Things to Do
NATURE & ADVENTURE
Armenia Will Give You the Adrenaline Kick You Need!
Experience the spirit of Armenia
Armenia will linger long in your mind when you leave. Come here to nurture your adventurous soul and experience the gifts of local nature. Wakeboard, waterski, or jet ski on the largest lake in the Caucasus, or simply go on a boat ride and enjoy the view!
Water Sports on Lake Sevan
Wakeboard, waterski, or jet ski on the largest lake in the Caucasus, or simply go on a boat ride and enjoy the view! It’s always cooler in Sevan, so the best time to visit is in July and August.
Paragliding On Mount Hatis
A variety of companies offer paragliding to visitors - and most have a starting point near Yerevan, making this adventure convenient and unforgettable.
Zoom over the lovely valley of Tsaghkaszor, the Hrazdan Gorge near Yerevan, or the lush forests of Yenokavan. Armenia has a range of exciting locations for ziplining enthusiasts of all levels of expertise. Relax and let it rip!
Hot Air Ballooning in Garni
Want a bird’s-eye view? If you aren’t afraid of heights, take a hot air balloon ride 1,000 meters off the ground and take in Armenia’s stunning landscapes, including one of the best views of Mount Ararat.
Whitewater Rafting on Debed River
One of the coolest activities in Armenia takes place on the Debed river, around 3 hours north of Yerevan. The river starts off calm but intensifies with strong streams. The entire experience lasts a little over 3 hours, and some companies will even pick up and drop off from Yerevan!
Bungee jumping in Hell’s Canyon
Just an hour’s drive south toward Armenia’s wine country, you’ll find the famous ‘Hell’s Canyon’. Home to a hiking trail and stunning views, you can also strap yourself in, listen to a brief but important safety training… and let yourself free-fall off the platform at the height of 65 meters!
Rock climbing in Noravank Gorge
Noravank Gorge, known for its steep cliffs of limestone and tuff with a road leading through the middle, is an ideal place with easy access for rock climbers! The approach to the climb begins just 10 feet from your car. The river and lush vegetation make this a pristine environment for climbers.
Paddleboarding on Azat Reservoir
Located in the Ararat region, just outside the city limits of Yerevan, the Azat Reservoir is a favorite place for hikers, backpackers, and fishermen alike. Increasing in popularity now is paddleboarding. After a short training, you can easily master this sport and spend the day paddling on the reservoir for 2 to 3 hours.
Mountain Biking in Geghama Mountain Range
Enjoy this 40km out-and-back trail in Kotayk, less than an hour from Yerevan. Considered to be a moderately challenging route, this is a great spot for mountain bikers, and it remains unlikely that you’ll encounter many other people on this hidden track. So be sure to enjoy it soon, before the secret gets out!
Upcoming events and festivals
Ascend Armenia bikepacking race
Ascend Armenia is a self-supported ultra distance bikepacking race that begins June 25th, 2023 in Yerevan, Armenia and ends approximately 8 days later later in Dilijan, Armenia.
Sun, Jun 25 - Sun, Jul 02