Christened 'the world's most dangerous road' after a popular Top Gear episode showed presenters grappling with the narrow track, Death Road in Bolivia has now become a popular tourist attraction. You can pay to hire mountain bikes and suits, and whizz down the bumpy single-lane road. Watch out for the huge lorries battling their way up - it's still a two-way road. Oh, and there's a deathly drop on one side of you. Enjoy!
Inching down 'death road' near La Paz, Bolivia. (From the wonderful Pinterest board, "Latinoamerico.') Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk, author of "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu," short stories about Inca life today, In Bolivia, the country next to Peru--across the large Lake Titicaca--you can also see the dramatic challenges of living in the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains.
North Yungas Road Bolivia. The most dangerous road on the planet.
I would never travel on Yungas Road, the World's Most Dangerous Road between La Paz and Coroico in Bolivia. It's 38 miles long and an estimated 200 to 300 people are killed each year from vehicles falling.
Bolivian Road of Death -- The Yungas Road is legendary for its extreme danger. The North Yungas Road, also known as El Camino de la Muerte (Spanish for "Road of Death"), is a 43 mile road that leads from La Paz to Coroico, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia.
World's Most dangerous road! The North Yungas Road (alternatively El Camino de la Muerte, Road of Death or Death Road). The road connects the Bolivian capital of La Paz with the low-lying region of Yungas in the Amazonian rainforest. In order to do so, the road must traverse the mighty Cordillera Oriental mountain chain. By some estimates, between 200 and 300 people die a year on this road.