T2709 is a very scenic drive along the Crimea Mountains, in the southwestern region of the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea, in Ukraine.
The road is asphalted. It’s 23.8 miles long and links the small town of Honcharne (H19 road) and the resort city of Alupka. Known as the Old Sevastopol-Yalta road, it was built in the 1830’s. The surface of the road is very poor due to avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides. The road can be closed anytime and includes some narrow sections. The road offers panoramic views overlooking the Black Sea littoral and climbs up to Baidarsky Pass (Baydar Gate) a mountain pass at an elevation of 503m (1,650ft) above the sea level. The road is the main access to the Church of Christ's Resurrection, a picturesque church set atop a 400-metre cliff overlooking the sea coast.
Pic: Владимир Михайлов