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La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World's Most Dangerous Road

Product ID: 269697
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Descend over 3,500m on an incredible road in one of the world's most beautiful places down to an animal refuge in the jungle, riding high-quality bikes with the safest and most respected company in Bolivia. Get ready for an epic ride down Death Road.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 6:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup will be between 6:30 AM and 7:15 AM, depending on where you are in the city. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel reception and will be wearing a Gravity jersey. Please note that pickup is only available from city center hotels.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in incredible Andean scenery seen over 64 kilometers of dramatic descent
  • Ride on one of the best bikes in Bolivia, maintained after every ride by highly qualified mechanics
  • Stay safe with your highly trained, knowledgeable, and fun guides
  • Finish at an amazing animal sanctuary 3500 meters below where you started
  • Rest easy knowing your guides have the best safety record in Bolivia, using international safety standards
Full description
The dramatic and scenic “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, locally known as “Death Road”, “Camino de la Muerte” is a must-do adventure activity in South America. Your highly-trained English-speaking guides and mechanics will give you all the assistance you need to get down safely, comfortably, and with amazing time. Your guides have been riding this road for over 20 years, and know how to get it done with utmost safety and security.

Drive up from La Paz, Bolivia, and begin biking at wind-swept La Cumbre at 4700 meters altitude. At this height, you’ll get fantastic views of a number of snow-covered peaks. From here, descend rapidly down a twisting asphalt road among mountain peaks, grazing llamas, alpacas, and tiny villages. Stop for refreshments, photos, and rests along the way, all the better to give you time to take in the scenery: towering cliff faces, dramatic drops and even greener vegetation. This will give you time to prepare yourself for the next breath-taking section of the ride.

Descend even further, and after a brief undulating section of the road, you’ll enter the jungle itself and the most challenging part of the ride. This infamous narrow dirt road is cut precariously into the side of the mountain and descends 2000 meters in altitude. Ride on through mist, low cloud, and dust. As the end gets near, it gets progressively hotter and dustier. By the time you arrive at the bottom in Yolosa, you’ll be hot, dirty, and exhilarated, having conquered Death Road with no fear.

Just around the corner, you’ll visit La Senda Verde Animal Refuge to enjoy a buffet lunch and take in the magnificent scenery and the animals of the Yungas. While there, have the chance to see some of the region's native animals, including hundreds of monkeys, an Andean spectacled bear, capibara, birds, and so much more. Your visit helps the refuge maintain their incredible work rescuing animals from the black market.

Many happy riders have said this was the best experience of their trip to Bolivia. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, your guides, bike, and coaching will get you down safely and feeling amazing for having done it. There’s truly no downhill ride like this in the world.
Includes
  • Pickup from central meeting spot
  • Top-of-the-line helmets (normal or full face)
  • Pants and jackets for cold/wet weather
  • Elbow/knee pads
  • Mountain bike gloves
  • Full-suspension downhill mountain bikes with hydraulic disk brakes
  • Entrance to Senda Verde Animal Refuge
  • Buffet lunch
  • Breakfast with coffee or tea
  • Unlimited water
  • Water bottle (yours to keep)
  • Buff (yours to keep)
  • Private safety vehicle
  • Best trained guides in Bolivia
  • Transport back to La Paz or taxi up to Coroico
  • 100s of pictures of the day uploaded and shared on Dropbox
  • 2 snacks during the ride
  • Bike mechanic on each tour
What’s Not Included
  • Zipline (available to purchase on the day)
  • Road tax (50 bolivianos)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Change of clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Daypack
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
• The bus follows us down and you can get on it at any point during the tour.
• The guide reserves the right to put you on the bus for your own safety and of the other riders in the group.
• Each group will be accompanied by 1 guide, 1 mechanic, and a private vehicle.

From US$ 125 per person

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Value for money
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Safety
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Product ID: 269697