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South American Epic section 6



Cycling the Salt Flats Dit is de zesde etappe van de South American Epic, fiets met ons mee vanLa Paz naar Salta. Een paar dagen na het verlaten van La Paz krijg je de unieke mogelijkheid om te fietsen en te kamperen in een bijzondere omgeving, Salar de Uyuni, 's werelds grootste zoutvlakte. Hierna fiets je in zes dagen naar Salta in Noord-Argentinië.

Recreatief, Racefiets, Mountainbike
14 dagen
1350 km / 839 mi
$ 3,950.- / € 4,032.-
  • Ride across the salt encrusted Salar
  • Camp in a Meteor Crater
  • Beautiful barren landscapes of Northern Argentina
  • Sample Argentinian wines in Salta
  • Aanbetaling $170.- pp.



Recreatief, Racefiets, Mountainbike
14 dagen
Gemakkelijk = ongetraind, normale conditie
Gemiddeld = u fietst vaker, goede conditie
Uitdagend = ervaren, uitstekende conditie
Groepstour = met meefietsende gids
Individueel = met routes en kaarten
Met gids
Afstand per dag
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Afstand totaal
1350 km / 839 mi
Luxe = 4-5 sterren hotel of luxe B&B
Basis = 1-2 sterren hotel/motel of B&B
Camping = tent, sporthal of campus
Camping, volpension
Dagelijks bagagevervoer
Niet inbegrepen
26 sep 2024 - 08 okt 2024
This section is fully booked. Please mail us to be added to our waitlist. Registration for 2026 is now open.
La Paz, Bolivia
Salta, Argentina
Vliegveld bij start
La Paz, El Alto LPB
Vliegveld bij eindpunt
Salta, Martín Miguel de Güemes SLA

Prijzen *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Prijs per persoon / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
De tour prijs per person
$ 3,950.-


Inclusief / Niet Inclusief

Cycling the Salt Flats
As with Quito, Ecuador, La Paz, Bolivia is situated at a very high altitude- some parts of the city are at over 4100m above sea level - so if your section begins here, please arrive a few days before your section begins in order to acclimatize.

This high altitude section begins in La Paz, Bolivia’s frenzied capital city. Hopefully, sectional cyclists beginning their ride here will have arrived a few days early in order to acclimatize. The tour enters and departs on the Mi Teleférico, the world’s largest aerial cable car system. At 30 km and expanding, the network gives riders a chance to experience some unique and incredible views of La Paz. Once out of the city, the cyclists pedal south through the wild and barren southern altiplano. During the day the treeless plains are back-dropped by breathtaking volcanic peaks while at night the empty skies allow for some astonishing stargazing.

The route passes through the gritty mining town of Oruro, known throughout South America for its musical traditions that culminate in the city’s annual Carnaval celebrations. Although the tour will miss the wild celebration, riders may still be tempted to buy a locally designed Diablada (dance of the devil) mask. The cyclists continue south, camping one night on the rim of an ancient meteor crater before arriving in the tiny village of Conqueza. Sitting at the foot of Volcan Tunupa this spot marks the start of the cyclist’s trek across the stunning Salar de Uyuni.

Situated at almost 3700m and covering over 12,000 sq km, the Salar is the world’s largest salt flat. The riders will make the crossing in one day, covering 135 kms. Along the way they will experience surreal views – a seemingly endless expanse of white beneath a perfectly blue sky - occasionally broken up by cacti-studded islands, strange rock formations and pink flamingos. Salt is still extracted from the Salar for both human and animal consumption but underneath the flat lies a real treasure, the world’s largest lithium deposit.

After a well-deserved rest day in the tourist town of Uyuni, the route takes the riders south towards the border with Argentina. Along the way they will spin through some rugged countryside. Dry ravines, crooked cacti and rust coloured slopes are sprinkled with packs of llamas and colourful adobe houses. After crossing the border, the route continues through a harsh but magical landscape. Sculpted by centuries of wind and water, rock formations have been carved into strange and mysterious shapes and shift through a wide spectrum of colours. A final climb takes the riders into the city of Salta, brimming with colonial charm and sophisticated dining options.

* Tourbeschrijvingen kunnen onderhevig zijn aan verandering en aanpassingen afhankelijk van de groep, beschikbare accommodaties en andere onvoorziene omstandigheden, waaronder het weer, bosbranden, overstromingen, orkanen, aardverschuivingen en/of andere natuurverschijnselen.
Gebruik deze beschrijving als overzicht van wat je kunt verwachten.

Level: challenging

Longer days, harsher environments (temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads at times, more significant climbing) become a larger factor. More surprises await you.


Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee.
5 Nachten in hotels
9 Nachten kamperen
Meeste diners
Meeste ontbijten
Alle lunches langs de weg. Op fietsdagen ’s middags soep.
Ervaren chefkok
Bagage vervoer
Ervaren tour leider
Fiets monteur
Medische kennis aanwezig
Lokale ondersteuning

Niet inclusief:

Vluchten van en naar de tour.
Maaltijden op rustdagen en de avond daarvoor.
Fooi gidsen.

We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike

Kaart & Routes



For this section, we recommend a mountain or touring bike with 45-50c tires.
For more information see PDF file below


KM per day section 6 South American Epic
choosing a bicycle
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