The Caucasian Challenge

Istanbul, Turkey to Yerevan, Armenia
August 11-21, 2023
11 Days
3 Countries
4000 km

The Caucasian Challenge is a minimal assistance motor rally – a drive your own vehicle adventure that takes you through mostly unknown yet tumultuous regions you may have only heard about on the world news. After driving through Turkey, Georgia, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia our finish line is in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

Rediscovering Adventure

Many companies provide one-size-fits-all experiences slowly squeezing the spirit of adventure and fun out of travel. But we at the Travel Scientists steer clear of the plastic hotels and soulless guided tours, putting the thrills, and perhaps spills, back into your next adventure. We provide the framework, but leave you the freedom to explore. Most importantly, all the way from Istanbul to Yerevan, it’ll be *you* driving, in a vehicle of your choice.

A Unique Experience

The Caucasian Challenge is a 'minimal assistance' event. Rather than handing it all to you on a plate we provide the tools you'll need to find your own fun and adventure within the framework of our challenge. Like this you can discover new places without spoiling the thrill of adventure. As well as making friends and having a lot of fun along the road, we hope you come away from the event with an an all-important sense of achievement.

Why choose us?
We Are Travel Maniacs

For the Travel Scientists this is a passion not just a business. We guarantee the essence of fun-within-adventure across all our events that now span the globe from India to Tajikistan, Estonia to Morocco.

We Want to Get to Know You

In our small parties you are never just another driver. Our strong community spirit ensures that all our participants get to know each other and share their trip experiences along the road.

Adventure Must Be Unique

We provide a unique offbeat approach coupled with the most stunning destinations. All specifically chosen to present the very best rally challenge adventure available today.


If this is the trip you've been waiting for, wait no more and sign up today for the Caucasian Challenge. SIGN UP NOW! Sign up early to guarantee your place in this amazing challenge - a maximum of 30 teams can sign up for the 2019 rally!

If you don't trust us, trust them

I have done some travelling off beaten track, both by myself and on organised trips. With the Travel Scientists for the first time I found the perfect balance. With these guys every morning you are free to do whatever you want, go at whatever pace or to whichever place you wish, but you are sure that at the end of the day even in the remotest places there will be a place for you to rest.

Anna, 36

I have participated in one Travel Scientists' event, and would love to do another. I'm not a fan of package holidays, and I like having the freedom to explore places myself. With the Travel Scientists I got that, but also made great friends with other teams. The organizers knew a lot about the region, and I knew they'd be able to help if something went very wrong: luckily nothing did!

Jeremy, 27

You get to have all the adventure, you take credit for every achievement, but if things go wrong, you know there is somebody to help you. No need to talk about the obvious things like travelling with like-minded adventurers from all over the world, seeing the last corners without McDonalds and the feeling when conquering challenges I don’t need to solve in my comfortable everyday life.

Denis, 45