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Shewolfnz 09-26-2012 06:29 PM

High Andes Bolivia Adventure Tour
 
Heading off for 3 weeks in Bolivia and Peru with Britton Adventures. :clap

Here's a map and some of the places we'll be riding...
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poolman 09-26-2012 08:15 PM

Have a Great Tour
 
Love the Andes, have a great ride and post lots of pictures!

Oldone 09-26-2012 08:42 PM

Looking forward to it for sure......
 
This is another one that's going into my bookmarks. These are areas that I always find so interesting and I'm gonna be looking forward to them for sure. Thanks for taking the time for this. It'll be great!

Gary "Oldone" :gerg

Grampa’s Lake Superior Ride
Grampa’s National Monument Ride

DKW1200 09-26-2012 09:59 PM

Bolivia
 
This will be a great adventure. I rode the same roads back in January. I suggest you bring some good altitude meds from home. They're hard to find if you need them. You'll ride up to 13,300 feet between La Paz and the road of death. Also take pepper spray. It keeps the road dogs at bay. You dont want a bite on these desolate roads. I know from experience. Say hello to Sucre, my favorite city in Bolivia. You're going to have a lot of fun. Check out the attached youtube link of my ride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap7bEDySl0I

Comrade Art 09-26-2012 10:38 PM

Have a good ride and stay safe :thumb

Micawberism 10-02-2012 12:31 AM

Go you good thing!!!


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Parcero 10-05-2012 10:15 AM

Subscribed! I'll be in Bolivia in December or January, and will be looking for some route suggestions through your RR. Have fun!

Misery Goat 10-05-2012 10:57 AM

You're skipping the best part in southern Bolivia. :deal

Llamaha 10-12-2012 04:54 AM

Worlds best dirt bike country imo =)

Shewolfnz 10-15-2012 04:48 AM

Arriving in La Paz
 
After meeting up in Auckland with the other group members the flight was a long one, but once we left Santiago (via Iquique) the views were stunning to La Paz.

First glimpse of the Andes..

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and there it is - the country we're riding through...

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Arriving in La Paz we spent 4 hours here before heading to Cochabamba where we pick up the bikes. I wasn't feeling too well with a combination of long flight, altitude and car sick - but thankfully the Diamox and sensible introduction to altitude (after today that is) meant for better adjustment.

La Paz

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/...2/P1030188.jpg

Visited the main Plaza and did a spot of people watching

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Heres the group from NZ: Scott & Alison, me, Robert, Bryan, John, Brian (Giff) and Ian

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Martynho 10-15-2012 06:37 AM

Have a great ride!
 
Subscribed!

I just did a tour of the South Western corner of Bolivia, it is truly an awesome place to be and ride. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

I note you are going to the town of Uyuni (which is a bit of dump) but not going across the Salar which is west of the town? Surely a mistake on the map? If not you really need to bug your guide to take you across it to one of the islands at least, it is one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have on a motorcycle.

cheers - Martyn

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825175

Shewolfnz 10-24-2012 04:28 PM

What a ride...
 
Back in EnZed and still reeling from the fantastic riding and scenery Bolivia served up. A ton of photos are uploading and mountains of Contour footage to come on our escapades and adventures - of which there were a few!


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Shewolfnz 10-24-2012 04:30 PM

hey there, the map was a quick representation before I left - and we switched some of the La Paz/Titicaca days around but it was roughly the same.

We went a far way into the Salar but sadly didn't get to visit one of the islands..would love to spend more time here, it's simply stunning.

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Originally Posted by Martynho (Post 19820500)
Subscribed!

I just did a tour of the South Western corner of Bolivia, it is truly an awesome place to be and ride. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

I note you are going to the town of Uyuni (which is a bit of dump) but not going across the Salar which is west of the town? Surely a mistake on the map? If not you really need to bug your guide to take you across it to one of the islands at least, it is one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have on a motorcycle.

cheers - Martyn

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825175


krazykiwi 10-24-2012 05:01 PM

Hey SheWolf
Was great to have you along and glad you enjoyed yourself. We sure did have some adventures!

If anyone is interested we have a brand new tour called "Salt and Che" coming up. Kick off November 26th end December 11th. We'll be following la ruta del Che "the route of Che" plus visiting the Salar de Uyuni and Lake Titicaca. If interested please PM me for more details.

Shewolfnz 10-25-2012 01:59 PM

Uyuni and the Train Graveyard
 
These will be out of whack with the trip schedule, it just depends which bit of video I'm editing at the time!

We visited a cool train graveyard before hitting the Salt Plains
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