Yerevan - Amberd - Aparan Reservoir - Bjni
Breakfast. Transfer to Amberd Fortress. The complex derives its great historical importance from its uniqueness, being one of the best and the largest examples of Armenian fortress construction. Amberd fortress means "a fortress in the clouds" in Armenian. Transfer to Aparan Reservoir. The Aparan Reservoir is a blue mountain lake surrounded by high, snowy mountain peaks, old monasteries, and ancient cross stones. Swimming is not allowed in the reservoir, because the water is intended for irrigation. The reservoir has an earth dam that is 50m high and 200m in length. It freezes in winter, and its main fish species is the local Sevan khramulya. When the reservoir was formed, the villages of Qasak and Zovuni were flooded, and the inhabitants of these areas were resettled near Yerevan. We start cycling from Aparan Reservoir to Bjni. Lunch. We continue our cycling to Bjni. The village of Bjni itself is a historical site. Visit of Bjni fortress. The fortress was built in the 9-10th centuries. A very beautiful view from above the fortress can be enjoyed. Another site worth seeing is the rock names Takqar, which is truly one of the nature's wonders. It represents a huge natural arch, which is to be seen once you are visiting Bjni. Dinner with local family. Overnight.