DOS MANOS PERU Travel and tours in Peru

Death Road Mountain Biking


Death Road Mountain Biking

Quite deservedly, this mountain bike ride is our most popular and world famous. This mountain bike ride offers an 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 as such by the Inter-American Development Bank in 1995, and locally known as "The Death Road" or "Camino de la muerte!" Do you dare?


Pick-up in La Paz at around 07:30 in the morning. Afterwards, you will take a 45-minute bus ride with one of the private buses to La Cumbre (4,760 m), which is the highest point, where we start riding. That is where your guides give you the bikes and gear, which you can try on to make sure you are comfortable with them. La Cumbre is also where you will get your first set of instructions on the first part of the road which is 22 kms of asphalt.

Once you finish the 22nd km, you will start riding on the actual World's Most Dangerous Road. It is a dirt and gravel road with huge drops and sharp corners, which you will ride until you get to Yolosa (1,100 m). The support vehicle is behind you all day, and you can leave your bags in it.

You will finish your ride at La Senda Verde, an animal refuge and eco-lodge where there will be a buffet lunch.

You can also take a tour at La Senda Verde, to see the animals they rescued. Or, you can enjoy the Zipline (1.5 km on three cables, flying over the valley at speeds up to 85 km/hr).

Finally, we will take the bus back to La Paz. We will drop you as near as possible to your hostel in the center of the city.


Death Road Mountain Biking
Death Road Mountain Biking
Death Road Mountain Biking

Practical Information

Leaving: Daily.
Transport: Tourist bus, mountain bike
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Warm clothes for the beginning of the ride. Also, do not forget to bring extra clothes and shoes to come back (you will get wet and dirty).
  • We don't allow you to wear sandals during the ride, but anything from trainers to hiking boots will do.
  • Make sure you've got a good pair of sporty UVA-UVB sunglasses, both for ray protection and to help keep the dust and grit out of your eyes.
  • Extra money in Bolivian Soles
  • Professional bilingual guide on the whole trip (English/Spanish)
  • Professional mountain bike
  • The gear (helmet, gloves, goggles, jacket, pants, safety vest).
  • 2 snacks during the ride with bottle of water that you can refill with a filtered water tank we have on the bus.
  • Buffet lunch
  • Ride back to La Paz
Not Included
  • Extra fees for optional activities: Ziplining and animal rescue center
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • A Tip for your guide
  • Pick-up from your accommodation in La Paz (can be arranged with Dos Manos)

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