Route 8 is an asphalted road with a length of 80km located within the Bale Mountains (also known as the Urgoma Mountains), in the Oromia Region of southeast Ethiopia.
The road starts in Dodola, a town in southeastern Ethiopia located in the Mirab Arsi Zone, at an elevation of 2,493 meters above the sea level. It climbs up an elevation of 11,843 ft (3,609m) above the sea level, and it ends in Dinsho (also called Gurie), a village in south-central Ethiopia at an elevation of 3,207 meters.
Route 8 is one of the highest paved roads in Africa. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow.