Rize is surrounded by Trabzon in the west, Erzurum and Bayburt in the south, Artvin in the east and the Black Sea in the north. The surface area of Rize Province is 3920 km². Rize, which has a very rough and mountainous terrain, has a coastline of 80 km in length and 20-150 m in width. The coastline is formed by the alluvial deposits carried by the rivers. The Rize bark, which is made of high chop, usually has a plain appearance. There are cliffs and terraces in the coastline. Behind the coastline, the peaks rising to 150-200 m rise. From this area, rivers flowing into the Black Sea form narrow and deep valleys.
These V-shaped profiles with steep slope "V" continue up to about 2000 m high. From 2000 m up to 3200 m high, there are flat ridges, "U" profile valleys with steep slopes. In this area, there are many ice huts and moren set lakes. Height 3000 m. The areas exceeding 100 km constitute the steepest parts of Rize lands. This area is the highest point of Rize, Kaçkar hill.