What is the Most Dangerous Road? Let me share the TOP 8 list of Most Dangerous Roads in the World.
Roads are the key to civilization. That’s how World developed so far. And road system is one of the key facts to develop a country or region. The ancient silk route was one of the major roads that played a big role in the progress of mankind. Beyond the destination interest and the value of accessibility, some roads are taking the attention Worldwide. These are the world’s most dangerous roads that you can try out. But, we are strongly discouraging people to ride on these roads unless they are really thrilled to take that risk.
The 8 most dangerous roads in the World
1) Carretera a los Yungas (Bolivia – South America)
Yet the famous and locally known as the ‘route of death’, this Bolivian road is 80 km long and considered by many as the world’s most dangerous road. But this doesn’t stop many adrenaline junkies from taking on the route which separates Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, and Coroico in the Yungas region. If you are fear of unstable unassured height like me, just take a video of “YES THEORY” team who did on this road. However, my answer is “NO”.
2) Guoliang Tunnel (China – Asia)
This is reminding me NFS (Need for Speed) Car Game series which was developed by EA Games. This is a tunnel and it is located in the Taihang mountains in the Chinese province of Henan and is one of the most famous in the world. This road was built by local people in the early 70s, but it only provided access to this small town 7 years later.
It replaced the narrow steps up the side of the mountain with 1.2 km of road and a tunnel that passes through the mountain.
3) Karakorum Highway (Pakistan – Asia)
This road is 4693 metres above sea level and is known as the highest asphalt road. It forms part of the Silk Road and is known for its long route through the range, between mountains and glaciers. Ancient, traditional and yet dangerous for thousands of years. It has become an important tourist attraction thanks to the impressive landscape along the route, connecting the capital of Pakistan with China. I guess that this area was targetted by ancient gangsters to make it more difficult when the Far East and the Middle East traded with each other in the ancient ages.
Bonus: This video includes one of the best roads in Europe.
4) James W. Dalton Highway (Alaska, USA – North America)
Welcome to Wild Cold US in Alaska. A driver’s worst nightmare in this part of the world is the extreme polar weather conditions. Ice, fog and blizzards are common here, making this one of the world’s most dangerous roads for cars as much as its reputation of the dangerous sky for Planes. There are only three towns along this route and, as the conditions are so difficult, you should always take provisions and warm clothes, as you’re likely to become trapped in the middle of nowhere.
It is commonly known as the James W. Dalton Highway, but its official name is Alaska Route 11. Coincidently, it stretches 666 km, from the interior of Alaska State almost to the Arctic Ocean. I guess there is nothing to do with Satan as just because 666 involved.
5) Skippers Canyon (New Zealand – Australian Contient)
Oceania is also home to some very dangerous roads. NZ is wild as its nature and not because of animals as Australia. Skippers Canyon is truly unique and is characterised by its many hills and non-paved sections. This road was built at the end of the 19th century to aid those who went in search of gold on the mountain slopes in this cold nation.
The canyon follows a very narrow, unpaved course full of sharp bends. It will certainly take your breath away.
6) El Caracol (Chile-Argentina – South America)
This spiral and the scenic road is located in the Andean mountains, reaching an altitude of almost 3900 m, and joins Argentina and Chile. Andes Mountain range is the most iconic mountain in the South American continent. It is vulnerable to fly over these high peaks as much as driving.
It’s known as the Ruta del Caracol or Paso de Los Libertadores. You’ll find several tight bends, especially on the Chilean side, and it’s particularly hazardous due to the heavy lorries that travel along with it, making it one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Chile is the tip of civilization before heading to Antarctica. If you are interested, It is possible to see the danger as much as Antarctica before leaving Chile.
7) Rohtang Pass (India – Asia)
This road is still under construction and would be opened 1st of June 2022. It is estimated to be 8 km long. This spectacular route is located in the Himalayan mountains and is known for being one of the longest tunnels in India. It attracts large numbers of tourists thanks to its stunning landscape. It passes through forests, mountains and glaciers. This journey through one of India’s tallest mountains makes for a spectacular adventure. It is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most dangerous roads that you can take.
8) Passage du Gois (France – Europe)
This iconic road or bridge-style road is located in Vandea, covering 4.5 km and connecting the island of Noirmoutier with France – the European Mainland. It’s known for being a route over the Atlantic Ocean, so it’s usually covered by water. It’s only accessible for a few hours each day as it’s dependent on the tide and is very well known for being part of the Tour de France route in 1999.
When visiting Noirmoutier, remember that access to the island depends on the tide. If you’re lucky, you’ll get just 3 hours to use it without trapping.
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