Death Road, Bolivia: Mountain Bike Tour on the World's Most Dangerous Road
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536 Ratings
La Paz
Experience the thrill of mountain biking down the 'world’s most dangerous road' in Bolivia. Follow expert guides on a 40-mile journey through the stunning Andes, with breaks to admire the changing landscape. End the adventure at an animal refuge and enjoy lunch. Book with the most recommended company for safety and service.
Duration: 13 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • La Cumbre - We drive up to the stunning pass where we get our top of the line Kona full suspension bikes and safety gear before having a detailed safety speech and heading down!
  • WMDR Yungas Road - The World Famous Death Road! Make sure you do it with a reputable company with a great safety record. There are no safety standards for operators, so choose wisely as this is a once in a lifetime ride!
  • San Juan waterfalls - The georgeous waterfalls that we not only see but ride through! Here we have a snack before heading on!
  • Cotapata National Park - The stunning beauty of the Andes is on display as we ride down from 4800m.
What's Included
  • Death Road Survivor T-shirt
  • High End Safety Gear Use (Helmet, Gloves, Pads, Apparel)
  • Guidance from a Professional Guide
  • Top End Bike with Post-Ride Maintenance
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Entrance to Senda Verde Animal Sanctuary*
  • On-Tour Refreshments: Drinks and Snacks
  • Exclusive Gravity Buff
  • Comfortable Transport via Minibus/Bus
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • 2 Entrance fee of 25 bolivianos each (approx. US$3.60) for the communities
  • Additional food and drinks
Additional Information

Fly down the ‘world’s most dangerous road’ on this thrilling mountain-biking adventure! Leave from a high-altitude plain near La Paz, and follow expert guides downhill for 40 miles (64 km) on a narrow, winding road carved into the side of the incredible Andes. Take breaks along the way to admire the landscape that changes from the snowcapped Andes to the lush Amazonian jungle. This is one of the most incredible experiences in South America, and one you’ll want to do with the most reccomended company in Bolivia, which uses international safety standards and ensures incredible service. After the riding adventure, unwind at La Senda Verde Ecotourism Resort, an animal refuge, where you’ll enjoy lunch and observe rescued wildlife. Return to La Paz the same day, or stay overnight at La Senda Verde or in Coroico. This is one you’ll be telling the grandkids, so do it right!

  • Approximate riding time is 4-5 hours
  • 90% of the ride is downhill
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Suitable for both beginners and experts
  • A good level of fitness is required
  • All passenger heights, glove size and helmet size must be advised at time of booking
  • Insurance company details and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Note: Return times vary depending on traffic.You will be back in La Paz between 8pm and 10pm
  • This tour is operated by Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, a company widely recognized for maintaining the highest levels of safety standards and equipment
Location
Café del Mundo
Sagarnaga
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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(536 Ratings)
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Scenic17733368793
Mar 30, 2024
Credit where credit is due, it was an excellent tour. - Not the cheapest tour but worth it. The bikes were good ( kona full suspension) which was a relief after hearing so many horror stories from other travellers and their experiences with other companies. Our 2 guides Chelo and Omar were great all day. The pace was dictated by the group’s ability so no one felt rushed. We were given time to do the zip line en-route and having a hot shower at the end was so nice. Fico the driver drove sensibly on some crazy roads, and was always at the meet points so we could dip in to our day bags that were in the bus.
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M1054xumarye
Mar 28, 2024
10/10 day - Wow such an awesome tour, the guides Damian and Alvaro were amazing!! They made sure to look after us and there was no pressure to ride faster than you wanted to. Damian explained lots of things along the way which was a nice bonus. The driver Wil was also very good and I felt safe during the tour, it's definitely worth paying a bit extra for this tour! The tour ended at a wildlife sanctuary which was a good addition to the tour.
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Benjaminvf6468mw
Mar 27, 2024
Perfect experience on the death road - From the pickup to the equipment to the guides to the breaks to the ride itself everything was perfect. I can 100% recommend it. And you were always in good hands and felt safe.
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Maltem944
Mar 27, 2024
The best agency in town - highly recommended! - We had an incredible experience. Our team - Damian, Remy and Jhonny as a driver - was incredible. We felt safe and in the best hands possible at all times. The guides speak excellent English, take safety very serious, give out a great vibe, take formidable pictures during the entire day and are overall just great great guys. Jhonny, our driver, drove like a true pro. The support vehicle was with us the entire day, he managed to drive the death road while maintaining a safe distance to the riders and got us back to la Paz in very challenging weather conditions. Not once did we feel like he did not have everything under control. Needless to say, gravity uses only top notch equipment. Their customer service is just as good - the photos of the trip, for example, were uploaded about an hour after the tour ended.
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B5710fbchristopherf
Mar 26, 2024
Great fun, felt safe - We had a brilliant time! The team gave us detailed safety briefings which made us feel a lot more comfortable, because we were scared before the tour, but also the briefings were very practical and useful. There was no pressure to do it or do it fast, we went at our own pace. Just remember to only put one finger on the brakes!
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Darrengc2358cn
Mar 26, 2024
Death road mountain biking - Would highly recommend this company for the death road trip. The equipment, organisation and food was great. Noel and Alvaro were excellent guides and ensured safety was always a priority.
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T9200qxtomh
Mar 22, 2024
Great experience - Damian and the whole team were amazing. They took safety very seriously and we had an unforgettable experience. Highly recommend Gravity for anyone looking to bike the death road.
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Connector45478540780
Mar 20, 2024
Look no further - There are quite a few companies offering the Death Road trip, but after a bit of research and a few personal recommendations, went with Gravity. Really professional and efficient and focussed on safety & a great experience all the way through. Noel and the team were just brilliant-clear instructions, great communication and real passion for cycling. Really good kit, well maintained (bike servicing/building is my side hustle). Slightly more expensive than other companies, but you get what you pay for (and a T shirt & cool Buff thrown in!)
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Lisa
Mar 18, 2024
Best company for Death Road cycling - We had an exceptional day with Kenny, our tour guide. I was especially impressed by the commitment to safety - we were given all the safety gear and explained at key points where to go. The bikes were the best out of all the tours - good suspension and we also found out they sell their old bikes to some of the other tour companies. Although they are a bit more pricey than some of the other tours we felt it was worth it for the quality of bikes and safety guidance. The breakfast was also a lot better than many of the other tours.
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Mollikans
Mar 16, 2024
Amazing tour with the best guides! - The best tour we did in Bolivia! Was so impressed with the organization, the information provided, instructions and care of our guide, all that was offered, and more. These guys knew what they were doing and knew how to make it safe and fun. Pictures they took came same night! Thanks Noel, Marco and Miguel for an incredible experience!
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