Ride to historical treasures of Bolivia

Bolivia - 21 days trip with motorcycle - starting at € 2895
Salar de Uyuni, a spot out of your imagination.
Admire the splendid islands of sun and moon.
Live a true adventure with the "Road of death".
Guide speaks : French, English,
21 day trip
Driving 15 day
6h per day
Intermediate
with guide
2900km in total
From September to October
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  • From 12 September 2018 to 02 October 2018 starting at 2895 €
Roland - Bolivia - Motorcycle

Roland

Spécialiste Motorcycle

Bolivia

I have always traveled with my bike, no matter where I go. Since I arrived in Bolivia in 1997 for a development cooperation project, I stayed there. Today, I live…

Located in Altiplano, Bolivia

Ride on the mythical Bolivian roads

Bolivia motorcycle tours for those who want to see the highlights of this spectacular country. Lots of off-road, but nothing too difficult for the average motorcyclist. Ascending to 5,000-meters and back down, tours provide a selection of the best motorcycle-roads available including the infamous “Death Road”. Starting with the “Ruta del Che” we make our way to Sucre, the capital of Bolivia. Continuing our ascent, we reach the world’s highest city and the longest operating silver mine in the world. These landmarks are followed by the largest salt-flats and the highest navigable lake. We continue with the most dangerous road until we reach the highest statue of Christ in South America. Truly, this is a tour filled with extremes of all natures. The tour always starts on Wednesday !

Map of your Motorcycle road trip :

Day 1

Airport pickup at Viru viru, Santa Cruz

We pick you up at the airport of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and drive to the small town Samaipata, 120-kilometers away. There we check into a comfortable hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing and resting from the flight. If your flight arrives late then we will spend the night in Santa Cruz. In that case, the following day is considered day one.

Day 2

Samaipata

We start our Bolivia motorcycle adventure with a briefing where we learn more about our route, odd local “traffic rules”, and about each other. To get acquainted with your bike we go for a ride to the archeological site “El Fuerte”, an Incan town built around the largest stone-sculpture in the Americas.

Day 3

To La Higuera

175 km

In the morning, we go towards the tiny mountain-village of La Higuera, the location where revolutionary hero Ernesto Che Guevara was captured and executed. We stop for lunch in Vallegrande where we visit the “Che Guevara” museum and the hospital where Che’s lifeless body was presented to the world. At the end of the afternoon, we arrive in La Higuera. With some luck you can have a chat with eye-witnesses of the historic events.

Day 4

To Villa Serrano

120 km

After visiting the school building where Che Guevara was killed, we head towards Villa Serrano. On the suspension-bridge over the Rio Grande, we’ll have a picnic lunch and if the water level is right then you can go for a swim. We’ll arrive in Villa Serrano in the afternoon where, if we are lucky, we can see the world’s largest charango. The six-meter tall guitar was built to commemorate don Mauro, a local charango hero.

Day 5

To Sucre

190 km

We continue our Bolivia motorcycle tours by heading for Villa Serrano early so we can visit the Tarabuco “Sunday-market”. This is the only place in Bolivia where you can take photos of traditionally dressed indigenous people without them turning away or throwing stuff at you. After lunch we continue to Sucre. The rest of the afternoon and evening is for exploring this beautiful colonial city. The city-center itself, originally Bolivia’s capital, is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Day 6

To Potosi

155 km

On smoothly paved roads, we climb towards the Altiplano high planes until we reach Potosi. At 4,000-meters above sea level, Potosi is the highest city in the world. In the afternoon, we visit the “miner’s market” where you can buy anything, ranging from coca leaves to dynamite. Our team will do a bit of shopping ourselves for a bit of fun later. We continue to the mines where we gear-up for our descent into the belly of “Pajcha Mama”. Here in Mother Earth, we see a 500-year-old, still operating silver mine… not suitable for claustrophobics! When we come out of the mines, we’ll find something to “blow up” with goodies bought at the market.

Day 7

To Uyuni

205 km

Crossing incredible scenery and passing tiny villages, we head to Uyuni where to visit a “train graveyard”. This fantastic collection of discarded railway material dates back to the 19th-century. The graveyard includes at least a dozen steam locomotives.

Day 8

Salar de Uyuni (Largest salt-flats in the world)

230 km

The Bolivia Salar de Uyuni tour brings us to a dried-up salt-lake the size of a small country or 11,000 square kilometers. With no trees, houses, roads or mountains the area consists of blue sky and white salt plains with zero perspective. Your brain will be thrown into a twist as you take the strangest photos imaginable. Please see our Bolivia Salar de Uyuni tour Weird Photo Contest. Even the human eye cannot see the difference between an actual car in the distance and a toy car nearby. Of course, we take some photos at the “Dakar Monument”.

Day 9

To Oruro

320 km

In the morning, we leave Uyuni behind and pass through several small villages. We make our way to Oruro, a community famous for its markets and barbeque restaurants.

Day 10

To Copacabana, Lake Titicaca

360 km

To avoid the chaotic traffic of El Alto, essentially an overgrown slum with more than a million inhabitants, we take a short-cut towards Lake Titicaca. Crossing the crystal-blue waters to the peninsula of famous Copacabana on a pontoon, we enjoy views of snowcapped mountains over a clear blue lake.

Day 11

“The island of the Sun” and "The island of the Moon"

Exchanging our bikes for a boat, we visit two legendary islands dating back to Incan times. On the “Island of the Sun”, we make a short hike with fantastic views along the mountains bordering Lake Titicaca.

Day 12

To La Paz

145 km

In the morning, we leave Lake Titicaca behind on our Bolivia motorcycle adventure and arrive in La Paz in the afternoon. It is possible to visit the “witches market” where you can buy anything. Items range from magic potions and amulets to mummified llama embryos. In the evening, we see the “changing of the guards” at the presidential palace.

Day 13

Visit Valle de la Luna, climb Chakaltaya

We visit the “Valle de la Luna”, or moon valley, a surreal valley filled with chaotic mud-sculptures from flooding. We ride to Chakaltaya, a 5,400-meter-high mountain. There is a ski-lodge at 5,300-meters which makes it the highest ski resort in the world. As an alternative, we offer a round trip by funicular. Uniquely, there are five available lines in service each made in Doppelmayr, Austria.

Day 14

The death road

85 km

From La Paz, we ride to Coroico on what was once officially “the most dangerous road in the world”. Plummeting down into the Yunga, the views are magnificent. If you keep your speed down then you have a very good chance to arrive safely in Coroico! For the brave, we’ll finish the ride with a 1.5-kilometer zip-line adventure.

Day 15

To Chulumani

78 km

We leave Coroico and follow narrow unpaved mountain-roads to Yungas, a town well known for its coca-plantations. Passing small picturesque mountain-villages, we’ll arrive in Chulumani around noon. Time to soak in the swimming pool or explore this bustling, yet chaotic “trade-center” of the Yungas.

Day 16

Chulumani to Quime

195 km

Again, an entire day of narrow, unpaved roads following deep ravines, crossing rivers, and passing tiny settlements. Late in the afternoon, we’ll arrive in Quime, a small town cradled by massive mountains. Our dinner and hotel will be very basic and very Bolivian.

Day 17

To Cochabamba

315 km

After a breakfast in the market, we leave Quime. Crossing several high mountain-passes at 4,500-meters, we make our way to Cochabamba, a very large city surrounded by huge mountains. Dinner will be a treat in what is considered the culinary capital of Bolivia.

Day 18

To Totora

145 km

In the morning, we visit the largest sculpture in South America. At almost 40 meters, it stands quite a taller than the famous “Cristo de Rio de Janeiro”. We leave the city to have a fresh trout or carp for lunch. Passing beautiful valleys, we make our way to Totora, a small colonial town in the mountains.

Day 19

To Samaipata

265 km

This last day of riding, we return to Samaipata via a marvelous motorcycle road that curves through the mountains.

Day 20

To Santa Cruz

We leave our bikes behind and set off for Santa Cruz where we can do some last-minute souvenir shopping and enjoy Brazilian Churasquero or oriental cuisine.

Day 21

To the airport

Always a sad moment when we say goodbye at the airport. But who knows? You won´t be the first to come back for more !

For this trip, your vehicle is: a KLR650 Kawasaki motorcycle, a DR650SE Suzuki motorcycle or a XR650R, XR400R, XR650L Honda motorcycle.

To drive this vehicle you need : sup. 125cc motobike licence.

Price for this road trip starts at 2895€ for each rider .

This price is intended by person and for a pair of a pilot and a pillion.

4095 € : Price for one rider for the one riding

1695 € : Price for one pillion

Price include :

  • Motorcycle
  • Fuel and oil
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport transfer

 

Price doesn’t include :

  • Alcohol
  • Minibar
  • Traffic fees
  • Snacks
  • Biking gear

From 12 September 2018 to 02 October 2018

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