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BIKING TO COROICO “The Death Route” BHE 01

This mountain bike ride is our most popular and World famous. Spectacular descent from the cold and windy 4.700 m.a.s.l. to the humid and hot 1.200m. a.s.l.  La Cumbre (4.700 m.) where you will see fantastic views of a number of snow-covered peaks, including Huayna Potosí (6.088 m.) From here we descend rapidly down a twisting asphalted road among mountain peaks, grazing llamas and alpacas Amazing views of dramatic ecosystem changing along the road until the end which is the entrance gate into the Amazon basin with multicolored flowers, birds and vegetation.

Confident beginners to experts, average fitness and above, and in particular, those looking for a long, world-class, downhill mountain bike ride. The 60 kms of downhill riding with only a few small up hills.

In the morning at 07:00 a.m. we pick you up from the hotel, board of our exclusive vehicle we drive to “La Cumbre” at 4.700 m. you will always have the assistance of our professional guides, which will instruct the group about the characteristics of the gear and the road.

In the first part the asphalt road is quite good (18 kilometers) therefore is easy to gain speed, we will recommend not endangering yourself; we count with experienced biking guides, however this trip has been structured in this way.

The second part (43 kilometers), of our journey goes along the dirt road quite twisting with towering cliff faces; we will make stops for unforgettable pictures and snacks. 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 1.000 m 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.  After five hours riding on our mountain bikes we are ready to enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant, after a refreshing hot shower if you feel like it swim, taking advantage of the low altitude, (we provide shampoo and tower for each client) after a well deserved break we get ready to get our way back to La Paz city  on board of our vehicle.. Arrival to La Paz city at 19:30. Or we can arrange to take you up to the quiet, sub-tropical jungle town of Coroico where you can find a wide variety of hotel accommodation. Continue from Coroico to Rurrenabaque and the Amazon Jungle, or return at your leisure to La Paz.

The Service Includes

  • Private round trip transport.
  • Experienced biking guide.
  • Biking equipment: Helmet, full suspension hydraulic bikes, jacket and pant: motorcycle style tailor-made with strong materials, gloves with palm and fingers protection, elbow and knee pads.
  • Snacks and lunch.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Communication kit: walkie-talkies for drivers and guides.
  • First aid kit and rescue kit: harness, ropes, carabiners, stretcher and oxygen.
  • General assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal equipment.
  • Entrance ticket to the National Park.
  • Extra expenses out mentioned.
  • Hotel and restaurant services in the La Paz..
  • Drinks and tips.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 1 Day
Season: March – November
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569