The World’s Most Dangerous Road

AND WE DID IT … :)

The North Yungas Road (alternatively known as Grove’s Road, Coroico Road, Camino de las YungasEl Camino de la Muerte, Road of Death or Death Road) is a 61-kilometre (38 mi) or 69-kilometre (43 mi) road leading from La Paz to Coroico, 56 kilometres (35 mi) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger and in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank christened it as the “world’s most dangerous road”.  One estimate is that 200 to 300 travellers were killed yearly along the road.  The road includes crosses marking many of the spots where vehicles have fallen.

The danger of the road ironically made it a popular tourist destination starting in the 1990s, drawing some 25,000 thrillseekers.   Mountain biking enthusiasts in particular have made it a favourite destination for downhill biking since there is a 64-kilometre (40 mi) stretch of continuous downhill riding with only one short uphill section.

more @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yungas_Road

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