If you're driving, don't miss the lovely country lane that leads on from Lerik as far as Kəlvəz near the Iranian border. You'll pass through a beautiful area of crags and gorge-viewpoints plus several flower-filled valley villages set between rolling high fields that are often sunny when Lerik hides in fog.

The road has only very recently been paved, so this is a new frontier for tourists but hiking opportunities abound and mini resorts are already nearing completion at Kalaxan and Qosmalion.