Ovit passOctober 8, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C
Today was definitely one of the most scenic stages of our tour. We had breakfast at our campsite and had to go back into climbing mode straight away. After only 18km, we had climbed over 1300m to reach the highest point of the pass and our Europe trip so far. We could have cycled through a 14km-long tunnel and save 450m, but of course we chose the scenic road over the pass. It was tough, but totally worth it!
Going down was cold, but great fun! Most of it was a smooth 4-lane road which we had almost to ourselves. The scenery was very different on this side of the pass. It had changed from green to brown again and at the top, there was no vegetation at all. Unbelievable how people can live there permanently in those wooden sheds or tentlike buildings.
After the descend, we had to climb again. We made another 450m of elevation gain and then pitched our tent a bit away from the road. We had great sunset views here, but it's also VERY windy. We hope it will calm down once the temperature decreases as well.Read more