Ride with bilingual English speaking guides who are trained in first aid and rope rescue
Guides will be alongside with you at all times to advice and help!
All bikes undergo maintenance every day and breaks are checked before departure
The most dangerous road in the world by bike is the tour that you must not miss in La Paz city; this is a full-day tour and is available every day.
All year round
La Paz Hotel/Hostel pick up
Perla de Bolivia Office, Calle Sagarnaga 395
PERLA DE BOLIVIA
The mountain biking to Coroico starts at 7:30 a.m. when we pick you up from your hotel. We then go by transport to La Cumbre (1hr. From La Paz), which is the starting point at 4.700 m.a.s.l.
First we start with a 22 km downhill on asphalt (tarmac) road. At the police checkpoint (after 45 min.) all tourists pay 25 Bs for the entrance to the national park. This first section is for you to develop confidence and get used to the bike. Don’t worry, the safety van is always behind the group and we have stops for water, photos and bike checks.
We then hit “Death road” always in a compact group (safety first!!!). We will take some snack breaks for chocolate, fruit and more. Finally the end of the tour is in Yolosa (a town 20min. from Coroico) arriving to Yolosa at 12:00 aprox. At this point we arrive so dirty that we need a shower, so the next stop is in a hotel with showers, a swimming pool and a buffet lunch as well. We can enjoy Coroico´s weather for a couple hours. Coroico is a warm, tropical town at a much lower altitude than La Paz.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. it´s time to go back to La Paz using the new road.
On every ride we have English speaking guides, with years of experience who are first-aid and rope rescue trained and we ride with you so we can watch your riding and offer advice, tips where appropriate, plus be on-hand to immediately attend to medical or mechanical problems.
07:30 - 08:00
Hotel/Hostel pick up
08:00 - 08:45
Bus ride to La Cumbre (start point)
08:45 - 09:30
Getting ready and bike try outs
09:30 - 10:15
Tarmac road, time to get used to the bikes
10:15 - 10:30
Load up all the bikes to hit the Death Road
10:30 - 13:00
Bike ride until San Juan Falls and snack time
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch time and showers
16:30 - 19:30
Road back to La Paz
- English speaking guides, with years of experience who are first-aid and rope rescue trained
- Helmet and gloves
- Knee and elbow pads
- Full suspension bikes (Kona)
- A free T-shirt
- A DVD with the pictures and videos of the tour
- Entrance ticket (50 Bs)
- Other not specified
- A change of clothes
- Swimming togs
- Extra money
- Insect repellent
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date need to be done before 5:00 pm 2 days before the tour begins. After this time, there is a 100% change fee.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel two days prior to the tour before 5:00 pm (La Paz time) or earlier, a 35% administration fee (+ the card fee) will apply. 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.
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.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator 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, etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
What should I bring to the tour?
Please bring lots and lots of layers of clothing. Remember, it’s freezing at the top of most of our rides, and really warm at the bottom! Bring t-shirts, thermals, a fleece, a waterproof jacket, and glove liners to wear under or over the downhill cycling gloves provided. You’ll need to start the ride with long trousers, but on some days you can expect to change into shorts and a t-shirt towards the bottom. We don’t allow you to wear sandals during the ride, but anything from trainers to hiking boots will do. Make sure you’ve got a good pair of sporty UVA-UVB sunglasses, both for ray protection and to help keep the dust and grit out of your eyes. Goggles are included in the package, however. Bring your swimming togs if you wish to jump in the river at the bottom!
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).
Are the guides trained in first aid?
The guides are all trained in First Aid and Rescue. We have assessed all the risks, and have systems to minimize these risks. When things do go wrong, we have a professional team that will care for you.
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