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  • FAQs About HIKEArmenia
    You have questions about the world’s next great hiking destination. We have all the answers. Do we organize tours? How much is the app? Are there wild animals on the trails? You probably have a lot of questions about the world’s next great hiking destination. Good. We have all the answers.
  • Birthright Armenia and HIKEArmenia Team Up For Trail Maintenance - Paying it Forward
    While the perks of hiking have widely been discussed, lost in the limelight of its mental and physical health benefits is a very rewarding opportunity that is rarely acknowledged — the experience of maintaining and preserving the health of hiking trails.
  • Snakes in Armenia: What You Need To Know To Avoid A Misadventure
    You can find snakes on hiking trails the world over. But what are the right steps to take if you encounter one? What should you do if you’re bitten? We have all the answers to your questions.
  • 8 Reasons Why You Should Visit the HIKEArmenia Information Center
    Start your hiking adventure with us by visiting our information center located in downtown Yerevan. The team will help you determine the best trail for you, along with matching you with a guide, providing accommodation recommendations. And they can do it in 8 languages.
  • Winter Hiking in Armenia
    The temperature may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still fun to be had in the great outdoors of Armenia. You’ve got skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating – why not hiking? It’s not only good for your overall health and wellbeing, it offers an opportunity to see Armenia’s vast countryside transformed from its usual green, lush lands to white, glittering snowscapes. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with a list of the trails we recommend trying out this winter season and tips and tricks for having the best winter hiking experience!
  • Hiking in Armenia: Practical Advice
    Hitting the trails of Armenia’s countryside is easy – with the right information. Whether you’re a novice hiker or a seasoned expert, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the best hiking practices. But where do you get all this intel? We’ve put together this post to serve as a comprehensive guide to hiking in Armenia, from attire to transportation to camping rules. Use this as a reference, and setting out on your next natural expedition will be easier than ever!
  • 7 Hiking Trails Near Yerevan
    When it comes to hiking in Armenia, there’s a whole lot of countryside to explore – from lovely Lori in the north to stunning Syunik in the south. And while we can’t think of a better way to spend your day off than getting lost in nature, we understand that sometimes life gets in the way. Maybe you don’t have an entire day to spare or maybe you just don’t feel like making a long commute. Still, when life in the city gets a little too hectic, there’s nothing better than a good dose of fresh air to clear your mind. And now, thanks to a number of new trail additions to our website, stepping away for a breather has never been easier – or closer! Keep reading to learn about 7 great hiking trails located roughly an hour outside of Yerevan.
  • Explore Syunik with the Legends Trail
    “A land of rugged mountains, deep forests and ancient monasteries, the historic kingdom of Syunik is today among the least-visited regions of Armenia and the South Caucasus. Historically known as Zangezur, its role as a major junction on the Silk Road – a network of medieval trading routes connecting Europe and Asia – gave rise to a network of ancient footpaths connecting fortresses, caravanserais and villages. Long forgotten and fallen out of use, only now have these historic trails been rediscovered and brought back to life for the benefit of local people and intrepid travellers alike. Welcome to the Legends Trail!”
  • Re-Introducing The Road
    Released in September 2017 by the Public Television of Armenia, "The Road" follows Armenian-American horticulturist and repatriate Roffi Petrossian as he embarks on a journey across Armenia in search of what it means to be Armenian. Starting on July 31st, the popular reality documentary series is being re-released in English so that non-Armenian speakers too can experience the beauty of Armenian nature. In tandem with the show’s re-release, we will be uploading, in parts, the entire route Roffi hikes across Armenia on a special trail that will be available to view and navigate using our website. Though we don’t recommend following his exact path due to safety concerns, there are plenty of trails in several regions on our app and website to try out should you find yourself inspired to get hiking!
  • Hiking in Lori: Exploring Debed Canyon
    If you’ve hiked a trail or two using our app, then you’re probably already a little familiar with the history, culture, and nature that Armenia has to offer. But do you know what makes it truly unique? With 12 distinct regions featuring an extensive variety of landscapes, plant and animal species, and rich history, there’s lots to explore! Of course, all our regions are worth visiting, but here are a few we’d like to highlight. We’ve already talked about the fertile fields of Vayots Dzor Province in the south, so allow us to introduce you to the lush lands of Lori Province in the north!
  • Hiking in Armenia: 5 (MORE) Easy Hikes
    Whether you’re looking to take a break for a day or simply can’t get enough of Armenia’s beautiful countryside, we’ve got you covered. More seasoned trekkers looking for a challenge can check out these delightfully difficult trails. But if you’re new to hiking and are looking for something a little less intimidating, we’ve got just the thing for you. Last year, we told you about 5 easy hikes to greet spring. Now, we give you 5 more just in time for summer!
  • Wildflowers of Armenia: A Beginner`s Guide
    If you’ve ever hiked here in the spring or summer, you’ve probably seen alpine meadows or rocky slopes dotted with blossoms of all hues. And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? On our free app and website, you can find 50+ trails that will take you through the vibrant heart of the Armenian Highland and its breathtakingly diverse flora. Here at HIKEArmenia, we love our country’s wildflowers so much that we’ve put together this short guide to the main types you can expect to find sprinkled across the countryside.
  • Hiking in Vayots Dzor: Beyond Areni and Noravank
    Smack dab in the middle of Eurasia, Armenia has for centuries been at the crossroads of many trading routes, including the ancient Silk Road. Marco Polo is said to have travelled through Vayots Dzor, and it's thanks to folks like him and centuries of foot travel that many ancient footpaths still exist in the region today. They just needed some modern, professional mapping and trail building to bring them back to life for you to use!
  • Avoid Crowds, Embrace Nature: 4 Tips To Really Getaway In Dilijan This Fall
    When it comes to destinations in Armenia, Dilijan lands at the top of most lists for both local people and foreign tourists. That’s no exception this year. In fact, with international travel all but impossible this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, internal tourism in Armenia has seen a noticeable increase. If you’re here, all you have to do is pay a visit to a tourist attraction, like a monastery, outside Yerevan - they’re packed right now with holidaying local people.
  • One App For All Hikers!
    At HIKEArmenia, we believe that everyone should be able to access world-class trails and experience nature to the fullest. It’s why we created our app! Before us, there were few resources about Armenia’s beautiful and often hidden trails that were both free and easily accessible to international hikers.
  • Hiking in Armenia: 5 Delightfully Difficult Trails
    Here in Armenia, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by natural beauty, so you don’t necessarily have to climb the tallest mountain or traverse the most taxing terrain in order to experience stunning views. But, if you’d like to, you certainly can! Maybe you’ve been cooped up over the colder months and now that spring is peeking out at us, announcing its long awaited return, you are hoping to put your strongest foot forward as you reacquaint yourself with hiking.
  • 5 Natural Wonders In Armenia Worth Hiking To
    Armenia’s monasteries are pretty well-known, so well known that you’d be hard pressed to find a visitor to Armenia who didn’t visit one or two (or three, or four, or five…). But monasteries aren’t the only historical monuments hikers can experience while in Armenia.
  • Hike To These 5 Off The Radar Monasteries in Armenia!
    One of the first things travelers to Armenia typically learn about the country is that it’s the first one on the planet to have adopted Christianity as the official state religion (yes, even before the Romans, an Armenian will probably assure you).
  • 4 Awesome Fortresses on Armenia’s Hiking Trails
    Armenia’s monasteries are pretty well-known, so well known that you’d be hard pressed to find a visitor to Armenia who didn’t visit one or two (or three, or four, or five…). But monasteries aren’t the only historical monuments hikers can experience while in Armenia.