The World's Craziest Roads

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Buckle Up: From Italy to Bolivia, these 11 wild rides aren't for the faint of heart.

Yungas Road, Bolivia

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The Road: If a route’s drama is measured by extreme danger, then Bolivia’s Yungas Road might well be the ultimate mountain pass. Nicknamed El Camino de la Muerte (“The Road of Death”), thanks to the more than 200 lives it claims each year, the harrowing journey from Bolivian capital La Paz to the rainforest town of Coroico has enough zero-error zones to make even Indiana Jones question his rental car’s GPS. Though only 38 miles in length, the single-lane route is packed with pitfalls: dirt surfaces, frequent rainstorms, a 15,000-foot summit, and nothing even remotely resembling a guardrail between you and the 2,000-foot cliffs.

Insider Tip: Never drive this route. If you need reasons, please reread the paragraph above.

The World's Craziest Roads

Yungas Road, Bolivia

The Road: If a route’s drama is measured by extreme danger, then Bolivia’s Yungas Road might well be the ultimate mountain pass. Nicknamed El Camino de la Muerte (“The Road of Death”), thanks to the more than 200 lives it claims each year, the harrowing journey from Bolivian capital La Paz to the rainforest town of Coroico has enough zero-error zones to make even Indiana Jones question his rental car’s GPS. Though only 38 miles in length, the single-lane route is packed with pitfalls: dirt surfaces, frequent rainstorms, a 15,000-foot summit, and nothing even remotely resembling a guardrail between you and the 2,000-foot cliffs.

Insider Tip: Never drive this route. If you need reasons, please reread the paragraph above.

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