dangerousroads

the world's most spectacular roads

Road to Fontana Amoroza

The Road to Fontana Amoroza, located on the Akamas Peninsula at the north-west end of the island of Cyprus, is one of the most dangerous roads in the world, as well as one of the world’s best coastal drives. The road starts with a sign which - truthfully- says "Do not enter - dangerous for cars". The route demands 100% concentration. 

Located within the Akamas Peninsula National Park, at the centre of Chrysochous Bay, the track is very steep.The tarmac surface soon becomes a very dusty dirt road. Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the sea spread out before you! They are terrible for drivers who are prone to vertigo. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The path narrows and becomes quite rocky and suddenly starts to climb up considerably. Eventually the path has to go into zig zag mode as it climbs quite steeply up and under the imposing limestone cliffs of Moutti tis Sotiras.

  

The track links Baths of Aphrodite, where the Goddess of Love used to take her bath in a cool pond near Polis and Fontana Amorosa (also known as Amoroza), a scenic bay. It’s 6.0 km long and it involves a long climb to the top ridge at halfway before a descent back to the bay. It’s a 4x4 track --only try driving it in a 2wd car, if you're planning to buy a new car. The track is steep in places and the drop from the edge is “noticeable”

It’s incredibly disorienting to look over the edge, or even just to see the valleys a couple thousand feet below you. It’s a mind numbing vertical drop of hundreds of meters so you might want to give it a miss on a windy day. This very scary trip off road follows a road from Aphrodite baths along the coast to the peninsula. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card! The track hugs the coast and there are some really good views to the sea below and provides a magnificent view of the Bay of Polis.

 

 




Roads global map

Roads global map

Around the world

>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

Share YOUR roads!
We've more than 10.000 roads but we want more! We want your experiences too! Do you know any spectacular road?Click here to send us all the info, and we'll publish it!

 

Seguridad de la página de inicio