Most Dangerous Roads in the World
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Stelvio Pass Road, Italy
The Stelvio Pass is a mountain pass in northern Italy, at an elevation of 2,757 m (9,045 ft) above sea level. It is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps, just 13 m (43 ft) below France's Col de l'Iseran (2,770 m (9,088 ft)).
The pass is located in the Ortler Alps in Italy between Stilfs ("Stelvio" in Italian) in South Tyrol and Bormio in the province of Sondrio. It is about 75 km (47 mi) from Bolzano and a mere 200 m from the Swiss border.
Col du Chaussy, France
Col du Chaussy is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 1,533m above the sea level, in the D77B road, located in the Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France.The road to reach the summit starts with the famous "lacets de Montvernier", a special 3 km stretch with 17 hairpins as the road virtually climbs a cliff. It's an improbable road clinging to the edge of the cliff. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China
China National Highway 318 (G318) runs from Shanghai to Zhangmu on the China-Nepal border. It is the longest China National Highway at 5,476 kilometres (3,403 mi) in length and runs west from Shanghai towards Zhejiang, Anhui, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan, and ends in Tibet. From Lhasa to Zhangmu it is also called Friendship Highway. At the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge, it connects with the 115 km long Araniko Highway to Kathmandu.
The Way to Fairy Meadows, Pakistan
Fairy Meadows, is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. At an altitude of about 3,300 metres (10,800 ft) above sea level, it serves as the launching point for trekkers summiting on the Rakhiot face of the Nanga Parbat. In 1995, the Government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park
Fairy Meadows is approachable by a 12-kilometre-long (7.5 mi) jeepable trek starting from Raikhot bridge on Karakoram Highway to the village Tato
Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
Skippers Canyon is a historic and scenic gorge, some 22 kilometres in length, that is located several kilometres north of Queenstown. Today accessed from Queenstown via the same road that leads to Coronet Peak skifield, Skippers Canyon houses the Shotover River, one of New Zealand's richest gold-bearing rivers which was named by William Gilbert Rees.
Halsema Highway, Philippines
Halsema Highway (Mountain Trail) is a Philippine major highway in northern Luzon that stretches from the city limit of Baguio to the municipality of Bontoc, Mountain Province. At its highest point at 7,400 ft above sea level in the municipality of Atok, it is the highest altitude highway in the Philippines.
The 150-km highway covers 95 kilometres (59 mi) of Benguet province and traverses eight of its municipalities
The Strada delle 52 Gallerie (Road of 52 tunnels) is a military mule road built during World War I on the massif Pasubio in Veneto, Italy.
The road winds between Bocchetta Campiglia (1,216 m) and the Porte del Pasubio (1,934 m) crossing the southern slope of the mountain, outside of the range of Austro-Hungarian artillery, with its spires, deep canyons and sheer rock faces.
Taroko Gorge Road, Taiwan
Taroko National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan and was named after the Taroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park. The park spans Taichung Municipality, Nantou County, and Hualien County.
The park was originally established as the Tsugitaka-Taroko National Park by the Governor-General of Taiwan on 12 December 1937 when Taiwan was part of the Empire of Japan.
Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of and through a mountain in China. The tunnel links the village of Guoliang to the outside through the Taihang Mountains which are situated in Huixian, Xinxiang, Henan Province of China
The Himalayan Roads
Located in India and Tibet, these roads are deemed as some of the most dangerous and deadliest of the world, mainly because they are built right into the face of the highest peaks in the world.
One of the famous adventure trails in the Himalayas is the road that connects Leh (or Ladakh) to Manali (or Himachal Pradesh) in the Indian part of the mountain range. This road is known among hardcore adventure bikers as "one of the world's highest motorable roads."
North Yungas Road, Bolivia
The North Yungas Road, Death Road or Road of fate is a 61-or-69-kilometre (38 or 43 mi) road leading from La Paz to Coroico, 56 kilometres (35 mi) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger and in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank christened it as the "world's most dangerous road". In 2006 one estimate stated that 200 to 300 travellers were killed yearly along the road. The road includes cross markings on many of the spots where vehicles have fallen.
A South Yungas Road exists that connects La Paz to Chulumani, 64 kilometres (40 mi) east of La Paz, and is considered to be nearly as dangerous as the North Road
Trollstigen, Rauma, Norway
Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma Municipality, More og Romsdal county, Norway. Trollstigen is closed during late autumn and winter. A normal operating season stretches from mid-May to October, but may sometimes be shorter or longer due to weather conditions.
Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China
Tianmen Mountain is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China.
Furka Pass, Switzerland
Furka Pass, with an elevation of 2,429 metres (7,969 ft), is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. The Furka-Oberalp-Bahn line through the Furka Tunnel bypasses the pass. The base tunnel opened in 1982 and replaced a tunnel at 2100 m. The Furka Pass was used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
Dades Gorges, High Atlas, Morocco
Dades Gorges, is a gorge of the Dades River and lies between the Atlas Mountains and the Jbel Saghro of the Anti-Atlas mountain range, in Morocco
Road 59, also known as the Chalous Road, is an important road for people of Tehran, a large number of whom drive to popular tourist attractions in the north of Iran on weekends and for holidays. This road is one of the busiest roads in Iran.
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