P1 road

P1, a challenging mountain road in Eritrea

P1is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road in Eritrea linking the cities of Asmera and Massewa, on the Red Sea coast of the country, with a total length of 110km.

This pretty steep road runs from Asmara (or Asmera), the capital city and the largest settlement in Eritrea, at an elevation of 2.325m (7,628ft) above the sea level. After 2 hours going down, the road ends in Massawa (or Mitsiwa), a city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea, at an elevation of 63m (207ft) above the sea level. The surface of the road is asphalted.
Pic: Mop

 

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