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Craziest Roads in the World

Updated on April 2, 2011

Crazy Roads: a pure delight!

Everyone that lives in a large, crowded city dreams of a scenic road, clear and free under the boundlessness of the blue sky, where fantasy landscapes unfold. Even if you may say that something like this can only be a romantic, non-real vision, there are places in the world that are exactly what's described here. They are called crazy roads, because they are so out of the ordinary, so far from the concept of road, they're not a rather linear, boring drive, but an interesting, dazzling experience. Here are the craziest roads in the world!

Transfagarasanu: the craziest road of Romania

This is a crazy road, where you'll be driving for about 55 miles, at an altitude of 6700 feet ( the highest altitude for a road in Europe), on a spectacular zig-zagging road, through the mountains, besides glacial lakes, viaducts and other wonders of nature.

Driving on the Transfagarasanu road will induce feelings where fantasy of the landscapes combines with the adrenaline caused by the many difficult and winding aspects of the road. The harmony produced by the level differences, the asymmetry of the place and enchanting scenary, will get the most realistic and down to earth person, bringing to life the most beautiful sensations in the human nature.

Among the objectives of tourist attractions we can mention Lake Vidraru, Dam Vidradru, Balea Glacial Lake, Balea Waterfall, Poienari Fortress.

Top Gear Team claimed Transfagarasanu is:" The most amazing Road ever seen"

Craziest Road in Hawaii: Hana Highway

Located in Hawaii, Hana Highway runs along the coast that surrounds the island of Maui and is considered one of the crazy roads with the most beautiful landscapes. It has a length of 83 kilometers, but has over 54 bridges and 600 curves. Unusual configuration lead the need to minimize construction costs, which would be extremely high if they had dug a tunnel through the mountains on the road around them.

Driving on the Hana Highway

Brazil crazy road: Monumental Axis

Capital of Brazil hosts an unusual landscape, titled Monumental Axis. This is a highway with 12 lanes, six in each direction, which are separated by a generous green space, all through the heart of the capital of Brazil. The space divider of this highway is considered by some as the greatest illustration of a meridian in the world and separate drivers who go east from those who go west. Impressive project was built in 1950 and successfully face daily challenges.

A crazy narrow road:Capulin Volcano Road

Capulin Volcano in New Mexico is a road that climbes up on a 3.5 km length. It is so narrow and sinuous that traffic should be stopped completely if a bus goes up or down this road. Mount has a circumference of 6.5 kilometers and the first road was built on it in 1925.

Italy crazy road: Passo dello Stelvio

Paso dello Stelvio is located in Italy and was built in 1820. The 48 hairpin bends on the way that it displays a degree of inclination of 7.4 degrees.Passo dello Stelvio climbs from 949 meters to 2758 meters.Scaling the northern side in an apparently never-ending series of nauseating plunges, this ribbon of asphalt, winds past rugged rocks and glaciers.


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    • Iammattdoran profile image

      Matt Doran 4 years ago from Manchester, UK

      I mountain biked down 'the world's most dangerous road' in Bolivia. It was awesome!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Whoah! So cool!

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      LeisureLife 6 years ago from USA

      Yes, I've been on the Road to Hana, and it is a frightening road ! They even have tourist shirts for sale that read "I survived the Road to Hana!" :)

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      Rudra 6 years ago

      These roads are indeed crazy.