The Heart of the Andes
See Bolivia in all her Andean glory! Ancient Aymaran ruins on the roof of the Americas to the steaming jungles of the Amazon all on your bike! This whirlwind tour offers the best of Bolivia in just 10 days!
• See some of Bolivia’s most amazing places.
• Go from the mountains to the jungle and everything in between!
• See the real Bolivia, in the heart of the Andes.
People looking to see Bolivia on their bikes (obviously the best way)!
Day 1 – TRANSFER IN: AIRPORT – HOTEL
We pick you up at the airport and bring you to the hotel.
You can come by the workshop to set up your bike or let our expert mechanics do it. In the evening we will have a welcome dinner with your guide and the other people in your tour.
SOUL TRAIL – HALF DAY WARM UP TRIP (SEE SOUL TRAIL)
Day 2 – COPACABANA BIKING TRIP
Today´s ride will bring on a test of endurance, as we set off to explore Copacabana and Lake Titicaca in a unique and adventurous way.
We begin our day early, at 6 am, with a pick-up from the hotel. From here we will head up to the bustling city of El Alto, at 4,200m where we will begin our ride out to Copacabana, a beautiful Bolivian town known for its quaint atmosphere and its amazing views of Lake Titicaca, located at more than 3,800 meters above sea level. The ride is not for the faint of heart, as it requires strength as much as perseverance. At one point you will also have to board one of Bolivia´s famous wooden barges onto which cars, trucks and even buses are loaded to be ferried across the Strait of Tiquina.
But don´t worry — the support vehicle will follow closely behind.
After a few snacks and about 5 hours of riding, you will be rewarded with an impressive sight: Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812m.
Upon arrival, we will enjoy a traditional lakeside lunch of trout, prepared any way you like it, and a beer, as we take in the lake’s sanctity and relish on the accomplishment of having made it this far.
After lunch, we will have some time to explore Copacabana and pay a visit to the Virgin of Copacabana at her church, which is by far the most important Catholic sanctuary in Bolivia. At 6 pm we load onto the Titicaca catamaran for an amazing dinner and a ride to La Isla del Sol.
We will then check into Hotel Inti Kala for the night, strategically located right in the middle of the island.
Day 3 – COPACABANA BIKING TRIP PART II
Today we will enjoy a great breakfast, then head out to explore a bit of the Isla del Sol, where there are more than 80 ruins dating back to the Inca period circa the 15th century AD. Here we will enjoy the scenery of the island surrounded by Lake Titicaca and its deep blue water, with the distant snow peaks of the Illampu, Condoriri, Huayna Potosi and Illimani. We will visit the island’s agricultural terraces, which have adapted agriculture to the island’s steep and rocky terrain, and ruins such as the Sacred Rock, a labyrinth-like building called Chinkana, Kasa Pata, and Pilco Kaima.
We will head back to Copacabana midmorning and continue on with our bike tour of the area.
After a late lunch, we drive out to our accommodation for the night, a homestay with a local family, where we will learn a bit about the local culture from the residents of the villages surrounding Lake Titicaca. Here and with them is where we will spend the night.
Day 4 TO 8 – RIDE N’ RIVER (5 DAYS – 2 DAYS RIDING, 3 DAYS JUNGLE RIVER BOAT TO RURRENABAQUE)
Flight back to La Paz included on last day.
Day 9 – SECRET SINGLETRACK (SEE PAGE 12)
Day 10 – TRANSFER OUT: HOTEL – AIRPORT
Your transportation will be ready to pick you up at your hotel in order to get you to the airport 2-3 hours before your international flight (one hour before your national flight).