Yungas Road, La Paz

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Though many people refer to Yungas Road as "Death Road," the unforgettable views prove a perennial attraction that you may find worth the risk. Considered the most dangerous road in the world, the mountainous highway between La Paz and Coroico claims the lives of up to 300 tourists every year, as buses and mountain bikes regularly fall off its unguarded edges. You can travel the road in a bus, or take matters into your own hands with a mountain bike trip led by experienced guides. However you choose to brave the infamous road, make sure you go with a reputable tour company. Plan to visit Yungas Road during your La Paz vacation using our convenient La Paz day trip tool .
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  • Very scary road to go buy car or bicycle. We went there with cycling tour. It was amazing: the views, road feeling. If you don't want to ride on it, it worth to see the beginning of the road.  more »
  • i did a mountainbiketour and the road with all the nature and mountains arround is really impressive. i do absolutly recommend to go there!  more »
  • It has such a nice view and it’s 60km down, what more could you ask for? With a good guide and a good safety bus it’s a lot of fun to do! Check barracuda biking central La Paz.  more »
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  • Amazing, astonishing, thrilling... Well the Routa Youngas or Death Road is one of the most dangerous road in the world. But riding it with good bikes is one of the most exciting trips you will ever do in your life. The place is beautiful it self. Just nature all around you. Could go there every year!!!
  • Most naturally beautiful place I've been
  • Yungas road, Bolivia is an important route to travel from La Paz to a part of the Amazon jungle area. According to statistics, every year, to 200, 300 people died on this road. Visit the Yungas road, visitors will adrenalin when going on the road with a narrow side of the slot area 600 m high, the other side is a towering mountain range.
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