Shenatagh to Andokavan
ElevationAscent: 4,196' 1,279 m
Descent: -6,132' -1,869 m
High: 9,862' 3,006 m
Low: 4,041' 1,232 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 69% (35°)
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“The amazing wildlife turns this ride into many adventurous moments.”— State Tourism Committee Republic of Armenia
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How to reach to the trail:
First of all, the bikers must reach to Shenatagh, then start riding. Please, use taxi service with taximeters.
This trail is located near Sisian Sown of the Syunik Province. It starts from Shenatagh Village, passes through the hills, and reaches up to 3009 meters altitude from the sea level. Then it continues to Bargushat Sierra.
On the back way home, it is recommended to visit other interesting destinations of Syunik, including Zorats Karer (Stone Henge), Vorotnavank Monastery, the hot waters of Vorotan, Shake Waterfall, Wings of Tatev Popeway, Devil Bridge, and the Monastery of Tatev.
The most mountainous province of Armenia is Syunik. The most well-known sanctuary of the region, Shikahogh, is also situated in this province. The former is rich with unique endemic species and animals.
The habitants in Syunik meet in the forests bears, rabbits, wild boars, and panthers very often. In the mountainous parts are flying white eagles (included in the Red Book of Armenia) and griffons.
Trail technical parameters:
Best period: June-October
Distance: 233 km from Yerevan
Duration: 4 hours
Biking trail length: 39.5 km
Ride duration: 5 hours 30 min
Altitude from the see level: 1788-3009-1220 m
Take bottled water with you.
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