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South American Epic section 6

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1. 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.

Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
13 days
1350 km / 839 mi
$ 2,575.-
  • 5 Nights in hotels 9 Nights of camping, bring your own camping gear
  • Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
  • Bring your own bike and camping gear.
  • Included most dinners, most breakfasts, all roadside lunches and afternoon soup on riding days.
  • We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.
  • Double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
  • Deposit 25%

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike, Mountain bike
Duration
13 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Challenging
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
1350 km / 839 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
01 Oct 2020 - 13 Oct 2020
Start
La Paz, Bolivia
Finish
Salta, Argentina
Airport at start
La Paz, El Alto LPB
Airport at finish
Salta, Martín Miguel de Güemes SLA

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,575.-

Itinerary

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

Map & Routes

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