Adventure along the wild road to Karaman Bey Gecidi
Karaman Bey Gecidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.937m (6,354ft) above the sea level, located in the Karaman Province of the West Anatolia region, Turkey.
Tucked away in the south-central part of the country, the road to the summit, also known as Yellibel Gecidi, is totally paved with loose gravel. It’s called Karaman Ermenek Yolu. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions.
Set high in the Taurus Mountains, the pass is 30.4 km (18.88 miles) long, running south-north from Balkusan to Yukarıakın. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 10% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
Pic: Yavuz Tugcu