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Active holidays in Armenia

In addition to the fact that Armenia is a country rich in historical monuments, which is why it is often called the “open-air museum”, nature has created excellent conditions for outdoor activities.

Active holidays in Armenia

Therefore, it is not surprising that in addition to sightseeing tours in Armenia, active and extreme tours are very popular with foreign tourists. The most common of them are climbing and climbing.

Due to its natural relief, Armenia provides ideal conditions for climbing: numerous rock massifs and climbs. Quite popular types of mountaineering are hiking and trekking, which do not imply the presence of good physical fitness and professional equipment. And for those who prefer mountain climbing, they can choose special routes that require serious preparation of the participants. Difficult routes include routes along the mountains Aragats (4090 m) and Khustup (3214 m). Rock climbing also takes place on the cliffs of Noravank and Dzhokhki Dzor gorges.

Active holidays in Armenia

For lovers of a feeling of free flight and a sense of height, the most suitable type of extreme tourism will be paragliding. It is believed that the second half of summer is the most suitable time for such flights here. Air flows begin to stabilize in mid-July. But since the autumn in Armenia is sunny and warm, tourists will be able to enjoy flights until the end of October. The abundance of bright colors, variegated landscapes and incredible landscapes – all this is an attractive bonus to the adrenaline received from the flight.

If you are inexperienced and doubt the choice of a single flight, then the most safe for you will be flying in a tandem paraglider. The tandem is designed for the pilot and passenger. In this case, an experienced pilot will fly the paraglider, and tourists will only have to enjoy the free flight and admire the beautiful views of the Armenian Highlands. Flight preparation takes only 5 minutes. The passenger is put on a suspension system and is given an introductory briefing. The only function of the passenger is to stay on his feet during the start. Then you need to run a little while taking off, after which you will be overcome by a feeling of weightlessness. The most interesting and convenient places for flights are Aparan, Vedi, Mount Aragats.

Fans of flights will not be disappointed with parachuting, which are quite common in Armenia. Due to the mountainous landscape, the conditions for jumping in Armenia are rather difficult. For this reason, athletes from other countries come here for the most difficult training.

Tsaghkadzor

When choosing a winter holiday in Armenia, it should be noted that among winter active sports, the most common are snowboarding and mountain skiing. One of the most suitable places for snowboarding or downhill skiing is the Tsakhkadzor ski resort. The ski season begins here in mid-December and ends in late March – early April. The longest track in Tsaghkadzor is eight kilometers. The entire ski area is divided into several sections intended for people with different levels of training. The track is served by a four-chairlift. All equipment for snowboarding can be purchased on site or rented.

Thrill-seekers can go freeriding (downhill skiing or snowboarding). Also extremals may be interested in Heli-Skiing (a kind of freeride). During Heli-Skiing a helicopter is used for lifting. In Armenia, these types of skiing are practiced on Mount Aragats. For such a pastime requires good physical fitness.

Lake Sevan in Armenia

Recently, alpine diving began to be practiced on Lake Sevan. Alpine diving includes diving at an altitude of over 300 meters above sea level. At an altitude of 2 thousand meters on the lake there is a diving school, where 2 instructors and 5 dive masters work.

In the near future, the opening of a new tourist complex “Tatev Gate” is planned in the south of Armenia in the area of ​​Goris town. Tourists can go climbing, hiking and cycling along the incredible trails of the surroundings of the Tatev Monastery. Those who wish can also make use of the balloon rental and audio guide services.

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