Ovit Mountain

Ovit Mountain is a unique place in Turkey known for its high-altitude plateau and natural beauty. It sits on the historic Silk Road, connecting the towns of İkizdere and İspir in the Rize and Erzurum provinces. As part of the Kaçkar Mountains, Ovit offers breathtaking scenery and has a rich historical background.

For centuries, Ovit Mountain has been integral to the local culture. It served as an ancient trade route connecting the Black Sea to Anatolia, bearing witness to many tales and events. It’s a true natural wonder, offering a chance to explore the beauty of the Black Sea region.

In the summer, Ovit serves as a grazing ground for herders, much like the Alpine meadows in Europe. However, as November approaches, herders leave the area, and Ovit transforms into a winter wonderland. With the opening of the 14,300-meter-long Ovit Tunnel in 2018, the second-longest highway tunnel in Turkey and part of the Ottoman Empire’s 1880 Development Plan, we’ve been running our hotel in this region for the past four years, focusing on winter sports.

Where is Ovit Mountain?

You can reach Ovit Mountain by flying into nearby Rize or Trabzon airports. If you land in Rize, it’s about a 1-hour 45-minute drive to the İspir-End of Ovit Tunnel. If you choose to fly into Trabzon, the drive to the tunnel is roughly 2 hours. From there, you have the option of a thrilling 25-minute snowmobile ride or spending half a day ski touring to get to Ovit 2640 Hotel. Along the way, you’ll pass by abandoned summer villages on the ancient silk road.

Frequently Asked Questions

1Where is Ovit Mountain located?

Ovit Mountain is situated in the northeastern part of Turkey, between the Rize and Erzurums regions. It's in the Kaçkar Mountains, known for their stunning natural beauty. You can find us on Google Map and the Map is at the bottom of this page.

2What activities can I enjoy at Ovit Mountain?

Ovit Mountain offers a variety of outdoor activities, including ski touring, snowmobile backcountry adventures, snowkiting, and snowshoe walking tours. It's a paradise for those who love winter sports and the great outdoors.

3How do I get to Ovit Mountain?

You can reach Ovit Mountain by flying into nearby airports, such as Rize or Trabzon. From these airports, it's a scenic drive to Ovit Mountain, passing through beautiful landscapes. The journey is part of the adventure.

4What is the accommodation like at Ovit Mountain?

The primary accommodation is the Ovit 2640 Hotel, which offers comfortable rooms and amenities. It's a cozy place to rest after a day of outdoor activities.

5Are there any special offers for booking in advance?

Yes, there are early booking offers for those who plan their trips in advance. These offers provide savings and priority in selecting dates for your adventure.

6What is the weather like at Ovit Mountain?

The weather at Ovit Mountain varies. It's best to check up-to-date weather information. You can find us on SnowForecast. However, in general, you might experience a few days of snow, followed by clear and sunny days with plenty of fresh powder.

7What is snowmobile backcountry?

Snowmobile backcountry is an adventure where our snowmobile riders take you to the top of around 20 different hills. With a guide, you'll ski or snowboard down these hills, planning your route each day. For safety, we provide avalanche gear. You can enjoy 6 to 12 descents in a day. It's a fun way to explore the mountain.

8Do you have a bar? Are meals and dining options available at Ovit Mountain?

Yes, we have a bar and restaurant at Ovit Mountain. You can enjoy meals and dining options here. If you need a late-night snack, our restaurant offers a variety of dishes. Additionally, you can grab a drink at the bar during your apres-ski time. We will post the menu soon.