Kazbegi Tunnel is an international tunnel on the Russia-Georgia border, located on the northern slopes of the mighty Caucasus range.
The tunnel is a border crossing point located within the Kazbegi National Park. It’s 350 m long via the A301 (part of the E117 road), the Georgian Military Highway. The road is very nice, except this zone, where you have 14 km of really bad road. The rest is brand new and fun to ride.
The tunnel links the villages of Dariali (Georgia) and Verkhniy Lars (Russia). It’s very rough and unlit with poor road surface. The tunnel sits at an elevation of 1.253m (4,110ft) above the sea level. The road traffic consists mostly of trucks driving to Russia and trying to cross the Georgian-Russian border before 6 pm when it closes.
Pic: Roberto Viaggiatore