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Death Road (Yungas Road)
Death Road (Yungas Road)

Death Road (Yungas Road)

9.76 reviews
Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Mountain
Ranked #5 in La Paz things to do
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N Yungas Rd, Bolivia
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Cagliari, Italy

Riding the Death Road is an excellent way to meet other travelers who love adventure and nature as much as you do. This is one of the most exhilarating experiences in South America. The road has now mostly closed to traffic, and has become a tourist attraction, but reckless bikers still die on it every year so take care when you go down and make sure you pick to go with a company that has an excellent reputation and very good bikes. The views are breathtaking and the ride on the difficult side. Definitely worth it if you love adventure.

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Saltillo, Mexico

The view is great but it's really the death rode, we went there on a minivan with a very bad driver, he was going too fast for that kind of rode, I was always nervous during the ride. Once we arrived to th river it was all worth the danger.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Adventure junkies the world over rave about Bolivia's Death Road. This tretcherous dirt path is known as the most dangerous road in the world because it is narrow, hugs a cliff-side up a whole mountain and is incredibly steep. There is barely enough room for cars to pass one another and yet, thrill seekers hop on mountain bikes daily to tackle this incredible challenge.

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Manchester, UK

Dubbed 'the world's most dangerous road', the winding highway between La Cumbre and Coroico now offers travellers a thrilling downhill bike ride. Most traffic has been diverted on to a replacement road, leaving the gravel, cliff-hugging old road to the bikes. Crosses and memorials still, however, mark the numerous fatalities. The road plunges over 3,000 metres over 80km, cyclists continually clutching the brakes as they navigate the narrow curves above 600 metre vertical drops. Alongside the adrenaline rush is the breathtaking scenery, from the mountainous start, through forested hills and past waterfalls to the jungle finish.

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London, UK
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Death road stretches from just outside of La Paz to Coroico, snaking around mountains in the area, leaving sheer drops on every corner. A new road was recently built in order to limit the amount of accidents that occurred, with an estimated 200-300 people dying every year. The stream of cars, lorries and buses that used to be present, has now been replaced by cyclists, making it an absolute must for any thrill seekers. The downhill ride at speed takes in beautiful scenery and really rewards those that are brave enough to accept the challenge of cycling the world’s most dangerous road.

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Akron, Ohio, USA

You get to ride your bike through a cloud.. Enough said.

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