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Distance

457.62 mi

Elevation gain

34,911 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

32,385 ft

Max elevation

7,909 ft

Trailrank

18

Min elevation

1,140 ft

Trail type

One Way
  • Photo of Trans Armenia May 2016
  • Photo of Trans Armenia May 2016
  • Photo of Trans Armenia May 2016
  • Video of Trans Armenia May 2016

Time

11 days 4 hours 6 minutes

Coordinates

1840

Uploaded

May 20, 2016

Recorded

May 2016

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7,909 ft
1,140 ft
457.62 mi

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near Saburtalo (Georgia)

Part of the never ending bike route of Andoni from Georgia through Armenia to Iran
Mountain hut

F00 AR16 002

Mountain hut

F02 AR16 007 Neghots

Provisioning

F02 AR16 008

Mountain hut

F02 AR16 011

Mountain hut

F03 AR16 015

Mountain hut

F03 AR16 016

Wilderness hut

F04 AR16 019

Beach

F04 AR16 Camping

Mountain pass

F05 AR16 021 Selimpass

Provisioning

F05 AR16 020

Monument

F05 AR16 021 Caravanseray

Mountain hut

F05 AR16 022 Yeghegnadzor

GOOD HOME
Mountain pass

F06 AR16 024 1152 Vorotan

Mountain hut

F06 AR16 027 Sisiam

Ruins

F07 AR16 029

Monument

F07 AR16 030

From here acent 400m on (partly) unpaved road.
Intersection

F07 AR16 031

Mountain pass

F07 AR16 032

Mountain hut

F08 AR16 033 Goris

Lavage bakery next to B&B
Mountain pass

F09 AR16 034

Mountain hut

F09 AR16 035 HQ Park

HQ park 2/4 beds
Picnic

F09 AR16 361

Place for tent, water, shop nearby. Loc half de 2800m acs. between kapan and Megri, where final climb starts.
Mountain pass

F10 AR16 381

Terrific view on Iran
Picnic

F10 AR16 391

water
Train stop

F11 AR16 401 Julfa

Train to Tabriz (some times a week at 5pm)

2 comments

  • Odiseu Jan 10, 2018

    Hi Luc,

    I´m planning the Armenia traverse in mointainbike this may-june. How about the weather? Any useful map? Doyou know if it is possible to make this ride riding in unpaved, gravel or tarmac Surface? Thnks in advance.

  • Photo of Luc Antwerpen

    Luc Antwerpen Jan 11, 2018

    May June is OK, but can be pretty cold, depends on the wind if it comes from the higher mountains (3000+). We went early may which was the time snow in the upper parts was melting. Have a look what kind of winter they had this year. For maps your best go with the Open Cycle maps, besides the paved roads that are on the printed maps they show also the local unpaved roads (which can be occasionally pretty steep), and are worthwhile to drive. If you buy a printed map, buy one in Armenia they show more detail than the international tourist maps. If you go south to the Iran border, the east road has less traffic than the west road lower altitude but more cumulative meters to climb, do not camp on the border with Azerbaijan, for the rest it is OK going that way. If you take a smartphone or tablet with you it is useful to install OsmAmd for finding places to stay overnight.
    Enjoy your trip,
    Luc

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