Trans-Siberian Highway, Russia
Along with the Trans Canada Highway and Australia’s Highway 1, the Trans-Siberian Highway is one of the longest in the world. In order to get from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg it crosses forests, mountains, deserts, and everything in between. Much of it is unpaved and certainly not ideal for a casual Sunday drive.
Highway 1, Mexico
Stelvio Pass Road, Italy
Cotopaxi Volcano Road, Ecuador
Although there are many dangerous sections branching off the Pan American highway, the 40-km long dirt track that links it with the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park in Ecuador tops the list. With enormous potholes, slippery slopes, and all around precarious driving conditions make this a road a bit of a challenge.
Pan-American Highway, Alaska to Argentina
As we just saw, many dangerous roads branch off the from the Pan-American Highway but the highway itself can be fairly dangerous as well. It has been named the “longest motorable” road in the world as you can travel by car from the stretches of Alaska down to the tip of South America, which is about a 30,000 miles in total. As you can imagine, crossing two continents and traversing through jungles, mountains, glaciers, and deserts can inevitably lead to some challenges.
Although this road from Oxford to Aberystwyth in the UK is not dangerous in the same way that the previous roads have been, for some reason A44 has been responsible for so many head-on collisions that the government had to step in with countermeasures.
The A682 Road, England
Arica to Iquique Road, Chile
Sichuan-Tibet Highway, China
Patiopoulo-Perdikaki Road, Greece
U.S. Route 431, USA, Alabama
The Barton Highway, Australia
Luxor-al-Hurghada Road, Egypt
While some roads are dangerous for natural reasons, drivers stuck on the Luxor-al-Hurghada Road have a different reason to be wary. In fact, after dark some people will turn off their headlights due to the frequent attacks from bandits.
The Way to Fairy Meadows, Pakistan
Although it may sound harmless, The Way to Fairy Meadows has nothing to do with Pixie Dust or Fairies. It is actually an extremely narrow and dangerous 10 km stretch of road that leads to Nanga Parbat or The Killer Mountain in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows is a nearby valley with serene views of the huge mountain.