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Tatev to Devil’s Bridge

Tatev to Devil’s Bridge

3h
4.5 km
1555 m
972 m
Easy

Things to see

Tatev Monastery
Devil's Bridge (Satani Kamurj)
Located below the world’s longest reversible aerial ropeway, this trail goes through the Vorotan River Valley, home to the Great Hermitage of Tatev. Point-to-point, this trail is nothing short of magic.

You’ll start from the stunning 17th century Tatev Monastery, and work your way into the lush valley below. Take a peek inside the Hermitage, where monks once observed long periods of silence far away from the rest of the world (maybe that’s exactly why you’re hiking in Armenia in the first place!). The trail ends a few meters away from Devil’s Bridge, a natural bridge carved by the river out of rock. Just cross the road to see the roaring river below that carved the crevice and bridge. To take a dip in the natural hot spring there, you’ll need to climb down a rope (ask a guide before you leave the marked area for visitors).

How to get there

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Charlotte Depin
The trail is only 4km but it starts really away from the monastery. I tried to follow a non signed trail from the monastery to the start, don't do that!! It is really hard and unsafe!! Count 1,5h to reach the beginning of the trail or save time by taking a cab to Tsndzatap where the trail begins
Rahel Fisher
At the river coming from Tatev it's much better to cross it to the right side and walk up to the devils brigde there. This section is not yet on OpenStreetMap but its in a much better condition and does not climb as high up.
Charlotte P
Best way to hike this trail: take the aerial tramway "Wings of Tatev" near Halidzor, it will take you all the way up to the village of Tatev where you can visit the famous Tatev monastery. Then instead of taking the tramway back, simply hike the trail downhill from the village to Devil's bridge.
Bianca Delgado-Jones
The trail is an easy down-hill hike if you go from Tatev Monastery. The trail is well marked, just be sure to start at the beginning of the trail and to always keep an eye out for the red and white trail markers. I highly suggest adding this hike to your day in Tatev! Devil's bridge is also a great place to hang out and cool off after a long day in the sun.
Tad Karapetian
Nice easy trail. the monastery at the bottom was a sight to behold. Be sure to check out the hot springs at devil's bridge. Please do not bring any glass into the water.

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