Bolivia North Chile

Andes - Chile, Chile, Americas

We invite you to ride through Chile, Peru and Argentina on a late-model dual-sport motorcycle. Visit the full range of our beautiful and enchanting places and see our lakes, other-worldly deserts,
the dramatic Andes, snow-covered volcanoes, and of course. Patagonia!
You will experience the magic world of the Patagonia, the cool breezes of the Lake Region in Southern Chile and Argentina.
We organize your trip so that it will fit you like your own bikers gloves. You pick the place where you want to go, and stay for as long as you wish. You may choose to camp by an open fire and enjoy a barbecue, or you might prefer a comfortable bed and restaurant food, ...we do it all for you.

On our trips we take satelital phone for emergencies and for receiving calls and messages free.

Organised by Motoaventura

Bolivia North Chile


Itinerary

Flight Santiago - Antofagasta. We will see a variation of desert landscapes, ranging from the lonely salt falts, called "salares," in the high mountain ranges, to the splendid "flowering desert" which blooms during the months of September and October.

 


We will travel to to Ollague, 3.500 m.s.n.m. 210km. pavement and 200 gravel road. We will sleep in a very simple place that beyond to the quechuas.

 

 

 

 

We will travel to Uyuni, 250 gravel road. 3.560 m.s.n.m. South East of Bolivia is the location of the biggest Salt Flat in the world, "Uyuni Salt Flat". The crust of salt covers a surface of 10.582 Km2. of extension, at an altittude of 3.653 meters above sea level, like a static sea touched by by the southern winds.

This semidesertic region, of volcanic lands encloses in its interior natural resources of extraordinary beauty united by a surprising characteristic: the color. The Uyuni Salt Flat and the Heavenly, Yellow, Green, and Red lakes are its better exponents. These names are given because the different tones they exhibit due to the algae that contain each one, like the phitoplankton (dunaliella algae) as the movement of the wind and the specific time of the day.

 

 

 

Like any other desert, the weather conditions in Uyuni Bolivia are extreme, from freezing night temperatures to fierce desert sun. In the Salar itself, you can find several hotels which have been made from salt bricks, including beds, chairs and cocktail bars. All is made from salt!

Furthermore, the Salar de Uyuni has impressive views. A flat whiteness, fringed by the peaks of mountains on the horizon beneath a bright blue sky can be admired by tourists. Besides, the silence that one can experience in this region is captivating. Calm and tranquility, not easily found anywhere, characterizes this landscape. As many other parts of South America, this developing area has very little to offer in terms of commodity. However, if you have an adventurous spirit you will be overwhelmed by its natural beauty.

 

 

We will travel to Potosí, 4.070 m.s.n.m., 250 km.

In 1553, the city of Potosi -capital of the department of the same name in the Southwest of Bolivia- received the title of imperial city on behalf of Carlos V, King of Spain. At that moment of the history it was difficult to foresee the decline of the splendid village that at the present time, preserve only a few gleams of its splendid past.

Silent and solitary streets in Potosi (4,070 m.a.s.l.). Old houses, narrow sidewalks. At the end, the image of the Cerro Rico dominates the highland; even now dozens of miners get lost in its tunnels and mine entrances, but nothing is as bad as it used to be. There are no longer deliriums of silver in this old Imperial Village, that in 1987, was declared Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO

 

 

 

 

During the colonial time, the silver extraction in the Cerro Rico of Potosi, transformed this city into the biggest in America with more than 160,000 inhabitants; then, everything was opulence and exquisite churches and elegant mansions were built and conspicuous architects and celebrated artists arrived.

People say that with the silver extracted from the bowel of the Cerro Rico or Sumaj Orcko (majestic mountain), it could have been possible to build a gigantic bridge to connect Potosi with Madrid; but, they also say that this fabulous work could have been made with the bodies of the enslaved indians that died in the tunnels.

 

 

 

We will travel to Cochabamba. 2.560 m.s.n.m., 420 km. pavement and 100 gravel road.

Considered as the capital of the valleys of Bolivia, Cochabamba is in a fertile and productive area at 2,500 ma.s.l. The city, surrounded by fields of cultivations and valuable pre-incas vestiges, conserves its colonial semblance and the customs inherited from its Quechua and Aymara ancestors.

Before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, the valley of Cochabamba (from the Quechua term, cocha: lagoon and pampas: plain), was inhabited by primitive cultures that, later on, fell under the domain of the Collas. Then, the sons of the Sun extended their golden empire until these rich lands that were part of the Collasuyo region.

 


Today we will travel to Santa Cruz, 420 m.s.n.m. in the beginning of the jungle. 420 km. pavement.

 

 

In Santa Cruz de la Sierra you will not loose your time. If one decides to stay in the urban area, then has more than one choice to have a great time: the old helmet offers an idea of how the old city was, the Cabins of Piraí are ideal for relaxING.
If one wishes to discover some of the mysteries of the forest or of the ancient cultures, then can visit some of the Jesuit missions located close to the city or the sanctuary of Cotoca, to which thousands of crucinos arrive in pilgrimage; another interesting option is to visit the pre-incas ruins of Saimapata.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We will go to Cochabamba. Visit Cochabamba, capital of the flowers. And enjoy the hotels and lodgings service, besides the varied gastronomy of the place. The heart of Bolivia! This is city which holds the same name is located in the warm valley, is very near the tour interest places with cultural and natural of extraordinary beauty, besides having a variety of places of cultural interest, most of which are near to the city.

 


We will cross to Bolivia to the main city La Paz. 3.660. 440 km. pavement. There are many tourist attractions in the city of La Paz, wich was founded in 1548, like churches, museums and open air markets. The colonial architecture (late 1500's) is preserved in buildings like the church of San Francisco, and in the many building on Jaen Street. Among the museums is the home of Pedro Murillo; a hero of Bolivian independence, and the Gold Museum, which contains gold items from the pre-Columbian cultures.
Two other fine colonial architectural examples are the Art Museum and Tambo Quirquincho, which has been recently remodeled. The Tambo Quirquincho has a very important national art collection.

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS ROAD, the death road


The bike tour is performed in a very beautiful region, because of its nature contrast and weather transition in an amazing way. From the mountainous area, where the tour begins moving into a semi tropical area known as Yungas. Within this area two fundamental features highlight


We will leave to the lake Titicaca, 250 km. of pavement.

Source of life, myths and legends, the lake is located in the highland of Bolivia and Peru, becoming a natural border between both countries. In the Bolivian area, the islands of El Sol, Suriki and Kalahuta, are rural but fascinating places, in which the features of the old Andean cultures can still be perceived.

But the islands of weavers of rafts and expert fishermen are not the only attractions. In the lake proximities is located the bucolic town of Copacabana (department of La Paz), home of the miraculous Virgen Morena. The image -venerated by the whole highland- was carved by a descendant of the Inca.

 

 

 

 

We will go to our end city, Arica, 500 km. Due to its geographic location, Arica is the first or the last city in Chile, depending on the point of view. This is the northernmost city in the country a few kilometers away from neighboring Peru. In addition to being a typical city of the border, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the I Region.
As a result of its location, there is a perfect combination of the roughness of the Pacific Ocean, the aridness of the desert and the majestic traits of the altiplano, which makes it closer to nearby Bolivia. Having almost 180 thousand permanent inhabitants, Arica turns into a real destination welcoming tourists from Peru and Bolivia during the summer.

 

Flight to Santiago de Chile.



Price with all included on the right in double room:

Rider with BMWF650GS 2009/2010: U$D 6.600,-

Rider with BMWF650 new two cylinder 2009/2010: U$D 7.000

Rider with BMWF800GS 2009/2010: U$D 7.480

Rider with BMW R 1200GS 2009/2010: U$D 7.720

Rider with BMW R 1200GS Adventure : U$D 8.020

Passenger/companion: U$D 2.995,-

Single supplement (option) add : U$D 790,-

 

Only rental of motorcycles

 

 

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