Biking the Road of Death Bolivia is not for the faint of heart. The dangers are real. Between 100 and 300 people die in accidents on Death Road each year. Use the links above and below to see a description of the Bolivia Road of Death, find a tour operator if you’re planning on biking the road of death, visit our Death Road Bolivia forum, get general tourist information on the tour and the region, find hotels, learn about La Paz and Coroico, view a map, and more. Below you’ll find documentary videos and home made movies and photos of the “Camino de la Muerte”, the most dangerous road in the world. Read more about it on our Death Road Home Page.
Thank you to Juan Fernandez Bocangel, a childhood friend, for sharing the above video. He now works for the same organization my parents worked with when we were children. In this video you'll see what it's like to drive Death Road and cross a dangerous wooden hanging bridge (by car!), and you'll get to see the town of Caranavi, which I mentioned on our Death Road Home Page. He's taken great footage of the surrounding jungles and mountains, rivers and villages as well. Gracias Juanito!
Alistair Matthew owns Gravity Bolivia, offering Death Road Bike Tours from La Paz. It was an honor to be given a personal tour of his bikes and workshops, with an explanation of the lengths to which his company goes to ensure the safety of Death road bikers. Got to meet his personnel and bike tour guides who are themselves expert bikers. A lot of time, effort and money is invested in this company to offer you the tour safely.
The World's Most Dangerous Road: Learn More
DEATH ROAD HOME PAGE Although it is only really about 90 miles from La Paz to Coroico, the Bolivia road of death is carved around each mountain. The road winds up and down the sides of several mountains in a zig zag pattern, then curves around each mountain and on to the next where the zigging and zagging begins anew. It has a total of over 200 hairpin turns! Begin by visiting our Death Road Home Page.
INFO Get information about how to prepare, what to take with you and how to get to the World's Most Dangerous Road on this page. The Bolivia Road of Death lives up to its name. Between 100 and 300 people die in accidents on this road each year, including tourists who sometimes don’t heed the warnings about how dangerous biking the road of death really is. Be sure you really want to do this and are in good health and top shape.
TOURSBolivia Road of Death Tours take place along what is known as the Camino de la Muerte, Camino a los Yungas, and Camino a Coroico, a road which was declared the world’s most dangerous road by the Inter-American Development bank in 1995. This page has a detailed description of the road the bike tours take and some of the stops you may make along the way.
FORUM In our Death Road Travel Forum you can ask questions about this tour or share your own experiences and photos or videos of the World's Most Dangerous Road. You can also post travel stories, upload photos or videos, or share your experiences on the world’s most dangerous road.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS In our Death Road Photo Gallery you’ll find documentary videos and homemade movies and photos of the “Camino de la Muerte”, the most dangerous road in the world. And be sure to take a look at this Map of Death Road for a geographical perspective.