Route 30 is a high mountain road located in northern Ethiopia. Most of the road was built by the Italians during the occupation from 1936 – 1941.
The road is mostly unpaved, only with some asphalted sections. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Very narrow, cut out of steep terrain, rock retaining walls and terraces, hairpin cutbacks winding down and up and down the shifting elevation with sheer drop off the shoulder.
The road links Gondar or Gonder a city in the Amhara Region at an elevation of 2,133 m (6,998 ft) above the sea level, and Adwa, at 1,907 m (6,257 ft) above the sea level. Open to all motorized vehicles, however, strongly recommended for high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles. The road is very rough--only try driving it in a 2wd car, if you're planning to buy a new car.