Chalus Road or Chaloos Road
Chalus Road is one of dangerous and spectacular roads of the World
Do you know Chalous Road in the north of Iran is one of the Four beautiful roads of the World?
The rise of the modern town of Chalus was directly linked to the construction, between 1310 Š./1931 and 1312 Š./1933, of the Tehran-Karaj-Chalus highway (202 km) through the Kandovan pass; since 1317 Š./1938
Chaloos road with its marvelous scenery, and beautiful villages and skiing court starts from Karaj and creeps through the mountain, rivers, forest and villages. Backpackers, who adore walking and camping in the jungle, won't lose the gorgeous route.
Chalus Road (officially called Road 59) is a very beautiful asphalted road located in Chalus, a suburb of Tehran, the Iranian capital. The road becomes dangerous because of the narrowness and the mountainous terrain.
For the inhabitants of Tehran, Chalus is a seaside resort only three hours away from the capital. A seaside resort with beautiful forests. For the foreign tourist its contrast is surprising. There is also a beautiful mountain road with deep gorges,
an artificial lake and the possibility of excursions in the Alma Kuh , the highest mountain complex in the Alborz range.
The surface of the road is asphalt, and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime.
This road, which displays a variety of sceneries from green to snow clad surroundings to rocky mountains in the north, is usually open all year,
But during winter months, it can be closed when the access is not cleared of snow. In winter, avalanches and heavy snowfalls can sometimes block some sections of the road and can be extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. Any barriers along the edge afford little more than token protection; large stretches should be taken at a snail's pace and a lookout kept for vehicles coming from the opposite direction! The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow.
Exercise extreme caution when passing on-coming traffic, over-taking and around corners.