YEREVAN, September 2. /ARKA/. Wings of Tatev ropeway suspends summer operations and will work from 10:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening in the period from September 1 to September 30, the press office of the ropeway operating company reported.
On June the 1st the ropeway turned to summer operations (from 10:00am to 8:00pm) to meet the growing tourist demand.
The ropeway operates everyday, apart from Mondays when it is stopped for maintenance works.
The 5.7-kilometer-long aerial tramway, built by Austrian-Swiss Dopplemayer/Garaventa transports visitors from the village of Halidzor across the Vorotan gorge to the village of Tatev, within walking distance of the monastery, allowing tourists and visitors to bypass a 90-minute drive on a road in and out of the Vorotan River Gorge. The cable car travels at a speed of 37 kilometers per hour (23 miles per hour) and a one-way journey takes 11 minutes. At its highest point over the gorge, the car travels 320 meters (1,056 feet) above ground level. It has two cabins, each capable of carrying up to 25 passengers. The cable car is part of a $45 million-dollar public-private effort to develop tourism at Tatev and in the overall region of Syunik. The aerial tramway was officially registered by a representative of the Guinness World Records as the world’s longest aerial tramway built to transport visitors.–0--