10 Must-do Adventure Activities in Armenia
Nowadays adventure tourism in Armenia is developing at a fast pace. Armenia is mostly mountainous. It is rich in exotic destinations and fascinating routes to explore. If you’re ready to test your courage and capabilities, there are many adventure activities in Armenia scattered throughout its area. The top things to do in Armenia are ski sports, trekking, paragliding, snowboarding, mountaineering, rock climbing Jeep tours and others. In 2011 the popular magazine “National Geographic Traveler” placed Armenia among the top 3 destinations for adventure tourism based on the international polling.
The 10 most exciting extreme activities are:
#1: Climbing in Armenia
If you need adrenaline and adventures, it is worth climbing the Northern Peak of Mount Aragats (4090 meters) or Mount Khustup in Syunik Province. This is the ideal way to admire Armenian terrain and discover the magnificent scenes and views.
When climbing the mountains, it is recommended to go there with guides who know the territory well and can give you direction during trips.
#2: Armenia on wheels: biking tour
Armenia is considered a perfect spot for people to enjoy biking and cycling. Biking and cycling are the best ways to explore Armenia in depth. While cycling you will have the chance to visit the top landmarks, historical buildings, interact with warm and welcoming people and finally taste traditional cuisine on your tour on wheels.
#3: Hiking in Armenia
Hiking is very popular in Armenia as it is a mountainous highland. Hiking hubs are several due to the geography of the country. When trekking, you have the opportunity to discover the nature of the country closely and even visit villages and places of interest in Armenia.
Among the most famous hiking traces is Syunik Region, the starting point would be Tatev Monastery. The new swinging bridge and Khndzoresk village caves have also become a very popular hiking spot among tourists. Another hiking trail worth going is Lori Region, while the Dilijan National Park is regarded as one of the best spots for quality hiking.
All you need to do is to take your hiking essentials, clothing and gear, book coupons beforehand and start your tour to the heart of the Armenian nature. You can go hiking in throughout July-August, yet if you’re a skilled climber you can enjoy it at any season.