Transcaucasian trail (TCT)
“Trails for Change” NGO is working closely with the Transcaucasian Trail NGO on the construction of a new long-distance hiking trail across Armenia and Georgia, which will eventually give hikers the opportunity to experience a 1,500 km journey from the Iranian border of Armenia to the Black Sea coast in Georgia, taking in all the cultural and historical diversity this historically significant region has to offer.
Bordering Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the region is one of the most biologically, culturally and linguistically diverse regions in the world – yet one that few have had the chance to explore. Now, united by a shared vision of a long-distance trail network across the region, a growing community of local and international hikers, cartographers and conservationists are putting this hidden gem on the map to help ensure that the landscapes and heritage of the region can be enjoyed by future generations. In Dilijan National Park, the route continues from Parz Lake south to Goshavank, and from Dilijan north to Haghartsin Monastery. This moderate difficulty 10 km hike will take you along a few newly build segments of trail under the tree canopy as well as along some existing old dirt roads, all the way to the city of Dilijan. If you prefer, its possible to hike 4.8 km to the highest point of the trail, enjoy the panoramic views across the National Park, and return to Parz Lake by the same route. The route is also suitable for advanced mountain bikers and trail runners.
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For more info: http://transcaucasiantrail.org