10 most dangerous roads in the world.
10 Most Dangerous Roads In The World, these roads you won’t want to travel on.
Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
To say that this is one of the most famous and dangerous tunnels in the world would be an understatement.
Known as The Long Corridor In The cliffs…it is one of the most unforgiving roads in the world.
The tunnel is only 16 feet tall and 13 feet wide with 30 windows carved into its side, giving you a view of your possible fate should you fail to pay attention.
One of the most amazing facts about this tunnel is that it was built by 13 villages who used nothing by hammers and chisels over a period of about 5 years.
Argentina and Chile share over 5,000 miles of border.
Crossing the Andes from Argentina into Chile first takes you up a takes you up a slow gentle incline until it hits an elevation oaof 10,500 feet where you enter the tunnel of the redeeming christ which takes you across the border into chile’ to begin one of the most dangerous descents in the world down a road named by the locals as “Snails Pass.”
the road consists of over 20 hair pin turns and switchbacks that have no guardrails and to make it even more interesting, the road is usually covered in snow year around.
The Sichuan-Tibet Highway is a highway over 1300 miles long that takes you from the Sichuan province of China into Tibet.
What makes this stretch of highway one of the most dangerous in the world is its high elevation, lack of oxygen, worn out roads, sharp mountain side hairpins and if that’s not enough, let’s throw in avalanches and landslides that are frighteningly common.
If that’s not enough to deter you the are is covered in rain and ice for almost 10 months out of the year causing you to get stuck in the mud which some drivers get stuck for weeks.
The Stelvio Pass at an elevation of 9.045 feet is one of the top 50 highest mountain roads in Europe.
The road leading over the pass is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the only thing keeping you from toppling over the edge is a small concrete barrier.
It has over 48 mindbending hair pin turns.
Skippers Canyon Road
Our next worldl’s most dangerous road takes us to Skippers Canyon Road on New Zealand’s South Island.
This gravel road was hand carved by miners over 140 years ago.
The 16 mile trek down the road is at times so narrow that only one car can pass. Even if you do find a wide enough spot to attempt to pass another vehicle, the loose gravel can cause cars to slip down the side of the road into the canyon below.
North Yungas Road
North Yungas Road is a 12 foot wide path cut into the side of the Cordillera Oriental Mountain chain that is responsible for up to 300 tragedies a year.
The road is one of the longest stretches of continuous downhill road in the world, dropping over 3,650 meters.
Built by prisoners in the 1930’s, one side of the road is solid rock the other side is an almost 2,000 foot drop.
And the best thing about Bolivia is that they drive on the left hand side of the road, giving you a vertigo inducing view of that drop the entire drive.
James Dalton Highway
The James Dalton Highway is a 414-mile gravel highway built in 1974 as a supply route for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system.
What makes this stretch of road so dangerous?
Could be that you’re driving through the Alaskan wilderness on one of the longest stretches of road without any kind of service. That means no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, absolutely nothing but you and your thoughts.
Temperatures reach far below zero.
This road is so remote and dangerous, it’s suggested you bring survival gear.
Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
The KKH is purported to be the highest paved international road in the world connecting China and Pakistan through the Khunerab pass.
The road stretches over 800 miles but is only paved on the China side of the border.
Some of the challenges that this road has to offer are altitude sickness, snow, flash floods as well as avalanches and landslides.
With a work wall on one side and no barrier on the other, at times the road is so sketchy that at times your wheels are hanging just above the precipice.
Known as The Troll’s path, this road in Norway is one of its most visited attractions and challenging.
Prepare to white knuckle your steering wheel while navigating through 11 intense hairpin turns and up and down steep inclines.
The one lane road is in horrible condition.
It is at its most challenging at night and during inclimate weather.
If you’re brave enough to venture to the summit, a viewing bridge awaits you offering you a spectacular view of the road and Stigfossen waterfall.
Just over 5 miles long, this stretch of highway in Norway where land meets ocean, is both awe-inspiring and terrifying.
The road, like a roller coaster with its 8 Bridges connects a chain of Norwegian Islands.
Waves are constantly crashing over the bridge causing cars to hydroplane.