Welcome to Lәnkәran to Lerik
The Lənkəran–Lerik road leads some 50km up through extensive deciduous forests then continues into the bare, rolling Talysh Mountains. The first 22km has become a little degraded due to heavy truck traffic but beyond Piran you're into idyllic greenery with a wide variety of rest areas which, for most Azerbaijani tourists, are the Lerik region's main attraction. They range from very basic dining areas to rustic getaways to full-blown family resorts, and while some can be used as the starting point for random strolls or longer hikes, most are seen as relaxation destinations in and of themselves. Addresses are kilomere-marker post readings from central Lənkəran. Once the Lənkəran bypass is finished (still a couple of years away) the Lerik junction will be at Km 9.