Welcome to Tom Allen’s homepage

I’m Tom, an explorer, trail prospector and travel writer. Originally from England, I’m currently based in the South Caucasus.

My long-term project is the Transcaucasian Trail, a 3,000km-long hiking route in development across Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan. As part of this mission, I’ve explored, documented and launched the Armenian national section of the TCT; and conceived and planned a second long-distance village-to-village trail across Armenia.

As a leading expert on adventure travel & tourism in Armenia, I’ve co-authored Armenia: The Bradt Travel Guide since its 5th edition, authored a hiking map-guide to the Legends Trail in Syunik province, and founded the CyclingArmenia.com bike route collection.

Beyond the Caucasus, I’ve been blogging about cycle touring and bikepacking since 2007 at TomsBikeTrip.com, won multiple adventure filmmaking awards, and published several related books on the topic of travel and adventure.

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