Road trip guide: Conquering Güresentepe Pass

Güresentepe Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.136m (7,007ft) above the sea level, located in Niğde Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.

Güresentepe Pass

Set high in the Melendiz Dağı range, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Niğde Çiftlik Yolu. The drive is pretty challenging, with turns and steep parts. The road is very steep, and hits an 8% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

The pass is 33.5km (20.81 miles) long running south-north from Niğde to Çiftlik. The road is usually impassable in winters, due the snow, blizzards and winds. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common.