What are the most spectacular roads in Turkey?

Straddling Europe and Asia, Turkey is one of the most exciting countries in the world to drive, and a must on any driver’s list. First on the list must be the challenging D915 (Bayburt-Of) Road. It stands as one of the world's most challenging roads, nestled between the Black Sea and the Northeast Anatolia regions. This road is for experts only.

Covering an area of 783,356 square kilometers and sharing borders with eight countries, Turkey is home to about 200 roads listed as the most spectacular in the world. For the bravest drivers, the dangerous Kemaliye Stone Road above the Euphrates River is one of the most extreme roads in the world. This handmade road is for drivers with strong nerves only, with drops of hundreds of meters, unprotected by guardrails, and 38 unlit tunnels. The construction of the road started in 1870 and was finished in 2002. The road to Kus Yuvasi Pass will take your breath away. At 1,388m (4,553ft) above sea level, the pass is located in the Mediterranean Region of the country.

The Karabet Geçidi, at 2,994m (9,822ft) above sea level in Van Province, is one of Europe's highest paved roads, offering panoramic views. If the previous roads are not enough, the country is home to Gök Dağ, one of the highest roads in Europe, climbing up to 3,417m (11,210ft) above sea level. There are many construction companies established in Turkey that worked for building the new, better roads that attract many tourists each year.

The D915 stands as one of the world's most challenging roads. Nestled between the Black Sea and the Northeast Anatolia regions of Turkey, the road's treacherous terrains are not to be underestimated. Only seasoned drivers, daredevils, or those with significant experience should venture here, as a single misjudgment can lead to tragic consequences.

Kemaliye Taş Yolu (Kemaliye Stone Road) is one of the most extreme roads in the world. Located in Turkey, this handmade road is for drivers with strong nerves only, with drops of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails and 38 unlit tunnels. The construction of the road started in 1870 and was finished in 2002.

Karabet Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,994m (9,822ft) above sea level, located in Van Province, in Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads in Europe.

Kuş Yuvası is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,388m (4,553ft) above sea level, located in the District of Alanya of Antalya Province, in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey.

Babadağ (Father Mountain) is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.940m (6,364ft) above sea level, located in Muğla Province, Turkey.

Turkey is located in the Middle East, with territory in both Europe and Asia. A glance at a topographical map of Turkey reveals that this is a country of mountains.

Cam Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.466m (8,090ft) above sea level, located in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

Ovit Dağı Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,690m (8,825ft) above sea level located in the İkizdere district of Turkey. It’sone of the highest paved roads in the country.

Yağdonduran Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.761m (5,777ft) above sea level, located in Sivas Province, Turkey.

Kop Dağı Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.423m (7,949ft) above sea level located on the boundary between Bayburt and Erzurum provinces, in Turkey.

Ilgaz Dağı Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.866m (6,122ft) above sea level, located on the boundary between Kastamonu and Çankiri provinces, in Turkey.

Gezbeli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.992m (6,535ft) above sea level located in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.

Dallıkavak Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.349m (7,706ft) above sea level located in Erzurum Province, in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey.

Çukuryurt Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.931m (6,335ft) above sea level located in the West Anatolia region of Turkey.

Geminbeli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,020m (6,627ft) above sea level, located in Sivas Province of Turkey.

Ağzıaçık Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.308m (7,572ft) above sea level located in Erzurum Province, in Turkey.

Gölyurt Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.387m (7,831ft) above sea level, located in the İspir District of Erzurum Province, Turkey.

Karasar Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,939m (6,361ft) above sea level, located in Sivas Province, Turkey.

Çimenli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.337m (7,667ft) above sea level located in the Erzurum Province of Turkey.

Eğribel Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.236m (7,335ft) above sea level located in Giresun Province of Turkey.

Kireçli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.420m (7,939ft) above sea level located in Erzurum Province of Turkey.

Sertavul Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.664m (5,459ft) above sea level located on the boundary between Mersin and Karaman provinces of Turkey.

Güzelyayla Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.137m (7,011ft) above sea level located in the Erzurum Province of Turkey.

Çaykavak Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.630m (5,347ft) above sea level, located in Niğde Province, in Turkey.

Kızıldağ Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.167m (7,109ft) above sea level, located on the boundary between Sivas and Erzincan provinces of Turkey.

Uzungöl Lake is a mountain lake at an elevation of 1.125m (3,690ft) above sea level located south of the city of Trabzon, in Trabzon Province of Turkey.

D-687 is a very scenic road running from Beyşehir to Serik, in Turkey. The road has a 22km (14 miles) gravel section very famous for cyclists.

Tahir Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.496m (8,188ft) above the sea level, located in Ağrı Province, in Eastern Turkey.

Erciyes Dağı is an inactive volcano located in Kayseri Province, in Central Anatolia, Turkey. A challenging unpaved road tops out at an elevation of 3.330m (10,925ft) above the sea level near the peak. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

Road D-400 in Turkey offers one of the most breathtaking drives along the Mediterranean Coast, where it's just you, the road, and the sea. The most captivating stretch covers 31.3 kilometers (19.44 miles), running from Yeşilköy to Kaş in the Antalya Province.

Zigana Dagi Geçidi is a high mountain pass situated at an elevation of 2,050m (6,725ft) above sea level, located in Gümüşhane Province, near Trabzon Province, in Turkey.

Osman Gazi Bridge is a 2,682m (8,799ft) long bridge located along the eastern end of the Sea of Marmara, in Turkey. Earthquakes and high winds are the main hazards. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Ilgar Dağı Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,550m (8,366ft) above sea level, located in the Ardahan Province of Turkey. It’s one of the highest paved roads in the country.

Mount Ararat is a dormant volcano located in Ağrı Province in the Eastern Anatolia Region, in the extreme east of Turkey, near the Armenian and Iranian borders. A mountain road near the summit ends at 3.297m (10,816ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

Mt. Uludağ is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.145m (7,037ft) above the sea level, located in Bursa Province, in Southern Marmara of Turkey. It’s the highest mountain of the Marmara region.

Soganli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.372m (7,782ft) above the sea level, located in Bayburt Province, in northeast Turkey.