20 all-time roads in the world
It’s a real adventure to take a ride on these roads!
Tourists are attracted not only by the historical and cultural monuments. Often these sites are too expensive. During a journey it captures the spirit and quickens the heartbeat, while the stunning views from the trails are remembered forever
White Desert Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, United States
Canyonlands National Park in Utah is famous for its rich number of canyons, mountains and river valleys, landscapes reminiscent of a science fiction movie. Some of the rocks preserved drawings made more than three thousand years ago by nomadic hunters. The length of the National Park runs through the White Desert road, which is 170 kilometers long.
Col de Turini, France
Col de Turini that goes through the mountain pass to the south of France in the Alps is a part of the 32-kilometer stage of Rally Monte Carlo Rally of WRC. Every year the most daring riders from around the world come here trying to conquer the road.
Lombard Street, San Francisco, USA
Lombard Street is considered to be the most winding street in the world. It was made this way in order to facilitate the descent of the slope of 27 degrees. There are eight sharp turns along the 400 meter long road, which should be overcome very slowly. Speed Limit is dropped down to eight kilometers an hour.
The Atlantic road, Norway
The Atlantic Road is one of the few roads in the world built specifically for tourists. In its design, in addition to comfort and safety, the special attention was paid to how everything will look like and what kind of scenery will it have. The road connects small islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Its length is just over eight kilometers, but drivers have to cross seven bridges.
Glass Trail, Tianmen, China
The only road in our collection, which isdesigned exclusively for pedestrians and is built on Mount Tianmen in China. Glass "Path of Fear" or as it is also called "air path" is located at an altitude of 1450 meters. The thickness of the bridge, which causes nervous even the most discerning travelers is six centimeters, while the width is less than a meter, and the length is about seventy meters.
Los Corales, Chile / Argentina
Los Corales connects Chile and Argentina. It is located on an extremely steep slope, with lots of very sharp turns. This serpentine road attracts not only numerous tourists; transport companies use the road to deliver a variety of goods.
The road to the Elbrus Mountain, Russia
Perhaps one of the most beautiful trails in Russia is located in the Elbrus region. The length of the A158 road reaches 130 kilometers. The track is two-way, but on several narrow bridges you can find a reverse ways. Almost from any point of the road traveler can see many stunning views.
Abyss road, Switzerland
The so-called "Abyss road” runs through high alpine Furka pass in Switzerland. It is 2436 meters high. Along the way, the weary traveler can stop for lunch or a stay for a night in one of the high-hotels, which you can meet periodically on the track.
Karakoram Highway, China / Pakistan
The construction works of the Karakorum Highway along the ancient route of the Silk Road on the territory of Pakistan and China was conducted from 1966 to 1986. Working on avalanches and falls into the abyss killed 810 Pakistani and 82 Chinese workers. Now the highway is considered to be the most high-mountain road in the world. In winter, the trail is closed because of the danger of avalanches.
Transfăgărăşan highway, Romania
The highway with an unpronounceable name passes through the Carpathians, linking the Romanian region of Transylvania and Wallachia. It was built in the 1970s for military purposes by the order of Nicolae Ceausescu. The construction of the road took about six thousand tons of dynamite in those days. Today it is one of the landmarks in Romania. Not far from the road there is a mountain lake, waterfall Balea and Poenari fortress, better known as Count Dracula's residence.
It is not clear whether the Troll's Ladder (Trollstigen in Norwegian) was chosen by these mythical characters. But the fact that this is a miracle of engineering and design art is out of any doubts. The road was opened to public after eight years of construction in 1936 year by the King Honoka VII.There are 11 sharp turns, and the steepness of the rise sometimes reaches nine degrees. There is a bridge in the middle of the road that passes over the waterfall Stigfossen.
Dades Gorge, Morocco
The rocks that surround the road in Dades Gorge are up to 500 meters high. Once there were coral reefs on the ocean floor. Sometimes the rocks fit so close to each other that, it seems, as if it were about to compress the road and everyone who is on it.
Tuktoyaktuk Road, Canada
Canadian icy road between Inuvik and the northernmost settlement of the country, village Tuktoyak, is open only in the winter. The river melts and flows in summer. The thickness of ice on the road reaches half to two meters.
Florida Keys, USA
Florida Keys is a vast archipelago at the southeastern part of the United States. The majority of almost 1700 reefs and islands are interconnected by high-speed highways, commencing on the mainland. Until 1935 there was also a railway line working there.
Leh-Manali Highway, India
Traveling on the Leh-Manali Highway in India is open only a few months in a year; from June to September. The rest of the road is covered with snow and is not suitable for transport. Usually the journey on the 500km long road takes about two days, but because of the weather the trip can last up to several days.
Pass to Durango, Mexico
Traveling through Durango Pass, which is also called "Spine of the Devil", takes about five hours. For a long time it was the only route linking the Mexican state of Durango and Sinaloa. Before the road was considered to be quite dangerous, but in recent years the coverage made it almost perfect, at least they put markings and warning signs about the dangers.
Lysefjord Road, Norway
This road starts with the steep cliffs Lysefjord under the 1,5 km long tunnel. Then goes a relatively quiet and very beautiful car track, but the last 30 kilometers are more like a roller coaster ride with unexpected twists and amazing travels.
The road through the Stelvio pass, Italy
The road through the Stelvio pass in Italy was built in the years 1820-1825 by the Austrian Empire. Since then, it has not changed much, except that acquired the asphalt surface. The car driver should be ready for 75 sharp turns, 48 of which are numbered by stones on the north side.
The road to Ai-Petri, Crimea
The fastest way to climb up the Ai-Petri is by cable car with one of the longest unsupported span in Europe. At the last moment, when it seems that the cabin with passengers about to smear on the mountain cable car takes up sharply and brings tourists to the station. However, it is also popular among tourists to descend from the Ai-Petri in minibuses. This is much longer, but the adrenaline is guaranteed; the locals "Schumacher" and "Alonso" are able to overcome the serpentine bends almost without using the brake pedal.
The road of death in Bolivia
Bolivia Road of Death, located in the Yungas province, is considered to be one of the most dangerous and one of the most beautiful in the world. Every year on this mountain road length of 70 kilometers there are from 100 to 200 victims. Due to bad weather, that stands here most of the year, a terrible road surface and the absence of "strikers" accidents are not uncommon here. Sometimes buses with passengers break out of the road and fall down. This once happened in 1983, when more than 100 people were killed.