Road Trips Not to Miss in Armenia
Looking for a way to experience the beauty and charm of Armenia at your own pace? Look no further than a road trip! Whether you are seeking rural adventures or scenic drives, there is no shortage of incredible destinations to explore in our beautiful country. In this blog post, we will share three road trip ideas.
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Road Trip Idea #1
Rural Adventures in Vayots Dzor Region
First up is the Vayots Dzor region, a must-visit destination for anyone seeking rural adventures in Armenia. From capturing stunning shots of Mount Ararat on the way to stopping at local markets in Areni for delicious peaches and grapes – there are no limits in this stunning region. Visit the Areni Cave and taste local wine at one of the many wineries in the region. Looking for a place to stay? Consider one of the cozy guesthouses in Areni village. If you choose to return to Yerevan, make the Noravank Monastery your last destination in the region, especially during sunset. You will be mesmerized by the views in this area and by the majestic monastery itself.
With so much to see and do, a road trip through Vayots Dzor is an experience that you won’t soon forget. Rent a car from one of the many rental agencies in Yerevan and hit the open road for a memorable adventure!
Road Trip Idea #2
Lori: Nature is Calling
If you want an adventure-filled road trip, then Lori is your perfect destination. The natural area of the Arevatsag Gorge is one of the most beautiful spots to explore. You can take an off-road drive to reach the gorge and soak up the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests, or simply hike to the beautiful view. Unpack your picnic basket and enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying the natural wonders of this area. Rest in local B&Bs or guesthouses and enjoy the loving hospitality of the people. Try the local pear vodka, a specialty drink that will keep you toasty on a cool evening. The villagers will share their stories and traditions with you over dinner.
Note: If you don't want to walk, rent a 4x4 vehicle because the road is rather bumpy.
With breathtaking scenery, historic landmarks, and delicious food and drink, Lori is a destination that will not disappoint. So, pack your bags, hit the road, and let nature inspire you.
Road Trip Idea # 3
Explore Ararat Region
The Ararat region is a must for any road trip enthusiast. The Khor Virap Monastery, a historic monument with stunning views of Mount Ararat, should be your first stop on your journey. Stop along the road to sample the freshest and sweetest fruits from the Ararat Valley at one of the attractively organized fruit stalls. Ararat is known for its delicious apricots, peaches, and grapes, so treat yourself to one of these juicy options! Surenavan Village, where hundreds of storks have established their nests, is another great stop. Armenians think storks bring good luck to homes where they build their nests. Bring your camera, as the storks provide some excellent photo opportunities. The highlight of this road trip is a visit to Angel’s Canyon, where the red cliffs and striking rock formations make it a popular spot for photographers and nature lovers. Take your time exploring the area and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
Note: If you are not hiking, choose a 4x4 vehicle to get to Angel's Canyon.
With this road trip idea, all that remains is to jump in the car, roll down the windows, and prepare to discover the wonders of Ararat - another great alternative for exploring Armenia's #TheHiddenTrack.
Published on February 15, 2024