take a circuitous route

See: detour
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The road linking Kurram with Peshawar often has to close due to attacks from fighters and Pakistan army operations, forcing people to take a circuitous route through Afghanistan to travel to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and its capital, Peshawar.
The other options are to take a circuitous route through Madikeri or an axle- breaking forest road to Kannur and then travel south.