Wanderlust
16 Of The Deadliest Roads Of The World
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Published: Jan 15, 2016

There is nothing more relaxing than a long drive on a quiet Saturday evening. But would you dare to drive on one of the world’s most dangerous roads? These wild roads around the world will get your adrenaline pumping, or at least give you a view like no other:

1. Caucasus Mountain Road, Russia

The narrow road from Sochi to Lake Ritsa in the Caucasus Mountains.

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IMAGE: DEAN CONGER/CORBIS

2. Gotthard Pass, Switzerland

This road connects the Uri and Ticino, in Switzerland.

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IMAGE: MARKUS ALTMANN/CORBIS

3. Col de la Bonette, France

This high mountain pass is situated at 8,907 feet in the French Alps, near the border with Italy.

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IMAGE: HOLGER WEITZEL/IMAGEBROKER/CORBIS

4. Kolyma Highway, Russia

Without a rail link to the city, the “Road of Bones” remains the only major land route into and out of Yakutsk.

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IMAGE: AMOS CHAPPLE/CORBIS

5. Hana, Hawaii

This 64.4-mile road connects Kahului with the town of Hāna in Maui.

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IMAGE: DOUGLAS PEEBLES/CORBIS

6. Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

The road to Dakhla Oasis provides amazing views.

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IMAGE: JULIAN LOVE/JOHN WARBURTON-LEE PHOTOGRAPHY LTD/CORBIS

7. Tianmen Mountain Road, China

A 6.8-mile road with 99 bends reaches the top of the mountain.

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IMAGE: YI LU/VIEWSTOCK/CORBIS

8. Passage du Gois, France

This 2.7-mile-long causeway is passable for only a few hours a day. The rest of the time, it is submerged in the Atlantic by incoming tides.

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IMAGE: MAURICE ROUGEMONT

9. Guoliang Tunnel, China

The road through the Taihang Mountains was built by local villagers.

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IMAGE: FANG DEHUA/IMAGINECHINA/CORBIS

10. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

The Storseisundet Bridge is the longest of eight bridges along this 5.2-mile stretch of Country Road 64.

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IMAGE: WINFRIED ROTHERMEL/DPA/CORBIS

11. Yungas Road, Bolivia

Considered one of the most dangerous roads in the world, this road claims 200 to 300 lives each year.

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IMAGE: JOHN COLETTI/AWL IMAGES/CORBIS

12. Khardung La, India

Despite claims that this is the highest motorable road in the world, there are actually a handful of other roads that are higher.

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IMAGE: PHOTOSINDIA/CORBIS

13. Dalton Highway, Alaska

The James. W. Dalton Highway gained its fame from popular television show Ice Road Truckers, and consists of a barren 414-mile road with only three small villages along the way.

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IMAGE: PATRICK J. ENDRES/ALASKAPHOTOGRAPHICS/CORBIS

14. Transfăgărășan, Romania

This 60-mile road runs between Romania’s two highest peaks.

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IMAGE: 145/FRIEDRICH SCHMIDT/OCEAN/CORBIS

15. Zoji La, India

This 5.6-mile road connects Ladakh and Kashmir, and is the second highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway, at 11,575 ft.

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IMAGE: BLAINE HARRINGTON III/CORBIS

16. Karakoram Highway, Pakistan

The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an elevation of 4,693 metres.

Source: gearheads.org
Source: gearheads.org