Bicicleta por el Camino de la Muerte

La Mejor Manera de Vivir los Yungas

Operador: Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking
Distancia viajada: 64 Kilometros
Descenso vertical:  3,600 metros
Ecosistemas: Puna Andina • Páramo Yungueño • Bosque de Niebla Alto, Mediano y Bajo
Tiempo de recorrido: 4-5 horas
Sale desde La Paz: 7:30 am
Opciones: Regresar a La Paz –5:00pm- • Noche en Ecoalbergue • Paquete completo de Actividades  –3 días-

MAPA DE RUTA

Explora la ruta en este mapa

EL VIAJE

Camino Carretero a la Cumbre

No debes perderte esta parte del viaje. Salimos desde nuestro punto de encuentro donde desayunamos a las 7:30. Subimos pasando por las casas más altas de La Paz a 4,200mts. y continuamos subiendo por media hora  hasta llegar a la cumbre a 4,750mts. Llamas pastando, posibles campos nevados y picos glaciados son paisajes que puedes apreciar desde nuestro transporte espacioso.

Bicicletas Listas

Bicicletas, equipo mentes y almas listas. Los expertos de Gravity aliviarán cualquier incomodidad, miedo o duda acerca de la ruta que van a seguir y les prepararán con la plática de seguridad más completa de todas. El vehículo de apoyo estará siempre atrás si desean subirse en cualquier momento.

Volando en las Alturas

Una hora de pavimento permite alcanzar velocidades asombrosas. Detente a tomar fotos increíbles de las altas cumbres andinas, y estate listo para la nieve, la altura y  el sol.

Retén de revisión de drogas

No para tener miedo, están buscando solamente los componentes para la producción de cocaína. Solo evita tomar fotos de ellos. Usamos estas paradas para checar los frenos y para informarnos acerca de las secciones venideras.

Punto de revisión para turistas

En el poblado de Unduavi. Aquí el paisaje comienza a volverse verde. Paramos para usar los baños y para pagar el impuesto de turistas. Este pago es muy importante ya que con el se le da mantenimiento al camino de la muerte ya que no se usa más para el tráfico normal de vehículos. Son 50 BS y necesitan traer el cambio exacto. A cambió recibirán un bonito recibo oficial que sirve de souvenir.

El Camino Viejo

11:00am. Comienza el camino viejo. Checamos las  bicicletas y los frenos y tomamos un refrigerio. Gravity siempre tiene un guía adelante en esta sección, checando carros y camiones que puedan venir. Llámales carnada de camión!

Bosque de niebla, esquina de postales

Nos detendremos en muchos puntos paisajísticos desde donde se podrán tomar hermosas fotografías, pasar por debajo de cascadas y disfrutar del incremento en oxígeno y humedad. Los guías proveen información entretenida y pedazos de la historia de este camino, que fue construido con cinceles y martillo en los 30’s por prisioneros de guerra paraguayos, quienes los colgaban desde la cima con cuerdas para hacerlo. Este camino ha tomado más de 6,000 vidas desde que fue construido.

Calor Selvático

Cerca del final, el camino se hace más amplio, más seco y el polvo se convierte en un problema. Recomendamos traer buenos lentes oscuros, o si no usar nuestros goggles. En esta sección se puede ir más rápido.

Yolosa – El final

¡Sobreviviste! Celebra la emoción con una cerveza gratis, incluida en el viaje. Regresa tu equipo a cambio de una polera gratis de Gravity. Charla con tus compañeros sobrevivientes y relájate antes de ir a La Senda Verde.

La Senda Verde

Creemos que bajar en bicicletas por el camino de la muerte es la mejor manera de llegar a La Senda Verde. Aquí te espera un almuerzo buffet, una ducha espectacular y todas las maravillas que el santuario animal te puede ofrecer. Dale una mirada a todas las diferentes opciones disponibles para disfrutar de este lugar.

GALERÍA DE FOTOS

OPCIONES

Paseo de un día

Salida de La Paz a las 7:30 am y retorno a las 9:30pm

El día finaliza en La Senda Verde, donde recibe una ducha (incluye toalla, champú  y jabon) y un almuerzo buffet rodeado de animales.

Se puede solicitar un tour de los monos o los osos.


PRECIO (por persona) 
849 BOB / 124 USD

TOUR DE OSOS O MONOS
40 BOB / 6 USD

Noche en el Ecoalberge Senda Verde

Obtén un descanso merecedor después de la adrenalina en las bicicletas en nuestro Ecoalbergue, ¡El mejor lugar para descansar! Este paquete incluye una noche en una de nuestras cabañas, un desayuno al día siguiente y un tour completo del santuario.

PRECIO (por persona)
1,060 BOB / 155 USD  
Eco Cabaña. Baño Privado

1,000 BOB / 148 USD  
Eco Hut. Baño compartido

Paquete completo de actividades de tres días

¡PRÓXIMAMENTE!

Reservar este tour con La Senda Verde ayuda a crear más fondos para los animales

ACERCA DEL OPERADOR 

Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking

Gravity es de lejos la mejor opción para hacer bicicleta de montaña por el camino más peligroso del mundo. Tiene el récord de seguridad más limpio de todas las agencias, ofrece las mejores bicicletas, equipo y guías. Gravity también ayuda a los demás, por eso es el operador exclusivo de bicicletas por el camino de la muerte para La Senda Verde.

LO QUE OFRECE GRAVITY

Lo sentimos, pero gravity no ofrece sus textos informativos en español

FOR more than 10 YEARS, GRAVITY HAS Pioneered SAFETY AND FUN IN MOUNTAIN BIKING IN BOLIVIA. Our COMMITMENT to not taking hidden shortcuts may not always be obvious to everyone, but here are THREE examples:

-Gravity buys only quality equipment (high-end models of brands like Hayes, Marzocchi and Fox to name a few) and bicycles (mid- to high-end Kona mountain bikes) and reinvests huge amounts in original and brand name parts for maintenance and continually improving our quality.

This means your bike runs super well, with reduced likelihood of equipment failure. This will increase the confidence you have in the bike at both slow or fast speeds.

While many new companies may buy brand-name bikes, often they purchase lower-end models with lower-end parts. These bikes never work as well as high-end bikes and quickly have maintenance issues. If the company involved has been selling their trips cheaply they soon find they don’t have enough money for high-quality maintenance, let alone replacing their fleet when it’s necessary — which means their bikes continue to deteriorate… meaning they have to cut their prices … meaning less money for maintenance, etc.

-Gravity invests in regular and extensive systems (rope, safety, first aid) and technical training and practice sessions for its staff to get them to an international level of expertise.

This means that we can manage the risks during the day… and if someone has a crash or an emergency we can respond professionally and effectively.

The majority of the newer companies have simply not invested in this kind of training and definitely do not have the years of experience that Gravity staff do. This means that rides are not risk-managed; if things go wrong their response is likely to be “less than professional.”

-Gravity has over 10 years of experience operating the ride down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road” as well as many other rides. This experience, combined with our focus on fun, safety and professionalism, has resulted in Gravity being the only biking company in Bolivia that has been recommended in every guide book about Bolivia for the past 8+ years.

“It’s no accident” that Gravity is the only company with this reputation – it’s been earned through a commitment to quality, safety, fun and professionalism, year in and year out.

The “new kids on the block” have no answer for this other than conspiracy theories.  Below you can read a bit more about some of the major features of Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking.

Do we have it at Gravity?  Yes!

At Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, we believe that biking down The World s Most Dangerous Road is not the place to cut corners. We believe that our customers deserve nothing but the best in order to reduce the risks on this incredible route and to increase the fun on this “adventure of a lifetime.” With more than 12 years of experience guiding more than 50,000 people down the WMDR Gravity has developed extremely sophisticated systems for guiding the road, training its staff, maintaining its bikes and constantly improving operations. Our unwavering commitment to improving the ride experience for our customers is reflected in the following list of unique features that Gravity offers, asking these same questions of our competitors will quickly highlight the differences:

  • Do you have 12+ years of experience guiding on the WMDR and throughout Bolivia? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you have the best safety record on the road? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you take a full stock of first aid supplies and equipment on every ride? At Gravity – YES! (enough to perform minor surgery!)
  • On every ride do you take rope rescue equipment, including over 100m of ropes, harnesses, backboards, braces, etc…? At Gravity – YES!
  • Are all of your guides Rope Rescue Certified? At Gravity – YES!
  • Are all of your guides First Aid Certified? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you provide a Native English Speaking guide with every trip? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you provide at the very least 1 fully trained and certified guide for every 7 riders? At Gravity – YES!
  • Are your guides trained bike mechanics that can fix and adjust bikes for clients on the ride? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you give special attention to each client and their bikes to ensure their safety and enjoyment throughout the ride? At Gravity – YES!
  • Are your guides among the best mountain bikers in Bolivia, who are consistently competing in and winning national competitions? At Gravity – YES
  • After every ride are your bikes fully serviced by professionally trained mechanics who work full time for your company? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you service your bikes in South America’s biggest bike workshop? At Gravity – YES!
  • Are all the bikes you give clients no more than two years old? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you invest a considerable amount of money into original and name brand parts that keep your bikes the best on the road? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you provide every client with a full-suspension bike? At Gravity – YES!
  • Are all of your bikes equipped with top-of-the-line hydraulic disc brakes with original brake pads? At Gravity – YES!
  • Are the vehicles you provide for transportation regularly serviced and in good upstanding condition? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do the people who ride with you have ample space and comfort on your vehicles? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you end the ride at an exclusive Animal Refuge with hot showers, a pool, tons of amazing animals, and a buffet of homemade pasta, salad and bread? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you financially support the Animal Refuge with a proportion of our income to ensure that it can continue to grow and develop its excellent work? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you allow your clients the option to do the uphill section of the ride? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you give every person that goes on your ride a great high-quality free t-shirt? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you provide each person with a top-of-the-line helmet, high-quality goggles, gloves, pants and jacket, and safety vest? At Gravity – YES!
  • Do you give back to the communities you ride through with special programs, tourism development, and special rides? At Gravity – YES!
POLÍTICAS DE CANCELACIÓN Y SEGUROS

Información proporcionada por gravity únicamente en inglés

If you book a tour with Gravity and then have to cancel or change the date FOR ANY REASON (including arriving late on the morning of the ride), we will not be able to refund your full payment. Below are our cancellation penalties. These reflect the cost to us of your cancellation and, in particular, the fact that if you cancel at the last minute we will not be able to fill your place on the tour (but still need to pay our guides, mechanics, transport, etc.)

  • On the morning of the ride: 100% penalty
  • After office hours the day before the ride: 100% penalty
  • During office hours, the day before the ride: 50% penalty
  • Two days before the ride: 25% penalty (UNLESS WE CAN FILL YOUR SPACE, IN WHICH CASE US$5)

These penalties apply to both can AND/OR transfer to a ride on another date. If illness caused the problem, ask our office for a “Cancellation Fee Receipt” that you may be able to present to your travel insurance claims department.

Gravity reserves the right to cancel or modify the trip for the safety, of its participants or where conditions make the tour unfeasible in its advertised form. In such an occurrence, Gravity will try to provide safe and fun alternative activities of routes to the group on that day. Where the cancellation or modification is the result of circumstances outside of Gravity’s direct control (including, but not limited to, unseasonably bad weather, civil protests, an accident, or road closures or blockages), Gravity will not provide any refund. The only exception to this is on occasion where the actual tour activity was never started, in which case Gravity will provide a full refund. In instances where the cancellation part way through the tour resulted in less than 75% of the activity being undertaken, Gravity will offer a discount to participants towards a future Gravity tour. The amount of the discount is entirely at Gravity’s discretion.

INSURANCE

You MUST have insurance that covers you for the activity of mountain biking in order to partake in the Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking excursions. We find that MOST travel or health insurance policies include mountain biking or cycling as part of their covered sports activities. If yours does not, we offer a 3-day policy through Zurich Boliviana.

  • Your cost US$ 16— covers up to US$ 1000 of medical costs, less US. 50 ‘excess’
  • Your cost US$ 24— covers up to US$ 1600 of medical costs, less US. 50 ‘excess’
  • Your cost US$ 27—covers up to US$ 2000 of medical costs, less US. 50 ‘excess’
  • Your cost US$ 31 —covers up to US$ 3000 of medical costs, less US. 50 ‘excess’

Please consult the Gravity office personnel for more information regarding the policies offered.