The south of Bolivia is a wonderland for off-roading and landscapes. And of course we wouldn’t want to miss that.
I wrote a long report about this part of the trip. But I just realized I can’t express this in words.
We saw the most amazing places, rode fantastic dirt roads. The landscape was dusty, colorful, vast.
We suffered from the intense sun and the dust. We hit some sandy roads and got our feet wet in river crossings. We crossed the border at over 5000m.
We saw red, white and green lakes with flamingos. We saw mountains of green, red and yellow. We had chilly nights and strong winds.
We had a fantastic time.
Take a look at the pictures and enjoy.
Leaving Uyuni direction San Christobal
Most of the road is in good condition
Very little traffic
A first lagoon
The coloured mountains
To get an idea of the distances: find the 4×4
A little great in the middle of nowhere
The Laguna Colorada
To get to a nice viewpoint we rigged ourselves through deep sand
We are at over 4000m here.
The colours are pretty intense. And so is the sun.
Enjoying the view. But it was cold and windy.
More currogoations and sand. Christy is a quick learner and eventually got pretty good along the sandy bits
2 spanish daredevils cycling here at over 5000m and on soft and corrugated roads. Hard fellows. But with a great spirit and great sense of humor.
Christy learned to ride on all kind of mean road conditions here.
Some geysers close to the Bolivian customs (which is at 5000m)
Another nice lagoon.
The Disierto de Salvador Dali.
Vast, vast, vast….
These mountains are incredible.
The Laguna Verde. The strong and cold wind stirred up the colourful lagoon.
The little border crossing to Chile.
Chile or Argentina? We decided to go to Chile…
A 40km descent. The road is straight as a line and descending from 5000m down to 2500m.
View from San Pedro de Atacama on the closely volcano.