The must-see Etchmiadzin city on one magnificent trip—why not? Start it…
From any hotel in Yerevan
Cycling with us around Armenia means high-level tour program individually compiled and thought out to the smallest detail for each of our clients.
Start your day’s riding to the Church of the Holy Virgin Hripsime which offers good views of Mounts Ararat and Aragats. This building has stood since 618 AD. Visit also the 7th century church of the Holy Virgin Gayane, which is an important architectural structure in Armenia. These virgins martyred to spread Christianity in Armenia.
Stop for a minute and find your peace in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia. The church was built in the place, where the Son of God (Jesus Christ) appeared in the dream of the first Catholicos of Armenia St. Gregory the Illuminator, pointed out. This is where the name Etchmiadzin (Only begotten came down) emerged. Have an excursion in the Treasure museum, which is the home of well-known spear, with the help of which the Roman soldier pierced the side of Christ. In Armenian it is called “geghard”. At first it was kept in the Geghard monastery.
On the way back to Yerevan enjoy biking to the next Armenian 7th century sanctuary Zvartnots, which means “Angels meeting”. Both Zvartnots temple and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin are listed in UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage Sites.