Ilgazdağı Geçidi

Ilgazdağı Geçidi, a road with high risk of rock slides

Ilgaz Dagi Gecidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.866m (6,122ft) above the sea level, located in the Kastamonu Province, in the Black Sea region to the north of Turkey.

The road to the summit is paved, with some concrete parts near the summit. It’s called D765 road. It’s winding, with some narrow parts. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. Drive carefully: high risk of rock slides. Due the harsh conditions of the area, in 2012 the road to the summit was bypassed by a 5,4km long tunnel, called Ilgaz 15 Temmuz İstiklal Tüneli.

The road to the summit is very steep. Starting from Mülayim Yenice, the ascent is 8.8 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 608 meters. The average gradient is 6.90%. The maximum slope is 10%. At the summit, a minor gravel road climbs up to the TRT Vericisi İstasyonu, a communication tower at an elevation of 2.063m (6,768ft) above the sea level.

 

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.