The Death Road

Attractions & Activities In La Paz

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A five-hour downhill bike ride down Bolivia’s North Yungus Road – better known as the Death Road – isn’t for everyone. For some, the idea of an adrenaline-fueled cycle excursion down one of the world’s deadliest stretches of highway is absolutely terrifying; for others, it’s utterly thrilling! If you like living life on the edge, we here at Kuoda can arrange a trip here with a reputable company, such as Gravity Bolivia, to ensure your experience is as safe as possible.

Before you make up your mind whether you’re willing to take on this once-in-a-lifetime challenge, consider the following. While some 25,000 thrill-seeking bikers take this downhill bike tour for kicks every year, many working-class Bolivians traverse it daily as part of their commute to work. The bike route starts at approximately 15,000 feet and lasts for more than 40 exhilarating miles. While the sheer roadside drops will scare even the most foolhardy of cyclists, the breathtaking scenery of the Amazon and the Andes is a just reward.

If you want to take on this challenge during your personalized tour of Bolivia, let us know. We’ll make sure you are in safe hands with a trustworthy and experienced tour company. They’ll provide safety gear, ample instruction and guides to man both the front and back of the group at all times, ensuring all riders maintain a safe distance between each other – one of the most effective ways to ensure no-one plunges to an untimely end. All you need to do is show up.

While this heart-pounding bike ride is undoubtedly perilous and high risk, it is undeniably popular with fearless adrenaline addicts touring La Paz.

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