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Death Road Tour

Death Road Tour

Death Road Tour

from $ 85.00


Death Road Tour Officially known as the Northern Yungas Highway, it has long carried this name as “The Most Dangerous Highway in the World.” While the number of deaths on “Death Road” has decreased significantly, the Death Road bike ride is still a fearless one. Adventure riding is not for the faint of heart!

Although Death Road is now closed to (most) traffic, touring the route by mountain bike has become a must-do activity in La Paz. You’ll hear from backpackers from all over Bolivia contemplating taking on the challenge or surprising other travelers with stories of their exploits.

But there are a few things you need to understand before you get on your bike and hit one of the most dangerous roads in the world. So, let’s break down everything you need to know to navigate Death Road with a good team and guide!


In recent years, this has become a major tourist attraction in La Paz, with people wanting to get their t-shirt that says “I survived my ride on the world’s most dangerous road” as downhill mountain biking tour companies take advantage of tourists need for adventure and adrenalin rushes!

However, do not be alarmed by its title…although the Death Road definitely needs to be respected, it has become much safer in recent years. Traffic has been stopped on many parts of the road to give cyclists a fun and safe trip. What is not so safe is that there are some cheap tour operators in La Paz who use bad bikes. These might not regularly maintained or the brakes may not be regularly checked, so be very careful of which company you choose when taking a tour down the Death Road.

Trip Details








Day 1: Death Road Full Day

10:30am: Dirt road begins at a height of 2,700 meters (2,953 feet) above sea level. In the beginning of the Bolivian jungle, exactly where the paved road ends, begins the most dangerous road in the world. This dirt road with an amazing view will be an adventure nonetheless. Along with the guides you will carefully go down going through rivers, waterfalls, along with the wide variety of flora and fauna.
12:30am:Time for a break of 20 minutes with some refreshments.
13:45am: We arrive at the bridge, a place with warm weather and the end of our cycling adventure at 1,200 m ( 3,940 feet ). Move the HOTEL 5 minutes from Coroico, where you can shower, have lunch, and enjoy the good weather by the pool.
16:30am:We return to the city of La Paz on our new road transport. It is a very safe to 2-lane, downstream and upstream, called Cotapata Santa Barbara.
19:00am: Arrival to La Paz.


  • Mountain bike, helmet, jacket, pants and gloves
  • An experienced and qualified guide for every 5 passengers.
  • Information and instruction in the English language until the end of the ride.
  • Radio communication between the guide and the driver and a mobile phone for emergencies
  • Support vehicle without additional charge exclusive back from the Yungas with us
  • Ambulance in case of an emergency to go directly to the city of La Paz
  • Mechanical qualified bicycle parts and tools
  • First aid kit and trained guides in the case of an emergency
  • A beautiful shirt as a souvenir
  • Delicious food once we got to the hotel, snacks and water in the race
  • CD with photos of their experience
  • The operators provide all the necessary equipment you need. This includes: full face helmets, gloves, knee and elbow pads along with the jacket and trousers.

No Included

  • Please note that the Municipality of Coroico introduced a charge for bikers riding the “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, it is 50 Bs now – 25 Bs at the start 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: clean public toilets on the route, road maintenance (since the road is not used by much traffic now, without this fee it could be closed without maintenance), safety, emergency and rescue facilities.
  • You will be provided with a bottle of water and 2 snacks on the trip. Plus there is also a buffet lunch at the end. You can bring additional water and snacks if you wish

What To Bring

  • You will pass through small waterfalls and streams and since there is a lot of mud and dust on the road, you must bring a change of clothes. For at the top, in the morning, don’t forget some warm clothes. The tour starts at a cold area 4700 meters (15,420 feet) above sea level, closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops), raincoat in wet season, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and bathing clothes.
  • You will be provided with a bottle of water and 2 snacks on the trip. Plus there is also a buffet lunch at the end. You can bring additional water and snacks if you wish.

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