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Out of the blue into the green on mountain bike

Bolivia is a fascinating country that will reveal natural wonders and a variety of ecosystems. It will show you the most ancient civilizations of South America, and maybe of the world. A country which can be visited from the Andean high plains to the Amazon river basin; from the deserts to the rain forests. La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Sorata, Mapiri, the jungle… After several walks in the Lake Titicaca area to meet its inhabitants, there is a breathtaking descent of more than 3,000 m by bike — you move from the dry plains of the Altiplano to the humidity of the Amazon jungle. And then why not another descent, rafting, on a tributary of the Amazon to explore the Madidi National Park and its unique biodiversity ? Or, for the more seasoned, tackle a glacier and then climb the Illampu-Ancohuma ? With this more physical trip you will discover a beautiful and extreme Bolivia; and of course some aspects of its great culture.

Price:

Dès CHF 1,490.–

Length of holiday:

12 days (11 nights) 4-day extension possible: Rafting or Mountaineering

Departure dates:

April–October

Features of the holiday

Destination: Altiplano, Amazonia, Andes, Bolivia, South America
Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Responsible travel: Accommodation, Environmentally-friendly transportation, Food, Local food, Micro-economy, Public transportation, Small organization
Travel type: Sports holidays
Traveller type: Couple, Family, More mature, Small group
Activities: Camp, Mountain bike, Observation, Sport, Tour, Trekking
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Hotel, Small hotel, Tent
Natural environment: Cave, Geology, Island, Jungle, Lake, Llama, Mountain, Vulture
Culture: Architecture, Artisans, Colonial style, Customs, History, Mine, Technology, Vernacular architecture
Climate: Alpine, Cold, Polar, Tropical, Tropical rainforest
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Day 1 : Arrival & night in La Paz.
  • Day 2 : La Paz. Neighbourhoods, markets, vistas, local cuisine.
  • Day 3 : Bus La Paz–El Alto–Tiwanaku. Archeological site.
  • Day 4 : Walk to lake Titicaca.. Boat to Sikuya Island.
  • Day 5 : Boat to Suruqui Island. Artisanal work for reed watercrafts. Shipyard for wood boats.
  • Day 6 : Navigation on the lake. Local gastronomy.
  • Day 7 : Depart by mountain bike from the lake. Achacachi, 500 m climb, pass, then 1,700 m descent to Sorata.
  • Day 8 : San Pedro caves. First half of the 3,000 m descent. Mining villages. High-altitude tropical forest.
  • Day 9 : Second half of the 3,000 m descent. Mapiri mining village.
  • Day 10 : End of the bike ride. Some climbs & descents, tropical forest, villages, suspended bridges. Guanay, capital of the gold prospectors.
  • Day 11 : Return to La Paz. A choice of programs: a walk in the surroundings, museums, Colonial areas, markets.
  • Day 12 : Departure for Switzerland.

4-day extension possible: Rafting or Mountaineering

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Length of the holiday

12 days (11 nights)

4-day extension possible: Rafting or Mountaineering

Departure dates

April–October

Price

Price per person in a double room:
CHF 4,520.– (1 pers.)
CHF 2,675.– (2 pers.)
CHF 2,085.– (3 pers.)
CHF 1,785.– (4 pers.)
CHF 1,605.– (5 pers.)
CHF 1,490.– (6–8 pers.)

Single room supplement: CHF 240.–

Included with the holiday

  • accommodation (tent, guesthouse, hotel),
  • all meals except evening meal in towns/villages,
  • transfers,
  • all activities described in the itinerary,
  • english-speaking guide,
  • local guides,
  • camping equipment,
  • mountain bike & helmet

Not included with the holiday

  • international return flights,
  • travel insurance (highly recommanded),
  • excursions and activities not mentioned in the programme,
  • alcoholic beverages,
  • evening meal drinks,
  • tips,
  • personal expenses

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