If braving The World’s Most Dangerous Road wasn’t scary enough, travelers can now push their adventurous side to the limit with a ride along one of Bolivia’s best ziplines.
Developed in 2010 to build tourism in the Yungas region, Zzip the Flying Fox is a community minded business providing travelers with sky-high thrills over the Amazon. Located in the tranquil town of Yolosa (the finishing point of all Death Road tours) Zzip features a 1500 meter zip line that sees you whizzing rapidly along cables suspended above a valley or forest through the use of a harness and pulley system attached to the cables.
Operating daily from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 5pm, Zzip the Flying Fox is a high-quality, safe, not to mention fun, activity perfect for those seeking a thrill in Bolivia.
Zzip the Flying Fox has been constructed to provide an especially exciting version of a Zipline with long stretches of steel cable (1555m in total) suspended hundreds of meters above the valley floor and tensioned to enable participants to reach speeds of up to 85km/hr.
There are three different zip lines to experience:
You can choose how you want to go down these lines: head first and harnessed lying down (superman style) or old fashioned sitting up, harnessed around the legs.
Zzippers (that’s you!) descend sitting in a harness that is attached to the cable via a pulley and various security tapes. Zzippers also wear a helmet and thick gloves. After descending at full speed the natural curve of the cable slows the Zzipper before they arrive at the next base station. Alternatively the Zzipper can apply a brake to slow down more if they feel they’re going too fast.
Adults and children. Even those with a touch of vertigo will enjoy the experience as you can opt for a seated position, making the ride a little less daunting.
The whole activity takes approximately one hour from your arrival in Yolosa until you finish back in Yolosa after doing the zipline.
Morning Shift (9am to 11am)
The morning shift is a great opportunity for people who are staying overnight in Coroico or at La Senda Verde Eco-lodge and Animal Refuge and who’d like to enjoy the Zipline at a leisurely pace. The mornings are less rushed than the afternoons because the majority of the bike riders down Death Road don’t arrive to Yolosa until after 1pm.
If you are interested in doing the Zipline in the morning you can take a taxi or bus from Coroico down the hill (20-30 minutes) to Yolosa and you will find the zipline office just across the bridge.
Afternoon Shift (1pm to 5pm)
The afternoon shift is mainly aimed at bikers who have finished the Death Road tour. Travelers can usually request from their Death Road tour company to be taken to Yolosa to do the zipline before returning to La Paz.
The cost per person is 255bs (about $37 US).
By booking the zipline activity in combination with a Gravity Bolivia Death Road tour, you can receive a further $5 US off the price. Just make sure to mention your Death Road booking in the contact form below.