The road to Köse Dağı in Sivas is not for the faint of heart

Köse Dağı is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.932m (9,619ft) above the sea level, located in Sivas province, near the boundary with Erzincan province, in Turkey. It’sone of the highest roads of Europe.

Köse Dağı in Sivas province

Set high on the eastern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally unpaved and steep, with very narrow parts. 4x4 vehicle required. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. The drive is rather remote. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. The road to the summit is very steep. Starting at Kızılmezra, the ascent is 10km (6.21 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 948 meters. The average gradient is 9.48%.