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Biking, death road

Highlights:

  • Incredible scenic variety and a spectacular descent of more than 3,600m/11,800 feet, from snow-covered high-altitude plains and mountain ranges down to the steaming Amazonian Jungle. Part of the ride is on the dramatic and scenic "World’s Most Dangerous Road," named by the Inter-American Development Bank in 1995, and locally known as "The Death Road" or "Camino de la muerte!".
  • 64kms (40 miles) of downhill riding with only a few small uphill’s and a couple of flat bits!

Recommended to:

Confident beginners to experts, average fitness and above, and in particular, those looking for a long, world-class, downhill mountain bike ride.

ITINERARY

7:00 a.m. - We leave! We pick up from hotels in the city center and for hotels outside the route we have meeting points (check options and confirm at the time of booking).

8:30 a.m. - Downhill! After handing over the bikes and a few tips, we start descending, one by one, on the paved road. This is a great opportunity to practice the techniques and recommendations that the guides will teach you at the beginning.

9:30 a.m. - Unduavi. This is a checkpoint for tourists where everyone must pay Bs. 50 for road use fee (for foreigners) and Bs. 30 (for national tourists, upon presentation of identity card). At this point we put the bicycles in the vehicle for a 15 minute uphill section, to then begin the "Camino de la Muerte".

10:00 a.m. - Death Road! ¡After a snack (sandwich), the guides will check the bikes and provide other tips to make sure you are always safe and we head down the road of death!

12:30 p.m. - San Juan Waterfalls! We pass by the corner of the Mártires de la Democracia, the Devil's Tail and the Callejón de la Clavícula and arrive at the wonderful waterfalls of San Juan, where you really feel like you are in the middle of the jungle! Here we will offer another snack (fruit and chocolate) before passing under the waterfalls.

14:30-15:00 pm - End of the tour. Arrival to Yolosa, we finish our adventure in a Restaurant in Yolosa, where we have hot showers, shampoo and towels; plus a delicious lunch and free access to the swimming pool.

16:00- 17:00 p.m. - Return trip to La Paz. You can buy a cold drink for the return trip (not included), enjoy the music and take pictures of the Yungas landscape (the return can be by the old road for major reasons, such as maintenance of the Santa Barbara road).

19:30 p.m. to 21:00 p.m. - La Paz. We arrive happy to have lived a once in a lifetime experience. Clients are dropped off at locations close to their respective hotels in downtown.

Prices per person:

(a) 500Bs. per person (with T-shirt).

(b) 450Bs. per person (without T-shirt).

Our package includes:

- Local guides with more than 10 years of experience guiding on the death trail, specialized high mountain bikes with guaranteed daily maintenance. In addition to following the necessary safety procedures to perform the activity, we provide each of our clients:

- Transportation (support vehicle during the whole trail).

- "Camino de la Muerte" T-shirt

- Link with photos of the trip (online storage)

- Half Face Helmets or Full Face Helmets (your choice)

- Gloves

- Knee and elbow pads

- Windbreaker and wind pants (not waterproof)

- 2 snacks and bottled water all day.

- Lunch in restaurant

- Hot showers, shampoo and towels.

- Restaurant with swimming pool

- Private transportation back to La Paz.

Bikes: Kona Dual Suspension.

- Kona bikes, internationally recognized for their durability, strength and performance; is one of the best mountain bikes in the world. 

- They are equipped with hydraulic brakes.

- After each tour we wash and inspect each bike thoroughly by professional mechanics in a workshop that never rests.

- Double suspension bikes are recommended for those with less experience or who simply want the best! They provide stability and comfort.

- Guides: Our guides speak English and have 8 to 10 years of experience. In addition to being in constant training, they have training and refresher courses in first aid and rescue provided by the La Paz fire department.

Important Notes:

* * * We confirm trip with a minimum of 3 riders (over 18 years old) * * * *.

Recommendations for the Client:

- Passengers should bring a change of clothes (you pass through small waterfalls and streams, there is mud and dust), there are hot showers and towels at the end of the tour.

- You will need repellent and sunscreen for the hot climate of the Yungas.

- The company is not responsible for any lost objects (specified in the waiver signed by the client).

- Expenses NOT covered by the tour: Remind passengers that they must bring extra money to pay the cyclist fee of Bs. 50 for foreigners and Bs. 30 for locals, showing your ID.

- or Tourist taxes 50 Bs. (Unduavi 25 Bs.; Cerro Rojo 25 Bs) o Extra snacks and drinks o Extra activities o Medical insurance. o Medical expenses in case of accident.

- Personal expenses and tips/gratuities

- Number of people on the tour: We depart with minimum groups of 3 passengers only if confirmed by 3:00 pm the day before the trip. Our maximum number of clients on the bike tour is 14 riders per group.

- T-shirts: Cyclists receive a free T-shirt at the end of the tour as a reminder that they survived the famous "Camino de la Muerte", you can choose the size: S, M, L and XL for men and women size S, M and L.

- Photo link: Our guides take pictures during the tour. And at the end of the tour they will request the e-mails of the passengers to send them the link of storage, which have access to the photos that were taken during the day. It is important to clarify that it may take some time to fully load the entire photo album.

- Safety: For each trip we have a first aid kit equipped with everything necessary and also good quality rescue equipment, in addition to all guides are trained according to international rules to act in any situation that requires it.

 

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

- Reservation Procedure: Before booking, it is essential to check with the office for availability.

- Complete Passenger Information: The traveler's information we request is:

- Full Name and Age.

- Nationality and Passport/ I.D

- Hotel (pick up only from downtown hotels)

- Gender

- Height (we have different bike sizes).

- Name of Travel Insurance: In case you do not have one, on the day of the trip the guide will sell an insurance (Note: the cost of the tour DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY MEDICAL EXPENSES).

- Approximate sizes of helmet, gloves and t-shirt (this way we guarantee that the client will have a positive experience).

- Food - Sandwich: vegetarian option (cheese and cucumber) or meat (ham).

- Any type of allergy (any food or medicine).

- Any type of medical condition that needs to be known in order to take the tour.

 

 

 

 

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