Road Biking Tour
10 days/ 9 nights
The best season for traveling:
Start and finish of the tour:
Hotel in Yerevan, camps, small hotels and rustic houses near lake Sevan, rustic house in Gosh village, B&B in Dilijan
Day 1-2: Arriving at airport, transfer to the camping on the shore of the lake Sevan. Assembling the bicycles and test drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp on the shore of the lake. Meal Plan: //D.
Day 3: Breakfast. Start the raid. Cycling towards Ayrivank monastery (9-10 cc), visit the medieval cemetery full of khachkars (cross-stones 7-17 cc.). Lunch-picnic on the way. Continue cycling towards Lichk village, visit the geyser. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Martuni town. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 4: Breakfast. Cycling from Martuni to Aregouni village. Lunch-picnic on the way in the forest on the side of the lake. Dinner and overnight at B&B in Aregouni village. Meal Plan: B/L/D.>/p>
Day 5: Breakfast. Cycling from Aregouni to Shorzha village. Lunch on the Ardanish peninsula near Shorzha village. Time at leisure and possible swimming. Optional ascending (on foot) the top of the peninsula (2-4 hours). Dinner and overnight in tents at the side of lake Sevan. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 6: Breakfast. Cycling from Shorzha to Gosh village through Chambarak. Lunch-picnic on the way. Sightseeing Russian rustic-houses and Turkish cemetery. In the evening – visit Goshavank monastery. Dinner and overnight at B&B in Gosh village. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 7: Breakfast. The day for active leisure in surroundings of Dilijan town. Soft hike to Parzlich lake (approx. 4 hours), descend to Dilijan. Cycling to Haghartsin monastery (10-12 cc.), lunch-picnic, return to the town. Dinner and overnight at B&B in Dilijan. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 8: Breakfast. Cycling from Dilijan to Sevan through Semyonovsky pass. Visit Sevan monastery (9-10 cc) on the peninsula (former island). Lunch at the restaurant on peninsula. Time at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the camping. Meal Plan: B/L/D.
Day 9: 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 10: Transfer to the airport, departure. Meal Plan: B//.
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