By: daniela - 8 November 2017, 01:37
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For those of us who live in cities where the biggest problem is traffic. When the main issue is moving from one place to another and not the road conditions, it is difficult to imagine that there are very dangerous places and even curves that are almost impossible to pass.
We are sure you do not know many of the roads we will show you. They are the most dangerous and spectacular in the world.
Guoliang Tunnel, China
It is located in the Taihang Mountains, in the small town of the same name that is on top of the mountain and isolated from the rest of the world. The only way to get to this town was to walk through a valley surrounded by mountains and climb a series of almost vertical stone steps.
Zoji La, India
The mountain pass Zoji La or Zojila is one of the most important and mythical of India. Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir unites the cities of Srinagar and Leh. This road, which reaches 3,530 meters above sea level, is one of the highest in the Himalayas.
Pass of the Gois, France
It is 4.5 kilometers long and connects the island of Noirmoutier with Beauvoir-Sur-Mer, in the French department of La Vendée. This is a very scary road, because when the tide rises, it happens so fast that sometimes, it is difficult to reach the end if you do not hurry.
Road of the Atlantic Ocean, Norway
The Atlantic Highway is a spectacular route that jumps from island to island from Averøy, on a fantastic route through bridges that twist over the sea in impossible foreshortening.
Tian Men Shan, China
This path is composed of no less than 99 completely closed curves, and was done in this way to symbolize the sky. Well, in Chinese culture, the number 9 is considered a lucky number, since it is believed that the sky has 9 palaces. Even so, this road is considered the most dangerous of all China, as it rises from 200 to 1,300 meters at sea level.
This road is in the Carpathian Mountains and seems to be taken from a Mario Kart game. It reaches 2034 meters high. Actually it is the highest road in Romania. It is famous for its impressive views and its enormous danger.
Dalton Expressway, Alaska
The Dalton Highway is one of the most isolated roads in the US, with only three small towns along its route. Despite this, between 100 and 200 large trucks travel daily through the summer season and between 200 and 300 during the winter season. With its 666 kilometers in length, it only connects three small towns.
Khardung La, India
This road, 5602 meters high (practically higher than Mount Elbrus), was recognized by Guinness World Records and National Geographic as the highest road in the world.
Yungas Road, Bolivia
The highway of the death is a highway of about 80 kilometers that unites the capital, La Paz, with the region of the Yungas, to the northeast of the country. It is also known as the road to Los Yungas, and is considered the most dangerous in the world.
Guoliang Tunnel, China
The Guoliang tunnel was built by the inhabitants of the area, a road through the mountain, was the only way to communicate the small village with the outside world. Years later the government built a tunnel of 1200 meters to help them and improve transport and movement. It was really very dangerous.
More commonly known as Hana Highway, it is a 109-kilometer-long road linking the cities of Kahului and Hana, east of Maui, the second largest island in Hawaii. This road is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Maui island.
Col de la Bonette, France
This dangerous road is 2000 meters high and is located in the French Alps. Just to the right of the Italian border, it is also full of dangerous curves that cause numerous accidents.
The Gotthard Pass (Gotthard), Switzerland
It is one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps. A 64 km long road that crosses the mountain range and surprises visitors with its incredible views.
The Bridge of Eshima Ohashi, Japan
Although it is a bridge, it is as dangerous as the roads we saw previously. This bridge connects Sakaiminato and Matsue. It is 1.7 km long and 11.3 meters wide. From a distance, it gives the impression that it is impossible to cross, however it is not. In fact, it’s practical as its height allows large ships to pass underneath.
Known as the "Ladder of the Troll", this road with eleven curves has slopes that exceed 9%. It was inaugurated in 1936 after works that lasted eight years. It is located between the towns of Åndalsnes and Valldal. If you want to visit it, you can only do it during the summer. The rest of the year it is closed because of the snow.
Passo dello Stelvio, Italy
Due to its numerous sharp curves, 48 in total, it is considered dangerous, being a very complicated test for people with easy dizziness. In addition, this summit is well known and famous for having belonged to some stages of the Tour of Italy.
Kaunertal Glacier, Austria
It is a toll road that ends at the ski resort with the same name. It has a maximum height of 3,050 meters. The climb to the highest point has 29 180 degree forks.
Kolima ', Russia
Also known as the Road of Bones, and identified by the code M56, it is a road that crosses the Russian Far East. It connects Magadan and Yakutsk - in fact, Nizhni Bestyaj on the east bank of the Lena River in Yakutsk, which sits on the west bank, as there is no bridge; This is not a problem during the long and cold winter, because crossing it through the ice sheet is the most reliable way to cross a Siberian river.
The spine of the Devil, Mexico
It has steep slopes, narrow and "changing" roads that make driving 100% outstanding. In addition, it is dark, a very dense fog accumulates and you cannot camp in its surroundings. It is only a 10 kilometers road, but it feels like an eternity.
Great San Bernardo, Alps, Switzerland-Italy
It is a mountain pass that connects Aosta in Italy with Martigny in Switzerland at an altitude of 2,473 meters. This port was built in the year 1905.