Driving a car is usually a monotonous task, and much more so when you drive through the usual places of everyday life. There are many roads that are still unknown to many people, on which it is exciting to drive, especially because of the risk involved in traveling them. Some of the world’s most dangerous roads are impassable, here’s some proof.

The 8 most dangerous roads in the world

Road to the Yungas (Bolivia)

Popularly known as the “highway of death”, this Bolivian road is 80 kilometers long. By many, it is considered the most dangerous road in the world. However, this is not an impediment for many adventurers daring to travel the distance that separates La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, with Coroico, in the Yungas region. 

Guoliang Tunnel (China)

The tunnel is located in the Chinese province of Henan, exactly inside the Taihang Mountains. Known as one of the most famous tunnels in the world. This road was built at the beginning of the 70s by the people who lived in the area. However, it was not until 7 years later, when it was ready for access to 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 cross it through a tunnel. Here we also have the 9 best tips for traveling to China for the first time.

Karakoram Highway (Pakistan)

Known as the asphalt road with the highest altitude, we are talking about a road 4,693 meters above sea level. It is also characterized by continuing a part of the route of the silk route and its great route through the mountain range in the middle of mountains and glaciers. Which has made it a great tourist attraction, due to its imposing landscape on the route that connects the capital of Pakistan with China.

Dalton Expressway (Alaska, USA)

In this part of the planet the greatest enemy of drivers is the extreme polar climate: ice, fog and strong blizzards are quite frequent in this place. That is what makes this one of the most dangerous roads in the world. We must add that there are only three towns along its route, and due to the difficulties that arise, it is always recommended to bring food and a coat, it is very likely that you will get stuck in the middle of nowhere.  

It is popularly known as the Dalton Highway, although its real name is officially Alaska Route 11. Coincidentally, its length is about 666 km from the interior of the state of Alaska itself to practically the Arctic Ocean.

Skippers Canyon (New Zealand)

In Oceania we also find dangerous roads. The case of Skippers canyon is unique. It is characterized by having many slopes and sections that are not paved. It is a road that was built at the end of the 19th century by those who went looking for gold on the slopes of the mountain.

The canyon follows a very narrow path without asphalt full of sharp curves. 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, joining Argentina with Chile.

It is known as the Ruta del Caracol or Paso de Los Libertadores. On its route you will find very tight curves, especially on the Chilean side. Something that makes it especially dangerous is that it is heavily used by heavy trucks. Making this one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

Rohtang La Pass (India)

This is a road that is under construction. It is estimated that its route will have more than 8 kilometers. Its route is spectacular because it is located in the Himalayas. It has gained fame because it will have one of the longest tunnels in India. This is a place of great tourist attraction that is given by the beautiful landscape that it provides to its visitors. Its route is through forests, mountains and glaciers. In addition to the adventure that is 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.

Pass of the Gois (France)

This road located in the department of Vendee, is a 4.5 km route that connects the island of Noirmoutier with France. It is characterized for 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 for only a couple of hours a day depending on the tide. It is a well-remembered road because it was part of the Tour de France route in 1999.

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