To get from one point to another is not so easy. After all, roads are not always smooth. There are several routes in the world, one glance at which is enough to confuse even the experienced driver. Not everyone will dare to make their way along such an extreme road, preferring a detour.
It turns out that extreme routes are not just for Russia. We will tell below about the most unusual roads in the world. Although most of them can not be driven and not succeeded, they are happy to use computer simulation manufacturers, offering extreme or unusual driving.
North Yungas Road, Bolivia.
This road in the Bolivian region of Yungas is better known as the “Road of Death”. The route passes in the Andes, descending from a height of 3600 meters to 330 meters above sea level. The length of the most dangerous section here is 70 kilometers, it passes between the cities of La Paz and Coroico. On this piece of the route, the vehicle moves on a narrow road three meters wide. In doing so, it is still fairly washed up by waterfalls and rains. As a result, cars pass only in centimeters from the abyss. Today, in the city of Koroiko, the authorities laid a new, safer road. The mortal section of the route remained in use only for extreme tourists.
Stelvio Pass Road, Italy.
This Italian road lies in the eastern Alps between the cities of Sulden and Bormio. Not far from here is the border with Switzerland. The highest point of the route, the pass, is located at an altitude of 2757 meters. Many people consider the road to be the most winding in Europe. After all, to overcome the whole route it will be necessary to overcome 48 zigzag turns. In some places, these studs are also quite narrow, not giving the opportunity to miss the cars.
Guoliang Tunnel Road, China.
In the Middle Kingdom there is a tunnel, called “A Road Not Forgiving Mistakes”. The road was laid manually by the people of Henan province right in the cliff about 40 years ago. To create a tunnel length of 1200 meters took several years. The height of the road in the rock was 5 meters, and the width – only 4. The outer wall of the tunnel is a huge window, the size of which allows you to drive there. So zazevavshiysya driver has every chance at high speed to fly off the road right into the abyss.
In Norwegian, the name of this road is translated as “trolley ladder”. The way lies up the mountain slope to a height of 858 meters. It is noteworthy, but on this road it is forbidden to drive cars longer than 12.4 meters. After all, the width of the route in some areas is only 3.3 meters. In winter, the road closes for everyone. The track has 11 pivots-turns. Overcoming them, the driver as a reward will get a beautiful view from the top of the mountain to the Stigfossen Falls and the local fjords.
Leh-Manali Highway, India.
The Indian Highway runs through the Himalayas, connecting the cities of Manali and Leh. The road was made specially to allow tanks and other military equipment to move through it. It is noteworthy that the highway passes right through several high mountain passes. The highest of them, Taglang La, is located at 5325 meters above sea level. The total length of the road is 479 kilometers. At the same time, the difficulty in moving along it is not only a complex landscape, but also frequent landslides and snowfalls. Authorities allow to drive on Leh-Manali Highway exclusively in the summer.
Col de Turini, France.
This road lies in the southern part of France, runs through the Alps. The highest point is at an altitude of 1607 meters. Although the length of the route is only 30 kilometers, it accommodated 34 complex turns in the form of a hairpin. It is believed that the Col de Turini is one of the best tracks for racing drivers, since there are practically no direct sections on it. That’s why the road at one time became part of the famous Monte Carlo rally. A similar route exists in Ukraine. So, the road from the top of the Ai-Petri mountain to Yalta also abounds with sharp turns.On this extreme track also runs its own rally race.
Iroha-zaka winding road, Japan.
The road lies along the picturesque Japanese national park Nikko. The track has 48 sharp turns, and the number is not chosen randomly. After all, 48 hieroglyphs were in the ancient Japanese alphabet. And the very name of the road is directly connected with the very first character in the alphabet – “i-ro-ha”. Curiously, Iroha-zaka winding, only 800 meters long, is used exclusively for descent. To climb the mountain it will be necessary to drive along another road, which, however, has the same number of turns.
Hana Highway, USA.
This road is considered one of the most picturesque in general in the world. The route runs along the coast of the Hawaiian island of Maui. On the 60-kilometer road there are 600 turns and as many as 54 bridges. Driving along this picturesque road you can see both the jungle and excellent Hawaiian beaches with red or black sand. The road passes by several waterfalls, passing through it you can see even the old extinct volcano Haleakala. Halsema Highway, Philippines.
The second name of this route in the Philippines is Baguio-Bontoc Road. It runs through the Cordillera Valley on the island of Luzon. The difficulty in overcoming the road is that virtually all of the 250-kilometer highway is flooded with a thick layer of mud. The reason for this is frequent rains and constant landslides. To overcome the entire distance, local motorists spend at least 10 hours. The speed here is not limited to signs or policemen at corners, but slippery cover and steep cliffs. There are no bumpers on the road.
In the translation, the name of the road sounds like the “Atlantic Road”. It passes along the western coast of Norway, bordering the Arctic Ocean. This track is the most unusual on this list. Although the length of the road is only 9 kilometers, it has 8 bridges that connect 8 islands. The Atlantic road was built in 1989, with the use of the newest technologies, which allow to resist frequent tornadoes here. That’s why the bridges look a little unusual, reminiscent of some futuristic attraction.
M56 “Lena”, Russia.
In Russia there is a motorway, which is called only “highway from hell”. The track M56 “Lena” has a length of 1235 kilometers. It lies between the cities of Yakutsk and Nemer, running along the Lena River. Most of the route does not have asphalt pavement at all. That is why heavy rains in spring and autumn significantly blur the road. As a result, dirt almost does not allow the transport to move. The resulting traffic jams are tens of kilometers apart.
Lombard Street, USA.
The only city road in our list is located in San Francisco. It is officially recognized as the most twisty street in the world, being entered in the Guinness Book of Records. The world famous Lombard Street received thanks to the 400 meter section in the area of the Russian Hill. There are as many as 8 sharp turns, and the slope is 27%. Moving on a one-way Lombard Street can be done with a speed of no more than 8 km / h.