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Old 09-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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High Andes Bolivia Adventure Tour

Heading off for 3 weeks in Bolivia and Peru with Britton Adventures.

Here's a map and some of the places we'll be riding...


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Old 09-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Have a Great Tour

Love the Andes, have a great ride and post lots of pictures!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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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!

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #6
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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Subscribed! I'll be in Bolivia in December or January, and will be looking for some route suggestions through your RR. Have fun!
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #8
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You're skipping the best part in southern Bolivia.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:54 AM   #9
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:48 AM   #10
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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..





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







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



Visited the main Plaza and did a spot of people watching







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

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:37 AM   #11
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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

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #12
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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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Old 10-24-2012, 04:30 PM   #13
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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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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

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:01 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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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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