Armenia’s breathtaking nature, its majestic mountain ranges, lush green forests, and deep canyons with rapid rivers have turned the country into a popular travel destination for hikers and adventure seekers. Hiking in Armenia is an opportunity to delve into the country’s rich cultural heritage, while also enjoying the spectacular views and sceneries of the highlands.
Several local and international initiatives, such as the Hike Armenia project, the Transcaucasian Trail, Trails for Change, and others, have been implemented in Armenia in recent years. These initiatives aim at promoting hiking in Armenia, marking and maintaining existing trails, as well as developing new ones. Hiking tours to Armenia offer travelers a balanced experience, combining hiking on trails of various difficulty with visits to sites of cultural and historical significance.
Climb to once impregnable fortresses and castles nestled on mountain tops, walk along paths connecting medieval Christian monasteries․ Hiking in Dilijan you can explore the forests of Dilijan National Park, visit natural sites and hidden gems of medieval Armenian architecture. And in the south of the country, the trails will take you to old abandoned villages.
Easier routes, such as the trails to Jukhtak Vank, Matosavank monasteries, Gosh Lake, Dsegh Loop Trail, and others, are an ideal option for beginners since they don’t require much physical fitness. More experienced hikers may opt-in for long-distance multiday thru-hikes with camping overnights out in the wilderness. It should be noted that some of the above mentioned sites and landmarks are also accessible by car and are covered in our cultural tours. Book your tour today and explore Armenia hiking on old footpaths and pilgrimage routes used by generations of Armenians from past to present days.