Established in 1995, Aladaglar National Park is a national park located within the borders of Niğde, south of Kayseri and Adana provinces in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. The park has some of the highest roads of Europe.
The mountainous Aladağlar National Park in the Toros range sits in southern Turkey. Also known as the The Alps of Turkey, the region is a very popular area for off roading enthusiasts. The park is covered with a fascinating variety of trails and roads and offers deep long valleys, high plateaus, high altitude lakes and splendid flora. The rides are rather remote, so you need to be prepared. In case of a breakdown, there is very little in the way of passing traffic or inhabitants around, and no cell phone service in parts.
Due to the high elevations and exposure, the roads are subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Be prepared for the cold and wind! High winds blow here all year long. The area has extremes of climate, with hot summers and very cold and snowy winters, with snow-capped peaks throughout the year. A vehicle with high-clearance will be necessary for all of the roads described below, but four wheel-drive may also be required on some of the rougher parts. The park has some of the highest mountain roads of the country. The highest roads of the park climb up to 3.089m (10,134ft), 3.109m (10,200ft), 3.232m (10,603ft) and 3.010m (9,875ft).