These 10 roads you would never want to drive on
1. Passage de Gois, France
When this paved sandbar that’s flooded twice a day at high tide isn’t submerged, this narrow causeway—flanked by fishing boats and littered with seaweed—is a slippery stretch and especially treacherous on two wheels. This road has been used several times on Tour de France.
. This causeway is so unique, that you cannot encounter it anywhere else in the world. The 4,150 meters long causeway is only accessible with the low tide and then only 1 ½ hour before the lowest tide and 1 ½ hour afterwards. The Passage du Gois is an extraordinary location in France and a national monument.
2. Patiopoulo Perdikaki, Greece
It’s a real challenging road and a true test of your vehicle and your stamina because the road abounds in twists and turns with wheels sometimes hanging above the precipice. This road in the Agrafa region of Greece is renowned for its numerous perils!
The road is either a steep climb or descent with minimal grip. It is extremely narrow with severe drops on either side of the sloping track and there are no barriers to stop weary travellers from plummeting to their doom! . It's narrow, filled with potholes, lacking guardrails, and is very slippery especially when it rains.
Unless you’re up for a challenge it might just be better to walk or something. If you really want to risk your life for no apparent reason – ride it at night, there are no lights to guide your way at all.
3. Luxor-al-Hurghada, Egypt
This road is on the list not 100% because of its quality, which isn't exactly something you need to question considering it's just a dirt track in reality, but the use of the road can be extremely dangerous for two reasons.
It's extremely dangerous with many head-on collisions and fatal accidents due to drivers not turning on their head lights. Drivers will often ride at night and speed at insane levels to get through it as quickly as possible and the reason is a little more terrifying than the road itself
The reason is bandits. Along the road are groups of bandits and thieves who prey on cars as they drive along it. In the day, cars are visible and easy targets because of the distance between any police presence. At night, they're harder to see, but this means they're harder to see for anyone and so head on collisions are a very common thing
4. The Taroko Gorge Road, Taiwan
Taroko Gorge road sounds as rough and ready as its name suggests being another mountain route made by carving out rocks. Despite its name, it's a very narrow and winding mountain road, and only a bus can barely pass by at a time. But the highway itself is truly an engineering masterpiece and full of blind curves, sharp turns, and narrow paths leading through cliffs and mountains.
The road passes through the Taroko national park alongside the Taroko Gorge and is an appeal to the tourists trying to snatch a rare glance at some wildlife, as well as a mode of transportation of marble found abundantly in the Gorge. In addition, there are pedestrians, scooters, cars and massive tour buses all vying for the tight space. This narrow mountain road offers spectacular views for brave drivers.
The road itself is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. Taroko Gorge is an impressive 19-km-long canyon,with a fearsome reputation. Recently, a few more tunnels have been dug to make the road safer for vehicles and to leave the most amazing sights just for the tourists.
5. The Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
Skippers canyon road in New Zealand's South Island, is unbelievably scary as it’s completely narrow and different to manoeuvre. This gravel road lasts 16,5 miles, is carved by hand by miners over 140 years ago is made from a very narrow cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face. It’s a road so dangerous that your rental car insurance won’t be honored if you drive on it.
But some of the views are incredible. The road was built during the gold rush in 1890 and the Skippers Road was considered a major engineering feat in its day. The miners who built the road didn’t think much about luxury, though — it’s unpaved and very narrow. Should you encounter a car driving the other way, one of you will have to back up gingerly until you can find enough room to pass which could be up to 3 km!. Good luck figuring out which of you that will be.
The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hairpin corners, high elevations and steep grades. As this road is closed to rental cars, access is basically by 4 wheel drive vehicles. The track traverses the face of the canyon high above the powerful Shotover River.
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