Created in 2015, and currently funded by the H. Hovnanian Family Foundation, HIKEArmenia is a non-profit NGO committed to the promotion of Armenia as a hiking and ecotourism destination for international visitors and locals alike. Whether a seasoned nature enthusiast or someone simply eager to begin exploring, HIKEArmenia is here to help connect everyone to all that Armenia has to offer. With our free hiking app, website, and information center in downtown Yerevan, we're making hiking in Armenia easy and fun for all.
All of our efforts are aimed at the primary goal of rural development, helping local communities by bringing in new opportunities and building a holistic ecotourism system. To ensure hikers have a great experience, we have helped to develop over 70 hiking trails accessible for free through our platforms, all of which adhere to internationally recognized trail development guidelines.
We have also curated a growing database of 75 accommodations, 20+ recommended guides, and 100+ points of interest which give hikers not just practical information but also historical and cultural information along every trail.
We also enact community development programs aimed at spreading the ideals of nature preservation, hiking culture, and ecotourism. A trail club for youth education and a volunteer trail maintenance group are just the start of community-focused initiatives in Armenia.