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Verin Shorzha to Artsakh to Karvachar

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

35.8 mile 57.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,361' 720 m
Descent: -6,243' -1,903 m
High: 8,994' 2,741 m
Low: 3,816' 1,163 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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The mystic and hidden treasure of Armenia welcomes the bikers from all over the world.

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This trail is accessible only during the warm seasons.

Need to Know

Safety and security:
The mobile connections of Ucom and Viva Cell-MTS functions without interruptions. In case of emergency, call 911 or 112. Be aware of leashed-off dogs in the villages.

Description

First of all, the bikers must reach to Verin Shorzha village in Gegharkunik province by car, then start riding. Please, use taxi service with taximeters.

Biking trail description:
This trail is located in Verin Shorzha village of Gegharkunik province. It continues through Shahumyan region, passes near Karvachar town, Nor Getashen, and ends on Yerevan-Martakert free-way. On the way, bikers can see Dadi, the first Christian monastery of Armenia, constructed in the 1st century.

Monuments description:
Lake Sevan is situated at an altitude of 1,900m above sea level. The Lake is cut into two parts by the Shorzha underwater dam- Mets (Big) Sevan (the average depth is 37.7m) and Pokr (Small) Sevan (50.9m). Sevan National Park was founded in the basin of Sevan. It has four stocks and ten reserves. Dadi Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery constructed in the 1st century by Dade, who was the follower of Taddeo- one of the apostles of Christ.

Flora:
The flora has a big variety in the southern part of Armenia. These parts of the country are semi-forested and semi-mountainous, where bikers can meet 40 types of trees, 180 types of herbs, and 18 types of rare, endemic plants.

Fauna:
In the forests, bikers can meet wolves, bears, snakes, and even endemic turtles very often. Moreover, it is possible to see the eagles in the mountainous part of the historic land.

Trail technical parameters:
Best period: May-October
Distance: 181 km from Yerevan
Duration: 3 hours 10 min
Bike trail length: 55.5 km
Ride duration: 6 hours
Altitude from the see level: 2366-2760-1240 m
Take bottled water with you.

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