Koruklu-Kolludere Road

Driving the road from Koruklu to Kolludere is not a piece of cake

Located in eastern Turkey, on the border between Bitlis and Van provinces, the road from Koruklu to Kolludere is one of the highest roads of Europe.

The road is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. With a series of 28 hairpin turns the road is not for the sissies. It tops out at 2.843m (9,327ft) above the sea level.
The road is 23km (14 miles) long, running north-south from Koruklu to Kolludere. It’s very steep, hitting an 18% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

 

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