A difficult road to Verçenik Yaylası, only for experienced drivers
Verçenik Yaylası is a high mountain plateau at an elevation of 2.622m (8,602ft) above the sea level, located in Rize Province of northeast Turkey, on the eastern Black Sea coast.
Located near the border with Erzurum province, the road to the plateau is very difficult. It’s called Verçenik Yolu. It’s very rough and rocky, so a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance is required. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years.
The road runs alongside the Legen Creek. The road to the summit is pretty steep: starting from Ortayayla, the road is 7.4km (4.59 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 582 meters. The average gradient is 7.86%.
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