Updated: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT | By Steve Walker
The world’s record-breaking roads: In pictures

Record-breaking roads of the world

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Our little planet is crisscrossed by millions of miles of roads. From giant multi-lane expressways to grubby dirt tracks, they’re the main means by which most of us get from A to B but we rarely give them a second thought.

We should though. The world’s roads are amazing, particularly the ones that take things to extremes crossing nature’s most formidable natural barriers. These record-breaking roads are incredible feats of engineering and an enduring testament to man’s unquenchable desire to drive.

Click through the gallery assembled with the help of Guinness World Records to take our tour of the amazing record-breaking roads of the world…