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 "Worlds 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 Worlds 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.