Extreme Mountain Biking Adventure in Bolivia

Company : Abroad.Travel
Activities: Bike Tours / Activity Holidays / Charity Challenges
Country: Bolivia
Location : Bolivia
Duration: < 1 week to < 1 week
Approx Costs: 50 to 100 £ Pound (UK)

Bring out the adrenaline junkie in you and mountain bike down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road” in Bolivia!

Discover the secrets of the landlocked heart of South America. Behold the marvels of magically surreal salt flats, lofty cities perched on canyon sides and the juxtaposition of Amazonian and Andean landscapes. Bolivia has one of the most fascinating and varied cultures of the continent. The echoes of ancient civilizations resonate throughout the ruined cities, busy markets overflow with rainbow coloured textiles and chicken buses navigate their way along winding mountain roads. With such an abundance of experiences to offer, your time in Bolivia is sure to be unforgettable.

Some of the best technical downhill mountain bike trails in the world are located just outside of La Paz Bolivia, and we can take you there to rip them up.

Take on the famous North Yungas Road, aka the “Campino de la Muerta”, which has a reputation as being the world’s most dangerous road!

This adrenaline filled adventure will see you ride 60km downhill through some of the most epic mountain scenery in South America as you descend 3,600 meters from the snow-capped Andean altiplano to the steamy Amazon basin.

The Bolivia Extreme Mountain Biking adventure begins in the metropolis of La Paz, where you are transfer by mini-bus to the vast expanse of the altiplano high above the city. From here, the only way is down as you are guided by qualified professional riders on top of the range serviced mountain bikes on the ride of your life.

After a detailed safety briefing it’s down to you to give thanks to Pacha Mama and head off on the ride of your life.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Throughout the ride you will be surrounded by jaw dropping views, waterfalls and canyons along the famous North Yungas Road. The road is now officially closed to motorised vehicles, making it the perfect all downhill trail for enthusiastic thrill seekers.  
 
Your mountain biking adventure may last between 4 to 5 hours and begins at La Cumbre, a wind-swept plain on the Andean altiplano 4,700 metres above sea level. At La Cumbre, you may have the opportunity to take in fantastic views of snowy covered peaks. From La Cumbre, you will take a rapid descend down a twisting asphalted road among the mountain peaks, grazing llamas and alpacas, and tiny villages. We stop for refreshments, photos, and rests along the way - all the better to give us time to take in the surrounding towering cliff faces, dramatic drops and ever greener vegetation, while preparing ourselves for the next breath-taking section.
 
After a snack we descend further, and after a brief undulating section of road we enter the jungle itself and the most challenging part of the ride. This infamous narrow dirt road is cut precariously into the side of the mountain and descends 2,000m. With 1,000m+ sheer drops off to our left and hulking rock overhangs and cascading waterfalls to our right, we ride through mist, low cloud and dust. With your positive attitude and our expert instruction, coaching and supervision you can safely enjoy some of South America’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery as you hurtle down the road. 
 
As we near the end of the ride it gets progressively hotter and dustier. By the time you arrive at the bottom you will be tired, hot, dirty and exhilarated. Just below the village of Yolosa we ride down to our final rest stop at a local wildlife sanctuary where we enjoy a late pasta and salad buffet lunch, take in the magnificent scenery, spend time relaxing by the pool, enjoying a cold drink and getting to know the rescued animals. 
 
Please note: Participants have the option of overnighting in the jungle town of Coroico rather than returning to La Paz the day of the ride, in which case we shall deliver you and your backpack to the town square of Coroico. Many people take this option and then take a bus the next day from Coroico to Rurrenabaque and the Bolivian Amazon Jungle.

 

Start Dates

Daily. Bikers are welcome all year round. However, please be aware fewer trips take place during the rainy season from December to March when weather conditions may have an adverse impact upon the trail.

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