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Kotayk province is considered to be a mountainous and sea-level surface at an altitude of about 1,200-3,597m. Most mountainous areas occupy the slopes of the Geghama Mountains.
Arzakan-Meghradzor Reserve is a Protected Natural Territory, created in 1971. It has an area of 13,532 hectares and is considered one of the 27 sanctuaries in Armenia. It is located in the Kotayk region, in the basin of the Dalar and Marmarik rivers, at a height of 1,600-2,100 m above sea level, on the eastern slopes of the Tsaghkunyats mountains.
Need to Know
Safety and Security
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Length: 28.4 km
Duration: 5 hours 41 min
Altitude above the sea level: 1727-2800-1535 m
50% of the road is asphalt, the rest 50 % is a land grinding.
Take a bottle of water with you.
To get to the above mentioned mountain biking route, after arriving in Hrazdan city, Kotayk province, it’s better to travel by taxi. The cost is AMD 5500. Taxis throughout Armenia are quite affordable. Please use taxis with speedometers.
The route starts at the outskirts of Hrazdan, where the asphalt road rises to the summit of Teghenis Mountain (2,800 meters high). The location of the asphalted road is lower than its slopes and goes to adjacent, lush forests. The trail stretches till the white peak of Ararat and the four peaks of the Aragats. The crosswalk pathway continues to Bjni village. Bjni is rich with natural mineral sources and historical and cultural monuments. Here, the 28-kilometer-long mountain bike ride route ends. The return from Bjni to Yerevan is 48 km.
The region is rich in varieties of plants, shrubs, forest-covered vegetation, and coniferous forests. Our range of flora and fauna is widely used for bee-keeping and herbal medicine. Here you'll find nettle, ox tongue, chamomile, clover, flax, and honeycomb.
Created for the protection of forests of wild animals, buckwheat, billiard, gray bear, Caucasian heron etc.
History & Background
Surb Astvatsatsin Baptist monastery is situated on the northern edge of the village of Bjni, Kotayk province. Kecharis Church Complex (in Tsaghkadzor, near Hrazdan), built in the 11-13th centuries, was a prominent religious and cultural center of medieval Armenia. S. Nshan Church is designed with two "Armenian hollows", and the windows are open to the stage. Hrazdan reservoir, located on the Hrazdan River in Hrazdan city.
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