You’ve seen photos of these rides on international blogs, read about their technical difficulties on Pinkbike, and probably even dreamed about their terrain in your sleep – dirt, gravel, fields, mud, fresh snow, Incan cobblestone paths, and especially pure air. If these trails look like places where the best riders in the world might go to get photographed, that’s because they are.
Our Pros Ride takes you on two weeks of unbeatable downhill adventure. When the big names come to us for help finding action shots for their sponsors, we give them this tour – arguably the best Bolivian mountain biking experience available. With variety in elevation, scenery, style, and difficulty, the Pros Ride will guarantee you a bigger and better relationship with the incredible Bolivian wilderness than any other adrenaline-seeking travelers can hope to find. Get some action shots of your own – and find out what you’re made of.
Our itinerary is always customizable, depending on your fitness level and desire for challenge:
Welcome to La Paz!
- Arrival (we can suggest accommodation with pancakes)
- Acclimatization: you’re at 3,640 meters (11,942 feet) above sea level!
- See the city (e.g., browse the Witches’ Market for gifts and trinkets)
- Half-Day Skree: like skiing… on gravel… on a bike!
- World s Most Dangerous Road: the classic
- Secret Single Track: (ssh!)
- Trip to Sajama, the tallest mountain in Bolivia
- Urmiri: the cactus trails
- Sorata: why three days? Because it looks like this.
- Chorro Trail: give your tires (and brain) a workout
- Chacaltaya – Zongo: begins in the snow atop what was formerly the highest ski resort in the world at around 5,345 meters (17,536 ft) and ends in the sweltering Amazon basin at around 1,000 meters (3,280 ft). We’ll do the math for you: it’s 4,300 meters (14,100 ft) of altitude loss.
- World s Most Dangerous Road or Half-Day Skree… whichever you didn’t do
- More single-track, more secrets (ssh!)
- Chill out in Coroico… and soar across the valley on the famous Zipline
- More time in crazy La Paz (visit the Coca Museum, dive into the nightlife)
- Head on home with pictures, stories, and bruises. Trust us: pain never felt so good!
- A full-suspension Kona Stinky* for every rider (and spare parts, just in case)
- A highly-trained and certified guide (native English-speaking)
- A private support vehicle with first-aid supplies, tools, and storage space
-A knowledgeable driver who can handle the terrain
- Helmets (full-face and/or dirt-jump)
- Gear: body armor, gloves, knee/shin/elbow pads
- Food: Homemade sandwiches, water, snacks and beer (for lunch on your day trips)
- CDs/file of awesome pics/vids of you, taken by us on our cameras (and yours!)
- Our signature Gravity buff to protect your face while riding – yours to cherish forever
- Entry to La Senda Verde, the animal refuge we support (WMDR only). Monkeys!
- Bragging rights to your buddies, bosses, old rivals and future grandchildren
- Our local knowledge/advice (we live here)
- The chance to browse our Gravity store in person (cool swag)
- A peek at our workshop, which is the largest bike workshop in South America
*Or your own bike, if you’ve got one