The Infamous Death Road

Nearly two dozen cyclists have been killed on Bolivia’s  "Death Road", which descends 11,000 feet from the snow-capped Andes to the rainforest floor.

This is a very dangerous 40 mile winding road that clings to the edge of the mountains. 

Unfortunately, this is now Bolivia's biggest tourist attraction!

Since this tour is mostly a downhill ride, many inexperienced cyclists looking for thrills get attracted thinking It's easy enough to ride downhill. But there are numerous hairpin turns, and occasionally the rider overshoots his target. Some of these riders get distracted taking pictures and end up losing control of their bikes.

Despite the death toll, bike traffic increases 5% every year on this mountain. 

No matter what the allure, I wouldn't risk it. Would you?

Cycling the Death Road

Driving on Death Road