Thanks to the collaboration with Davide Biga Adventure Dream and the thirty-year experience of Giuseppe Trami of Motochasqui, it is the most complete journey that can be done in Bolivia, from the Bolivian Amazon to the Yungas, the tropical wet forest area of Samaipata, the “Che” route Guevara between Vallegrande and La Higuera through the semi-desert valleys of the Rio Grande. The boundless plains of the Bolivian plateau, the salar of Uyuni, the colored lagoons and the volcanoes. Climbing the mountain range you will discover the magnificent and suggestive landscapes of the Bolivian plateau and then you will cross the thousand valleys of the Andes mountain range and you will descend into the production area of the Coca leaf between Chulumani and Coroico. Finally, you will go up the “Ruta de la Muerte” to La Paz to visit the Bolivian capital flying over it with the various cableway lines.
Good off road driving experience required
In the heart of South America… an amazing trip for true motocyclists, but which will give you a unique memory … forever.
Minimum 9 motorcycles- Minimum 9 participants
Departure from Rome Fiumicino or Milan to Santiago de Chile with flight operated by Alitalia or another IATA carrier in economy class. Meals, movies and overnight stay on board.
Arrival in Santa Cruz de La Sierra in the early morning. Meeting with our local assistants and you are ready to go. You head towards the first offshoots of the Andes mountain range climbing from 400 meters of the Santa Cruz plain to 1600 meters of Samaipata. The road crosses the green hills between La Guardia, El Torno and finally La Angostura where you take the valley of the Rio Piray climbing ever more immersed in the lush vegetation of the Elbow of the Andes, with the red rock mountains with the shape of a "panettone" typical of the Amazonian Sierra.
A few kilometers from the village of Samaipata we climb the hill of El Fuerte, from which you have a spectacular view of the transition zone between the first hills of the Andes and the wide Amazonian plain further away to the east. From the two observation towers you can see the ruins from above, the gigantic carved monolith and the buildings of the square, the houses of the priests and the market. The El Fuerte complex was occupied in 2000 BC from different ethnic groups such as the Chanè and Chiriguano, originally from the forest, and it was only in 1470 that the most famous tenants, the Incas, arrived. When the Spaniards arrived and occupied the site in 1600 it had already been abandoned.
Free dinner and overnight stay at the hostel.
Samaipata is a small town of 10000 inhabitants founded by the Spaniards, the name derives from Quechua and means "rest on the heights". It owes its name to the settlement of the ancient ceremonial center - known as Fuerte - not far away, declared in 1998 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You visit the square with the colonial church which houses the carved and covered in gold leaf high altar of the 17th century, a true jewel of colonial art.
The very calm and relaxed air you breathe in the village, far from the chaos of the city and with a temperate climate, together with the proximity to the Inca Fort and the Amborò National Park have made this hilly paradise a destination not to be missed for many globetrotters, many of whom have taken root here.
You have breakfast at the Samaipata market with traditional sweets, followed by a small information briefing and departure to La Higuera. After taking our motorcycles you advance on the first mountain ranges of the Andes elbow, so this area is called because of the sharp curve that the Andean mountain range makes to head south towards Argentina. After a couple of steps at about 3000 meters you go downhill on Vallegrande leaving the green and humid area of the Sierra behind you for a completely different scenery, dry and arid, with cactus and thorny trees, entering the valleys chosen by Ernesto Che guevara for the guerrilla war against the dictatorship of General Barrientos.
You visit the mausoleum built where Che Guevara and his guerrillas were buried in a mass grave at the end of the runway at Vallegrande airport. Returning to the center of the village, you visit the old hospital laundry where Che's corpse was exposed to the press remained identical over time, the only building of the guerrilla years in Bolivia preserved.
You begin to climb the cordillera in the historical places of guerrilla warfare, in a landscape of mountains and valleys as far as the eye can see. 60 km from Vallegrande you arrive in La Higuera, where you visit the small museum dedicated to Che Guevara, which stands where once there was the school where he was imprisoned and then killed by the military. Free dinner and overnight stay at the hostel.
Breakfast and ready to go from 2200 to 870 meters down into the Rio Grande valley, still changing landscape and climate. The first parrots are seen and the dry heat begins to be felt. After a thousand curves and mountains in the afternoon you are in Villa Serrano, a small mountain town, famous for its musical tradition and the manufacture of Charango, an instrument similar to the mandolin of Spanish origin. Free dinner and overnight stay in a family hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. From Villa Serrano you have a beautiful asphalt road to Tarabuco, known for its very colorful and folkloric Sunday market as well as for the bloodthirstiness of the fighters who from this country faced the Spanish soldiers in the war of independence. You continue to Sucre where you have lunch overlooking the beautiful square overlooked by the house De la Libertad, where the first Constitution of the Republic of Bolivar was drawn up, the colonial-era cathedral and the Government Palace. You settle in the hotel and with an italian speaking local guide you visit the city. In 1991, UNESCO recognized Sucre as a world heritage site. The city attracts thousands of tourists every year thanks to the well-preserved colonial buildings.
Free dinner. You can dine in the hotel restaurant located next to the Convent de la Recoleta where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city, a real crib of lights from which dozens of churches and convents from the Spanish era appear.
Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Sucre behind and descend on the Rio Pilcomayo, which divides the regions of Sucre and Potosì, you stop to admire the beautiful recently restored suspension bridge. Potosì which is famous for the mountain called Cerro Rico, a gigantic silver mine, is located at an altitude of 4090 meters and is considered one of the highest cities in the world.
In 1987 the city became part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in recognition of the extraordinary amount of industrial monuments (such as aqueducts and artificial lakes that supplied water to silver mines) and architectural monuments such as the Casa de la Moneda, the mint of the Spanish crown, where the church of San Lorenzo and in general the historic center of the city in colonial style was worked silver.
You visit the historic center and for the more adventurous you can plan a descent into the mines of Cerro Rico with specialized local guides. Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast. You leave Potosì behind with the characteristic shape of Cerro Rico, the silver mountain that has given prosperity and misfortune to the city and you start again on asphalt with Uyuni route (3700). The landscape from here on begins to be lunar, many valleys and mountains, desolate plains and very little vegetation. A cold, difficult and hard land, full of charm for the people and animals who manage to derive from the earth what to live in such a harsh and dry place.
On a beautiful asphalt road you climb over the last steps of the mountain range until you find ourselves facing the immense expanse of the plateau, at our feet Uyuni, in the distance the reflection of the sun on the largest expanse of salt in the world. A real sea, with islands of land far from the shore, and to the north a magnificent guardian, the Tunupa volcano, 5300 meters.
Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. You leave the motorcycles in the hotel and with 4x4 vehicles we enter the Salar of Uyuni, the largest expanse of salt in the world. A real sea with islands of land far from the shore and to the north a magnificent guardian, the Tunupa volcano. You cross it to Incahuasi island from the Quechua "home of the Inca" where you have lunch in the caretaker's house Don Alfredo, the first inhabitant of this petrified coral island covered with cactus.
With a short trek you can climb to the top of the island to have a 360 degree view of the salar and the volcanoes that surround it. Return to Uyuni in the afternoon. Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
The trip continues in the vastness of the plateau with Lake Poopò to keep you company for several kilometers. You continue north on the state road that leads to Oruro immersed in the typical landscape of southwest Bolivia, plains covered with Ichu, the tough hardy grass to the extreme conditions of the climate which is the main food for llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. You cross the mining town of Oruro and leave the dry plateau of the plateau behind to climb over 4500 meters on the Quimsa Cruz cordillera from where the descent into the temperate valleys of the Yungas of La Paz begins.
In Quime, a quiet mountain village, you are housed in a colonial-era house with a magnificent view over the valley.
Breakfast. Departure in the morning for a long day with a lot of dirt road and mountains. You drive alternating several times between passes over 3000 meters and the valley bottom at 700/800 with changes in climate and landscape from the cold peaks with sheep and llamas to the humid valleys where parrots are seen, cultivated with coca, bananas and cassava. You have lunch in Licoma, then continue towards Irupana, where you will spend the night.
The climate of the Yungas is very particular, because although you are between 1300 and 1800 meters, the proximity to the tropics and the humidity of the valleys is similar to the Amazon rainforest although in the evening there is a nice coolness given by the altitude and the neighbors glaciers of the Cordillera Real. Irupana is famous for its excellent quality coffee grown on the surrounding hills. Free dinner. You spend the night in a hotel surrounded by nature just outside the town.
This stretch of Yungas is a full immersion in lesser known Bolivia. You cross hills and valleys for more than 80 kilometers of coca plantations, cultivated on slopes where it is difficult to stand, in rows of neat furrows kept with extreme care. In this region, coca has been cultivated since time immemorial for chewing, a common use in Bolivia for its beneficial effects against altitude sickness, hunger and thirst, as well as the slightly stimulating effect that removes sleep.
In the afternoon you are in the lush valley of Coroico at 1700 meters, the pearl of the Yungas of La Paz, from where you have a spectacular view of the succession of semitropical wet valleys.
Free dinner in the village, overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast. We go down to Yolosa where the ascent of the famous Carretera de La Muerte begins. This road doesn't need many words to describe it; Death Road is the most dangerous road in the world, a succession of overhangs, curves and switchbacks for travelers who love adventure. In a few km it takes us from the tropical heat to the 4600 meters of the La Cumbre pass. Until a few years ago, this road was the only link between the capital La Paz and the Yungas region from where vegetables, fruit, meat, coffee, etc. came from for the needs of the city.
It has recently been replaced with a modern asphalt road, relegating the historic Death Road to a passage for motorcyclists and cyclists who want to experience the thrill of its overhangs.
From Yolosa, on the bottom of the valley it is mandatory to keep left to circulate, in English, which corresponds to keeping the side of the mountain. The road is very narrow and care must be taken to leave room for those who are going downhill. We arrive at the asphalt that takes us up to the 4,600 meters of the La Cumbre pass from where we reach La Paz in about twenty kilometers. The afternoon will be free to visit the city, in addition to local craft markets and colonial monuments; San Francisco square and cathedral, Murillo plaza and government seat, Paseo del Prado and local craft markets.
It is also possible to "fly over" the city with the cableway, the highest (and spectacular) transport service in the world. Free dinner in the city and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In time, transfer to the airport for the flight to Italy.
Expected arrival in Italy in the afternoon
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 24 October 2020 to 6 November 2020||€ 4,880|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Depending on the travel time and the conditions of the roads, the order in which the visits are made may be subject to change.
To participate in this trip , a passport is required, which must have a residual validity of 6 months at the time of entry into the countries crossed and have at least 3 free pages.
Furthermore, to drive vehicles in Bolivia, the INTERNATIONAL LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GENEVA CONVENTION OF 1949, WITH VALIDITY OF 1 YEAR, is mandatory.
A GOOD OFF ROAD DRIVING EXPERIENCE IS ALSO REQUIRED
OPERATIVE FLIGHTS INDICATIVE
UX1062 24OCT MXP / MAD 1815 2035
UX 25 24OCT MAD / VVI 2355 0500 + 1
Z8 104 05NOV LPB / VVI 1010 1115
UX 26 05NOV VVI / MAD 1255 0500 + 1
UX1065 06NOV MAD / MXP 0730 0940
Individual participation fees, starting from:
|Price per person,||In double room|
|Motorcycle rider participation fee||€ 4,880.00|
|Passenger participation fee on 4X4 vehicles||€ 2,880.00|
|Airport taxes subject to change||€ 450.00|
|Single supplement||To be defined|
|Subscription fee||€ 65.00|
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