A grueling road to Gül Tepe
Gül Tepe is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.304m (10,839ft) above the sea level, located in the Ağrı Province of eastern Turkey, bordering the Van Province. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.
The road to the summit is very challenging. It’s totally unpaved and narrow. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. 4x4 vehicle required. It's one of the highest roads of the country. A complex network of poorly defined roads makes route-finding very difficult, even following a GPS tracklog.
The road runs entirely above 2.000m above the sea level. Starting from Kuşburnu in the Ağrı Province, the road to the summit is 26.9 km (16.71 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.204 meters. The average gradient is 4.47%.