- One of the most extreme routes in mountain-biking
- Incredible views and a spectacular descent of more than 3,600m
The instructor hung back with me until I found a bit of confidence. I can’t say I ever fully found it but I did ease up towards the end! Craig flew down, hanging back to check up on me now and again. There were lots of regrouping and photo stops with instruction on how to tackle the next part. Death Road all in all took about 3h. So now we have the T-shirt to prove it, we did Death Road!
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.