Bolivia

Jammin thru the Global South

Video from Bolivia: Lago Titicaca

July 22, 2010A taste of riding in Bolivia, around the immense and beautiful Lago Titicaca, the world’s highest, largest lake situated at 3,800 m (12,500 ft). This is from Copacabana, near the Peruvian border, heading to La Paz. The asphalt was perfect and the sun was shining strong with very little traffic. Fun to be…

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Bolivia, Part 3: Yungas and Mud Riding

August 3 – 9, 2010I left La Paz and headed north to more remote regions of Bolivia towards the Brazilian border about a 1,000 km (625 mi) away and most of it was off-road. The road plunges from the heights of the Andes, down to the Yungas and finally onto the savanna leading to the…

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Bolivia, Part 4: Hot and Dusty across the Pampas

August 9 – 13, 2010After being stuck in Rurrenabaque, in northern Bolivia, for a few days waiting on petrol, the ride was on again. North to Brazil.Eager to get back on the trail, I left Rurrenabaque around 3pm after getting petrol and packing up.I didn’t make it far before deciding to find a place to…

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Bolivia II, Part 2: Ruta del Che Guevara

December 11 – 14, 2010With sanDRina all ready for the Lagunas Route, I still had some things to source in Sucre, namely a down sleeping bag. But between here and there was the Ruta del Che, some beautiful off-road riding through small towns and villages that played host to the final days of Che Guevara.With…

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Bolivia II, Part 3: Sucre thru Tupiza to Atocha

December 15 – 18, 2010I spent a few days in Sucre, getting acclimatized and making final preparations for the Lagunas Route. A prominent statue at the center of revolutionary leader Antonio José de Sucre, whom the city is named after. He was a Venezuelan general and the right-hand man of Simón Bolívar, who together orchestrated…

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Bolivia II, Part 4: Salar de Uyuni

December 19 – 20, 2010The one place I really wanted to experience in South America was the Salar de Uyuni and thus I made a big detour from southern Brazil to come back to Bolivia before heading south. The timing didn’t work out on the first attempt when I came down from the north and…

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Video from Bolivia: The Lagunas Route

December 20 – 24, 20106 days across remote high-altitude southwestern Bolivia in a strange Mars-like landscape. The toughest riding I’ve done with lots of deep sand and rocks for 500 kms. Epic views and camping. Average altitude was around 4,000 m (13,000 ft), peaking at 5,000 m (16,400 ft).Click here for more Videos.

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