Gravity Bolivia
Gravity Bolivia
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Adrenaline & Extreme ToursBike Tours
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Since 1998 we have been rip-roaring, hoot-hollerin, and loving the amazing trails only the Andes can provide. We have taken more than 90,000 riders on once-in-a-lifetime, 2-wheeled pleasure bombs, (lives well lived, that is) in the incredible Andes. We’re talking about the ancient birthplace of the Incas, 3000m+ (11,000 ft+) descents, glacier, jungle (in that order), outta this world and off the beaten path cultural experiences, scenery, and bragging rights. Bring a pen cuz we’ve got some bucket-list-lines-to-cross-out kind of adventures. And we have got just the adventure for you! We were the first company to ride Death Road in 1998 and all those years of experience ensure you'll have an amazing day with us! We are the only company in Bolivia which operates under international safety standards, our bikes are the best available, and our guides are internationally certified. For Death Road you go with the safest company possible, plus we finish at Senda Verde Animal Refuge!
La Paz, Bolivia
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stereomikeh
London, UK9 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Such an amazing day with Gravity, cycling the Death Road outside of La Paz. If you get the chance, do it, you won’t regret it. Gravity truly has the best bikes, gear and team. Thanks to Willy for driving us there safe and sound, how he could see the road in the fog I don’t know. Our guides were awesome. Marco kept the back markers safe and kept the group together. Our lead guide Garry was brilliant all day. Sharing lots of local knowledge about La Paz and the Death Road. His positive attitude, ensured that everyone participated and got involved. It was interesting and saddening to hear of some of the lost on the road, but helped to sharpen our sense to what lay ahead and keep us safe.

It was an early start with a 6:30am pick up in town. Then we took the mini bus ride (about 1hr 30) to the starting point, with a quick coffee stop along the way. The start of the trail is a tarred road, allowing you to get used to the bikes, Kona Stinky full suspension, very capable. A quick coffee stop along the way near to the checkpoint. We started the official Death Road approx 11am. From there the day went quickly. We had a 30 minute lunch stop with sandwiches and snacks provided after a couple of hours. It had rained recently so the trail was a bit more demanding than usual. Just don’t look down! I won’t spoil the surprises but it was fantastic, breathtaking scenery and sheer cliffs. Finishing at the animal sanctuary was great, hot food and showers were very welcome. We had a great group of people on our tour which kept spirits high and were a good laugh.

Gravity was the first to carve out the Death Road tour, if you want the best bikes, gear, safety and organisation, go with Gravity. Worth every penny.
Written January 8, 2020
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Brad W
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Sep 2020 • Solo
I did the Scree ride with Noel as my guide. Had an amazing time. If you're not familiar with scree, it's basically the loose gravel/shale/sediment you sometimes find at the top of a mountain (I'm no geologist, so take that with a grain of salt). It's a very different feel from single track or trail riding. Think of it as similar to skiing or snowboarding without a trail: you know your destination, and you pick your way of getting there, freestyle.
When we went, it just so happened to be snowing at the top of the mountain. This created the added challenge of riding on snow as well as scree. I didn't regret it at all. Such a unique feel and experience. Kind of a mix of riding, power sliding, with the occasional technical or jumpy bits if you choose. No worries if you fall...it's much more forgiving than a single track, as everything is nice and loose.
Noel (my guide) and Gustavo (the driver) were great. Super accommodating, did a great job explaining everything (perfect English if you need it), and were really able to recognize my ability level. That meant we were able to push it to my limit and give me a challenge, while not taking it too far. We did multiple runs down the mountain, taking unique paths each time so each time it was a new adventure.
The views were amazing! Starting from the top at about 4800 meters (almost 16k feet) above sea level, it felt and looked like we were actually in a cloud. Taking runs from the snow-capped mountain into the little valleys and river beds, you could see all kinds of vegetation pop up. Then at the end, we took a dirt road and old mining trail back down towards the city of La Paz, passing by a beautiful reservoir that was nestled between the mountain peaks.
Definitely recommend you give Scree a try, especially if you are used to riding on trails or more technical single track; it's a great way to mix it up. My advice: it is very high up above sea level. So if you are not used to riding at altitude, give yourself a little time beforehand to acclimate, and stay hydrated! Have fun, be open minded, and be ready to slide!
Written September 25, 2020
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CHTraveller
Bern, Switzerland34 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The tour was very well organized. Pick-up worked perfectly, all guides were very friendly and competent and the gear and bikes were in very good condition. They instructed us well, made sure to make strategic stops along the way to re-check the bikes, inform us on the road ahead and check everyone is instructed. They provided everything we needed. Can definitely recommend, Noel, Marco, Kenneth as well as the driver Israel all did a great job!
Written February 20, 2022
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Outdoorpartner
Layton, UT1,773 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
This ride was the most fun activity of my 16 days in Bolivia. Although I mountain bike single track at home, I was apprehensive that this ride was going to be really bumpy and my arms/shoulders/neck were going to take a beating. I’m happy to say that the bikes supplies have enough suspension travel that a sore upper body was not a problem.

The morning breakfast at the coffee shop was delicious- including egg and fruit. I was paired up with one other rider. I almost had a private ride! The safety equipment was really good and the jacket and pants supplied kept you warm. Everything fit well.

Remy was my cheerful guide. I can’t believe he’s been doing this ride for 12 years and is still so enthusiastic. The van was always close by, which was great because I kept shedding layers of clothing. Remy stopped for photo ops, history, views, to warn us of sharp curves, etc. There were plenty of stops. We saw other groups of riders, but it was easy to pass them.

It was so interesting to see the high altitude landscape gradually turn into jungle complete with banana trees and giant ferns. I was so sad when we reached the end. I wanted more riding!

To my knowledge, Gravity is the only company who ends in the animal sanctuary. It costs an extra 80 B to get the full animal sanctuary tour. There were lots of animals and birds including 3 Andean bears and (I believe) 5 jaguars. I was so impressed by the sanctuary that I plan to donate money when I get home.

The drive back to LaPaz from the end was 3 hours. So it was almost a 12 hour day. But definitely one of the most memorable days of my life. I would love to try one of Gravity’s other single track tours if I ever come back to Bolivia!
Written September 20, 2023
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Heather_Kingston
Kingston upon Thames, UK7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Lots of good prep before the ride. Felt safe as we were briefed on what to expect before each section and where the dangers were and previous sad accidents. The ride itself was not that dangerous unless you got over confident and lost concentration. Bikes are proper downhill bikes with excellent brakes and suspension. I was pleasantly surprised that after 4 hours I had no aches and pains. Would 100% recommend Gravity for a safe and enjoyable ride. Also recommend the animal sanctuary which is included.
Written February 4, 2020
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NormaJean R
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
Gravity Tours is the BEST!!! Noel Marco and all who guided the day we went were incredible!! Helpful, thorough, and at all times our safety was of mist importance!! The weather was extremely blustery with sliding on the road up and traffic that had. Not dealt with snow but Gravity took they’re time and made the best decisions for our safety mostly upon return with the unknown weather at the end of our ride. Thanks guys for a HELL of a good ride!!! The bikes, gear, shirts breakfast lunch all was a grand time!! Loved it!! Thanks team!! NormaJean and Eric
Written May 8, 2023
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Linda T
San Francisco, CA16 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Had a great trip with Gravity!! Highly recommend! Safety was my biggest concern and we are experienced mt bikers…… our guide Damien and Ruben were excellent and kept us current with expectations Along the way. The bikes were well-maintained and comfortable. I really appreciated Our driver, Guillermo because the roads to and from are challenging and he was very safe!!!

Do not miss this trip. It was a really a highlight!!
Written October 12, 2023
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Yvonne P
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had an unbelievable day with our guide Noel, and Alvaro! It was a ones in a life time experience, our bus driver Jhonny was insane! was Crazy to see how he managed the “death road”🙌 and the undescribable traffic in Bolivia! Thanks guys 🙏🏻 if you visit La paz, you have to do this ride ♥️
Written December 19, 2023
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Branko I
Slovenia2 contributions
May 2022
We did "Size Matters" tour (Chacaltaya - Zongo village)
Very professional booking in your office (thanks Ethel). Our guide Noel is really good guy with lot of experiences. Thanks for spent my birthday with him. Cheers with Huari!
Written May 30, 2022
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Universal Traveller
Juchen, Germany285 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Cycling the Death Road was on my bucket list for so many years. It was definitely one of the coolest things that I have done during my South America trip and a Must-Do when in Bolivia!

Of all the companies offering Death Road bicycle tours, Gravity has been in business the longest. And as I joined their tour, I could see why. Their guides were professional, and their bikes were high-end and well maintained.

They also went out of their way to make sure we all made it back at the end of the day. The bikes had excellent, well calibrated brakes, and helmets and other protective gear were also provided.

Our guides even stopped us ahead of particularly dangerous stretches of road to give detailed and clear safety briefings and instructions.
Written March 24, 2019
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