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Jungle Rail Trail

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Impossible to get lost, after about seven hours there is an intersection go down and left until you reach the town of Yollosa where you should be able to get transport to Coroico and a welcome shower, meal and beer. The trail follows an abandoned railway line and winds through thick and overgrown jungle with many rock falls and tree blockages in the first half ... the second half is pretty clear, double track and real fast.
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Latitude
-16.5
Longitude
-68.150001
Trail Directions
Take a bus to Chuspipata on the La Paz to Coroico road, from there take the down and left turn off, follow this past the blue railway station building and take the next left and up, head up along this and stay right pretty soon there are no options but into the jungle.
Trail Length
40 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
La Paz, Bolivia
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 3, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Geert Alaerts , from Belgium

Summary:
one of the best trails i ever rode in my life, i still dream AND have nightmares about it. First part of the day technical uphill riding trough very overgrown jungle. A challenging but unique place to ride, an extra bonus is the second part wich is all downhill and where as you go on and lose altitude you really get a rush on oxygen.
For advanced riders who are prepared to take a beating.
The rail trail and the taquesi trail are combined more than the reason you need to hop on a plane and fly to Bolivia.

Recommended Route:
see comment below, contact alistair

Other recommended trails in the same area:
taquesi trail



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Review Date
July 25, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Alistair , from Wellington, New Zealand

Summary:
The trail continues to be overgrown, although I thought it was actually more rideable this time (June 2000) than the same time last year ... definitely bring your own machette (or take someone who will do the cutting for you). 9 hours seems reasonable, so start real early, and take head-torches in case there are problems.

Recommended Route:
The route is straight forward, but be prepared for a long day if you aren't fit, heard of at least one group (of inexperienced riders who shouldn't have been on the trail) not finishing until 4am!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Some new ones opening up, including several in the Sorata area, some incredible single-track near Urmiri, and some "secret projects" ... if you want to know, you know who to call ... Gravity@unete.com or check us out on www.gravitybolivia.com



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Review Date
June 25, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mike Poor , from Brasil

Summary:
I rode the Cumbre to Coroico with Gravity assisted moutain biking, and these guys are awesome. Nothing like riding down 16,000 ft + in 50 or so miles. If youre looking to go to somewhere off the map and have some good ole fashion mtb fun, book the next flight to Bolivia and give Alistair a call. They put the mountain in mountain biking. Thanks for a great ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Get a lift to a nearby mountain, point the front tire downhill, and...



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Review Date
June 3, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Alistair , from La Paz, Bolivia

Summary:
Did the trail for the first time for 1999 on 31st of May. Incredibly overgrown due to a long and late wet season. Several sections almost impassable without a machette. Fantastic masochistic fun!! After the first four hours of hell the trail opens up into double track and is a blast down to Yolosa. Prepare for a long hard day (9.5hours this time). But well worth it, especially if you are a fan of hardcore adventure mountain biking!!

Recommended Route:
There really is only one way you can possibly go. If you want more information about how to get there, or how to do the trail, contact me AlistairM@hotmail.com, or check out our web page: www.gamb.acslp.org

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Also check out: "the worlds most dangerous road", "down from the worlds highest ski-field", and "the worlds longest continuous downhill (13000ft of vertical descent in one ride! in one day!!)". Goto www.gamb.acslp.org to learn more.



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