Top 10 Dangerous Places In The World

9) Yungas Road

The Yungas Road is a cycle route about 60 km long that links the city of La Paz and the Yungas region of Bolivia. Many tour operators cater to downhill mountain biking, providing information, guides, transport, and equipment.

Yungas Road

The route includes the Cotapata-Santa Bárbara section. Yungas Road is one of the most dangerous roads in the world because of its steep slopes, narrow single track, lack of guardrails, rain, and fog. It is also known as the ‘Road of Death’. Between 1999 and 2003 hundreds of Bolivians lost their life trying to navigate it. The road is surrounded by mountainous terrain, the road stretches far enough to connect the Amazon rainforest to the capital city. Modernization included enlarging the carriageway from one to two lanes, asphalt paving, bridges, drainage, guardrails, and the building of a new section between Chusquipata and Yolosa, bypassing the most dangerous sections of the original road. If you travel by Yungas Road you should travel with full focus rather than enjoying the view.