Motorcycle Travel Guides
ARMENIA

Budget

Cheap: £10 - £25 per day
Mid: £25 - £40 per day

Money: ATMs can be found in main cities and towns and they dispense Dram and USD. 

Plenty of banks exchange USD into Dram.

Larger hotels and restaurants accept card for transactions.

Currency: Armenian dram ֏

Food: Roadside snacks £0.50 – £3, Restaurant £5 – £10.

Accommodation:
Lots of wild camp sites and small charging campgrounds throughout Armenia. 

Dorms and home stays £2 -£10. Mid-range hotel £10 – £30

Petrol: £0.62 litre

When to go

Mid: May - June
High: July - Aug

High: July – Aug

Can be hot for riding with little breeze and rainfall is low.

Mid: May – June and Sept – Oct

May – June are warm temps and pretty as the flowers blossom, but lots of rainfall in May. Wait until June if you can. 

Sep – Oct offer long warm days and little rain.

Low: Nov – Feb

Riding not recommended as it’s too cold. Roads are closed due to ice and can drop to -10C.

Paperwork

Visa: Free for 180 days
Carnet required: No

Visa: Free visa for citizens of 60 countries including the UK, the European Union and the USA for 180 days.

Carnet: Not needed. 

Temporary Import: Sorted at the border. 

International Driver’s Permit: Not compulsory but worth having.

Insurance: Not clear. We haven’t heard of people being asked to purchase Armenian insurance at or near the border. 

Visit the Motorcycle Travel Guide: Caucasus for more information

Facts

Capital: Yerevan
Country code: +374

Emergency: 112 fire, ambulance and police

Language: Armenian 

Time: GMT/UTC plus four hours

Land Mass:29,743 km²

Don't miss

Monasteries
Dilijan

Monasteries: Armenia’s main draw is its incredible collection of stunning monasteries.

Armenia Monastery Guide.  

Dilijan: Beautiful Dilijan is also known as Armenia’s Little Switzerland. Bucolic hills and rural countryside make this is a gorgeous place to chill out, explore and go horse riding. 

What to do in Dilijan

Check out the Top 10 Things to do in Armenia Guide for more. 

Getting in/out

Georgia
Iran

Armenia shares borders with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran. However, you can only cross overland from and to Georgia and Iran. There are no overland border crossings between Armenia and Turkey and Armenia and Azerbaijan. 

Armenia is a fascinatingly beautiful little country in the Caucasus. Incredibly friendly people, stunning monasteries, delicious food and amazing nature. Motorcycle travel here is easy and relaxed. Unfortunately, you can’t cross the border between Turkey or Azerbaijan and so many people skip Armenia. Don’t – it’s an awesome country and you’ll love it!

Here’s what to do in Armenia’s ‘Little Switzerland’ Dilijan. You’ll find sights, tips, things to do and adventures in this guide.