BIKING “DEATH ROAD” WITH GRAVITY ASSISTED
After safety check and advice from your guides the group will start the ride at 4700 meters. The first section is smooth tarmac and perfect for getting used to the feel of the bikes and warming your legs up. There is an uphill section near the beginning which can be tough at high altitude – if you struggle on this part you can always jump in the support vehicle for a while to get past it though! Shortly after passing through the checkpoint at Undavi we will arrive at the “Death Road” proper. Here the road turns into a winding dirt road and we will take a break at the top for some further safety instruction and a chance to see the road winding down the valley ahead. From here on you will not be pedaling so much but concentrating on controlling your bike as per your guide’s instructions. As you descend the road will sometimes be dusty and dry , others times it will be rocky shale stones and nearer the bottom there will even be waterfalls that you drive under. The views will always be stunning and there will be plenty of breaks for you to enjoy them, take some photos and let the slower people catch up (you go at your own pace always).
After 4 or 5 hours riding you arrive at Yolosa and La Senda Verde Animal refuge where there will be showers and a buffet lunch waiting for you. You will even be served a well earned beer and can relax whilst getting to know the rescued animals in the refuge. Towels are supplied.
At this point of your trip, you can do the optional zipline – please see details below. After the well earned chill out time we start the drive back to La Paz (approx 3.5 to 4 hours) .
BIKING “DEATH ROAD” STANDARD
We have this amazing tour every day (also in rainy season) this is a full day tour in which we ride down 63 kilometers aproximalety in 4 hours.
8:00 am. Pick you up from Hotel. Next we go to ( La Cumbre starting point at 4700m ) by car one hour fom La Paz.
We start the Tour in an asfalt way 21 km aproximately in which we have stops to take pictures and make some videos, this first part take 1 hour depending on the group and the speed.Then when we finish the first part we have a break of 20 min we give you some snacks like: coca cola, water, fruts, chocolate and sandwich.
After that, we go in the car for 8 km uphill section in order to go to the second part by car aproximalety 20 minutes.In the second part our guides will give you new instructions and recomendations before you start, the second part of this tour has 42 km gravel way in which we have stops every 10-20-30 min, we take pics make some videos and relax and drink water.The Transportation is always behind the group from the beginning to the end of the tour.
We finish the Ride around 14.00 pm in one small town Yolosa at 1200m, in wich we give your buffet lunch, you can take a shower, natural suimming pool (river) , shampoo and towel are provided.
We come back around 16.30pm to be in La Paz 19.30 aprox.