This post was written by 2022 volunteer Elizabeth Yancey, and originally published on ArcGIS StoryMaps. You can view the original here. Thanks for sharing your experience, Elizabeth– we can’t wait to welcome more volunteers next year! Stay tuned for 2023 volunteer dates and information, coming soon.
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We are excited to announce the second TCT trail section in Azerbaijan: a 102km trek through the high mountains and deep canyons of the Guba and Gusar regions of Northern Azerbaijan! The Guba-Gusar trek doesn’t follow a perfectly straight line – instead we’ve pieced together a route that makes sure you don’t miss out on […]
Over the past week, our hearts have been breaking at the unfolding human impact of the violent conflict in Ukraine, the escalating humanitarian crisis, and the wide-reaching shocks felt around the region. Our thoughts are with all whose lives are being impacted by the crisis, and we hope for a rapid end to the violence. We’ve […]
There’s no better way to start a new year than with planning new adventures – and TCT’s got a fresh, exhilarating new adventure for our hikers. After a big year of trail development, we’re thrilled to start 2022 by launching the first section of the Transcaucasian Trail in Azerbaijan!
Happy holidays from the TCT Team! As we close out the year, we want to say a huge thanks to everyone who was part of the TCT in some way in 2021: all the volunteers who joined us on the trail, the crew leaders who put weeks into their training, the hikers who shared their […]
Click here for the Armenian version of this post. Սեղմեք այստեղ հայերեն լեզվով կարդալու համար։ Today we’re celebrating a true milestone for the Transcaucasian Trail: the launch of our first national route section. Yes, you read that right: there’s now an 827km (514mi) route the full length of Armenia, fully mapped, beta-tested, and waiting to […]
Ever since we began work on the Transcaucasian Trail in 2015, we’ve all been working towards our vision of a world-class, long-distance trail stretching across the entire South Caucasus region. Our shared goal: to highlight the beauty and diversity of the South Caucasus, to create more cross-border connections around a shared love of the natural […]
For the past five years, our team has been chipping away at the monumental task of creating a 3,000-kilometer trail network across the Caucasus. It’s been slow work finding old trails, building new trails, and creating the resources necessary to help hikers have a safe and enjoyable experience. But it’s been work richly rewarded in […]
Here at TCT HQ, we dream of a day when a perfectly groomed trail network spans the Caucasus, trodden by intrepid hikers from across the region and the globe, bringing to light the beauty of these wild and ancient places, and helping revitalise mountain communities and conservation efforts at the same time. That day, of […]
Hike Vayots Dzor: New Trails, Ancient Trails, and Navigating Off-Trail with Armenia’s Newest Topo Map
This is a guest post by Alessandro Mambelli, Director & Co-Founder of our longtime partner Cartisan. Cartisan has been working to create the Caucasus’ first high-quality topographic hiking maps since 2018, and they just released their new map of the Vayots Dzor region– which we just took out on the trails for the first time.Ale […]