Do you like challenges on two wheels? How about getting to know the most dangerous bike trails in the world and having incredible moments on rough terrain? In different parts of the planet there are very interesting places for those who have an adventurous spirit and do not give up going through more difficult situations while cycling and observing beautiful landscapes.
For you who are a traveler with this spirit, we are presenting the 8 most dangerous trails in the world, but be careful: pedal with caution and if you are a first-time sailor, seek help from instructors on the routes, after all you will only remember good stories if you don’t get hurt.
1. El Camino de la muerte – Bolivia
The name alone is chilling. The trail in Bolivia is considered the most dangerous in the world and kills between 200 and 300 cyclists a year who pass through the narrow road with huge cliffs.
Although there are several tragedies on the road, countless cyclists from all over the world go there in order to face this experience, shall we say, sinister!
2. Porcupine Rim, United States
Located in the state of Utah, the Porcupine Rim trail is one of the most famous in the United States when it comes to adventure. Not all cyclists are able to face it successfully, as the route of about 13 kilometers through the canyon region requires a lot of technique.
The cliffs, the soft sand in some areas and the desert climate (able to dehydrate easily) are the main obstacles of this beautiful place that deserves to be photographed from several angles.
3. Alpes Maritimes – France
The sharp turns and indescribable visuals of the French Alps are an invitation to the most talented cyclists in the Maritime Alps, a mountainous region with many lakes, steep rock walls and deep valleys.
4. White Line- United States
If you are new to mountain biking, forget about this trail, as it is for professionals only. The White Line is located in Arizona, in the United States, and it is an almost vertical cliff.
Experienced cyclists comment that to complete it successfully it is necessary to have a lot of preparation and self-confidence, in addition to preparing the bike’s tires for the best grip on the ground.
5. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
The 200-meter-high Irish cliffs and the rocky terrain that demands maximum attention are the biggest “trouble” that cyclists can face on the Cliffs od Moher trail, one of the most scenic places in the world.
Many non-professional cyclists travel the route on their own, but the tip is always to ride in the company of professionals and, of course, with great care.
6. Annapurna, Nepal
Located in the Himalayas, Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain on the planet. It is possible to reach an altitude of 4000 by pedaling, in a journey that takes 9 days to ascend and another three days to descend. Before going it is recommended to acclimatize and opt for a guided tour.
7. Garbanzo, Canada
The Garbanzo trail is located in a ski resort about 125 kilometers from Vancouver and is suitable for cyclists of two levels: intermediate and experts. At the beginning of the route there is a fork with the signs of these levels, so be careful not to get into a cold, ok?
The main obstacles are tree roots and rocks scattered on the ground.
8. Alaska – Yokon, Canada
Cyclists who enjoy cycling long distances can opt for the trail that connects Alaska to Canada’s Yokon territory. The temperature there easily reaches -8ºC, so, in addition to worrying about the stones in the middle of the way, you need to wear the best coats.