Defy 'Death Road': Mountain Biking in Bolivia for Two with Gravity

  • Add a Night at La Senda Verde for Two +
    $150

Defy 'Death Road': Mountain Biking in Bolivia for Two with Gravity

La Paz, Bolivia

$1,120
  • Add a Night at La Senda Verde for Two +
    $150

“‘World’s Most Danergous Road’. Those four words have become a badge of honour.” BBC

Why we love it

Conquer Bolivia's famous Nor Yungas, the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road'. Descend over 3,600m by mountain bike in the Andes Mountains with Gravity's expert guides and all equipment included. The ultimate in adrenaline-fuelled adventure for any thrill seeker.

What's Included?

  • Ride the World's Most Dangerous Road on this private tour for two
  • You will receive expert instruction from Gravity’s qualified mountain bike guides
  • Specialised equipment including bike, helmet, gloves and all-weather gear are included
  • Enjoy lunch, access to showers, and the natural pools at La Senda Verde Animal Refuge
  • Remember the adventure with with professional photos, and two Gravity t-shirts
  • Rest easy with two nights at a five-star hotel in La Paz, and return transfers to and from the city

Description

Conquer Bolivia's Death Road, in an action-packed ride of a lifetime. This is the ultimate 'Bucket List' adventure for all mountain bike thrill seekers.

Gravity has over 15 years of experience operating the ride down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road”. Under expert instruction by guides at Gravity, you can safely appreciate some of South America's most dramatic and beautiful scenery as you hurtle down El Camino de la Muerte.

Your ride begins at the towering peak of La Cumbre at 15,400ft in the shadow of the isolated, snow-covered peak of Huayna Potosí, standing at an impressive 19,973ft. From here, descend rapidly down the twisting asphalted road among grazing alpacas, soaring peaks and rustic Andean villages.

Soon you’ll begin to enter the jungle itself and the most challenging part of the ride. This ride is only one of the few remaining routes that connects the Amazon rainforest region to northern Bolivia. The infamous narrow dirt road is cut precariously into the side of the mountain and descends over 2,000m at a dramatic rate. As you battle through wispy mist and rough terrain, you’ll be confronted by 3,000ft sheer drops to the left and hulking rock overhangs and cascading waterfalls to your right.

After 3,600m and 22km from high-altitude plains and mountain ranges down to the steaming Amazonian jungle, you’ll ride into beautiful La Senda Verde. This ecological mountain retreat is a refuge for endangered and rehabilitated animals such as ocelots, spectacled bears and monkeys. Relax and play with the animals or take a refreshing dip in the natural lake, whilst enjoying some well-deserved Bolivian comfort food and a stiff drink. Each night you will rest easy, with five-star accommodation in La Paz.

Description

Conquer Bolivia's Death Road, in an action-packed ride of a lifetime. This is the ultimate 'Bucket List' adventure for all mountain bike thrill seekers.

Gravity has over 15 years of experience operating the ride down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road”. Under expert instruction by guides at Gravity, you can safely appreciate some of South America's most dramatic and beautiful scenery as you hurtle down El Camino de la Muerte.

Your ride begins at the towering peak of La Cumbre at 15,400ft in the shadow of the isolated, snow-covered peak of Huayna Potosí, standing at an impressive 19,973ft. From here, descend rapidly down the twisting asphalted road among grazing alpacas, soaring peaks and rustic Andean villages.

Soon you’ll begin to enter the jungle itself and the most challenging part of the ride. This ride is only one of the few remaining routes that connects the Amazon rainforest region to northern Bolivia. The infamous narrow dirt road is cut precariously into the side of the mountain and descends over 2,000m at a dramatic rate. As you battle through wispy mist and rough terrain, you’ll be confronted by 3,000ft sheer drops to the left and hulking rock overhangs and cascading waterfalls to your right.

After 3,600m and 22km from high-altitude plains and mountain ranges down to the steaming Amazonian jungle, you’ll ride into beautiful La Senda Verde. This ecological mountain retreat is a refuge for endangered and rehabilitated animals such as ocelots, spectacled bears and monkeys. Relax and play with the animals or take a refreshing dip in the natural lake, whilst enjoying some well-deserved Bolivian comfort food and a stiff drink. Each night you will rest easy, with five-star accommodation in La Paz.

Schedule

  • 06:45am-07:30am: Meet at Oliver’s English Tavern
  • 08:30am: Arrival at La Cumbre
  • 08:30am: Test your bikes, equipment and receive ride instruction from guides
  • 09:15am: Descend 22km on the 'World's Most Dangerous Road'
  • 14:00pm: Arrive and enjoy La Senda Verde Animal Refuge and Natural Pools
  • 17:00pm: Departure from La Senda Verde to La Paz
  • 21:00pm: Approximate time of arrival in La Paz

We Also Recommend

  • Journey skyward in Mi Teleferico, La Paz’s return cable-car to El Alto giving panoramic city views
  • Meander through the other-worldly landscape of Valle de la Luna
  • For more action-packed outdoor adventures, go jungle rafting to the Bolivian Amazon basin

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Flights are not included, to give you the maximum flexibility with your travel.

Gravity guarantees the quality of their mountain bikes. You’ll either ride a Kona Entourage or Kona Minxy Mountain Bike. All Gravity mountain bikes have dual suspension and hydraulic disk brakes for safety and comfort. Other equipment included; helmet, gloves, goggles, buff, jacket, pants and safety vest.

Please note; the Municipality of Coroico charges a small fee of 25bs for riders using ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road’ to Coroico. The money raised from this entrance fee is used to fund much needed infrastructure projects and maintenance on the road. This money will be collected by an official from Coroico at Unduavi and you will receive a legal document of your journey in exchange, as a souvenir of your adventure.

December-March is the rainy season in Bolivia. We recommend that you not attempt the ride during this time as conditions are treacherous and the risks higher.

Any cancellations or amendments must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the booking for rescheduling to another date.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Schedule

  • 06:45am-07:30am: Meet at Oliver’s English Tavern
  • 08:30am: Arrival at La Cumbre
  • 08:30am: Test your bikes, equipment and receive ride instruction from guides
  • 09:15am: Descend 22km on the 'World's Most Dangerous Road'
  • 14:00pm: Arrive and enjoy La Senda Verde Animal Refuge and Natural Pools
  • 17:00pm: Departure from La Senda Verde to La Paz
  • 21:00pm: Approximate time of arrival in La Paz

We Also Recommend

  • Journey skyward in Mi Teleferico, La Paz’s return cable-car to El Alto giving panoramic city views
  • Meander through the other-worldly landscape of Valle de la Luna
  • For more action-packed outdoor adventures, go jungle rafting to the Bolivian Amazon basin

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Flights are not included, to give you the maximum flexibility with your travel.

Gravity guarantees the quality of their mountain bikes. You’ll either ride a Kona Entourage or Kona Minxy Mountain Bike. All Gravity mountain bikes have dual suspension and hydraulic disk brakes for safety and comfort. Other equipment included; helmet, gloves, goggles, buff, jacket, pants and safety vest.

Please note; the Municipality of Coroico charges a small fee of 25bs for riders using ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road’ to Coroico. The money raised from this entrance fee is used to fund much needed infrastructure projects and maintenance on the road. This money will be collected by an official from Coroico at Unduavi and you will receive a legal document of your journey in exchange, as a souvenir of your adventure.

December-March is the rainy season in Bolivia. We recommend that you not attempt the ride during this time as conditions are treacherous and the risks higher.

Any cancellations or amendments must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the booking for rescheduling to another date.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Avenue 16 de Julio, 1490, La Paz, Bolivia

Nor Yungas, Bolivia

Gravity Bolivia Avenue 16 de Julio, 1490, La Paz, Bolivia

La Senda Verde Nor Yungas, Bolivia

Defy 'Death Road': Mountain Biking in Bolivia for Two with Gravity

  • Add a Night at La Senda Verde for Two +
    $150

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