Ride Across the Dzoraget Canyon

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days 3 days nights 2 nights
Armenia
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Immerse yourself in colorful nature when embarking on a riding experience through Armenian mountains and cantering across lush green gorges. The canyon and mountain forests are full of biodiversity. Your trails along grasslands, valleys, and countryside offer the best natural views and tours to important historical sites. Picnic cuisine includes locally grown vegetables, native cheeses, bread, and wines served under the shade of oak trees. The wooden logs for overnights are located over scenic hillsides where you will explore centuries-long traditions of the local lifestyle.

US$ 275
per tourist for 3 days
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Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 12 years old
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Saro O. is the organizer and guide of this trip
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I am Saro. I am from the northern Lori region of Armenia. Here we conduct up to seven day trail rides.

Tour highlights

Discover the Dzoraget Ravine
Dzoraget is one of the two main streams of the Deved River. It flows through a deep and narrow canyon and then appears in a wide forested valley.
Travel back in time at Hnevanq
Visit the 7th-century monastery
Relax in a Hot Bath
Russian style bath, hot tub and spa
Visit the Tsits Qar
An unusual rock formation creating a backwater in the very middle of the valley. It is surrounded by other two rocks with medieval forts on the top.

Route details

Day 1
Through Pasture Lands

Start your ride from nearby the hillside Ardvi village and continue through cultivated fields. 

After you have reached a livestock farm, your route will gradually follow down the hill through corn fields.

 At sunset, you will get to your overnight accommodation on the northern rim of the canyon.  

Day 2
Across The Canyon
Day 3
Back to the Stables
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour organizer's comments

Distance: 55․5 km

Relative altitude: 1,180 m (Highest point: 1,748 m / Lowest point: 980 m)

Daily riding hours: 4-5

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Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Camp Site
2 nights

The overnight accommodations are small lodges surrounded by wilderness. The location of the first night of the tour is featured by capturing views of the canyon, and the second location is deep in the forests. 

1 night
Arevatsag

A couple of glass lodges with a panorama view over the canyon.

1 night
Tsits Qar

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Lori Region, Alaverdi

Tour conditions

Included

  1. horse
  2. guide service
  3. 2night accommodation
  4. 3day food and drinks
  5. entrance fees

Extras

  1. transportation

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

long-sleeve shirts and pants

supportive shoes

rain jacket

personal medication (if any)

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Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request in season
    1 Apr – 1 Oct, 2024
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  • US$ 275
    1 – 3 Apr, 2024 3 days 2 nights
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