The Caucasian Challenge

Istanbul, Turkey to Yerevan, Armenia
August 13-23, 2019
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

With so many companies providing one-size-fits-all experiences slowly squeezing the spirit of adventure and fun out of travel, we at the Travel Scientists steer clear of the plastic hotels and soulless guided tours to redress the balance by putting the thrills, and perhaps spills, back into your next adventure. The Caucasian Challenge will take you through some of the last hidden gems of this amazing region and allow you to savor them without being spoon fed the experience.

A Unique Experience

The Caucasian Challenge is a 'minimal assistance' event, so rather than handing it all to you on a plate we provide the tools and facilities you'll need to find your own fun and adventure within the framework of our challenge that will have you discovering new places without spoiling the thrill of your achievement. We won't smother or mother you on The Caucasian Challenge and if it'll get to the start, and more importantly finish, you can drive anything you like from Istanbul to Yerevan.

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 and 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 off-beat approach coupled with some of the most stunning destinations on the planet 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 adventure. 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