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

109 Reviews
Tours Activities Day trips Culinary & nightlife Day Trips From Reseller exclusions Things to do at Night Day Trips To Nature & adventure Rentals Outdoor sports Sightseeing Tours Nature & Panorama High-risk activities Viewing points Extreme sports & adrenaline Food & drinks Bikes Photography Tours Pub tours Medium-risk activities Bike tours Mountainbiking

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.

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

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

Transportation from La Paz 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 Breakfast (meat, eggs, ham & cheese, vegetarian, and vegan) Entrance to Senda Verde Animal Refuge Box Lunch Unlimited water Buff (yours to keep) Private safety vehicle Guides 100s of pictures of the day uploaded and shared 2 snacks during the ride Bike mechanic on each tour

Important Information

  • 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

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Directions

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map

Gallery

Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Bolivia.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Create & Share your own Guide to Bolivia with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

Mini Guides

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Bolivia is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Bolivia

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Bolivia