Travel guide to the top of Marsis Mountain

Marsis Dağı is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.888m (9,475ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Rize and Artvin provines, in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Marsis Dağı

Located within the Eastern Black Sea Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved and very narrow. Be ready to make room for oncoming vehicles. The road is usually impassable from October to June. 4x4 vehicle required. The drive is very steep. It’s around 20km long starting from Yüksekoba, a village in the District of Yusufeli, in Artvin Province.
Pic: Валентина Кириченко