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Bolivia Death Road

By Era Kapoor
  • Aug 14, 2017
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Bolivia has emerged as a destination for thrill seekers in the recent times. And the country's North Yungus Road in the La Paz region is the top attraction. Nicknamed the 'Death Road' by locals, the 56 km stretch has earned itself a bad reputation.

 

Every year, nearly 300 people lose their lives in accidents here. But that has only made it more appealing for thrill seekers. To satisfy them, every year, the SkyRace cycle and running event takes place. The road is just a few meters wide at places with a drop of thousands of feet just inches from the tyres. Here are some pictures from this year's event.

1. Travelling the Death Road on a bicycle is among Bolivia's most popular tourist attractions.

 

Bolivia Death Road

2. A participant of the Skyrace competition runs on the "Death Road".

 

Bolivia Death Road

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3. Cyclists rest during the Skyrace competition in 15,000ft descent "Death Road".

Bolivia Death Road

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4. A participant of the Skyrace competition running on the most dangerous road in the world.

Bolivia Death Road

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