals - there is something for every level of difficulty!

Cycling & Mountain Biking

The region of Armenia is a cycling paradise. With currently 19 cycling routes, recreational athletes and active holidaymakers can choose from a large and very diverse range of offers on site. A special highlight for all those who are looking for adventure: the winding mountain roads. A total of 7 bike tours and 12 MTB tours lead through the region of Armenia and invite you to explore.

Popular regions for cycling in Armenia:

  • Lori
  • Tawush

Popular regions for mountain biking in Armenia:

  • Vayoz Dzor
  • Sjunik

Horse riding in Armenia

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If cycling is too boring for you, you can also switch to a horse and ride at a gentle trot through the seemingly endless expanses of the country. The landscape of Armenia will show itself to you from a unique perspective when you can admire it from the back of your horse.

Popular regions for horseback riding:

  • Tawush
  • Wardenis Mountains
  • Gegham Mountains

Climbing in Armenia

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Armenia has many mountains that are a paradise for all climbing fans. From sport climbing routes to perfect bouldering conditions, the country has everything you are looking for in your next challenge.

Popular climbing regions:

  • Hells Canyon
  • Noravank Canyon
  • Hrazdan gorge (also very good bouldering conditions)

Skiing and snowboarding

Armenia is also a dream destination for winter sports enthusiasts. In the ski resort Zaghkadzor you can ski and snowboard all winter long and ski down 16 different slopes with 5 lifts. If you prefer to go off-piste, there are also many ski touring routes in Armenia.

Visit to the Hin Areni winery

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Not far from the city of Yerevan is the village of Areni, which is known for its distinctive wine far beyond the borders of the country. The village is located in the southern province of Vayoz Dzor, which is considered the ancient cradle of winemaking. It has been an important wine-growing centre in the region for thousands of years, with authentic grape varieties growing in fertile soil. Here you can do a wine tasting and enjoy the hospitality of the Armenians. Nearby is also the Tatev Monasteryfrom where a Tatev cable car starts, with which you can enjoy a unique panoramic view over the country.

The suspension bridge in Chndsoresk/Khndzoresk

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The bridge of Khndzoresk is one of the most interesting attractions of Syunik province. The 160-meter-long and 14-ton bridge connects the two banks of the village of the same name, the so-called Old and New Khndzoresk. Old Khndzoresk is famous as a cave settlement, as the village is located on both slopes of the mountain and the inhabitants used natural and artificial caves on these slopes as dwellings. Until the middle of the 20th century this area was even inhabited.

Jermuk Waterfall

The waterfall is located in the lap of the forest mountains, 2080m above sea level. It is located in the southeast of the Republic of Armenia in the Vayots Dzor region (in the Vayots Dzor province of the historical Syunik region). The waterfall, 72 m high, flows into the Arpa River. Another name of Jermuk waterfall is " mermaid hair", as it reminds of the long strands of a woman's hair.

Conclusion Activities in Armenia

As you can see, you can do so many different things here and the activities in Armenia are as diverse as the country itself. You will definitely not get bored here. To get the most out of your Armenia trip, it's important to know when is the best time to travel for which activity. Read here continue to learn more about the weather and travel times.

If you are looking for a good mix of city, culture and nature, then our Group travel definitely something for you. With us you can get to know the traditions and ways of life in Armenia for yourself and experience breathtaking adventures.

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