Places are known for some specialty or unusual spots, location of there, which attract people. There are many regions which are famous for uniqueness but have you heard of death roads? If you are a road trip freak, would you like to go to a place that comes with the name of death? Chilling right?
There’s a place called Yungas Road, also known as “Camino de la muerte” (The Death Road). It is a cycle path about 60 km, which connects the town of La Paz and the Yungas area of Bolivia.
The road begins at a height of 3,660 meters in La Paz before crossing through the Cordillera Oriental cliff line. At the La Cumbre Pass, the Yungas Road surges to 4,650 meters and then gives rise to a vertical downfall into Coroico. This downfall lasts over 3,650 meters and exists as one of the lengthiest distances of the endless descent road on the planet.
The Yungas Road is famous by the name of “Death Road,” due to its vertical downfall, 3-meter width, scarcity of fences, and constant past records of landslides and massive rain. It is tallied that 200 to 300 people are killed every year on this path. At least 18 cyclists have died on the road since 1998. Dissimilar to the other nation, traffic gush is left-handed, enabling the motorist to evaluate the extent of their external wheel from the perimeter of the road.
The road brings out about 25,000 travelers per year and is a primary La Paz tourist attraction place. Several trip operators cater to downhill cliff biking, delivering knowledge, guides, transport, and appliances. The visitor route is a 64-km-long road with 3500 meters of downfall. A recent optional path was constructed for 20 years breaking off in 2006. The modernization encompassed expanding the carriageway from one to two lanes; asphalt paving; bridges, drainage, barriers, and the facility of a new area between Chusquipata and Yolosa, circumventing the extensively destructive areas of the actual road.
People who are adventure freak, love to travel insanely to experience the greatest kicks, risk their life, and put on the helmet to go on the way to death road.