Roads Less Travelled / Rutas Menos Transitadas

After spending almost three weeks in the Amazon Basin, we have now returned to the Altiplano(highlands), this time in Peru.

Our plan is to now make our way north but instead of taking the coastal route (which we have already ridden), we’ll stay inland on roads less travelled by tourists. Subject to roads being  open and passable, our route will take us through some fantastic mountainsides before plunging once again into deep valleys, including the amazon, and then returning to the snowy peaks of the andes once more.

In the video clip below, you’ll get to see our last 3 or 4 days in the Amazon (including Brazil)   and our ascent to the altiplano in Peru.  Hope you enjoy.

 

Después de casi tres semanas en el amazonas retornamos al Altiplano, esta vez en Peru.

El plan es seguir hacia el norte, pero en lugar de tomar la ruta de la costa que ya la conocemos , seguiremos el camino que sube por la cordillera , con pueblos muy pequeños y menos turistas. Dependiendo las condiciones de la carretera , la idea es subir por el altiplano llegando nuevamente alturas de 4300 metros para luego entrar nuevamente al amazonas y finalmente terminar nuevamente en los andes.

En el video podrás ver 3 -4 dias en el Amazonas , incluyendo Brasil y el ascenso dentro del Altiplano. Esperamos lo disfruten.

 

Bolivia through their eyes

According to one Bolivian we spoke to, Bolivian`s are a simple people but never miserable. They are neither materialistic nor over ambitious.  Of course, they have the desire to improve their education, living conditions, especially that of their children’s, but not at any cost as we often do in the more developed countries.

In all of our time spent in Bolivia (including the time we have spend doing group tours here), we have never once seen misery.   The type of miserary where children compete with stray dogs for food in the local rubbish dump, or where men and women beg for a few coins from every passing foreigner.

You will see children take a bath in the local river, whilst his or her mother wash the families cloths just a few meters away, or an elderly lady selling vegetables on the village sidewalk, but it is done quietly, without fuss, and always with a gentle smile.

What cannot be disputed is that Bolivia and the people who inhabit it, represent  authenticity at its very best.

Wetter is Better

Not according to Gaby!!  More than once whilst riding from Caranavi to Rurrenabaque (260km)  Gaby was seen jumping up and down in a puddle of mud screaming F%&k Bolivia and its shit muddy roads!!  I must admit, I also had a go whilst negociating my way through the 50th mud pit.

But it as all worth it in the end. We arrived to the Rurrenabaque which is a small paradise located in the Amazon jungle.  Great place to relax and chill out.

Tomorrow we head into the Madidi National Park for two days (without the bike).

See you when we get back.

Llovido sobre mojado!!

Mas de una vez mientras viajábamos de Caranavi a Rurrenabaque ( 260km) Gaby tuvo que bajarse de la moto a veces cada dos minutos o menos debido al lodo que con el peso hacia imposible avanzar en moto con los 2 arriba –  bueno los cometarios durante esos intervalos son irreproducibles – pero admito que mas de una vez los mios fueron igual o peor!

Mañana vamos al parque nacional Madidi por dos días en bote-  al medio de la selva .

Nos vemos a la vuelta

 

 

3 Days of Pure Adventure in the Bolivian Jungle!

Closed bridges, unseasonal rains, landslides, mud trail, no trail:  we had it all. The trip from Sorata to Guanay is challenging enough without throwing more obstacles in the way.  In total we did 275 km which was 3 days of 8 hour riding. That`s 24 hours of riding to cover just 275km!

Rather than bore you with written detail, you will get the idea of what we experienced in the video clip below.

Hope you enjoy .  Your feedback is welcome.

 

 

3 Días de Pura Aventura en la Selva  Boliviana!

Carreteras y puentes cerrados por trabajos, lluvias inesperadas en esta época del año, derrumbes, tramos de barro ,  lo tuvimos todo en un día

El viaje de Sorata a Guanay es lo suficiente difícil sin ponerle todos esos  obstáculos extras  . En total fueron 275 kilómetros – en tres días de 8 horas cada uno – 24 horas en total para hacer 275 kilómetros!

No queremos aburrirte con el relato , mejor mira el video para darte una idea de la experiencia ,

Esperamos lo disfrutes y nos des tu comentario 6

 

Untitled from SAMt Tours on Vimeo.