We dropped in at very small village of Zigana on the way to Sumela Monastery from Erzurum.
Zigana Tunnel is situated at Zigana Pass on the Pontic Mountains, and was excavated in two years. The breakthrough took place on September 2, 1977.
(Zigana Tunnel; Length 1,702 m, Tunnel clearance 8.50 m, Width 11.20 m, Number of lanes 2 x 1)
Zigana is a really small village of Torul in the Gumushane province. It has a population of 235 in 2008. Zigana is one of the unique places in Turkey, which allows grass skiing in summer for months and ski tourism in winters.
After a short rest in the Zigana village, we left for the Sumela Monastery.