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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Site updated on 5. December 2019