Cycling the Salt Flats This is the sixth section of the South American Epic, La Paz to Salta. A few days after pedalling out of La Paz, our intrepid riders will have the unique opportunity of cycling and camping on the other-worldly, Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. A six day trek brings you into Salta in Northern Argentina.
Cycling the Salt Flats
As with Quito, Ecuador, La Paz, Bolivia is situated at a very high altitude- some parts of the city are at over 4100m above sea level - so if your section begins here, please arrive a few days before your section begins in order to acclimatize.
A few days after pedalling out of La Paz, our intrepid riders will have the unique opportunity of cycling and camping on the other-worldly, Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. Keep an eye out for pink flamingos!
A rest day in Uyuni will give the cyclists further opportunity to explore the Salar if they wish or the unique train cemetery, before turning their wheels south for a 6 day trek into Northern Argentina and the end of the section at Salta, a sophisticated town blessed with some of the country's best preserved colonial architecture.
01-Oct - La Paz - Patacamaya 104 km
02-Oct - Patacamaya - Oruro 118 km
03-Oct - Oruro - Challapata 129 km
04-Oct - Challapata - Meteor Crater 109 km
05-Oct - Meteor Crater - Conqueza 77 km
06-Oct - Conqueza - Uyuni 135 km
07-Oct - Rest day Uyuni
08-Oct - Uyuni - Atocha 93 km
09-Oct - Atocha - Salo 81 km
10-Oct - Salo - La Quiaca 120 km
11-Oct - La Quiaca - Humahuaca 158 km
12-Oct - Humahuaca - Yala 115 km
13-Oct- Yala - Salta 113 km