WHY WE INCLUDED THIS EXPERIENCE:
- One of the most extreme routes in mountain-biking
- Incredible views and a spectacular descent of more than 3,600m
Where to even start with this one? This may be the most high-octane experience in the entire Tinggly portfolio – anyone who rides the “Camino de la Muerte” – a dirt and gravel track full of huge drops and sharp corners well over 1000m (3280ft) above Amazonian jungle – comes away with an instant badge of honour. As part of an organised group led by professional guides, you’ll take a 45 minutes bus ride to La Cumbre, the highest point of the ride at 4760m (15,616 ft) to get acclimatised to your bike, which will be equipped with double suspension and hydraulic disc brakes – you’re going to need them as you descend!
Accompanied at all times by a support vehicle bringing lunch and cold water, you’ll make a simply stunning descent taking in mountain ranges and snow-covered plains at high-altitude until you reach La Senda Verde, a pleasant eco-lodge and animal sanctuary, where a cold beer and a refreshing swim in a natural pool welcome you. From here it’s a short bus journey back to La Paz. All told, it’s about 64km (40 miles), mostly downhill – no sweat, right? And by the way, if you feel like bringing an awesome day to an awesome conclusion, for a small supplement you can include a 3-zipline course to finish half-an-hour later at La Senda Verde.
- Unbelievable mountainous descent with staggering views
- Become one of the few to have conquered the “Road of Death”
- Put your skills and courage to the test with the ultimate challenge