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“El Solario”
Review of WMDR Yungas Road

WMDR Yungas Road
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Death Road: Mountain Bike Tour on the World's...
Ranked #5 of 78 things to do in La Paz
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Yesterday my girlfriend and I did the death road with El Solario and our guide Victor. It was definitely the most fun we've had on our trip through South America so far. None of the horror stories we had read on here applied to our experience. We tried on our clothes for the ride the night before, were picked up in the morning (30 min late but that's ok), and headed to the start of the ride at 4700m an hour north of La Paz. After about an hour of awesome riding we had a snack with consisted of an egg sandwich, energy bar, banana and coke. Then surpassed the 8km of uphill on the bus before doing the narrow death road. El Solarios policy is one guide per 6 tourists so in our case, since we had 12, we had a guide in the front and back which was reassuring. During the whole ride they would stop every 15 or 20 min to let people catch up. The guide would also explain the section ahead.

Overall, you don't need to be a great biker, just a relaxed and comfortable one. Hardly any pedalling was involved for us since we purposely went slow in order to enjoy the scenery and be safe. So basically you just need hand muscles for your front and back brakes. Take it easy/slow and you'll be fine too! You definitely wont regret it. Perfect views of the high Andes at 4700m all the way down to cliffs and waterfalls in the rainforest at 1200m. One of the great experiences on the continent! Thank you Victor at El Solario!

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

cycling by this road is either exciting and a bit precarious, i can't imagine going in the rainy season, we did at the bigining of the rainy season and it was really fun, but scary at times....as long as you go with a good company with good equipment you will be fine.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The best trip ever, great experience, after almost month still sooooo excited! reccomend it to everyone! Great Vertigo Tours, got goup discount, great staff looking after us! Only one thing we didnt get all our photos they did for us.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank KRISEK
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Just came from the Death Rode biking tour with madness. The guide was great, the driver excellent and the downhill was a lot of fun. I can recommend the tour to everyone.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank JonnyAmSet
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We did the biking tour in the death road with José as our guide. It was really nice. He gave us good advices. The equipment was good. It was a very fun experience!

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Kfouere
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