The rich and diverse nature of Armenia is the best for all kinds of outdoor activities. Here you can hike in the mountains, “fly” via a zip-line over a gorge, windsurf on Lake Sevan, try mountaineering, get acquainted with agro tourism, as well as horse riding or go on a jeep tour. If you wish, you can combine an active vacation with a visit to local attractions, because many historical monuments in Armenia are located directly under the open sky.
The best places for active Summer holidays in Armenia
Due to the presence of many mountain and rock massifs, Armenia can be called a real paradise for fans of mountaineering and rock climbing. Here you can find easy routes for amateur and beginner athletes, as well as quite complex areas that can be a real challenge for experienced climbers (for example, Mount Khustup or Aragats). Lake Sevan is also a rather popular destination. There is an opportunity to go windsurfing or alpine diving, you can just swim and get acquainted with summer beach sports.
Hiking in the mountains
Tour operator ONE WAY TOUR offers hiking tours in Armenia in summer 2024. During the tour you can have a great time in the fresh air, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna, see the most beautiful and picturesque corners of Armenia, untouched by modern civilization. We will be happy to help you find a suitable walking tour, depending on preferences and level of sports training; we will offer options from light short walking trips to serious professional routes to the Geghama Range or Aragats.
Agro tourism, village tours
Agro tourism is a type of recreation that allows you to get closer acquainted with the local rural life, folk traditions and customs. In this regard, Armenia is especially interesting to tourists; it is no wonder that agro tourism in Armenia in 2024 is rapidly gaining popularity. You can, for example, visit the city of Gavar and watch how traditional gata and paklava (sweet bakings) are prepared; you can also visit the famous wine makers of Areni, follow the process of making wines from fragrant fruit or grape, and of course, try different types of “sunny drink”.
Jeep tours are an unusual alternative to traditional bus tours. Jeep tours will allow you to take part in a real adventure, see the most interesting corners of Armenia, get acquainted with the historical and cultural monuments and admire even the hard-to-reach places, which are impossible to see during a regular tour.
Other types of active holidays in Armenia
Almost any fan of outdoor activities can find something interesting and admirable in Armenia. In addition to all mentioned above, you can also enjoy quite popular paragliding, allowing you to see all the beauty of nature from a bird’s eye view. There is also an opportunity for skydiving. Moreover, lovers of eco-leisure will certainly enjoy horse-riding tours, which will allow you to get acquainted with the beauty of Armenia.