Biking in Coroico – Bolivia 1D
This mountain bike ride is the most popular and World famous. Where you can see the 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,” dubbed such by the Inter-American Development Bank in 1995, and locally known as “The Death Road” or “Camino de la muerte”.
We offer a thrilling bike ride, as we descend the amazing death road, enjoy the best views on two wheels in Bolivia of thriving rainforest, breathtaking waterfalls and captivating villages.
This tour start with the pick up from the hotel in La Paz about 7:00 am, and drive to la Cumbre (1 hour by car).
We begin the biking ride at La Cumbre (4,700m asl) you will admire fantastic views like snow-covered peaks. From here, we descend an asphalted road until your first police checkpoint. Meanwhile you enjoy the views, we prepare for the next section.
After a snack, we descend further, where you will experiment a brief undulating section of road, little by little, we enter the jungle and the most challenging part of the ride. This is extremely precarious but considering the most dramatic and amazing scenery around South America. You will appreciate incredible views of waterfalls, exuberant vegetation, rivers, and valleys in 4 hours of riding.
As we near the end of the ride it gets progressively hotter, we find the second checkpoint, this time ask by local community.
Finally, we arrive at the bottom in Yolosa (1200 m asl) where we will celebrate that we survived the Death road. In addition, ride down to Hotel, where we will enjoy a buffet lunch; relax by the pool getting a cold drink, admiring the green scenery.
Time Required: Start in La Paz at 07:00 am, drive to la Cumbre 1 hour, riding time 4 hours, hotel 1 hour 30 minutes, then 3 -3 and a half hours drive back to La Paz, a return time is around between 06:30 to 07:30 pm.
|06:30 am||Pick up from the downtown hotels of La Paz and travel by bus to La Cumbre (Travel time by car 1 hour).|
|07:00 am||Departure to “La Cumbre” in our private car.|
|08:00 am||Arrival to “La Cumbre” and breakfast our local guide give you all rules and warning explanations (please listen carefully and absolve all your doubts).|
|08:30 pm||Beginning of the Biking ride on “The Death Road”.|
|09:30 am||Arrival to Unduavi – Tourist Check point. (not included the entrance ticket).|
|11:00 am||We will have Snack in the town of San Juan.|
|01:00 pm||Arrival to the hotel where you will have Buffet Lunch and enjoy the swimming pool or have a relax time.|
|06:30 pm||Arrival and transfer to your hotel in La Paz.|
- Tourism transportation La Paz – Coroico – La Paz.
- Bicycle (bycicles trek frontal suspention bike).
- Bicycle equipment (helmet, gloves, rain jacket, pants rain).
- Snack (water, chocolate, banana, sandwich).
- Buffet lunch.
- hot shower in the hotel.
- CD (with photos of the expedition).
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Entrance fees to second checkpoint, (25 Bs per person).
- The drinks in the hotel.
- Other not mentioned at the program.
You may take:
- Take Mineral Water with you, (but the price increase on the islands).
- Warm clothes for the first part.
- Summer clothes for Coroico.
- Walking shoes .
- Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Small backpack for personal belongings.
- Photocopy of passport.