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Location: All rides leave from
La Paz, Bolivia, in the South
American Andes.

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Directions: The city of La Paz is located 25 minutes from El Alto International Airport La Paz, Bolivia. Please be aware that the city of La Paz is at 11,800 feet above sea level and that you will require a couple of easy days at this altitude before being able to ride.

Description of Bike Park: The area around La Paz, Bolivia, offers an incredible range of riding opportunities, from sedate 1-day dirt road downhill rides for all levels of riders, to challenging 1-day singletrack downhill rides, to multi-day rides up to two weeks in length. The spectacular geography of the region means almost all of our rides are predominantly downhill, with some involving vertical descents of over 14,000 feet in one day. Real masochists could, of course, do the rides in reverse!

Highlights include :

  • Four national-level downhill mountain bike race tracks, including one urban downhill course
  • One national-level 4x mountain bike race track
  • One Drops and Jumps park
  • Five massive vertical-descent dirt road rides (40+ miles, 90% downhill, over 11,000 feet vertical descent, including the internationally famous ride down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road”)
  • Seven intermediate-+ Secret Singletrack downhill 1-day rides of 10,000 feet (or more!) vertical descent.
  • Several fit-beginner XC-style 1-day rides
  • Ten different multi-day itineraries, including 2-country tours (Bolivia-Chile or Bolivia-Peru), cross country tours (do you fancy climbing 17,800 feet vertical from the coast of Chile to the mountains of Bolivia?) and Big Bouncy Bike adventures (how about 10 or more days of 10,000 feet vertical of singletrack descent EVERY DAY?)
  • One masochist’s delight uphill ride of 14,400 feet vertical climb in 56 miles (96% uphill!!) finishing at 17,600 feet
  • All rides are guided by our professional international guides with full vehicle support, coaching, food and instruction included. Our national champion Bolivian guides provide extra support on rides with bigger group sizes. We have 75 Kona mountain bikes available for rent, from hard-tail Hoss-Deeluxes to Coilers and Stinkys. We also provide 661 helmets and Kona gloves and armor

Accommodation:

La Paz is a modern city with a full range of very reasonably priced accommodation, from US$2/night backpacker hostels up on to US$100/night 5-star hotels.

Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking is pleased to invite you to stay at the Gravity Brew Hostel, a US$10/night backpacker hotel with its own microbrewery and rooftop barbecue (check our website for more details). It is ESSENTIAL to book in advance.

 

Bike Park Sponsors: Kona, Marzocchi, SixSixOne, Dragon, Hayes Disc Brakes, Truvativ, Saya Beer, and E-thirteen

Other Info: For assistance with all your travel requirements to get to La Paz, Bolivia, and for accommodation reservations please contact our travel agency partners, America Tours SRL (www.america-ecotours.com).

Web Site: http://www.gravitybolivia.com


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CHECK OUT LUCAS KANE'S STORY AND PICS FROM THE NWD VI FREERIDE TRIP


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Ride one of these custom 2006 Kona Coilers or Stab Garbanzos with Gravity Bolivia. Click thumbnails to view large image

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