At a leisurely pace, it takes about five hours to complete the route. If you have no experience with difficult cycling trails, it is recommended to travel in a group with a guide. The guides will tell you which areas to pay special attention to, as well as organize stops during which you can have a snack, relax and take photos. Apart from the ability to ride a bicycle, special skills are not required – the main thing is to maintain concentration and pay attention to the road boulders, which the locals call "baby heads".
The optimal time to travel along the Death Road is from May to October. At this time there is the dry season in Bolivia, which means you can avoid additional hazards: fog, rain and degraded soil.