Ascend Armenia is a self-supported ultra-distance bikepacking race following a 1,200-kilometre route over a diverse and challenging mix of terrain and surfaces…


Date: August 30

Time: 8:00 am


Cost: $300

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Organizer: Ascend Armenia



Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

After a successful and very challenging running of the first Ascend Armenia race in 2023, we’re happy to announce that we will be back for 2024! We’ve also just been named one of’s best new events! We’ve enjoyed incorporating feedback from our 2023 racers, and we’ve worked to make the 2024 course still challenging, but more completable and more rideable, with less hike a bike. Unchanged will be Armenia’s natural beauty and incredible hospitality. We’ve also moved the race date by a couple of weeks into July in order to seek slightly dryer weather and better ground conditions for racers to ride. Registration is open now!

Our 2023 race captured some peak spring beauty, and also challenged racers with all of the variety that Spring in Armenia could muster! Adrien Liechti was our first ever winner with a time of 5 days, 11 hours, and 45 minutes. Our second finisher was Kai-Uwe Lehung, and our final podium finisher was Jacob Hora.