Death Road, Bolivia

Photo © Jimmy Harris

Forget skydiving and white-water rafting; all the adrenaline-fuelled action you need can be found in the rugged heights of Bolivia. That is mountain-biking down the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’.

The famed Yungas Road, dubbed ‘Death Road’, is a 43-mile stretch of stomach-clenching, barrier-less highway that connects La Paz to the Yungas Valley.

Generally no longer used by vehicles, it has become a thrill-seekers attraction in recent years.
Beginning at 4,700m, where the air is thin and the adrenaline is pumping, bikers set off to tackle the bumpy, winding path of hairpin turns and steep descents.

The road snakes through breathtaking scenery, but don’t look too much, as between you and the scenery lies a dramatic drop of thousands of feet. This is a ride to remember, but not for the faint hearted!

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