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Yet Another Death Road

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I wouldn't say that I'm drawn to danger. When I travel, I barely like to stay in a tent. I like my creature comforts far too much. So the idea of hurtling along one of the world's most dangerous roads really doesn't appeal. But it does to many – no doubt the same people who like base jumping and Saw movies.

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We've featured deadly roads on Been-Seen before, one in Hunan Province, China, and another in Bolivia. They both have formidable reputations.

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Here's another: Pasubio Road in Vicenza, Italy.

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The Pasubio Road (or Strada delle Gallerie, road of tunnels) was dynamited out of northern Italian mountainsides around 1917. The work was done by soldiers of the Fifth Regimento at lightning speed, in only 11 months.

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There are 52 tunnels and endless sheer drops. Today it's mostly mountain bikers who tackle it, and even they advise extreme caution.

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It's easy to see why. RM

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Images: Shadow 13777 on FlickrKris' trailsebepe.com

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  • Rayonee

    May 18, 2010

    Great!! , i love it.

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