Gilan Attractions

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

A Dreamy Road

Step into one of the dreamiest forest roads in Iran and you will fall in love with its nature immediately. If you ever felt like driving in a dreamy road full of trees or wanted to stay in a wooden hut in the heart of nature, give this road a chance!

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

About Asalem

Asalem is a part of Talesh County with about 10 thousand locals. The language people speak is Taleshi and Turkish. The productions in Asalem are a rug, clay containers, dairy products, wood, and paper. The famous attraction of this region is Gisum Forest.

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

About Khalkhal

Khalkhal is a county near Gilan province. The cool and mild climate of this region even in the summer is what attracts a lot of Iranian and foreign tourists. Some winter sports competitions are held in this county.

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

About Asalem to Khalkhal Road

Asalem to Khalkhal Road is a very spectacular 70-kilometer-long heavenly path. It starts from Asalem in Gilan Province and ends in Khalkhal in the southern part of Ardebil province. When you start driving from Asalem, you are welcomed by the dense trees at the beginning of the road. As you drive along, you will reach the amazing valleys of different colors. So, yes! These are the reasons why this road is called ‘The Most Dreamy Road in Iran”.

One thing you should be aware of is that there are no gas stations on this road. Therefore, make sure to fill the tank in Asalem.

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

The Climate of Asalem to Khalkhal Road

The road is rainy and misty during almost all the seasons. The climate is quite cool even during summer; hence, remember to bring warm clothes with you.

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

Beauties of Asalem to Khalkhal Road

The beauties of the road make you get off the car and take beautiful photos several times. The river next to the road accompanies you until the end of the road. The sceneries on the road keep changing all the time and you will not be able to take your eyes off them. The valleys full of colorful flowers with a light mist above them are no less than heaven. Horses and sheep herds in the valleys are other beautiful scenes of the road.

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

Things to Do in Asalem to Khalkhal Road

If driving is not a favorite activity for you, we do recommend you drive along this road. Driving here would make you feel fresh and revitalized. You may even like to spend more hours on the road or come back again on your next vacation.

Mountain climbing is also possible in this region. It is more usual in spring, summer, and the first half of autumn. The activity takes place on the old road which is not convenient for cars at all. However, those who are a fan of new exploration might prefer to use a bike on this road.  The landmarks that you can see here is just way above your imagination.

Picnics anywhere on the road and having your own meal is another activity you can do. Moreover, there are some restaurants on the way, services which you can use. Local people sell their products on the road, too. The most popular product is honey, then local bread, farming, and dairy products. Keep in mind that photography should not be forgotten!

Asalem to Khalkhal Road

Where to Eat near Asalem to Khalkhal Road

You can have delicious meals in the restaurants on Asalem to Khalkhal Road or use their services.

Where to Stay near Asalem to Khalkhal Road

There are no hotels on this road. However, you can put up your own tent and rest. The closest city to this road is Anzali. Our recommendations for luxury hotels in Anzali are Behesht Talab Hotel and Sefid Kenar Hotel, and Dolphin Hotel. Our budget offers in Anzali can be Pasargad Hotel, Amiran Hotel, and Iran Hotel.



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Asalem to Khalkhal Road Location

How To Get To Asalem to Khalkhal Road

by Car

If you are traveling from Tehran, you need to spend 450 kilometers to get to Khalkhal. It will take you about 8 hours if you do not have any stops on your way.

by Bus

If you want to start your journey from Asalem, we recommend going to Qazvin first, and then to Rasht. After Rasht, you should find your way to Saravan, Fuman, Rezvanshahr, and Chokar. After passing these towns, you will get to Asalem.

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