Travel at your own risk: 10 Most thrilling roads to drive around the world

 

Ever experienced drive across the most fascinating roads around the world? No.. It’s never too late to start over. The below list of 10 most thrilling roads to drive around the world has been ranked as the most amazing, electrifying and of course deadliest exploration by mankind.

North Yungas Road, Bolivia-  Also known as the “Road of Death”, as it takes 200 to 300 lives on average every year. The road has cross marking on the spots where vehicles have once ever fallen.

 

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The Zoji Pass, India-
It is the highest mountain pass in India (approximately 3,528 m), connecting Ladakh and Kashmir. It is located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh and is popular among tourists as one of the best road trips in India.

 

[Photo Credit- Anwaraj]

[Photo Credit- Anwaraj]


Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway-
The Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway stretches across 8 breath-taking bridges and offers a beautiful view of the Ocean. It has become one of the most popular tourist attraction and If you drive during pleasant weather, you might get to see whales and seals.

 

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White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah-
The White Rim Road is a 100-mile loops and turns around and below the Island Mesa top. It usually takes two to three days by four-wheel-drive vehicle and three to four days by mountain bike to cover this road.

 

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Stelvio Pass, Italy –  
Highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps at 9045 feet, The Stelvio Pass is known for its sharp hairpin turns and striking landscapes. It is best not to look down while driving through the pass.

 

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Overseas Highway, Florida, USA-  
A drive across the Overseas Highway is considered as the  most scenic drives in America. This highway- bridge combo is taken by many to cross miles across the ocean, connecting mainland Florida and the Florida Keys.

 

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Jalalabad-Kabul Road, Afghanistan
– The 65-kilometer stretch of highway from Jalalabad to Kabul has been claimed as the most dangerous road with maximum death toll. This sections of the highway and the surrounding area has been named as “The Valley of Death” by the Afghans.

 

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Tianmen Winding Mountain Road, China –  The Tianmen Winding Mountain Road is located in Tianmen Mountain National Park, in northwestern Hunan Province of China. It is a stretch of 11 km with the highest point of the road at 1,300m above sea level, and the lowest point at 200m.

 

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Hana Highway, Hawaii-  
Hana Highway is a beautiful long stretch of 103.6 km connecting Kahului with the town of Hana. The road to ecstasy provides some of the most diverse sights of rain forests, ocean and panoramic waterfalls.

 

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Furka Pass, Switzerland-  
The Furka Pass is located in the snow region of Switzerland with the most iconic drive through the Swiss Alps. It was used as a location in James Bond movie Goldfinger.

 

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The above list of
10 most thrilling roads to drive around the world is worth giving a lifetime experience. Raising a toast to the explorer within you, consider the above locations for your next adventure trip.