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Iron Age Loop Trail

Iron Age Loop Trail

3h
8.5 km
2,136m
1,828m
Medium

Things to see

Iron Age Metallurgical Site
We’re not sure how old this trail exactly is, but we know it’s old, potentially ancient. It’s so old that there are early Iron Age tools scattered about! 

The Iron Age Loop Trail connects to the Hayeli Lake Loop and the village of Artavan in the Vayots Dzor Province, passing through the pristine Caucasian oak forests of Artavan. Be warned, there are some steep segments on this trail! While hiking, be on the lookout for remains of what was once a metallurgical site, including a stone basin used for melting iron back in ancient times, as well as the ruins of what locals refer to as a bandit camp beneath the crags of Mt. Berdakar.

For ambitious hikers looking for a real challenge, the Iron Age Loop Trail also connects to the 14.2km Berdakar Mountain Loop, difficulty level - hard. 

How to get there

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Get a taste of Armenian hospitality

Taron's Homestay

<20 USD

Zartonk Guesthouse

20-30 USD

Arman Guesthouse

20 USD

Artavan Campsite

<20 USD