Langada Pass

Langada Pass

Langada Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.524m (5,000ft) above the sea level, located in the Taÿgetos Mountains, in the Peloponnese region of Greece. The road to the summit is one of the most scenic routes in the region.

The road to the summit is asphalted. It’s called Route 82 and links Sparta and Kalamata. It’s one of the most stunning routes in the country with overhanging cliffs on the drive. As you steadily climb the dips and inclines of the mountain road you can readily enjoy a great view of the mountain and the landscape and seascape below. Swerving along curves that have the contours of ribbon candy, tires screech feistily. Skim along a gorge and the Langada Pass to glimpse why this road has been called one of the most breathtaking in Greece.

The road includes a whole collection of hairpin bends. It’s pretty steep. Starting from Mikri Mantinia beach, the ascent is 39.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.399 meters. The average percentage is 4.1 %. The most dramatic segment begins about 20km (12 miles) west of Sparta, where the road clings to the cliffs of the Langada Gorge. The road is a series of tight squiggles alongside  the harrowingly deep gorge of the same name, here and there even burrowing under gravity-defiant, nearly horizontal ledges.