Driving a car tends to be rather monotonous, especially when you take the same routes day after day. There are plenty of roads that many of us have yet to discover, and the adrenaline rush that they offer makes them particularly exciting. Some of the world’s most dangerous roads are impassable.
North Yungas Road, Bolivia
The North Yungas Road in Bolivia, also known as the 'Road of Death', is said to be the most dangerous road in the world. With its narrow and uneven tracks – some only three metres wide – and very steep mountains and sheer drops of up to 1,000m, it's easy to see why!
Karakoram Highway (Pakistan to China)
Danger: Landslides, falling rocks, floods, avalanches, cliffs, and more . . .
Built as high as 15,000 feet above sea level and under very rough conditions, Karakoram Highway is sometimes considered the Eighth Wonder of the World. Construction on the road began in 1966 and was completed in 1979, although it wasn’t open to the public until 1986.
Passage du Gois is a world-famous natural phenomenon
Le Passage du Gois, sometimes known as Le Passage de Gôa, is a world-famous natural wonder. Located between Île de Noirmoutier and Beauvoir-sur-Mer in the department of Vendée, France, this passage leads to the picturesque island of Noirmoutier.
However, the passage floods twice every 24 hours, and so can only be driven on a few hours each day before the island is sealed off. More often than not, the Passage du Gois lies hidden beneath 4- to 13-foot thrashing waves.
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