A collection of bike touring trips in the Sud Lipez region of the Bolivian altiplano including the Lagunas Route, Salar De Uyuni, Salar De Copiasa and Volcan Uturuncu.
Presenting my passport to the Ecuadorian border official raises a smile as he leafs through my passport and inspects my Peruvian exit stamp, the inedible red stamp reads “En Exceso de Permeanencia”. In many countries the implications of over staying your visa would result in you being banned from the country, deported or worse. Instead […]
What do you do when you become the new owner of a fat bike? You ride tarmac. Perhaps there was a certain amount of inneudo intended when Cass thrusts a 7 percent beer named “Judas” in to my hand the night before we are due to leave La Paz. Whichever way it makes for another […]
After abruptly jerking you forward, I am once again hitting rewind with the next installment in the Bolivian Backlog that sees us deposited in Bolivia’s capital; La Paz. As with much of our travels in Bolivia it has rarely been in a straight line, jaggedly weaving our way across the Bolivian Antiplano. Leaving the Salars […]
As the dirt road peters out, the crunch beneath our tyres signals our entry in to the Salar De Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. A vast white expanse of nothingness, measuring over 12,106 sq km. Under the dazzling light our eyes begin to adjust. Stopping for a moment we gaze ahead, the scale difficult […]
Over a month ago our adventures took us deep in to the Bolivian Antiplano, a land of fluffy Llamas, dramatic landscapes and non existent internet. Here is the first of my attempts to bring you up to date as I currently head north toward the Peruvian border and in to the Corderilla Real. The tally […]
Another year older, another year wiser; at least so the saying goes. As we say goodbye to our adopted home of San Pedro De Atacama, we begin the long ramp like climb from the Atacama Desert toward the lofty heights of the Bolivian Antiplano. Heads gently thumping, as the midday sun beats down on us […]