2 bilingual guides with 8+ years of experience in first aid and rescue
Small groups of 13 for more personalized attention
Stops every 30 minutes to take pictures and rest. Your safety comes first!
Share the sensation of flying from La Cumbre to Los Yungas, through beautiful landscapes.
All year round
La Paz hotel and hostel pickup
La Paz hotel and hostel drop-off
RIDE ON BOLIVIA
Minimum age: 12 years old - Must have parents permission
Hotel and Hostel Pick-up
8:00 am: After we pick you up we drive one hour and a half approx to La Cumbre which is one of the most beautiful mountains in La Paz at 4,650 meters (15,260 ft) high there you will get our delicious breakfast while getting all the explanations of our guides. Once you are well fed to be strong enough to start the ride we provide you all the equipment and the bikes.
10:00 am: The adventure starts with a cold-weather, reason why you need to get warm clothes and a jacket for this part which is all downhill and on flat tarmac and we make a few stops to take pictures of the stunning scenery. Soon we arrive at Unduavi small town where we take a short break with a mid-morning snack.
11:30 am: The dirt road begins at a height of 2,700 meters and we start going inside the Bolivian jungle, exactly where the paved road ends, begins the most dangerous road in the world our guides will show you how to ride it really carefully and enjoy at the same time with all their experience doing it every day for the last 8 years.
1:30 pm: You’ll get a well-deserved break with snacks and water. And you will be ready to ride the last part of the tour, take some really cool shots of the scenery and of course, feel the adrenaline of riding the well known "death road".
3:30 pm: We'll move to Villa Verde Hostel where we can use the showers, enjoy lunch and good weather by the pool. We stay here for about an hour to just relax before starting our trip back to La Paz ( 3 hours approx)
21:00 pm: We arrive back to La Paz.
Hotel and Hostel Drop-off
06:50 - 08:00
Hotel and hostel pickup
Departure towards "La Cumbre"
Start the bike down until Unduavi
Arrival to the most dangerous road in the world
Arrival to Villa Verde Hostel
Arrival back to La Paz. Hotel/Hostel drop off
- Equipment: Full-face helmet, gloves and elbow/knee pads
- All the water you need
- Breakfast and snacks
- A nice place to end the tour with a pool and hot showers
- All-you-can-eat buffet
- A free survivor T-shirt
- Dropbox link with pictures and videos of your ride
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fee 25 Bs
- Exit fee 25 Bs
- Extra clothes and shoes
- Insect repellent
- Extra cash (for tips, personal expenses and entrance fees to the road)
Cancellation or changes of this tour:
CHANGES: It is free if you change the tour date before 1:00pm (La Paz time) 1 day before the tour begins. After this time, there is a 100% change fee.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 1:00 pm (La Paz time) 1 day before the tour begins or earlier, a 10% administration fee will apply (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no show or cancellation fee.
You must email firstname.lastname@example.org (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator’s pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by, and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
What happens if it rains on the day of our Death Road trip?
From the beginning of December until the end of February, it is the rainy season in Bolivia. If you can, you should try to do the ride outside of that season. But if you cannot change your travel itinerary, you can still do the trip! Rain does not stop the tour from going ahead, unless it is so bad that the guides consider it to be too dangerous - we have not known this to happen, ever. You are provided with wet weather gear (a jacket and trousers). If things get muddy, of course that can slow things down, but it does not stop the trip from going ahead. You cannot decide to cancel on the day because you don't want to get wet, sorry!
Do I need to bring extra money?
Yes. Please note that the Municipality of Coroico introduced a small charge for bikers riding the “World´s Most Dangerous Road”. It is 50 Bs now – 25 Bs at the start of the road, and 25 Bs at the end of the road. The money raised from this entrance fee will be used to fund much needed infrastructure projects such as: cleaning public toilets on the route, safety, emergency and rescue facilities, and road maintenance (since the road is not used by many vehicles now, without this fee it could be closed without maintenance).
Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude - proceed slowly, allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible, so it’s important to drink lots of water, and to slow down! This sounds simple, but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen, so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some coca leaves - the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries, thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket, and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take altitude sickness pills (Soroche): these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia, and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500 metres without spending any time at an intermediate elevation, and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that your symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness, you should descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.
How safe is Death Road?
With our professional equipment, your positive attitude, and our expert instruction, coaching, and supervision, you can safely enjoy some of South America's most dramatic and beautiful scenery as you hurtle down the road. On top of that, you should note that since March 2007, the majority of traffic has stopped driving down Death Road, and now takes a new route... Leaving Death Road for us to enjoy, without having to battle the trucks, buses and cars! Before the actual start of the tour, you will of course get the chance to practice using your mountain bike.
What is the difference between Front Suspension and Full Suspension?
Both of them are professional mountain bikes. The full suspension gives you comfort and safety. However, the front suspension gives you more speed as it's slightly lighter.