Death Road Biking Tour: Experience the Thrill with Top Safety Standards
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391 Ratings
La Paz
Experience the thrill of biking down the world famous Death Road with top safety standards. Book now for an incredible day adventure in South America!
Duration: 1 day
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Highlights
  • Barracuda Biking Company - We meet at 7:30am to begin our once in a lifetime journey. We hop aboard our private transport en route to La Cumbre at 4700m. Once there, we get all our gear (helmets, gloves, knee/elbow pads, pants/jacket) and our top of the line bikes (Kona Full Suspension bikes with hydraulic disk brakes). Our bikes are maintained after every ride and we have over 100 bikes in our shop, ensuring you will get a bike that has been serviced and is adequate to your height. Also, the brakes are on the side you want them (different countries use different sides for the front/rear brake and you wouldn’t want to grab the wrong brake because it’s not set for your country). Our guides have an average of 10 years experience guiding on this incredible road. They give you detailed instructions before we start the ride to help keep you safe and comfortable on our descent. After our safety induction, we begin our ride. The first 24km of the ride are on the tarmac, this is a great chance for you to get a feel for your bike and the brakes and if you’re up for it get some speed. The incredible andes show their splendor as we wind our way through this spectacular valley, taking small stops to catch the views and so the guides can explain upcoming sections. Eventually we arrive at Unduavi where every rider has to pay a road tax. Here we load up our bikes and do a big uphill on the bus. 

The bus arrives to the top of the old road, known as Death Road. Your guides will give you a safety briefing and check all the bikes. The barren snow capped mountains we have passed by are long gone and we are now in the incredible cloud forest. We literally start above the clouds, then ride through and out of them into the lush jungle. 

The last 40km of our ride are out of this world, as we curve our way down an incredible road carved out of the side of the andes, passing through waterfalls, rivers, small communities, down, down, down to the steaming jungle. The views of the valley are breathtaking and the rush of adrenaline and pure fun are incomparable. We have several stops along the way to take in the views and for our safety briefings.This is important so that you know about any corners or tricky sections of the road before you arrive and so that the guides can answer any questions, tell some jokes and give you some of the fascinating history of this road. We stop twice to refresh ourselves with a well earned snack and there is unlimited water provided during the ride.

We end the ride at our jungle refuge where we enjoy a delicious buffet, a dip in the pool and relaxation. There are also hot showers and soap/shampoo/towels for you. After relaxing and celebrating our amazing ride, we hop in the bus for our 3.5 hour ride back to La Paz, where we will be dropped off near our hotels. 

Many people say this is the best experience of their south America trip, make sure you do it safely with a reputable company who focuses on giving you an amazing ride.

What's Included
  • Riding gear provided: helmets, knee/elbow pads, jackets, pants, gloves
  • Refreshments include bottled water
  • Meal options with delicious buffet lunch
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel Pick up
  • The listed price does not include 50bs Road Tax.
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Experience the renowned Death Road through the only trusted economical firm adhering to international safety parameters. This breathtaking 64km drop of over 3500m is among South America’s most stunning single-day adventures. You only live once, make the most of it! Our comprehensive day trip includes all equipment, hydration, snacks, a sumptuous buffet meal at our forest sanctuary, safe transportation, superior bikes, and exceptionally competent guides. We stand unique as the only Death Road firm offering a no-nonsense guarantee since we prioritize your safety! Reserve your spot now, as the slots are limited and you wouldn’t want to skip this journey!

  • A maximum of 14 people per group
  • All passenger helmet/glove sizing must be advised at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A minimum of 3 people per group
Location
The Adventure Brew Down Town
Tarija
Murillo Street corner Tarija.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Harrisonh667
Mar 31, 2024
High quality tour operators and a thrilling activity with extraordinary views!!! - Remi, Ruben and the full barracuda team were fantastic. Safety - the multiple guides utilised by barracuda ensures that the descent was complete in a very controlled and safe manner. There was never a point during the day that I felt uncomfortable about the risks present and the day unfolds in a progressive way in which the riders gain confidence. Stopping prior to dangerous segments and discussions with the team ensured the whole tour group was able to make it safely to the bottom. The team also spoke very good English which ensures everyone is on the same page. Value for money - 13ish hours of activity for this price was good value for money including all the gear and more than enough food/water throughout the day. The bikes utilised were in good working order and are good quality and more than capable of handling the terrain. The swim at the bottom with a nice buffet lunch topped off a great day.
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339myrtheb
Mar 31, 2024
Amazing! - I would definitely recommend Barracuda biking! The death road is a great experience however it can be dangerous as well. The guide we had, Remi, gave great instructions for each sections and made me feel safe, even though I was nervous at first. If you are doubting if you should do the death road. Do it! It was so much fun
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Jpworl
Mar 30, 2024
Barracuda simply The Best Company - What a Wonderful day, Would highly recommend this company for the death road trip. The equipment, organisation and food was great. Marcello and Ruben were excellent guides and ensured safety was always a priority, safe and fun.
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763jamiei
Mar 29, 2024
Highly recommend, Amazing team, service, safety, value for money & overall experience. - I did this tour yesterday and I can say it was an amazing day. Really good, fun and safe vibes brought by the team of Remy, Rueben, and Alex the driver, who were all so chill and friendly while also being very sure the keep the safety of our group as the absolute top priority. Remy was an amazing head guide who had great energy and was so friendly and helpful whenever you needed it. A part of my bike broke after doing some jumps along the trail (By my fault, not the quality of the bikes as they are amazing,) and instantly it was fixed by Remy and the same by Rueben when another issue happened with something getting stuck in my chain. Great attention to everyone in our group from both these guys if there was any kind of issue. I can't recommend going with this company enough if you're going to do death road, amazing value for money with the food and service provided throughout the day. Overall an amazing experience. Thank you Remy, Rueben and Alex - The Barracuda Team! Jamie
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Annabell799
Mar 28, 2024
Great mountain biking tour - Biking tour was amazing! Guides Remy and Luis were charming, caring, knowledgeable and so helpful especially when I crashed. Top service. Tour started on tarmac to get us used to the bikes and roads before ascending down Death Road. Bikes were in amazing condition, pretty new and we were given knee and elbow pads, jacket and trousers and full face helmet. Price of the tour also great quality, included pick up and drop off close to our accommodation, breakfast, snacks, sandwich and then lunch at a lovely jungle house with a pool! Quite a few midges around but didn’t dampen our spirits. Great group of 7 perfect sized and it didn’t matter I was the least experienced. Thank you so much, fabulous day out!
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Dreamer787111
Mar 28, 2024
A great, safe experience - A great tour, made better by great staff. Big thanks to Chello, Reuben, and huevo for making the day extra special. I especially liked the meal and swimming pool at the end!
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210tessag
Mar 28, 2024
100% recommend - Such a great and enjoyable day! Chelo and Marco were such great guides, ensuring everything was well organised and a lot of fun! The equipment was of good quality and the experience was very safe! I highly recommend Barracuda biking!!
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Traveler30334791806
Mar 26, 2024
Best Adventure in Bolivia - The safety of everyone involved was Remy and Luis' top priority at all times, but this in no way diminished the adventure factor. On the contrary, you always felt like you were in good hands. At each stop you were informed about the next difficult obstacles in the next section so that you could adjust your speed in these places early if necessary. During our trip we experienced every weather event possible. Starting with light hail at the starting point, through dense fog - perfect for the start of the actual Death Road - and pouring tropical rain to bright sunshine towards the end of the tour. Thank you again for this wonderful and exciting experience that I would do again with Barracuda at any time and especially with the best guides Remy and Luis.
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Joeb52719
Mar 26, 2024
Best Death Road tour company! - If you are wanting to try the Death Road experience then this is the right company to do it with. Ciello, Ruben, and Johnny were outstanding and made sure everyone was safe and managed the road at their own pace. Ciello was especially good at organising the trip and relaying info about the road, bikes and how to manage the terrain. The perks of the trip, snacks, food, pool and meal at the end of the day were all amazing. Plus they share all their photos with you from the trip for free! I would 100% recommend the trip to anyone coming to La Paz who wants to experience Death Road in a safe but very fun way!
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V1131tqkevino
Mar 24, 2024
Best experience ever - Magnificent experience with Luis, a professional and very funny personality, and his friend Rémi, always ready to make jokes. It’s one of the best experiences in Bolivia to do. And with barracuda it's even better. Safety above all it's perfect thank you family
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