FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Cycle Death Road in Bolivia

by Jack Guy

Jul 13, 2015

Death Road, Bolivia © Kristen De Graauw | Dreamstime


Thrill-seekers who like to have their fun on two wheels should check out the Death Road from La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia.

The appropriately named Death Road is a popular route for mountain bikers from the Andes down to the rainforest below. Riders descend from15,260 feet at La Cumbre pass to 3,960 feet at the town of Coroico, all over a distance of just 40 miles. 

Combine the steep gradient with the fact that most of the road is just 10 feet wide, and the reasons for its moniker start to become a little clearer. The road used to handle heavy traffic from the Bolivian capital down to the rainforest regions, and a rumored 300 deaths per year are evidenced by the sight of the wooden crosses which dot the roadside around the hairpin bends.

Since a new, safer route was constructed, the old road has largely become the domain of adventurous mountain bikers. Needless to say, the dangers of the road are hardly mitigated by even high-end equipment. There isn’t much that kneepads and a helmet can do when you’re falling 2,000 feet to the valley floor below.

Despite the danger, or perhaps because of it, the Death Road is one of Bolivia’s biggest tourist attractions. Organize your day tour in La Paz, where around 30 tour operators ply their wares with the standard of equipment and guiding highly variable. It is best to go with one of the larger outfitters, who tend to have well-maintained bikes and knowledgeable guides. 

That said, it’s just you and the road when you’re out there. 


Insta Feed
Health & Wellness
Sep 22, 2023

Tap into Blue Zone Health Benefits with This New Hotel Package

Blue Zones are locations throughout the world wherein individuals live the longest and the healthiest lives. There are only five places in the world ranked as Blue Zones – Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. Often, these zones are credited with providing residents the perfect mixture of healthy diet, physical activity and social connections needed to live an extra-long, healthy life.

Fill Your Heart with Ireland

Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?

Sep 21, 2023

Fall Staycation Gifts for Loved Ones (or As a Treat-Yourself Present)

Run out of vacation days for fall? Wanting to enjoy the new season at home with family and friends (or on your own for some me time)? This autumn, whether you’re heading off on a nearby weekend camping trip and need some quality items to elevate your experience, or simply staying home and wanting to enjoy the cooler weather and watch Halloween movies, these fall staycation items are just the thing this season:

Destinations / North America
Sep 21, 2023

Kinship Landing Connects Guests to Locale with Ultimate Adventure Concierge

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kinship Landing is a 42-key hotel providing a one-of-a-kind glamping experience centered around personal connection, community and unparalleled adventure.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.

Products / Beauty
Sep 21, 2023

Enjoy Vegan and Clean-Ingredient Beauty Products in All Travel Sizes

Hate juggling all your beauty products as you travel? Can’t find your favorite beauty products in a travel size and hate attempting to squirt, squeeze and stuff products into new, TSA-approved containers for liquids, creams and gels? A new beauty and grooming brand dedicated to travel may make your life easier.