Erciyes Dağı

Ultimate 4wd destination: Erciyes Dağı

Mount Erciyes is a high mountain volcano located in Kayseri Province, in Central Anatolia, Turkey. A challenging unpaved road tops out at an elevation of 3.330m (10,925ft) above the sea level near the peak.It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the summit is unpaved. It's a chairlift access road of the Kar Tanesi Tesisleri resort. The road is usually impassable from September to June. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. You must consider a big risk of avalanche on winter and in every season falling rocks is a big danger. It's one of the highest roads of Europe. The climb is very steep, with sections up to 15%. Erciyes was historically known as Argaeus, a name derived from the king of Macedon Argaeus I.
Pic: Seyit Burhanettin Akbaş

 

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