Death Road La Paz, Bolivia

7.67Rider Ratings
65 km Route Distance
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Difficulty10 Road Quality5 Beauty8 Length1 day

Route Overview

The name tells all - rated one most dangerous road in the world, this gravel dirt track covers a 69 kilometre  stretch between La Paz and Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia. With an estimated 200 to 300 deaths reported every year this road was rated most dangerous highway. Here the traffic drives on the left side of the road so one can have a better view of the edge of the road.

The road has constant sheer drops of at least 600m without any barriers or guard rails, the extreme dust clouds from vehicles in the summer and fog all year round often reduced visibility to almost zero and the fog and the rain in the winter months that often washes away parts of the road, reduces visibility as well as causing mudslides and the loosening of rocks from the hillsides above.

The ride is on the dramatic and scenic

Light
Traffic
Rare
Rest Stops
Gravel
Road Condition
Rare
Gas Stations

Motorcycle Types

Touring
Dual-sport
Sport touring

Terrain

Asphalt
Gravel
Tarmac

Scenics Along

Forests
Mountains

Type of Road

Sweeping Curves
Twisty

Best Time to Ride

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

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