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One of life’s luxuries is putting your music on, your windows down and enjoying a relaxing drive in the country! But not all roads are long, smooth and scenic! We have compiled a shocking list of 10 of the most dangerous roads in the world… and we can assure you, driving on these roads would certainly not be relaxing!
1. Zoji La, India
This road lasts a terrifying 9km for anyone who wishes to travel between the Indian villages of Ladakh and Kashmir. With barely enough space to fit a bicycle, the road is shared with lorries, wagons, cars and even livestock. These cattle really do live life on the edge!
2. Transfăgărășan, Romania
In the Carpathian Mountains, this road is Romania’s tallest, reaching over 2034 metres. The stunning views of Lake Balea at the top of this mountain highway makes the long drive up almost worth it.
3. Dalton Highway, Alaska
This road is not only the most remote highway in the world but also the snowiest. It connects 3 villages and stretches across 666km. If you are ever unfortunate enough to drive on this road, we pray you don’t break down! Something tells us you’d be waiting a LONG time for the AA!
4. Khardung La, India
At 5602 metres tall, the Khardung La is the tallest not only in India but in the world!
5. Yungas Road, Bolivia
This terrifying, deathly highway claims an astonishing 200-300 lives every year making it one of the world’s most dangerous. We certainly won’t be rushing to Bolivia…
6. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
The Atlantic Ocean Road, aptly named as it appears to be part of the sea, was built in 1980. The road connects a few Norwegian villages and although only spans for 5 miles, its breathtaking views make it a photographer’s dream! The road is rightly recognised as one of the world’s ‘cultural heritage sites’!
7. Guoliang Tunnel, China
This tunnel was made by literally cutting into a mountain to ensure local villages were exposed to and could easily access their neighbour villages. Just don’t drive too close to the edge!
8. Le Passage du Gois, France
This French passage is usually submerged underwater and relies on a low morning tide for access.
9. Tianmen Mountain road, China
Both stunning and scary this road is made up of 99 sharp turns and is 1000 metres in height! Hold onto the road as you endure the 10km roller-coaster drive.
10. Hana, Hawaii
This road is notorious for its surrounding landslides and means that it is usually closed. It allows a connection between Kahului and Hana and on the way has 59 bridges!
Would you risk driving on any of these dangerous roads?