US$ 189 or Bs. 1 313 per 1 person
US$ 139 or Bs. 959 per person (min 2)
Death Road Bolivia Tours
Biking adventure from La Paz to Coroico
BDeath Road in La Paz Bolivia is the name given to official most dangerous road in the world, Yungas Road. This road stretches about 61 km, and covers La Paz to Coroico. It was officially named the world’s most dangerous road in 1995, with an estimated 200 to 300 people killed on this road every year.
In recent years, this has become a major tourist attraction in La Paz, with people wanting to get their t-shirt that says “I survived my ride on the world’s most dangerous road” as downhill mountain biking tour companies take advantage of tourists need for adventure and adrenalin rushes!
However, do not be alarmed by its title…although the Death Road definitely needs to be respected, it has become much safer in recent years. Traffic has been stopped on many parts of the road to give cyclists a fun and safe trip. What is not so safe is that there are some cheap tour operators in La Paz who use bad bikes. These might not regularly maintained or the brakes may not be regularly checked, so be very careful of which company you choose when taking a tour down the Death Road.
At Andean Ways we’re implementing our own quality bikes in these recent months focusing on safety matching for our adventures passengers.
Biking down the Death Road is an adrenaline rush like no other. Surrounded by mountains, and intimidating precipices, 'The World's Most Dangerous Road', goes from La Paz to Coroico. Gradually descend from La Cumbre and experience the chilly highlands and the humidity of the rain-forest, 69km of an unforgettable adventure!
7:00 am We’ll pick you up from the meeting point or your hotel, prepared with our team and with the guides and everything you need for this adventure. Start from the city of La Paz, which is at a height of 3,600 meters (11,810 feet), to the foot of the Andes Mountains or Cordillera Real. Towards the summit which is 4,700 m (15,420 feet) out of the city of La Paz, appreciate the desert flora and fauna of the plateau and the snowy mountains of the Cordillera Real.
9:00 am Proceed to get the specialized equipment for this adventure. The guides make recognition of our teams to make sure everything is secure then very attentively hear the explanations of them as we take a hot snack.
10:00 am Bike adventure starts. The first part is asphalt with a very frigid weather to reach the population Unduavi (narcotics and revision control, motorized transport only). We take a short break with a mid-morning snack.
10:30 am Dirt road begins at a height of 2,700 meters (2,953 feet) above sea level. In the beginning of the Bolivian jungle, exactly where the paved road ends, begins the most dangerous road in the world. This dirt road with an amazing view will be an adventure nonetheless. Along with the guides you will carefully go down going through rivers, waterfalls, along with the wide variety of flora and fauna.
12:30 am Time for a break of 20 minutes with some refreshments.
1:30 pm We arrive at the bridge, a place with warm weather and the end of our cycling adventure at 1,200 m (3,940 feet). Move the HOTEL VILLA VERDE 5 minutes from Coroico, where you can shower, have lunch, and enjoy the good weather by the pool.
4:30 pm We return to the city of La Paz on our new road transport. It is a very safe to 2-lane, downstream and upstream, called Cotapata Santa Barbara.
7:00 pm Arrival to La Paz. Copyright Bolivia Hop & Gravity Biking
What we provide (what is included)
- Mountain bike, helmet, jacket, pants and gloves
- An experienced and qualified guide for every 5 passengers.
- Information and instruction in the English language until the end of the ride.
- Radio communication between the guide and the driver and a mobile phone for emergencies
- Support vehicle without additional charge exclusive back from the Yungas with us
- Ambulance in case of an emergency to go directly to the city of La Paz
- Mechanical qualified bicycle parts and tools
- First aid kit and trained guides in the case of an emergency
- A beautiful shirt as a souvenir
- Delicious food once we got to the hotel, snacks and water in the race
- CD with photos of their experience
What you should bring
You will pass through small waterfalls and streams and since there is a lot of mud and dust on the road, you must bring a change of clothes. For at the top, in the morning, don’t forget some warm clothes. The tour starts at a cold area 4700 meters (15,420 feet) above sea level, closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops), raincoat in wet season, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and bathing clothes.
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