The first major trek connecting two continents opens soon. By the summer of 2022, you’ll be able to hike north to south across Armenia. A few years later, you’ll be able to hike a triumphant route across the entire Caucasus Mountains, connecting Europe and Asia in one long, 1,864-mile behemoth of a path called the Transcaucasian Trail.
When finished, this trail will connect four countries and more than 20 national parks and UNESCO heritage sites. It will also include climbs on some of the region’s tallest peaks, including Armenia’s Azhdahak and Khustup mountains. The TCT, as we call it, is set to earn its ranks among the world’s greatest treks. Here’s what to know about the trail and how you can get involved.