Take a virtual ride on a dangerous road from your sofa

4th February 2019
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
Take a virtual ride on a dangerous road from your sofa


Want to be an adrenaline junkie without actually fearing for your safety? Comparethemarket.com's latest 360° experience takes you on a drive on the world’s most dangerous road. Enjoy views of the Amazonian forest, winding slopes and steep cliffs - all from the comfort of your smartphone.

Experience a journey of a lifetime
An adrenaline junkie’s dream and a nightmare for many others, North Yungas Road was named ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road’ in 1995 after hundreds fell to their death each year whilst attempting to drive along the 40-mile stretch.

Connecting the Bolivian capital, La Paz, to the Yungas region in the Amazonian forest - the road peaks at 4,650 metres (15,260ft) at La Cumbre Pass, and then makes a steep decline to around 1,200 metres (3,900ft).

Comparethemarket.com sent a team to experience the sinister road itself, using high-spec equipment they’ve created a 360° video which allows people to venture the depths of the Bolivian rainforest from their sofa.

Using a GoPro Fusion, a true 360° action camera which uses two lenses, is mounted to the car in order to recreate the drive along the menacing road. The team also used drones to capture birdseye footage of the beautiful Bolivian rainforest which surrounds the Yungas region.

If you want a thrill, Google Cardboard or owners of other VR headsets can immerse themselves in the full experience and feel like they’re really there - without the risk of death!

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