For the adventurer in you, a road journey is the beginning of something spectacular. The more dangerous it is, the sweeter the reward at the end of it. After all, the unseen, unexplored, and un-experienced journeys take you on paths you would seldom think of treading and when ‘Bad Roads Go To Good Places’ the feeling of amazement is overpowering.
The new Apterra Range of SUV tyres is Apollo Tyres’ latest offering—a tyre to conquer the toughest, hardest and most dangerous terrains. These tyres won’t let you down when you go exploring to destinations you had not dreamed about.
If you had to choose to go on a road trip, with the new Apollo Apterra AT2 firmly fastened, you’d probably choose the toughest roads you can find. From the treacherous mountains up north to dreaded, swerving roads on the coasts to drives in the hinterlands of the country—each trip offers an exciting adventure.
Take the Sach Pass in Himachal’s Chamba district. Connecting the beautiful Chamba Valley with the Pangi Valley of Himachal Pradesh is one of the toughest roads to navigate — the Sach Pass. Only open between June and October, this road is extremely narrow and completely unmetalled. And the cherry on top of this perilous cake? The sheer drop on one side leading straight into the freezing waters of the Chenab River! On the way, one will need to steer through several water crossings and absolutely nightmarish road conditions. But for the adventurer in you with the Apollo Apterra AT2, check this off your list.
How about Nathu La? At an impressive elevation of over 14,000-ft, Nathu La is located on the Indo-China border in the East Sikkim district. This road becomes risky to travel through during rain and snowfall when its condition severely deteriorates and landslides and avalanches are far too common. This road has many twists and turns that can make anyone’s stomach turn. Though you will pass by pristine Tsomgo Lake, and it will make you realise the risk is the worth the reward.
Did you know that the Mumbai-Goa Highway (NH66) is a major risk? The highway, erstwhile known as NH17, is only two lanes wide, has no dividers for the most part, and is host to a number of blind turns. The widening of this highway is set to be completed soon. But the end result of reaching the sunshine state from the commercial capital is a delight.
So, if you have a thirst for adventure, a heart that knows no fear, a cultured left foot (there’s a good chance your clutch will take severe damage on these roads), and the off-road skills to see you emerge safe on the other sides, these daredevil routes may just be right up your alley. And thanks to Apollo’s new tyres, bad roads will definitely lead to good places. And who knows, you just might get to have a drink with a yeti on one of your trips!
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