Touristic sights with limited driving possibilities in Armenia

Armenia is one of the most ancient countries in the world, full of rich history and beautiful landscapes. There are plenty of things to see and do in Armenia. This undiscovered country of the Caucasus holds gorgeous natural scenery and hidden-away towns just waiting for visitors to explore. If you are planning for an adventurous trip, the best way is to rent a car with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and explore Armenia on your own pace.

Self-Drive Itineraries

To explore the whole of the country, many tourists prefer to take Self-Drive Tour in Armenia. Also, there are tourists who want to take a self drive to Armenia and Georgia if they want to visit 2 countries at the same time. Self-Drive Tour is a fantastic way to experience Armenia with freedom and flexibility. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Armenia is doing everything to suit a variety of budgets and preferences, each itinerary covers a number of outstanding attractions and places of historic significance.
Rent a car with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Armenia, pick-up your car directly at Zvartnots International Airport, get your personalized digital itinerary and start your experience.


Driving restrictions in tourist destinations in Armenia

Before starting your trip, we want to make sure that you know about driving in Armenia, driving possibilities in Armenia and some touristic sights that may have challenges for drivers to get to.
Traveling in Armenia is completely safe. The landscape is just really nice to drive through with enough interesting stops. Regarding the quality of roads in Armenia, they are in a good condition. The main roads in the country are very good to excellent. Potholes in Armenia are highlighted with paint, making them much easier to see.
There are several sights in Armenia where you will find challenging to go by car. The roads are rocky and steep, so it will be difficult to go to the top attractions by car.

Here are the top tourist destinations which are difficult to pass by car, so we want to make sure that you are prepared for the trip.

Sight #1: Sevanavank

The first sight is Sevanavank Monastery. It is situated on a narrow rocky peninsula, surrounded by Lake Sevan from all sides. So if you want to get to the monastery, just leave your car nearby and use the 220 stairs.

Sight #2: Khor Virap

The second place that you'll need to walk or hitch a lift the rest of the way is Khor Virap. Once in the chapel, you’ll notice two stairways descending to pits on either side of the altar. The stairway to the right side leads down to the small pit where Gregory the Illuminator was kept during his captivity, where the braver amongst you can descend the 27-step iron ladder to experience what it must have been like to live for so long in this stuffy, damp underground cavern of only a few metres long.

Sight #3: Old Khndzoresk

Old Kndzoresk is a historic cave village, located on the steep slope of the gorge. There are many must-visit places in this area such as the swinging bridge (63 meter high and 160 meter long) and the cave settlement. At the top of the gorge there is a parking area for cars and buses. You will need to take some refreshments with you if it's a hot day, because you will have to descend some 400 stairs before reaching the suspension bridge and the cave.


Sight #4: Geghard

The last top destination well-known for its rocky sights is Geghard located along the river Azat gorge, on the amphitheater-like slope of steep rocks. You can access the monastery complex by a long paved road which terminates in a parking area below the ramparts of the complex.

When renting a car with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Armenia, we want to make you informed of any tourist destinations with driving restrictions so that all the tourists have the opportunity to enjoy their trip in Armenia without being involved in any problem or difficult situation.