Mount Biking Tour Package
9 days/ 8 nights
The best season for traveling:
Start and finish of the tour:
Hotel in Yerevan, tents in the countryside
Day 1-2: Arriving at airport, transfer to the camping on the shore of the lake Sevan, near Martuni town. Visit on the way Ayrivank monastery (9-10 cc) and Medieval cemetery of khachkars (cross-stones 7-17 cc.). Lunch at the restaurant. Assembling bicycles and test drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp on the shore of the lake. Meal Plan: /L/D.
Day 3: Breakfast. Start the raid. Cycling towards Selim mountain pass (2410 m). Start riding off-road until the campground. Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits) – on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Cycling 45 km (10km off road).
Day 4: Breakfast. Cycling from Campground to the pass between Big and Small Spitakasar mountains. Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits) – on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Cycling 34 km (off road) uphill.
Day 5: Breakfast. Day-off for the leisure and hiking in surroundings. Possible ascending the top of Mt. Big Spitakasar (3555 m). Lunch, dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Hiking 12 km.
Day 6: Breakfast. Cycling from the pass to Shakhbulak water springs. Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits). Sightseeing stone carvings (4-3 Mil B.C.) on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents. Meal Plan: B/L/D. Cycling 18 km downhill.
Day 7: Breakfast. Cycling downhill towards Geghard village passing Vanki-lich lake and Vishup (Dragon) stones (2-1 Mil B.C.). Lunch (sandwiches, juice, water, season fruits). Taking a vehicla and visit Geghard monastery (12-13 cc) and a pagan temple of Sun God (1st AD) in Garni village. Return to Yerevan. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/. Cycling 20 km downhill.
Day 8: Breakfast. Driving by the vehicle towards Echmiadzin. Visit St. Hripsime (618) and the Cathedral (4-17 cc), on the way back to Yerevan – visit ruins of Zvartnots (7-10 cc). Lunch at the restaurant in the city. Small city tour. Free time for the leisure and shopping. Parting dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 9: Transfer to the airport, departure. Meal Plan: B//.
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