Ağrı Dağı

Ağrı Dağı: this road is not for timid drivers

Mount Ararat is a dormant volcano located in Ağrı Province in the Eastern Anatolia Region, in the extreme east of Turkey, near the Armenian and Iranian borders. A mountain road near the summit ends at 3.297m (10,816ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

Nestled in the highlands of Eastern Turkey, the road is totally unpaved and very steep. 4x4 vehicle required. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. The mountain is famous in the Bible as the final resting-place ofNoah’s Ark. Starting from Gölyüzü, the road is 17.4 km (10.81 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.803 meters. The average gradient is 10.36%. Extreme care with smugglers and other outlaws, Kurdish terrorists, severe weather and wild beasts.
Pic: ihsan kılıçarslan

 

 

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.