Bolivia - Beyond La Paz
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Mar 14, 2013 3:57 PM Last Post By: Tulkas
Feb 27, 2013 5:14 PM
Bolivia - Beyond La PazI`m thinking of going down itno the Bolivian lowlands next months. Not sure where to go though. Maybe some random route clockwise in Bolivia-Brazil-Paraguay-Bolivia and then back to La Paz to pick up my winter gear.
Or a tour up to Noel Kempff NP? Or some other national parks..?
How is the nature along the roads..? I have to say I am not a fan of farmland and never ending fields of palm trees.. ;-)
Any suggestions? Travel reports from fellow cyclists?
Feb 27, 2013 9:50 PM
1I covered some of those parts of Bolivia. See http://jk.cgoab.com. There was not much farmland on my routes when I was there (2008-09). It was never boring. I have nothing bad to say about any of it. I love Bolivia. I think my favourite was the road from Tarija to Villamontes. And from La Paz all the way east to San Matias (Brazil border) was great. I didn't go to Noel Kempff NP (and I regret that). It's far away from the main route (250km on a dirt road I think) so you will have to be prepared and carry a lot of food. And I think the best parts of the park are only accessible by hiking. Have fun.
Mar 4, 2013 7:31 PM
2Thanks! I got some ideas when I read your blog! Fantastic! You did a really impressive trip!
I´ve actually done the Tarijia-Villamontes road (well, from east to west) and did the Trans-Chaco Highway just weeks after they paved the last bit to Infante Rivarola. 2007. I liked it a lot too.
I was actually thinking to go more north in Bolivia this time,or, well,I really don´t know. I would love to see Paraguay again too, it had it´s fair share of charm in my point of view. Maybe some remote routes in the north west, if there are any border crossings up there.
okej, will be off-line for a while.Leaving San Pedro tomorrow for the classic route to Uyuni.
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