Dare to drive the dangerous Kilise Tepe

Kilise Tepe is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.669m (8,756ft) above the sea level, located in the District of Yusufeli, Artvin Province, Turkey.

Kilise Tepe

The road to the summit is totally unpaved with many hairpin turns. 4x4 vehicle recommended. The winding yet scenic road is usually impassable in winters. It’s a steep drive. Starting from Erenköy, a village in the District of Yusufeli, the ascent is 12km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.212 meters. The average gradient is 10.1%.
Pic: Harun Ertürk