The 15 Most Dangerous and Spectacular Roads in the World
There is nothing more pleasant than being able to enjoy a slow walk through the fields across the country. The roads are usually comfortable because you usually find few cars, and those you see do not usually go too fast. Although some of them can become really dangerous crossings that will leave you completely white with some of its curves.
It is difficult to compare what it is like to drive on a dangerous road with anything else. Some of them are built by hand, others are very damaged by water or rocks …
Fasten your seatbelt, because here we bring you a compilation with the 15 most dangerous roads that are worth discovering:
Zoji La, India
Ladakh and Kashmir are connected by this 9km long road. It is extremely narrow and it is really complicated to be able to advance through it.
This road is in the Carpathian Mountains. It reaches 2034 meters in height and is the highest road in Romania. It is famous for its impressive views and its enormous danger.
Dalton Expressway, Alaska
The Dalton Highway is the most “lonely” in the world. With its 666 kilometers in length, it only connects three small towns. It is considered the most icy highway on the planet.
Khardung La, India
This road has 5602 meters of height (practically higher than Mount Elbrus). The Guinness World Records and National Geographic recognize Khardung La as the highest road in the world.
Yungas Road, Bolivia
This road is one of the most dangerous on the planet. It takes more than 200-300 lives a year. Very steep mountains on one side, and ravines on the other (about 600 meters high). It’s very scary to have to think that you would have to drive on that road.
Highway of the Atlantic Ocean, Norway
The Atlantic Ocean road connects small towns on the coast. The views are really impressive, that’s why tourists flock to it. However, it is one of the most dangerous to date.
Guoliang tunnel, China
The Guoliang tunnel was built by the inhabitants of the area. “Sculpting” a road through the mountain was the only way to communicate the small village with the outside world. Later, the government built a 1200-meter tunnel to help them and improve transport and travel through the area, which was so dangerous.
Le Passage du Gois, France
This road is only open for a few hours a day. The road hides completely underwater when the level of the tide rises. Check out the tide schedule, or you may be stuck in the middle of it.
Road of Tianmen Mountain, China
This road is 10 km long. It has 99 very closed curves, and the height difference between the start and end is more than 1000 meters. Drivers who decide to cross it will need to have metal nerves to resist it.
This 122km long highway connects Kahului and Hana, on Maui Island. This narrow and winding road connects 59 bridges, 46 of which have only one lane. The road is frequently closed due to landslides.
The official title of the road that connects Yakutsk and Magadan is “Kolima”; However, people often call it “The road of death”. The first 90km were built in 1932 by prisoners. And it was finally completed by the year 1953.
Col de la Bonette, France
This dangerous road is 2000 meters high in the French Alps, just to the right of the Italian border. It is full of dangerous curves that cause numerous accidents.
The Gotthard Pass (Gotthard), Switzerland
It is one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps. A 64 km long road that crosses the mountain range and surprises visitors with its incredible panoramas.
The road of the “Caucasus”, Russia
This narrow road connects Sochi and Lake Ritsa through the mountains. It is terrifying and impressive at the same time. It is worth seeing once in a lifetime.
The Bridge of Eshima Ohashi, Japan
Although it is a bridge, it is as dangerous as the roads we saw previously. This bridge connects Sakaiminato and Matsue. It is 1.7 km long and 11.3 meters wide. From a distance, it gives the impression that it is impossible to cross it. The height of the bridge allows large ships to pass underneath.
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