We all love twisting and curving roads. But for getting from point A to point B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners and go straight. Here is the list of the straightest of the straight roads in the world.
The Alps are a mountain system located in south-central Europe, to the immediate north of the Mediterranean Sea. They extend for almost 700 miles in a crescent shape from the coastline of southern France (near Monaco) into Switzerland, then through northern Italy and into Austria, and down through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro - then ending in Albania on the rugged coastline of the Adriatic Sea.
Tunnels are some of the most amazing marvels of engineering. But the world's longest tunnels are definitely not the place for a car to break down. The great breakthrough in engineering and construction has ensured infrastructure today with a high level.
Over the years constructors have built bridges in all shapes, sizes and heights. Here are some of the most breath-taking bridges, from remote places around the world – guaranteed to get your heart racing.
Driving can be one of the most relaxing activities. Spanning from California to Australia, sometimes the journey really is the destination. A relaxing scenic drive down winding coastal roads can be really therapeutic.
After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4.000m above the sea level, the tunnels on this list are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone. Sadly, hundreds of websites misinform about the world’s highest tunnels, claiming wrong records.
It is very difficult to determine where’s the highest road on Earth, since it is impossible to establish what is meant by the ‘road’ term.
Ghosts, hitchhickers, women in white. From Hong Kong to USA. From England to Croatia. All around the world there are stories about haunted roads. Some of them look real. Some of them look unreal. But all of them are pretty scary and haved developed a reputation for being the source of strange experiences and hauntings.Some of the roads became infamous due to the strange activity which occurs along.
The most important rule of the road concerns which side to drive on. The reasons for driving on different sides of the road are historical. About a 35% of the world population drives on the left. Most former British colonies drive on the left side of the road, whereas the United States of America, Latin American countries and European countries drive on the right.
Some of the world’s most scenic roads have many hairpin turns climbing up and down the mountainside. A hairpin turn is a bend with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn almost 180° to continue on the road.
We are constantly bombarded with data about the most dangerous roads in the world. But where are the worst cities to drive a car? If you're thinking about planning an international road trip with friends, you may want to consider skipping the following destinations.
Petrol heads, take note. The world's best road has just been announced. There are few things as thrilling as accelerating past breathtaking countryside views, and now we know where to find the most thrilling stretch of tarmac possible. The N-222 road from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal has been awarded the prestigious honour.
A signpost at the foot Col de la Bonette makes the claim "Col de la Bonette - Restefond, 2.802 m above sea level, the highest road in Europe". But this claim is incorrect for several reasons.
Google Maps launched some years ago, on February 8, 2005, and it's become the gold standard for apps that help get you from point A to point B. But it's also the greatest prank platform ever designed. Here are some of the best deliberate (and non-deliberate) ways that Maps has been borked over the last years.
Some famous bridges are creepy suicide magnets. They garnered the nickname of Suicide bridge due to the number of suicides and attempted suicides since its completion. Some of the bridges in this list have been the site of hundreds of suicides, most typically by jumping off and into the water or ground below. Due this fact, most of the bridges are erecting a suicide barrier.
Resulta muy difícil determinar cuál es la carretera más alta del planeta, ya que es imposible establecer qué se entiende por carretera. Es un puerto de montaña que sólo puede conducir un conductor experto con un coche adaptado, o es un camino que puede hacerse en bicicleta o motocicleta únicamente o tenemos que ceñirnos estrictamente a un punto que puede ser conducido por un conductor normal con un vehículo normal? Por tanto, resulta muy difícil determinar qué significa la carretera más alta del mundo.
A highway is any public road or other public way on land which has two or more lanes per direction. The first highway was built 175 years ago.
This is the list of the world’s highest bridges, ranked by the maximum distance from the road of the bridge down to the ground or water beneath.
There are millions of roads running across the Earth. And driving on most of them is a necessary step to get from Point X to Point Y. But that's not the case along the stretches of pavement chosen by the dangerousroads.org users. So fasten your seatbelt, because you're in for a spectacular ride.
Welcome to the most remote roads in the world! Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and as much gas as you can carry safely to drive in the northernmost road in the world.
According to World Health Organization's figures, this is the list of the world's safest countries to drive.If you’re thinking of travelling abroad, then you might be interested in finding out which countries are the safest for driving in. Depending on those you think are the most dangerous, the reality may well surprise you.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest road in the world is the Pan-American Highway. The road spans 29,800 miles from Prudhoe Bay in North Alaska to Ushuaia, in Argentina. The United States boasts of some of the world’s longest highways.
A few roads around the world are periodically flooded twice a day by the high tide. The roads flood twice daily with incoming tides and as the tides go out slippery seaweed is left all over it.
The Dead Sea (that borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan) is the lowest place on land that’s below sea level, at 1,360 feet. But dozens of land areas of the Earth sit below current sea level. The ten places with the lowest elevations are listed below. 33 countries have land below sea level.
This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per capita per year and per vehicle-km in some countries in the year the data was collected.
According to the World Health Organization's figures, this is the list of the world's most dangerous countries to drive. If you’re thinking of travelling abroad, then you might be interested in finding out which countries are the worst for driving in. Depending on those you think are the most dangerous, the reality may well surprise you.
Sometimes we’re so high up in the mountains that we take a deep breath and it feels like we havent’ any oxygen left at all. Even in these conditions, human beings have adapted to a huge variety of conditions, living in sky-high elevations over 16,700ft above the sea level.
Thinking about hitting the road on your next vacation? Be careful out there. Not every country (or state) has the same safety standards that you may be used to. We spanned the globe and found five places where you might want to stay off the streets — and five places that are exceptionally safe.
These are some of our favorite roads around the world. This will not be an objective list and we’re probably forgetting many, but... it's a good way to start. This list is not in particular order of importance/preference and isn’t meant to be a best of the best roads list.
Finding the highest mountain road in South America may also mean discovering some of the highest roads in the world. But in the South American Andes the situation is confusing like in the Himalayas and the results are often questionable and conflicting. Many high altitude gravel roads are particularly being reported in Bolivia and Chile. But all elevation indications vary greatly in different reports and you can actually not rely on them.