14 Of The World’s Most Frightening Roads
The second longest highway in the Brazil, the BR-116 is 2,725 miles and has earned the nickname “The Highway of Death” for a reason. The high mortality rate among drivers is mostly due to accidents caused by the unsound weather conditions that sweep in.
Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China and Tibet
This extraordinary highway starts in Shanghai and 3,400 miles later, ends in Tibet. The Sichuan-Tibet Highway has many hairpin turns, steep drops and areas of extreme traffic. Add to it avalanches and landslides (which are both common) and this 2 week adventure from point-to-point becomes a true accomplishment.
Fairy Meadows Road, Pakistan
With a name like Fairy Meadows Road, you wouldn’t expect it to be one of the scariest roads in the world, but it is. Gravel roads that get little maintenance combined with no guardrails make this a challenge for even the most skilled drivers. But, you’ll also have to deal with a 6 mile ascent on an unpaved narrow road. And to finish it, you’ll have to get out of your car; the last part of the trek is too narrow for a car!