Polot Tepesi is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.862m (9,389ft) above the sea level, located in Gümüşhane Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.
This infamous gravel road to the summit is tightly hairpinned and bumped. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Make sure you get your vehicle and yourself well-prepared before driving this road. 4wd vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable trip on this road.
Pic: Muhammet HACIHASANOĞLU