You travel the world. You’ve been to many places, you’ve seen a lot. But have you ever driven down a crazy road with no guard rails to protect you? If for you journey is something more than just boring strips of pavement, we’ve got you covered up with the bucket list of crazy roads.
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These are the world’s 8 scariest roads that will get your adrenaline pumping.
Yungas Road in Bolivia
Also known as El Camino de la Muerte (Spanish for “Road of Death”), this road is considered one of the world’s 8 scariest roads. Every part of the road is just as terrifying as it looks in the picture. No wonder why it’s called the black widow of all roads, since it claims 200 to 300 lives each year. The road is 28 miles long and goes from 15,000 ft in La Paz to 3,000 ftin Coroico.
Guoliang Tunnel, China
Col de la Bonette, France
This high mountain pass in the French Alps is situated at 8,907 feet, near the border with Italy.
Tianmen Mountain Road, China
A 6.8-mile road with 99 bends reaches the top of the mountain.
The Road to Hana is full of twists, turns, cliffs, falling rocks and narrow bridges. It is a 64.4-miles long road that connects Kahului with the town of Hāna in Maui. The road is sometimes dangerous and difficult to drive due to landslides. But, the rewards for your risk are considerable. There are plenty of pull-over-right-now photography opportunities.
Dalton Highway, Alaska
Dalton Highway was opened for the purpose of transporting oil. This road covers 414 miles of barren, desolate and icy terrain. It’s no fun driving down the Dalton Highway, since there are no gas stations or restaurants on a single 240-mile stretch. You can say you’ve crossed into the Arctic Circle. So, if you visit the road at the right time, you can watch the northern lights.
Gotthard Pass, Switzerland
This road connects the Uri and Ticino, in Switzerland.
Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
Seven Mile Bridge in Florida Keys may not be scary like the those from the list, but is equally spectacular and scenic. It connects Knight’s Key (part of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys.
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