What are the most spectacular roads in Armenia?

Armenia is a landlocked country located in West Asia, within the Armenian plateau. The country is bordered by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey and covers an area of approximately 29,743 square kilometers and hosts countless mountains, providing a high number of scenic yet challenging high mountain drives.

The climate is highland continental with hot summers and cold winters, so before venturing to drive some mountain roads, better to check the conditions, as some roads are totally impassable in winters due to its mostly mountainous geography, with the Lesser Caucasus Mountains dominating the landscape.

When travelling to Armenia, don’t forget to drive the demanding road to Aragats Research Station, ending at 3.199m (10,495ft) above sea level, in the province of Aragatsotn. For those seeking the most defiant drives, don’t forget to check out our content about the highest roads of Armenia. You can also try the steep paved road to Meghri Pass, a challenging drive, climbing up to 2.535m (8,316ft) above sea level or discover the thrills of Vardenyats Pass: a serpentine road through Armenia's mountains, topping out at 2.410m (7,906ft) above sea level, in the Vayots Dzor Province.

Aragats Cosmic Ray Research Station is a high-altitude cosmic ray station at an elevation of 3.199m (10,495ft) above sea level, located in the province of Aragatsotn, in Armenia. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Vardenyats Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.410m (7,906ft) above sea level, located in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia.

Located in the Southern Caucasus region of Eurasia, Armenia is one of the oldest nations in the world. The country is a landlocked country in the Transcaucasia region, between the Black and Caspian Seas.

Meghri Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.535m (8,316ft) above the sea level, located in Syunik province of Armenia.

Mount Ughtasar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.296m (10,813ft) above the sea level, located of the Ishkhanasar range in the Syunik Province of Armenia. The site is reached only by four-wheel drive in good weather (the best time to visit is between mid July and the end of August). It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Devil’s bridge (Satani Kamurj) is a natural bridge located on the Vorotan River near Tatev village, in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It’s one of the most gorgeous and marvelous natural spots of the country.

Vorotani Lerrnants'k' is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.344m (7,690ft) above the sea level, located in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia.

Mount Armaghan is an extinct volcano at an elevation of 2.811m (9,222ft) above the sea level, located in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. 

Sotk Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.374m (7,788ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Kaputzhukh Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.492m (11,456ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Mount Vayots (Vayots Sar) is an extinct volcano located in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia.

Noravank is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located in the Vayots Dzor Province, in Southern Armenia.

Located in the Shirak Province of Armenia, at 23.5 meters high, the Trchkan Waterfall is said to be the highest waterfall in the country.

Spitakasar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.262m (10,702ft) above the sea level, located in the Kotayk province, at the central part of Armenia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Betschenagsku Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.346m (7,696ft) above the sea level, located on the Azerbaijan- Armenia border.

Sevan Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.130m (6,988ft) above the sea level, located in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia.

Ayich’ingil Lerrnants’k’ is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.466m (11,371ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Shativank is a fortified monastery with a church located in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. It’s one of the oldest monasteries of the province.

Pavarotlar is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.132m (10,275ft) above the sea level, located on the Azerbaijan- Armenia border. The average gradient is 12.55%. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Lake Aknalich is a volcanic mountain lake at an elevation of 3.045m (9,990ft) above the sea level, located at the east of Kotayk Province of Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Vishapasar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.890m (9,481ft) above the sea level, located in the Ararat Province of Armenia. 

Bargooshat Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.009m (9,872ft) above the sea level, located in Syunik, the southernmost province of Armenia. The average gradient is 19,49%. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

K’ashat’agh is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.874m (9,429ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. 

Karmir Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.184m (7,165ft) above the sea level, located in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, near the border of Azerbaijan.

Hank’asar is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.985m (9,793ft) above the sea level, located in Syunik, the southernmost province of Armenia. 

Geghak’ar is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.182m (10,439ft) above the sea level, located in Syunik, the southernmost province of Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Mount Kaputjugh is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.429m (11,250ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Vardenis ridge is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.040m (9,973ft) above the sea level, located in the Vayots Dzor province, at the southeastern end of Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Mount Teghenis is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.839m (9,314ft) above the sea level, located in the Aragatsotn province of Armenia. 

Mount Spitakasar is a volcanic massif at an elevation of 3.255m (10,679ft) above the sea level, located in the Ararat Province of Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

East Sevan is a ridge at an elevation of 3.376m (11,076ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Sevakatar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.223m (10,574ft) above the sea level, located in Ararat Province, in Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Tashtuni Lernants’k’ is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.489m (8,166ft) above the sea level, located in Syunik province, in Southern Armenia.

Tsaghkavet is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.081m (10,108ft) above the sea level, located in Ararat province of Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Sheksar is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.073m (10,082ft) above the sea level, located in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Ughtusar is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.052m (10,013ft) above the sea level, located in Ararat province of Armenia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.