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La Paz, Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia
best biking tour to the death road from La Paz city in one day
Adventure tourism

Biking Tour on the “Death Road”

(Approximately 15 people.)

ID: ES088
  • Description

    This is a full day tour through the most dangerous road in the earth, as well known as “the death road”. Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the departure point of the tour, we will try the security equipment and we begin our way in our touristic transportation to “la Cumbre” a 4700 masl where you will enjoy the wonderful view of the majestic Real Andean Range

    Now we get ready to begin descending to Los Yungas, passing by the small town of Unduavi we begin our route across the famous “Death Road” and begin our way down to this fertile region going through Rocky Mountains and foggy forests.

    After a 3 hour biking we arrive to Yolosa and we get ready to enjoy a well-deserved lunch. At 16:30 our transportation will pick us up to go back to La Paz

  • Itinerary
    • 06:45-07.00am. Pick up from downtown hotels in La Paz
    • 07:00am. Departure from “Xtreme DownHill’’ office, Sagárnaga street #392
    • 08:30am. Arrival at La Cumbre (4.700masl.) a place where you will have a traditional breakfast that includes coffee, tea, coca tea, bread, butter and jam.
    • 09:00am. Our guide will give you a briefing about the safety instructions that you have to follow in order to prevent any kind of accidents during this extreme adventure, after that our guide will give you your equipment and bike, which are under total responsibility of the client until they are returned to the guide at the end of the trip.
    • 09:30am. We start the biking tour over 20 km by asphalt (1 hour and half approx.) riding the whole time on the right side of the road, taking some breaks in safety areas to have the group together and see how is everything working. We will arrive at Unduavi town, the check points a place to register and pay the entrance fee to the ‘’Death Road’’.
    • 10:30am. We’ll load the bikes on the minibus and drive 8km uphill to the entrance of the real Death Road.

      (3400masl.After a 20-minute drive we will get to the Chuspipata where will start de second part on the World Most Dangerous Road.

    • 11:00am. Arrival in Chuspipata, where you will start riding on the real Death Road. Once again, our guide will give you a briefing about the road and safety instructions that you have to follow to be a death road survivor! In this part, you will be riding slower on the left hand side of the road.
    • 12:30pm. Break in San Juan where you will see nice waterfalls, and where we will eat the main snacks: banana, sandwich, coke and water.
    • 13:30pm. Arrival in Cerro Rojo, check point where they control entrance ticket to the Death Road. We will have 20 more minutes’ bike descending until get to Yolosa town, finishing the biking tour (1200masl.) and go to our hotel in our transportation.
    • 14:30pm. Arrival at “VILLA BELLA HOTEL”. You will receive towel, shampoo to have a shower or go to the swimming pool and after that get ready for the buffet lunch.
    • 16:30pm. Return to La Paz.
    • 20:00pm. Approx. Arrival in La Paz to our office “Xtreme DownHill’’ at Sagárnaga Street #392
  • Include


    • Shared touristic transportation La Paz-Yolosa-La Paz
    • Specialized guide service
    • Professional mountain biking
    • bicycle (simple suspension)
    • Security equipment
    • Souvenir
    • Entrances fees to Parque Cotapata
    • Food: Snack and lunch.
    • Road tax (valued on 8USD)


    • Personal expenses
    • Personal injury insurance
    • Optional tips
  • Information

    What to expect?

    Go down through one of the most dangerous roads in the earth, you will need only to know how to ride a bike and you will have an incredible experience, descending from 4900 masl to 1100 masl. 3 hours riding through unpaved road, rivers and cascades.

    Bring with you a change of clothing, you will end wet at the end of the tour.

    In the following link, you will see phots of the death road

    What to bring?

    • Warm clothing during morning (at 4900 masl temperature can decreased -10°C)
    • Light clothing during the afternoon (at 1100 masl temperature can increase 30°C)
    • A change of clothing
      • Including shoes and socks
    • An insect repellent (very important)
    • Bath clothing (at the end you have the possibility to swim)
    • Cap
    • Sun Glasses
  • Map
  • Polices of contracting services of bikes

    Waiver: Responsabilites and obligations on the death road biking full day tour


    XTREME DOWNHILL is a tour operator agency that offers specific mountain biking tour “THE DEATH ROAD”. The following waiver establishes the responsibilities and liabilities of XTREME DOWNHILL and that of the client who undertakes a mountain biking excursion with XTREME DOWNHILL.

    In signing at the bottom of this document, I knowledge that I have read, understood and accepted the following points:

    1. I……………………………………………………………………….am responsible for informing this office (in writing) BEFORE the ride of any existing illness, injury or allergy that I have that might affect my ability to undertake the ride, or which might require treatment during the ride. Moreover, it is my responsibility to inform the guides of any extra help that I may need. I am also responsible for informing this office if I am inexperienced on mountain biking or am very nervous or scared of the ride in which I will be participating.
    2. I AM responsible to take care of my belonging documents, cellphones, money and clothes Xtreme Downhill is not responsible for losses theft and damage, neither in our Transport. I further agree that I am responsible of the equipment that will be provided by Xtreme Downhill for the biking tour, an any kind of damages incurred intentionally or willfully (even if I take the lead in another cyclist because I understand that is not a tour of competence) to Xtreme Downhill bicycles or equipment will be paid according to the damaged part or accessory of the gear. If the damage is the result of normal use, The Agency will not seek redress.
    3. I understand that the Xtreme Downhill’s guides, are trained in rescue and first aids, they are not qualified nurse or doctors, and as such the medical attention they will provide in the case of an accident is limited to first aid, and the medical supplies carried are also limited to those necessary to enable a person to be taken safely to professional and qualified secondary medical attention. I understand that if I should choose to take them, I do so of my own accord and at my own risk.
    4. I understand that there are risks associated with the activities I will be undertaking with Xtreme Downhill. I accept that it is neither desirable nor feasible to remove all risk from these activities and this risk is an essential part of the adventure experience and provides the challenge of outdoor activities. I am aware that Xtreme Downhill and its employees will take all reasonable and practicable steps to manage these risks to an acceptable level. At any time during this activity I understand I am free to ask for information on the activity and make my own decision on my level of involvement.
    5. I accept personal responsibility for my own actions during this activity, which I undertake at my own risk. I am also responsible to ensure that my action or inactions do not jeopardize the safety of others. I accept that Xtreme Downhill is not responsible or liable in the event of injury, loss or death resulting during the tour.
    6. I accept that if I’m under the influence of alcohol or drugs before the tour, the guide will decide if I am good conditions to do the biking tour or not, in order to prevent any kind of accidents or deaths.
    7. I accept that the guide in charge can take decisions to stop or cancel my biking tour if I don’t follow their instructions (playing with the bike, making jumps or perform dangerous biking tricks) or if I represent danger for the rest of the group.
    8. I further agree that if I am injured or become all during the activity Xtreme Downhill may, at my cost arrange or supply medical treatment, evacuation or any other emergency service on my behalf as Xtreme Downhill deems necessary or appropriate for my safety and well-being.
    9. I understand that I am in good health conditions (physical and psychological) to the take this tour, and nobody obligated me to take it, so the change of the day trip which I signed up, or do not turn up on time for my trip or the cancellation FOR ANY REASON for the day trip, the cancellation penalty will follow:
    10. If the trip is cancelled due to exterior factors, such as road blocks, extreme weather condition, forces of nature, acts of God, marches, political situations, civil and government disturbances Xtreme Downhill will reschedule the trip for the next available day without any extra cost but with no possibility of refund.
    48hrs notice cancellation on working hours office 25% penalty
    24hrs notice cancellation on working hours office 50% penalty
    Change of the day tour trip 35% of the trip’s cost addition of the money paid
    Cancellation less than 24hrs before the tour 100% penalty
    Not turn up on time for the day tour or no show 100% penalty

    In case of any intentional or willfully damage to the parts of a bike, you are in the right to pay the following prices

    Bicycle part Simple suspension (prices in Bolivianos) Simple suspension (prices in USD) Double suspension (prices in Bolivianos) Double suspension (prices in USD)
    Hydraulic brakes 940 $ 138.24 1200 $ 176.47
    Derailleur Support 60 $ 8.82 80 $ 11.76
    Stem 150 $ 22.06 180 $ 26.47
    Handlebar 70 $ 10.29 90 $ 13.24
    Pedal 67 $ 09.85 85 $ 12.50
    Front suspension 2828 $ 415.88 3182 $ 467.94
    Rear suspension 650 $ 95.59 637 $ 93.68
    Rear gearshifter 350 $ 51.47 350 $ 51.47
    Rim and Spokes 220 $ 32.35 380 $ 55.88
    Bicycle Frame 801 $ 117.79 3394 $ 499.12
    Crank pedal and front pinion 884 $ 130.00 1061 $ 156.03
    Chain guide and bearing – Iron Horse 200 $ 29.41 1061 $ 156.03
    Fork 20 $ 2.94 25 $ 03.68
    Shimano Deore Brakes Lever 160 $ 23.53 360 $ 53.00
    Handlebar Grips (pair) 213 $ 31.32 213 $ 31.32
    Tyre and air chamber 98 $ 14.41 120 $ 17.65
    Hub 240 $ 35.29 340 $ 50.00
    Shifters and Cables 350 $ 51.47 400 $ 58.82
    Brakes pads 110 $ 16.18 110 $ 16.18
    Saddle Blocker 60 $ 08.82 90 $ 13.24
    Chain 70 $ 10.29 130 $ 19.12
    Seat tube 80 $ 11.76 120 $ 17.65
    Derailleur 60 $ 8.82 60 $ 8.82
    Whole Bicycle 7975 $ 1172.79 12090 $ 1777.94


    Equipment Simple suspension (prices in Bolivianos) Simple suspension (Prices in USD dollar)
    Full face helmet 978 $ 143.82
    Gloves 220 $ 32.35
    Knee Pads 150 $ 22.06
    Handlebar 175 $ 25.74
    Elbow pad 175 $ 25.74
    Jacket 380 $ 55.88
    Pant of oxford American fabric 160 $ 23.53

     I declare that I have attentively read and accept the above ten points of this declaration of risk and personal responsibility on ____/____/____ (day/month/year)

    Full Name:___________________________________                 Country:_____________________ Passport  # :___________________       Height:_____           Weight:_____

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