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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  • October 7, 2017
    Las Yungas was absolutely beautiful. People mainly get scared because of the location being known as Camino de la Muerte. Many have dropped to their deaths while driving because of how narrow the road...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We did the Road exit of death with the Altitude Agency since according to the comments is the best, with the best bikes etc, we thought it was a little expensive but we wanted more security for the comments about the high dangerousness of the road. My boyfriend and I have experience and generally seemed to us that the return was not something really amazing. For people who have experience in bike I think that it is a return to normal, not challenging but for people without experience if it can be a bit dangerous and difficult. It is not a way of death, in no time I felt fear, if you go fast if you can represent a little danger fall by the amount of stones but if you go slowly there is no risk of falling. Neither is it necessary a super bike, with good brakes and a good suspension is sufficient.
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  • October 4, 2017
    An unforgettable experience. You only need to succumb to gravity. Regarding the risk is quite low, even for people without experience. A basic recommendation is the well check the bike putting the focus on brake systems.
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