Akhuryan Sanctuary offers a great hiking tour through the upper part of the Akhurian River gorge. The total length of the trail, from Pokr Sepasar village to Amasia, is 13 kilometers. Akhurian Sanctuary is an ideal place to observe diff erent species of birds, butterfl ies and plants. The trail is not marked and a local guide might be needed. A beautiful stone bridge built by Tsar Nicholas I is located at the beginning of the trail, approx. 1.4 kilometers from Pokr Sepasar.