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Atacama to Machu Picchu motorbike ride

This ride, starting on the Pacific coastline, takes in the wonderful desert landscapes of the Atacama Desert visiting adobe villages such as the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama. The ride shall visit Bolivia the highest and most isolated country in Latin America. Bolivia is a kaleidoscope of landscapes and experiences as we visit the absolutely stunning Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats along with the epic vistas as we cross the Andes. We visited the world’s highest city of Potosi before descending!! to La Paz, Bolivia’s unofficial capital. We then crossed into Peru a land of world-renowned antiquities and awesome landscapes. We visited the world’s highest navigable lake Titicaca before arriving at the Incan heartland of Cusco, a fabled city built upon Incan ruins and the stepping off point for the stunning sacred valley and the 7th wonder of the world Machu Picchu amongst other Incan ruins. This experience was a packed 16-day motorbike adventure across the rooftop of South America. This ride is generally suitable for off-road novice and two-up riding excepting 2 days on the Bolivian Altiplano where some more difficult riding conditions may be encountered. 85% of this ride is on pavement, however there are some days that are spent on hard packed dirt, there can be sections of the dirt that have loose gravel and can be rutted. Some sections of sand can also be encountered. Some sections of pavement can be potholed. Some amazing mountainous rides. On this ride we will cross a 5,000 m / 16,400 ft pass and some time will be spent at an altitude over 3,000 m / 9,800 ft. It is important to note that this environment is ever changing and as such so are the ride conditions


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