Here is the list of the most dangerous roads in the world that challenge your driving skills and your patience. How many would you be willing to take? By Anuja Dixit
The Skippers Canyon Road is located south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. The beautiful view offered from this 16.5-mile long pass comes at a risk of driving through an unpaved and narrow road carved out 140 years ago. This scary road has some dangerous turns that could even cost your life. The road has a warning signage that for drivers to stick to a speed of 15km/hr.
Zozi La Pass is a deadly road of 9 kms that joins Ladakh and Kashmir through Sonmarg at an elevation of 11, 575 feet and is the second highest pass after the Fortu La on the Srinagar-Leh highway. It is inaccessible during monsoon because of the mud and and in winter due to heavy snowfall.
The Atlantic Road in Averoey, Norway is the curviest road you can ever be on, but if you do dare to traverse through this deadly road, you will be treated to bewitching views.
Often referred to as the Death Road, North Yungus in Bolivia is just 3.5 metres wide, with some unpaved sections making the trip quite a dangerous one. This is probably not the best road to take if you’re driving, but is great if you’re on a bike. Travellers avoid this route completely during the monsoons because of heavy landslides, seasonal waterfalls, and potholes.
The James Dalton Highway in Alaska promises an ultimate adventure. The road is built on the icy permafrost on Alaska Route 11, which again, is the loneliest road in the world.
Located high in the Taihang Mountains of the Henan Province in China, this tunnel is five-metre high and four-metre wide, wet, and dark, but offers the most exquisite views from its 30 window-like gaps. It is also popular for being a road that “doesn’t tolerate any mistake.”
Le Passage du Gois in France is located on the Atlantic coast of France in Vendee. It stretches for about 2.58 miles and is visible only during low tide. Thousands of visitors visit this place to watch the miraculous uncovering of the road twice a day.