9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver

Many mountain passes in the world with unexpected bends and rugged terrain make the most experienced drivers be wary.

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9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
The Transfagaraan in the Carpathian mountains is the highest road in Romania (2,034 m above sea level). This tough road has been mentioned many times in the famous TV program in the UK - Top Gear. Forty people died during the construction of Transfagaraan in 1970. The road is famous for its sharp bends and slopes, which have claimed many lives. Orange Smile warns this is not a place for the weak of steering. Photo: The Foreign Roads.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Gotthard Pass in the Swiss Alps is also a road that makes many drivers feel nervous. The total length of the pass is up to 64 km with winding bends, providing beautiful views. The 17-kilometer Gotthard Tunnel is prone to serious head-to-head collisions, many times deemed to no longer meet traffic safety standards. Photo: TripSavvy.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Caucasus Road (Russia) winding, narrow, connecting Ritsa Lake, Sochi and passing majestic mountains in the region. Caucasus is known for its craggy slopes and many Z-bends in the middle of the mountain. Photo: WaveUP.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Tianmen Mountain (China) is a 10 km long road with 99 bends and many dead corners. The height difference between the beginning and the end of Tianmen reaches 1,100 m. The highest point of the road is 1,300 m above sea level. Go all the way, through 999 steps, visitors will arrive at the "Heaven Gate". Photo: Klook.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Stelvio Pass (Italy) has witnessed many tragic accidents. Drivers must be especially careful with zig-zag, rugged roads here. Stelvio is the highest mountain pass in the Eastern Alps (2,756 m). With about 48 hairpin bends, Stelvio can be viewed as a real challenge for drivers who like to conquer. Stirling Moss, a legendary racer, also encountered difficulties on the Stelvio Pass during the classic car race in the 90s of the last century. Photo: Windows 10 Spotlight Images.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Yungas (Bolivia) is one of the most dangerous highways on the planet, tied with the name "death". According to statistics, 200-300 people die on this road every year. Yungas connects from the Amazon forest in the north to the capital of Bolivia. The road is only 3.6 m wide, one side is the rocky mountain, the other is a 600 m deep abyss. Photo: Matador Network.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Guoliang Tunnel (China) was built by 13 workers from the village of the same name. This is a small tunnel for people to move to nearby places. The tunnel is quite narrow, only enough for 2 cars to avoid each other, 5 m high, 4 m wide and 1,250 m long. For years, the tunnel across the mountain of Guoliang has always been on the list of the most dangerous destinations in the world. Photo: Pinterest.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Paso de los Caracoles (Chile) is also known as "the slug pass" because of the winding road like snail pattern. This is a road with an altitude of about 800 m above sea level, which leads to the Argentine border. This pass is especially dangerous in the winter when often covered by snow and ice. Photo: Pinterest.
9 dangerous world mountain pass routes, challenging every driver
Located in the French Alps, near the Italian border, the Col de la Bonette Pass is a famous route for beauty and potential dangers. Many people mistakenly believe this is the highest road in Europe because of the sign at the foot of the pass. The height of Col de la Bonette is about 2,802 m above sea level, much inferior to other places like Alaca Dag (Turkey), La Colletta (Italy) ... The mountain pass was once chosen as a race track of Tour de France. Photo: Rove.

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