Mountain Biking

7 Of The Gnarliest Mountain Bike Trails In The World

How many of these will you be adding to your bucket list?

Watch your step! Photo:

Back in 1995, the Yungas Road was officially entitled the most dangerous road in the world. An average of 200 to 300 travellers die here each year – including 18 cyclists since 1998.

It’s made up 43-mile single track road leads from La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia with 2000ft cliff drops and no guard rail.

Combine this with heavy rain in monsoon season and risk of rockfalls in summer, and you’ve got one sketchy road!

Why is it so popular with mountain bikers? Well, there’s a glorious 40 mile stretch of solely downhill riding with only a tiny uphill part.

If this isn’t enough to scare the bejeezus out of you, then try the Ayma trail near La Paz. Check it out in the video below – just ignore the terrible music and focus on the insane terrain!


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