Driving a car is usually a monotonous task, and much more when you drive through the usual places. There are many roads still unknown to many people, for which it is exciting to drive especially because of the risk that means to travel them. Some of the most dangerous roads in the world are impassable, here are some examples.
The 8 most dangerous roads in the world
Road to the Yungas (Bolivia)
Popularly known as “death road”, this Bolivian road has a length of 80 kilometers. By many, it is considered the most dangerous road in the world. However, this is not an impediment for many adventurers to dare to travel the distance that separates La Paz, capital of Bolivia, with Coroico, in the Yungas region.
Guoliang Tunnel (China)
The tunnel is located in the Chinese province of Henan, more precisely within the Taihang Mountains. Known as one of the most famous tunnels in the world. This road was built in the early 70s by people who inhabited the area. However, it was up to 7 years later, when she was ready to enter that small town.
And that is how the narrow steps of the mountain slope were replaced by 1.2 kilometers that surround it and also through it through a tunnel. Here we also have the 9 best tips for traveling to China for the first time.
Karakórum Road (Pakistan)
Known as the asphalt road with the highest altitude, we are talking about a 4,693-meter road above sea level. It is also characterized by continuing a part of the route of the silk road and its great route through the mountain range in the middle of mountains and glaciers. Which has made it a great tourist attraction, given its imposing landscape on the route that connects the capital of Pakistan with China.
Dalton Highway (Alaska, USA)
In this place on the planet, the greatest enemy of drivers is extreme polar weather: ice, fog, and blizzards are usually common in this place. That is what makes this one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It must be added that there are only three villages along its route, and due to the difficulties, that arise, it is always recommended to bring food and shelter, it is very likely that you will be stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Popularly known as the Dalton Highway, although its official name is Alaska Route 11. Coincidentally its length is 666 kilometers from the interior of this state to almost the Arctic Ocean.
Skippers Canyon (New Zealand)
In Oceania, we also find dangerous roads. The case of the Skippers cannon is unique. It is characterized by having many slopes and sections that are not paved. It is a road that was built in the late nineteenth century by those who were looking for gold on the slopes of the mountain.
The canyon follows a very narrow path without asphalt full of sharp bends. It will surely leave you breathless.
El Caracol (Chile-Argentina)
This is a road that is located in the Andes mountain range at almost 3,900 meters high, linking Argentina with Chile.
It is known as the Ruta del Caracol or Paso de Los Libertadores. In your tour, you will find very sharp curves, especially on the Chilean side. Something that makes it especially dangerous is that it is heavily traveled by heavy trucks. Making this one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
Rohtang Pass (India)
This is a road that is under construction. It is estimated that its route will have more than 8 kilometers. It is spectacular because it is located in the Himalayas. He has gained fame because he will have one of the longest tunnels in India. This is a place of great tourist attraction that is given by the beautiful landscape it offers. Its route is through forests, mountains, and glaciers. In addition to the adventure that turns out to travel a route located in one of the highest mountains in India. Without a doubt, one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
Gois Pass (France)
This road located in the department of Vandea is a 4.5 km route that connects the island of Noirmoutier with France. It is characterized by being a route above the level of the Atlantic Ocean. Which means that during most of the time it is submerged by its waters. This makes the road passable only for a couple of hours a day depending on the tide. It is a very remembered road because it was part of the Tour de France route of the year 1999.
So, when you decide to visit the island of Noirmoutier, remember that access depends on the conditions of the tide. If you are lucky, its use could be as little as 3 hours.