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North Yungas Road, Bolivia

From series “Most Spectacular Mountain Roads”
Lenght: 70 km.

The worldwide known Death road is in Bolivia. An incredibly difficult and dangerous route connects the city of La Paz and Coroico. It is a very narrow and full of sharp turns serpentine road that bears no resemblance to those mountain roads which can be seen in many other states. The track which has a length of about 70 kilometres almost completely lacks any coverage and protecting walling.

North Yungas Road, Bolivia According to statistics, about 30 serious accidents happens on the track every year. From 100 to 200 people die on the road annually since its opening. Very often accidents happen with tourist buses and trucks, who simply cannot safely overcome the narrow track sections and slide off the precipice. The first mountain road in these places was built over 80 years ago. Thousands of Paraguayan prisoners have been involved in this work. Over the years the track has not changed much. In many areas there is still no asphalt coating, the warning signs are still out of the question.

The trail starts at an altitude of 330 meters above sea level and gradually rises to an altitude of 3600 km. By an unspoken rule the advantage have those vehicles that climb the hill. In 1995 the Death road has been recognized as the most dangerous one in the world. Travellers who’re planning to ride by car should take into consideration that a significant portion of the transport stream is massive trucks and buses. Numerous cyclists also complicate the situation. Inexperienced drivers are not recommended to set out in the rain. Next - Pasubio

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Fuel station: 'Gasolinera Uchumachi' in 20 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Recreo Familiar Chicharroneria La Pampa de San Benito' in 6.33 km

Nearest airports:
 »  El Alto International Airport LPB - in 65 km
 »  Oruro Airport ORU - in 190 km
 »  Chacalluta International Airport ARI - in 367 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near North Yungas Road

Hotel Cabanas Paradise

Located in 11 km from North Yungas Road
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Rooms: 6
Providing a tranquil environment, the rooms and bungalows in Hotel Cabanas Paradise feature either private or shared bathrooms, scenic views and TVs. … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Gloria Coroico

Located in 20 km from North Yungas Road
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Rooms: 25
Offering scenic views of the coca fields and the surrounding valleys, bright rooms at Gloria Coroico have spacious seating areas and cable TV. Some … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Rio Selva Yungas

Located in 24 km from North Yungas Road
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Rooms: 118
With private balconies overlooking the river, rooms at Rio Selva Yungas feature spacious seating areas with minibars. They are decorated with tiles … More: photo, rates and booking
Boutique Eco Resort & Spa Allkamari

Located in 49 km from North Yungas Road
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Rooms: 9
Guests at Allkamari can enjoy a horse riding excursion to Palca Canyon, or an alternative healing clay bath therapy. They can also paraglide or … More: photo, rates and booking

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