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Yungas Road, La Paz

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Biking Trail Landmark
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. Put Yungas Road at the forefront of your travel plans using our La Paz tour planner.
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  • Fast, then a bit scary, then challenging. No great experience in mountainbiking, just using my own bike back home. Snacks, drinks and food were well-paced and good. Had a good time with Barro Biking. ...  more »
  • Already hear the "road of death" one feels intimidated, but at the same time curiosity makes we want to know it despite the risks. This road is a narrow path which makes its way through a dense forest, hanging or holding of a terrifying inclination slopes, has a magnicas view of the Valley which borders. Even though I went through it in the vehicle, dying of desire to bike down this road.
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  • Really exciting activity to do when in La Paz. Not cheap for the standards of the country, but I guess it's priced for tourists. We paid around 45£ for equipment (bike, safety, clothing, etc), light b...  more »

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