Tehran and Esfahan Crossing the Alborz for the second time we wind upward on serpentine roads that rival the Norwegian Trollstigen—equal in all aspects except maybe for the road surface quality. We ride up the small road through the skiing region of Dizin, which is only open for traffic in summer. “We're quite busy avoiding potholes, loose chippings and opposing traffic as we climb the narrow hairpin bends...“ 08 It quickly becomes evident that the view isn’t the only breathtaking aspect of this road.We’re quite busy avoiding potholes, loose chippings and opposing traffic as we climb the narrow hairpin bends. At the crest of the peak we are rewarded with cups of tea and a gorgeous view down the ski slopes. After promising each other to return for a snowboard vacation one winter, we start the descent down to Tehran, sprawled out extensively across the misty basin below. We explore the Iranian capital under the slick guidance of our friend Homayoun, who we met a few weeks earlier in Tabriz.