WMDR Yungas Road, La Paz

#2 of 149 in Outdoors in Bolivia
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Though many people refer to WMDR Yungas Road as "Death Road," the unforgettable views prove a perennial attraction that you may find worth the risk. Considered the most dangerous road in the world, the mountainous highway between La Paz and Coroico claims the lives of up to 300 tourists every year, as buses and mountain bikes regularly fall off its unguarded edges. You can travel the road in a bus, or take matters into your own hands with a mountain bike trip led by experienced guides. However you choose to brave the infamous road, make sure you go with a reputable tour company. Plan to visit WMDR Yungas Road during your La Paz vacation using our convenient La Paz day trip tool.
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  • Most of the people who ride the Death road go there on an organized tour. I went solo cycling from La Paz. The descent starts at 4200 much higher than the entance. I chose to go down the dirt road...  more »
  • Having done a down hill off Volcan Toco near San Pedro de Atacama which was steep fast and quite hairy, this was a bit more pedestrian, but then the consequences are a little bit more dire if you get....  more »

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