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Bayburt Of Yolu-D915

D915 is one of the most challenging roads in the world. Located in the Trabzon province, Turkey, the road is extreme, bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. Only the suicidal, the insane, or the paid-to-do-this should ever drive down. This road has humbled many egos. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death.

 

Ovit Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.640 m (8,661ft) above the sea level located between Rize Province and Erzurum Province in northeastern Turkey. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of Turkey.

Karapınar - Gumuskavak road (Kuş Yuvası Pass)

Karapınar-Gümüşkavak road is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road winding uphill to Kuş Yuvası Pass, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.401m above the sea level, located in the District of Alanya, in Antalya Province, Turkey. This climb isn't for the faint-hearted. You should be prepared to back up if you meet an oncoming vehicle.

 

Kop Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.409 m (7,903 ft) above the sea level located in the Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. 

Kemaliye Taş Yolu

Kemaliye Taş Yolu is one of the most extreme roads in the world. Located in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, this hand made road is extremely challenging, with drops of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails with 22 unlit and extremely narrow tunnels. The construction of the road started in 1870 and finished in 2002.

 

Ağzıaçık Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.248m (7,375 ft) above the sea level located in eastern Turkey, in Erzurum province. 


The Sertavul Geçidi is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 1,660 m (5,446 ft) above the sea level, situated on the central Taurus Mountains at the border of Mersin Province with Karaman Province, in Turkey.

 

Gezbeli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.990 m (6,528 ft) above the sea level located in the District of Tufanbeyli, Adana Province, Turkey.

 

Yağdonduran Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,750m (5,741ft) above the sea level, located in central Turkey, in Sivas Province.

 

Çukuryurt Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.925 m (6,315 ft) above the sea level located in Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.

 

Ilgazdağı Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,875m (6,151ft) above the sea level, located in the Kastamonu Province, in the Black Sea region to the north of Turkey.

 

D-687 is a mountain road between Beyşehir and Serik with a length of 145km, in Turkey. The road includes a 22km gravel stretch very famous for cyclists.

Karabek Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.994m (9,822ft) above the sea level, located in the Van Province of Turkey. It’s the highest motorable pass in the country and one of the highest mountain roads in Europe.

 

Gölyurt Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.380m (7,808 ft) above the sea level located in the Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. 

 

Çamlıbel Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.640m (8,661 ft) above the sea level, located in the Artvin Province in the Black Sea region, at the far eastern end of Turkey. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of Turkey.

 

Çimenli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.335m (7,660 ft) above the sea level located in the Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. 

 

Karasar Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,950m (6,397ft) above the sea level, located in the Sivas Province of Turkey.

 

Kireçli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.415m (7,923 ft) above the sea level located in the Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. 

 

Dallıkavak Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.349m (7,706 ft) above the sea level located in eastern Turkey, in Erzurum province. 

 

Eğribel Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.200m (7,217 ft) above the sea level located in the Erzurum Province in the Giresun Province in the Black Sea region of northeastern Turkey.

 

Uzungöl lake is a mountain lake at an elevation of 1,125m (3,690 ft) above the sea level located south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey.

 

Güzelyayla Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.090m (6,856 ft) above the sea level located in the Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey.

 

Geminbeli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,010m (6,594 ft) above the sea level, located in the Sivas Province of Turkey.

 

Zigana Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,032 m (6,667 ft) above the sea level, located on the Pontic Mountains in Gümüşhane Province, in northeastern Turkey. The road to the pass is asphalted.

 

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