The breathtaking road to Kaz Dağı (Mount Ida)
Kaz Dağı (Mount Ida) is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.746m (5,728ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Edremit, in Balikesir (Balıkesir) province, in northwestern Turkey.
Located in the Ida Mountain National Park, the gravel road to the summit is 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. 4wd vehicle recommended. At the summit there’s a radar. Expect a trail pretty steep. Starting from Zeytinli the ascent is 30.9 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1701 meters. The average gradient is 5.5%.
Pic: Ümit Erinç