Beside occasional palm sweats and vertigo the following list of life-threatening roads will give you a new appreciation for life. Just imagine what’s it like to drive along a road that goes through sharp cliffs with really dangerous turnings or narrow passages without any railings, high on the edge of mountain cliffs!
These roads are definitely not for the faint-hearted and require a healthy dose of caution (maybe sanity is more appropriate word).
1. Old Yungas Road, Bolivia
This 40 miles- long road from La Paz to Coroico is known as “The Death Road” as it takes about 200 lives a year. It’s one of the most dangerous roads in the world, stretching through cliffs featuring many sharp turnings and overlooking the high sprawling canyon.
2. Karnali Highway, Nepal
Karnali Highway is a 155-mile- long road connecting two large areas in Nepal. Just like Yungas Road, it’s dangerous and it takes about 50 human lives a year. Its surface is covered with dirt and mud making the road difficult and slippery even for cyclists who usually flock there to enjoy in the magnificent view of the scenery.