Top 10 Unusual Roads Around the World
We have so many Beautiful places around the world to the trouble and soothing our eyes or relaxing our mood. The familiar ways through which we can connect with the world are Roades, Cruise, and Airway.
Though many people have a massive phobia on airports and ships, always choose the Roads as a smooth journey path. They should think twice before driving in.
Your idea of a relaxed weekend might constitute of going for a long drive with someone special in your life or enjoying a road trip with your best buddies But don’t let your adrenaline rush and your sense of adventure get the better of you yet! There are many roads and highways in the world which might seem to be rather ordinary at first look, but in reality, they can be quite dangerous for the passengers who travel these roads.
In this article, we will be talking about the most dangerous road around the world. Let’s check out
10. Passage DE Gois, France
This 4.8 Km Road links the French mainland with the Island of Noirmoutier, on France’s Atlantic coast.
At first glance, you might think that’s not a wrong road to drive on. Wait a few hours, and your opinion will change as the tide comes in and causes the entire route to vanish. Twice a day, this road is underwater, and any cars that mistime their crossing are going with it.
Even if you time the tides just right, driving this road can be challenging because it’s wet and covered in seaweed, which can make it as slippery as Ice.
9. Partiopoulo- Perdikaki Road, Greece
Over the 23.5 Km length of this Greek road, the elevation changes almost 500m. This might sound so bad to you right now but throw in a lot of Potholes, significantly tight Twice and Turns, heavy truck, pedestrian and livestock traffic and the fact there are very few if any, guard rails and you have one dangerous road.
The icing on the cake for this particular route is that there are often no lines or markings, which means many night-time travelers drive straight off the road to their death.
8. Luxor-AL – Hurghada Road, Egypt
This Stretch of Road Between the ancient city of Luxor and the Red Sea Resort City of Hurghada is one which many will tell you to stay away from. But why?
First, the road goes through some rather remote areas where a breakdown can mean big trouble depending on what time of the day it is. Second, this area is known to be patrolled by bands of the terrorist who generally strike at night.
This had led many people to drive without their headlight on at night resulting in a significant number of fatal head-on collisions. If you have to drive at night, buy some high-end night-vision goggles.
7. Taroko Gorge Road, Taiwan
Part of Taiwan’s Highway no.8 the Taroko Gorge Road is Widely considered to be the country’s deadliest stretch of roadway carved into, and sometimes through, the mountainous terrain, this road faces significant erosion and landslides thanks to heavy rain and earthquakes.
It is made all the more challenging by the fact that road is extremely narrow in spots and has numerous blind corners, which can be full of surprises. Lose control or get bumped by another car? There is a good bet you’re plummeting down the side of the mountain and becoming the latest victim of the infamous stretch of road.
6. Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
When your dental insurance doesn’t cover you for driving on this road, you know it must be dangerous. Located in southwest New Zealand and skippers canyon road has all the characters you’d expect of a perilous route. It is carved into the side of the mountain and hill. It has very little in the way of safety features and barriers and is extremely narrow.
In fact, this 16.5-mile stretch is so narrow that if two vehicles meet, one will often have to back up for some distance to find a part wide enough to let the other pass safely.
5. Halsema Highway, Philippines
Situated 2000 m above sea level, this Road is deemed ” safest ” in the summer month of March and April. That’s because, over the rest of the year, heavy rainfall, fog, rock, and mudslides can turn this route into a nightmare.
Tourists brave the risk to take in the fantastic views of the landscape. Unfortunately, the dangerous environment combined with the fact that tour buses often driven far too fast on this rather narrow stretch means that every year, their many crashes as vehicles hit another or simply roll off the edge of the road and plummet down the mountainside.
4. Tianmen Mountain Road, China
11 Km long and with an elevation change of 1100 M from start to finish, this Chinese roadway is not for the faint of Heart with 99 hairpin turns, this isn’t narrow by the standard of the other roads mentioned in this list. But meeting an oncoming vehicle can make things a bit challenging.
Their barriers all along the route, but too much speed or getting caught up in the beauty of the surrounding mountain, won’t prevent you from coming over the edge and taking a rather long fall to the bottom.
3. Eyre High, Australia
Straight, flat, and well maintained, Australia’s Eyre Highway doesn’t sound it belongs on a list of the dangerous roadway. Do Not Be Fooled! This 1675 long stretch of road goes through one of the most desolate and remote parts of Australia.
Picture mad max, only with far fewer bandits and more wombats, camels and kangaroos. In fact, the road is so straight, flat, and featureless that motorists have a hard time paying attention or even staying awake. This has produced a significant number of crashes and collisions, resulting in Australian given the nickname ” Slaughter Alley.”
2. Karakoram Highway, China to Pakistan
World’s Highest paved international roadway, the Karakoram Highway cuts through mountains and canyons to link China and Pakistan. Naturally, being a mountainous route, this road is dangerous to begin with.
Add in dense fog, sudden blizzards, and flooding and have a terrifying drive. It doesn’t end them. However, as bandits and terrorist are known to camp out near a specific section of the road, always ready to strike an unsuspecting target.
Even if you can handle all of this, the highway is so high above sea level that some driver suffers from altitude sickness thanks to the thin air.
1. Zoji La Pass, India
It truly is amazing what people will call a road. This 9.5 Km long stretch is situated 3.5 km above sea level and links the cities of Ladakh and Kashmir.
High winds and Heavy snowfall Make this route impassable for long periods during the year. Motorists are advised to use four-wheel drive, but the mud can become so thick after rain that even the best vehicles got stuck.
Even in perfect weather, the narrow roads, lack of safety barriers, and use by other large Trucks and livestock mean the Zojila Pass is one road to stay clear of.