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  1. Oliver
    October 24, 2019 @ 2:54 pm

    We went North from Dilijan to Noyemberyan and took accidently the “old road” due the construction site. You can see the Azerbaijani military posts and it does not really feel save aber it also seems unlikely that they shoot a bunch of cyclists 😉
    Otherwise its fine to ride but a bit of traffic.

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  2. Aston
    October 1, 2019 @ 11:45 am

    Great website. Thank you
    Is any cycling Aug 2020 – Armenia to Georgia?

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  3. Tim
    September 9, 2019 @ 9:01 am

    Just finished the eastern 700km route (Aug/Sept 2019) thanks for putting it all together! A few things that might be useful for others:
    1. Crossing into Armenia from Georgia, you can buy a SIM card at the border. The new bypass from Noyemberyan was closed when we did it; we took the older road with other traffic, which was ok;
    2. The dirt road from Ijevan up to Berd was in worse condition than we thought, but managed to ride it all on fully loaded tourers and 1.5 tyres. Down was better condition. No water tap available until village after top.
    3. The road after lake Sevan is currently being resurfaced, so should be in good condition in a few months;
    4. You can now get visa and registration at the Nagorno Karabakh border, so no need to do it before or in Stepanakert;
    5. We camped at the Bgheno monastery – there is a water tap there;
    6. Meghri was a nice finish: shared taxi back to Yerevan was 15,000 per person, including bike and luggage.
    Enjoy!!

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  4. Tim
    August 28, 2019 @ 6:32 am

    28th august 2019… just about to start the eastern route on touring bikes… we’ll let you all know how it goes…! Thanks for the great resources for planning!

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  5. Nabeel
    June 11, 2019 @ 2:29 pm

    Just finished the Grand tour (10th June 2019) and what an incredible route it is. Just want to thank you so much for putting together this route. Cycling through Armenia is like cycling through heaven. Those rural roads , lush green valleys and quaint villages, I enjoyed every bit of it. My favourite part was the mountain road between the village of Itsakar and T’tu Jur in the Getik valley. Just wow ! 🙂 Here are a couple of things that I would like to point out:

    1) The climb from Ijevan to Itsakar is a 4×4 road, basically a proper mountain bike road but I did manage it somehow on a fully loaded touring bike. There is no water source until you get down after the climb, atleast I couldn’t find any, however once you reach to the telephone tower before the very top , you can walk to the house next to it to ask for water.
    2) After Kapan, there are a couple of small markets and a bread shop at the village of Tsav before the final climb

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  6. Nabeel
    February 28, 2019 @ 1:10 am

    I was wondering if it would be ok to do the Eastern Route with a fully loaded bike with 1.75 inch tyres ?

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  7. Gianni
    August 14, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

    Thanks. I really like your new site and will sure take my Brompton there one day… Is summer the best season for the Eastern Route? Gianni.

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    • CyclingArmenia.com
      September 11, 2018 @ 6:54 am

      Any time from May until October will be nice – we would recommend June/July for the lovely green landscapes and wildflowers!

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  8. Hilary Kitching
    August 14, 2018 @ 1:05 pm

    Very nice website. Armenia looks that good I may even try the Eastern Route on holiday next year. Thanks for all your hard work. 🚴‍♀️👍

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  9. Nassim
    August 14, 2018 @ 9:20 am

    Very helpful description. I am definitely interested in cycling Armenia! Thank you very much

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