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World's Most Dangerous Road

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Trail goes down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road” from La Cumbre to Coroico starting at an elevation of approximately 4,750m (15,400ft) and finishing at an elevation of 1,600m (5,250ft) all over about 70km. Starting at snow level, you hoon down an asphalted section until you arrive at the drug inspection point, shortly after which you hit the unpaved “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, or “Dead Road”. Basically it is a one lane road with trucks, busses and cars coming up from the Amazon Jungle and back down into it. It is just wide enough to take a truck, with 800 m drops off to the left, waterfalls falling over and on to the road, and moving obstacles (trucks)! It is not difficult riding, but is quick and hard on the brakes, bike in general and the hands. It is known as the “World’s Most Dangerous Road” because of the number of accidents (cars, trucks, buses etc) that go over the edge every year, normally killing all. A number of tour companies do this ride, supplying all equipment (including spares), lunch transport etc.
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Latitude
-16.309595517742185
Longitude
-67.95318603515625
Trail Directions
Couldn’t be easier. From La Paz, take the Road to Coroico and when you get to the top of the hill, stop and get out. At the fork take the road to the right.
Trail Length
~70km
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
La Paz, Bolivia
Country
Bolivia
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 3, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: edicito1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It’s a fire road that is almost totally assisted by gravity and very often gets foggy cause of the humidity change when you enter the tropical lower lands. What makes it even more dangerous is that it’s curvy and there is all sorts of up coming traffic that completely dust you, if not mudded. Definitely could be a fun experience.

Recommended Route:
Can't get lost. Road to Coroico.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
incachaca trail, and railway track jungle trail



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Review Date
December 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: gigante ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
La pinada en guatemala camino a san lucas.

Es para persona de downhill avanzados, con buena condicion fisica........(seguro la van a necesitar)

Recommended Route:
Tomas la ruta a antigua guatemala, llegas a san lucas a pedalear ruta a chimaltenango cruce a la izquierda.....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
las de antigua



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Review Date
December 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Funky ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I forgot to say, whilst you can do this ride as a beginner, it is still a real adrenalin rush, no matter how "advanced" you are!



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