Unicycling the Death Road in Bolivia

10 May 19 //

You might have heard of the World’s Most Dangerous Road(tm). Also known as the Yungas Road, the road claims some 200–300 lives annually. You’d start off from about 4650m above sea level and end at 1200m. That’s almost 3.5km of altitude change over the 65km route. Well, around 65km — I’ll explain.

I didn’t go to Bolivia intending to ride the route. In fact, I didn’t even know it was one of the marketed things to do. I brought along a 24″ unicycle and that’s too small a wheel size to travel that kind of distance.

The advertisements around La Paz convinced me otherwise. Most widely promoted was an MTB tour of the Yungas road with full equipment support. I […]

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