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Dangerous roads
where you should forget about being daredevil

Enjoy sightseeing these places with a maximum dose of safety

Even though your adventure spirit might be the trait you are most proud of, when it comes to certain roads on this lovely planet of ours, there is no place for getting too wild. This does not mean that these roads should be avoided at all costs, because this is not the case and they present some of the most interesting sights a man can see, but a great dose of safety is required when driving along them.

Guoliang Tunnel Road

Dangerous roads offer spectacular views, just as long as you are not in the driver seat,
watching every twist and turn and falling objects. (Image by Creative Commons)

The road to the Himalayas, Pakistan

The road to Himalayas is also the highest paved road in the world and if you want to check out the same route that David Lama took on his way to Masherbrum, this is definitely something worth checking out. You will also be able to see some great view due to the altitude of 4,700 meters. Still, you have to keep in mind that this is mostly a mountain road and you would need a proper vehicle and a lot of prudence when going on this unforgettable journey.

Road in Himalayas, Pakistan

High altitude and magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks make driving here
a true adventure. (Image by Creative Commons)

Dalton Highway, Alaska

Not many places offer such isolation from civilization like this icy highway which length is amazing and maybe a bit ironic 666 kilometers. If you are particularly fond of winter scenery this is definitely an adventure worth your while, but keep in mind that there are only three villages along this whole road and therefore you would need to pack up with necessities such as food and water as well as have good anti-slip tires and car heating.

Dalton Highaway in Alaska

If you enjoy lonely drives, watching the sky and desolate roads, then Dalton highway
could be your idea of a great drive. (Image by Creative Commons)

Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

This might be the most famous tunnel road in the world and not because it is 1.2 kilometers long but only 4 meters wide with numerous tunnels along the way. You really need extreme concentration skills in order to find the courage for this adventure but if you are absolutely positive about your excellent driving skills, this can turn to be one of the most fulfilling experiences you can chance upon in your life.

Guoliang Tunnel Road in China

Guoliang Tunnel Road in China is only for the most adventurous with a lot of courage
and steady nerves, with a little or no room for error. (Image by Creative Commons)

Passage de Gois, France

Europe does not have a shortage of weird and dangerous roads and this passage in France is a real delight for adventurers all over the world. Of course, a proper adventurer will never embark on this journey without careful planning and bringing various supplies such as food, water and inflatable boat just in case. This road is 4.3 kilometers road and often 1 meter below the sea level. If you do not wish to use that inflatable boat, pay special attention not to mix up the tide times. Moreover, prepare for some slow and careful driving since the seaweed that is left all over the road after the tide makes this passage very slippery.

Passage de Gois in France

For those who enjoy road adventure without dizzying heights, Passage du Gois in France
will offer a fun road trip. (Image by Flickr.com)

The Barton Highway, Australia

The Barton Highway in Australia might not look as dangerous as some other roads that are surrounded with natural obstacles, but it is still one of the most difficult roads with a huge number of traffic accidents due to insufficient attention on the roads and confusing intersections and turns this highway possess. Probably only someone who took driving lessons in Melbourne can easily handle the complicated nature of this highway. Australian government even started working on improving the driving conditions on this highway to make it less dangerous.

Flooded road in Australia

In Australia you will encounter different kinds of road dangers, such as flash flooding in
low-lying areas and sometime confusing intersections, especially if you are not familar
with left-hand driving. (Image by Pixabay.com)

Do you feel completely secure in your driving abilities, calm and logic behavior during the journey and state of your vehicle? If the answer is yes, then these incredible road structures might be just what you need to get your adrenaline going while keeping safety as your utmost priority at all times.

All above images courtesy of Creative Commons and Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations with her family.

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