If you’re the daredevil type who lives for thrills, you might be interested in an adventurous bike ride down El Camino de la Muerte. Yes, that translates to “Death Road” which is a pretty apt description. Technically, it’s called North Yungus Road and it’s located in Bolivia about 35 miles northeast of La Paz. Why such a grim nickname? Well, up until 2008, it claimed about 300 deaths per year. The roadway is marked with crosses at almost every hairpin turn in memory of those who met their doom down these sheer cliff faces, some which are 2000 feet tall. Today, it’s mostly traversed by backpackers on bike tours, where safety is the main concern (it’s not good for business if tourists keep dropping off the edge). However, trucks and vehicles still brave the perilous journey from time to time. Check out this quick video and see if you’d have the cajones to ride the Death Road.
What’s the scariest road you’ve ever driven on around the world?