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Death Road: Mountain Bike Tour on the World's Most Dangerous Road provided by Gravity Bolivia

Death Road: Mountain Bike Tour on the World's Most Dangerous Road

Death Road: Mountain Bike Tour on the World's Most Dangerous Road
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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  • Duration: 13h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Greet your team of expert guides at a central La Paz location and climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle for the hour-long ride to La Cumbre, a place whose name translates as ‘the summit’. On arrival, disembark and absorb the spectacular surroundings as your guide provides an in-depth safety briefing. Capture photographs of the low-slung clouds and forest-smothered mountains before jumping onto your bike and embarking on the ride of your life.  Begin your death-defying descent of a serpentine road termed Camino de la Muerte, or Death Road, by Bolivian locals. Enjoy the adrenaline surges as your soar down a road christened the world’s most dangerous by numerous organizations; feel the wind in your hair and the frantic race of your heart as you descend 11,800 feet (3,600 meters) downhill.  Stop intermittently along the way to revitalize with water and snacks and to capture photographs of the dramatic scenery. Enter the subtropics of the dense Amazonian jungle and commence the most difficult part of the ride; avert your gaze from the sheer drops of 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), beside which there appears to be little path, and focus on the refreshing mist coming from waterfalls on your right.  Arrive at the village of Yolosa and return to the safety of a main road for the smooth ride to La Senda Verde Ecotourism Resort. Revitalize with a steaming shower or plunge into the cool waters of the swimming pool, and then appease your appetite with a hearty pasta buffet. Observe a colorful tableau of rescued wildlife and take in the spectacular jungle scenery as you rest aching muscles.  Return to the minivan for the scenic drive back to La Paz after relaxing thoroughly. Opt to stay over night in La Senda Verde or venture to Coroico, a beautiful town surrounded by the verdant splendor of the jungle.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6521WMDR
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Transport by minibus • Use of top end bike maintained after every ride by professional mechanics using original parts. • Buffet lunch • Drinks and snacks • Use of High End Safety Gear (Helmet, Gloves, Knee/Elbow Pads, Pants/Jacket, etc) • Gravity Buff! • Reusable Water Bottle • Entrance into Senda Verde Animal Sanctuary • Death Road Survivor T-shirt
Exclusions
Gratuities • 2 Entrance fee of 25 bolivianos each (approx. US$3.60) for the communities • Additional food and drinks • Entry/Admission - WMDR Yungas Road
Duration
13h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We will start pickups at 7:00 am and should finish around 7:45 am. Depending on the pickups on the day and the route we need to take the time for your pickup may vary, please be ready and in reception.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Transport by minibus • Use of top end bike maintained after every ride by professional mechanics using original parts. • Buffet lunch • Drinks and snacks • Use of High End Safety Gear (Helmet, Gloves, Knee/Elbow Pads, Pants/Jacket, etc) • Gravity Buff! • Reusable Water Bottle • Entrance into Senda Verde Animal Sanctuary • Death Road Survivor T-shirt
Exclusions
Gratuities • 2 Entrance fee of 25 bolivianos each (approx. US$3.60) for the communities • Additional food and drinks • Entry/Admission - WMDR Yungas Road
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We will start pickups at 7:00 am and should finish around 7:45 am. Depending on the pickups on the day and the route we need to take the time for your pickup may vary, please be ready and in reception.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    La Cumbre
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    WMDR Yungas Road
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Yolosa
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Kathryn H
1 contribution
HIGHLY recommend this tour with Gravity, Noel and José
May 2021
I just went with a group at the end of May 2021 and it was the BEST experience! Highly recommend Gravity and Noel and José! A lot of other reviews say this same thing, but that's because it's true: they were the best guides! All of us (a group of four from the US) felt very safe the whole time and we had SO much fun! They speak both English and Spanish very well, are super fun and also knowledgeable. They went above and beyond our expectations and I would go on this tour with these guides again in a heartbeat! It was worth every penny. We saw another group with a cheaper tour (no idea which one) on the way and they literally turned around because their guides weren't as prepared. However, we safely made it to the end and had a fantastic time! If you're on the fence -- do it!!
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

macs_explore
Salt Lake City, UT30 contributions
Don't miss mountain biking Death Road with Gravity!!!
May 2021
What a bucketlist experience! We absolutely loved our mountain biking adventure down Death Road with Noel and the Gravity crew!! Not only was it fun, but the guides make sure we were safe the entire time. Our boys (ages 13 and 16) were the perfect ages for this activity. We highly recommend adding this experience to your Bolivia itinerary--it is a MUST! And ask for Noel because he is the best guide!
Written 31 May 2021
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Nathaniel D
1 contribution
Great Bolivian Experience
May 2021 • Friends
Incredible experience! The guides are excellent in exercising caution, while also keeping it fun. Definitely worth the money. Ask for Noel and Marco!
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Webbcorp
8 contributions
Death Road with Noel and Gravity
Apr 2021 • Couples
Noel is the Greatest Guide of All Time! He will keep you safe, you will learn a lot about Bolivian Culture and History, and you will have fun. During the drive to the start you will enjoy a stop for breakfast with real Bolivians who make great food. At the top of the pass you jump on bikes for a fun descent on pavement with a stop for some tea made with coca leaves and learn about a complicated relationship between the Bolivians and this indigenous plant. Then at the start of the dirt section of Death Road you will learn about the Andean mountain goddess who has her own creative power to give life and keep you safe. During the trip Noel will entertain you with stories that can be both good but sometimes bad (it is Death Road). From nazi leaders who fled Germany after WWII to avoid prosecution deep in the Andes to stories about descents down this infamous road that went terribly wrong. By the end you will not be able to wipe the smile off your face but the trip does not end there. A visit to an animal refuge to see bears, Jaguars, monkeys, and more, have a beer and some great food and talk about the experience. Noel was genetically encoded to guide! Gravity is the only way to go. They are the only group trained in rescue and have the equipment to do so, and actual experience. Something happens out there even with other operators, they seek Noel and Gravity for assistance. And if you have not had enough create a custom tour with Noel and Gravity like the worlds longest descent, 4,500 meters or about 13,000 feet. You will start in the shadows of the majestic 17,000 foot Chacaltaya in the high Andes and descend through multiple ecosystems ending in the rainforest near Zongo. Noel is Bolivian who knows the country from north to south and east to west, he is also fluent in English.

Go with Gravity and insist on Noel! If you are there a week and his tour is packed, wait until you can get on his tour!
Written 18 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Juanito_Hayburg
El Paso, TX3,144 contributions
¡Bucket list checkoff!
Apr 2020 • Solo
Date correction: I completed this magnificent ride on 14MAR2020, not in April.
I’d heard about this downhill as one of the best on planet Earth, so it is definitely going to happen for me, especially after being reTIRED 31DEC2017 from the World-class Ysleta ISD! My opportunity came during my Third Annual First Quarter Odyssey: Tierra del Fuego, 14JAN - 07APR2020 (COVID truncated to 16MAR). 12MAR2020, I was in CochabambaBOLIVIA when my much better half told me to return home ASAP, though I didn’t know why.
Not fully understanding the gravity of coronavirus, I straightaway book flights back: CPB > LPB > LIM > MEX > CJS, which included TWO nights in La Paz (LPB), specifically to take this amazing biketour. My overnights were both at the fabulous Onkel Inn, the first (13MAR) downtown for an easy GRAVITY BOLIVIA pickup by (06:30) on the 14th; the second at the airports for easy access to an early morning (15MAR) flight to LIM.
Since I arrived in La Paz early afternoon of 13MAR, after checking into Onkel Inn-downtown, I enjoyed the rest of the day on the unique aerial mass transit system, and slept well in preparation for the BIG ride.
I was a bit concerned as I waited in the pre-First Light darkness for the bus, but that was wasted energy because there was no mistaking my shuttle. It was an aging school bus with many bicycles stacked atop it. Likewise, the driver had no trouble ID-ing me—I was the only person on the Onkel Inn stoop. Once aboard, tour leader Garry offered (and I gladly accepted) coffee & chocolate for a morning starter. I was immensely relieved; thus is going exactly as I had been told the previous day when I verified my attendance & payment (which included the mandatory travel insurance policy) with Omar.
During the 3-hour motor up, Garry discussed aspects of this experience, our expectations as well as GRAVITY BOLIVIA’s expectations. Above the tree line/snow & ice along the road & mountains, we stopped at the staging area, where we received a heavyweight protective outer layer & thick gloves, as well as individual specially built downhill mountain bikes, along with additional more specific instructions. After anointing the front wheels with a clear solution (also drinkable if you can take alcohol), we began our descent on a very decent all-weather 2-lane road in very low/poor visibility.
Within an hour, we reached a turn-off into an extremely gnarly gravel road and formed up again, this time for a more formal group photo at the uppermost terminal of the fabled “Death Road”. We also received more specific instructions—always appreciated—and, even better, the weather appeared to be cooperating!
For the next several hours, it was an extremely pleasurable downhill experience—as long as I stayed away from the edge! What made it particularly delightful, besides Garry/GRAVITY BOLIVIA, was very little uphill = no pedaling for me because, well, I can’t; my hams/quads/knees forbid it. Also, fortunately, I’d already been in Bolivia for a week, so I was acclimated to the altitude; it usually takes me 24-48 hours, so I was OK. Most everybody needs that to adjust. I also ensured my international travel shot record was current.
GRAVITY BOLIVIA certainly has my coveted “iWheel of Approval!”
Written 29 March 2021
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gopher7199
15 contributions
Super fun biking down death road
Mar 2021
Super fun day with Noel and Gravity. I was impressed with how well prepared Gravity was. I recommend this tour to adventure sports enthusiasts and general tourists who understand their limits. Here are some comments which I hope help:

- Two weeks ago, there was a rock slide which has make it impossible for cars to pass through. This is good for the tour as there are fewer cars on the road. At some point, this may get fixed but it will likely be awhile.

- There is an element of risk with biking down death road. The road can be very rough with rocks...in other words, falling is not uncommon leading to bruises and even broken bones. Anyone doing this tour should understand this risk. Of course, going over the edge could be fatal...and there are several tourists who die each year. Listen to your tour guide, do not go too fast, maintain separation from other cyclers. Those lacking the physical strength to control the bike or are prone to panic may want to avoid this excursion as it is not for everyone.

- The weather will likely change 5 times from when you begin to when you end.
Written 23 March 2021
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Stephanie M
1 contribution
the greatest day of my life.
Feb 2021
THIS IS THE COMPANY YOU DO THE DEATH ROAD WITH... PERIOD!

thank you gravity for everything, easily the greatest day of my life... i am still comong down off of my high! literally, haha. Noel was a superb guide, we felt safe and prepared the entire way. Alvaro took the greatest pictures of us that i will treasure forever. i saw a lot of groups up there that didnt ride on the quality bikes we had and they rode so close, it made me wonder if they were given a safety briefing at all. THAMNK YOU GRAVITY... travelers... make the smart choice. some things you just have to pay a bit extra for.
Written 3 March 2021
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Josh
Maryland2 contributions
A WOW Experience!
Feb 2021
I had no idea what to expect, but it exceeded all expectations. I had no idea how beautiful Bolivia was, but it is now in the same conversation as Norway and Switzerland.

It is beautiful, but you really can die if you aren't careful. In some ways it felt safer than I thought it would be and in others it felt more dangerous.

Gravity Tours, especially Noel, Marco, and Guillermo, prioritize safety, while at the same time making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We were in good hands and I will be using them when I go back to do it again!
Written 9 February 2021
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ddhummakupt
3 contributions
Life-changing trip
This is one of the best trips you can do. Gary made sure that I felt safe while also having a great sense of humor. Would highly recommend.
Written 23 December 2020
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Darragh E
1 contribution
Brilliant, Unique Experience
Jun 2020
I undertook the Gravity Mountain Bike Tour of Bolivia's Death Road way back in June 2019 (and have been meaning to write this review ever since).

This was a brilliant and unique experience that I would strongly recommend to anyone with a taste for adventure sports.

I travelled alone though it was very easy to meet and befriend the other bikers.

The days was well-organised and stress-free. Breaks were well-timed and the snacks enjoyable. I felt the guides were considerate of our safety also.

Neil was our primary guide and was a true gent, as were his colleagues.

Strongly recommended
Written 16 December 2020
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D2942DKbradw
D2942DKbradw
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Really cool and unique way to ride!
I did the Scree ride with Noel as my guide. Had an amazing time. If you're not familiar with scree, it's basically
Heather_Kingston
Heather_Kingston
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Death road 64km ride. Wonderful scenery
Lots of good prep before the ride. Felt safe as we were briefed on what to expect before each section and where th
Ilaria M
Ilaria M
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Safe and funny!
I am not a very expert cyclist but I really enjoyed the experience of descending the Death Road by downhill bike wi
Kevinq1
Kevinq1
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Death road
Definitely recommend gravity for death road , the main reason we booked with them is they have the best and safest
stereomikeh
stereomikeh
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Extreme Cycling and Extremely Fun
Such an amazing day with Gravity, cycling the Death Road outside of La Paz. If you get the chance, do it, you won’t
MarcosdeAlencar
MarcosdeAlencar
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Incredible ride in Bolivia
Had a great time riding with Gravity in the famous Death Road in Bolivia. The two guides Garry and Gus besides bein
mateusz_dominik
mateusz_dominik
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Great team with awesome results
Looking for a thrill by playing it safe? Choose Gravity. The experience was fenomenal!! Our guide, Neil, is an exp
mikelo789
mikelo789
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Death Road
a very crazy and fun experience a beautiful landscape, waterfalls, high risk cliffs ... excellent bicycles an unfor
Faith1073
Faith1073
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Amazing day !
A few months back late June, we did had a amazing day with Neil, Jorge and Juan Carlos. The ride was dangerous and
aidanmcdutchy
aidanmcdutchy
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Time of my life with Gravity
This is a must-do for adventures when in Bolivia. You start on asphalt, well above 4000m above sea level, getting a
V6570EUdavet
V6570EUdavet
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Amazing death road experience
Thanks to our guides Noel and Marco, and driver Willy, we had an amazing day full of excitement, adrenaline and fun
ArunaN520
ArunaN520
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Thrilling, superb fun
There’s no denying that this is a terrifying and cycling it is truly a death-defying experience but we couldn’t rec
Manu J
Manu J
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Amazing death road experience with GRAVITY
Without any doubt one of the best experiences during my stay in Bolivia! Gravity may be a little bit more expensive
miguellT6260AW
miguellT6260AW
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Death road-Super fun!
The guides where really cool and fun people to talk to. They looked after the group very well and offered support.
GearoidO3
GearoidO3
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Excellent - Death toad cycle
The death road cycle was quite the experience. The scenery and views were stunning. More importantly the guides,
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