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The World's Most Dangerous Road - Barracuda Biking's Death Road Riding

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We meet at 7:30am to begin our once in a lifetime journey. We hop aboard our private transport en route to La Cumbre at 4700m. Once there, we get all our gear (helmets, gloves, knee/elbow pads, pants/jacket) and our top of the line bikes (Kona Full Suspension bikes with hydraulic disk brakes). Our bikes are maintained after every ride and we have over 100 bikes in our shop, ensuring you will get a bike that has been serviced and is adequate to your height. Also, the brakes are on the side you want them (different countries use different sides for the front/rear brake and you wouldn't want to grab the wrong brake because it's not set for your country). Our guides have an average of 10 years experience guiding on this incredible road. They give you detailed instructions before we start the ride to help keep you safe and comfortable on our descent. After our safety induction, we begin our ride. The first 24km of the ride are on the tarmac, this is a great chance for you to get a feel for your bike and the brakes and if you're up for it get some speed. The incredible andes show their splendor as we wind our way through this spectacular valley, taking small stops to catch the views and so the guides can explain upcoming sections. Eventually we arrive at Unduavi where every rider has to pay a road tax. Here we load up our bikes and do a big uphill on the bus.  

The bus arrives to the top of the old road, known as Death Road. Your guides will give you a safety briefing and check all the bikes. The barren snow capped mountains we have passed by are long gone and we are now in the incredible cloud forest. We literally start above the clouds, then ride through and out of them into the lush jungle. 

The last 40km of our ride are out of this world, as we curve our way down an incredible road carved out of the side of the andes, passing through waterfalls, rivers, small communities, down, down, down to the steaming jungle. The views of the valley are breathtaking and the rush of adrenaline and pure fun are incomparable. We have several stops along the way to take in the views and for our safety briefings.This is important so that you know about any corners or tricky sections of the road before you arrive and so that the guides can answer any questions, tell some jokes and give you some of the fascinating history of this road. We stop twice to refresh ourselves with a well earned snack and there is unlimited water provided during the ride.

We end the ride at our jungle refuge where we enjoy a delicious buffet, a dip in the pool and relaxation. There are also hot showers and soap/shampoo/towels for you. After relaxing and celebrating our amazing ride, we hop in the bus for our 3.5 hour ride back to La Paz, where we will be dropped off near our hotels.  

Many people say this is the best experience of their south America trip, make sure you do it safely with a reputable company who focuses on giving you an amazing ride.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sopocachi, San Pedro & Central Zone
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
24h
Return Details
We drop off riders near their hotels. Going through the main avenue "Prado".
Inclusions
  • 2 Professional guides
  • All riding equipment (helmets, knee/elbow pads, jackets/pants, gloves)
  • Best Bikes in Bolivia! (maintained after every ride)
  • Delicious Buffet lunch
  • Groups no bigger than 14 riders
  • Hot Showers with Soap/Shampoo/Towel
  • Private vehicle with qualified driver
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel Pick up
  • The listed price does not include 50bs Road Tax.
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 14 people per group
  • All passenger helmet/glove sizing must be advised at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I chose Barracuda because they are a good bit cheaper than Gravity,while still having a good reputation. I was very pleased with my choice and I didn't perceive any compromising on quality. The guides Jubert and Marcos,and the driver Felix, were friendly,good humoured and
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We had a fantastic experience with Jubert (guide) and Don Guillermo (driver). Safe yet challenging, with some good tips on how to improve your downhill biking. Jubert is very insightful and great to talk to during the “technical stops” ;) Ended the tour with great food and a
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We looked into a number of companies offering the Death Road biking tour before arriving in La Paz. Apparently there are only two certified tour operators, Gravity and Barracuda, with the former being nearly double the price. We spoke face to face with each operator before
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Remy is the best guide!!he has a name so beautiful! more seriously, Remy and Marcos are two very professional guides. I loved everything, the asphalt start, the death road, the barbecue, the pool and not forgetting the return to La Paz where we shared many stories. A perfect
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Our Death Road experience with Barracuda was really amazing. It was all well organized and our guide Remy was super friendly, cool & funny too. The bikes were great, in very good conditions, we felt very safe riding them. We also liked the lunch buffet. And the Death Road
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  • Barracuda Biking Company
  • Duration: 24h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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