Gravity, secret single track
I used to race motocross all through school and did a two day motocross trip out of la paz which included the worlds most dangerous road when it was empty late in the day. After this I visited gravities website as I had heard about their reputation all over south america. I watched their youtube video of their secret single track which looked awesome......all I need to say is it certainly lived up to expectation, quite simply the most fun I had in south america....never thought id pick a mountainbike over a motocross bike! Awesome kona bikes, awesome day! Am going back to la paz just to do their sorata trip!
Only for people resonablly experienced on a mountain bike. If your not confident, I suggest their worlds most dangerous road trip!
Equipment: Just need suncream, gravity provide everything else!
Biking at THE DEATH ROAD.
The road to Los Yungas, it´s better know as the DEATH ROAD. Its name comes from the average of so many car accidents than frecuentely happen.
this amazing tour starts at, 4700m. and finish at 1800m. (Coroico)
Coroico is a beautiful city located at 3:30. from la paz, by bus. if you get there by bike you can spend about 6 hours.
there are many travel agencies that offers this tour.
El camino a los yungas, mejor conocido como EL CAMINO DE LA MUERTE. el nombre deriva porque han habido muchos accidentes automovilisticos hasta ahora.
este tremendo recorrido empieza a los 4200m y termino a los 1800m en una población que se llama Coroico. Si quiere ir por bus demora 3:30, y si prefiere ir en bicicleta mas o menos tarda 6 horas.
hay muchas agencias de viajes que ofrecen este tour.
Note: to see more pics, please check my Coroico`s travelogue
Equipment: try this experience the only way to do is renting a bike with all the equipment (gloves, helmet and of course the safest mountain bike, with good brakes)
- Jungle and Rain Forest
Highest Ski resort in the world
Well if you want something different try Chacaltaya the highest ski resort in the world also the nearest to the equator, some facts its 17700ft above sea level (5400 m ) also has the dobious claim of having the fastest ski lift!!! a rope affair driven by a car engine...I kid you not!!!
Open weekens only during season Nov-Mar
But its well worth the trip during the summer the veiws are breathtaking
Equipment: Best to bring your own, as the equipment is basic to say the least
Contact ; Club Andino Boliviano
Calle Mexico 1638
- Skiing and Boarding
- Hiking and Walking
Soccer or Football
Soccer as the Americans call or football. Although we are not good at playing at, it`s the most popular sport in Bolivia.
if you come from Copacabana you´ll find plenty of soccer fields in the countryside.
Futbol como los llamamos. es el deporte mas popular en Bolivia. Aunque claro no somos muy buenos para eso.
Si vienen por Copabana encontraran muchos campos de futbol en el campo.
Equipment: Not a great amount of money, maybe sun glasses and a good camera.
- School Holidays
- Study Abroad
CLIMBING ON THE WIDE RANGE MOUNTAINS (andes)
This is so special, because the wide range mountains is part of the Ande´s mountains. i suggest to climb at the following mountains: Huayna Potosi (6011m). Condoriri (5040m). Illimani (6490m). also there are other mountains to climb at.
Esto es muy especial, porque las montañas que menciono son parte de la cordillera de los andes. les sugiero las montañas que menciono arriba para escalar.
Equipment: Of course the best equipment. you can bring yours or rent them at any travel agency that offers the service.
Por supuesto el mejor equipo, ustedes pueden traer el suyo o rentarlo en cualquier agencia de viajes que ofrecen este servicio.
- Mountain Climbing
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