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The Wolkefit Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,250m (10,662ft) above the sea level located in the Semien Mountains, in northern Ethiopia. It's one of the African highest mountain roads.

The pass, also known as Uolchefit or Wilkifit, it’s the highest point through the Semien Mountains, part of the Ethiopian Highlands. It’s one of the most famous mountain passes of Ethiopia, leads from the Semien mountains down into the valley and it’s located in a road with manyhairpins, felling like reaching the top of a roller-coaster ride.

 

The road to reach the pass is gravel, and it’s located in the road between Gondar and Axum, in a very  scenic part of Ethiopia. Built by the Italians in the 1930’s this road number 3 descends nearly 2000 meters. Described as ”the most dramatic road in Africa” in it entirety continuous, curving and switchback upon switchback and then climbing again up in hairpin bends. 

 




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>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
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>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
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>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

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