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I thought Bolivia had only like 10% paved roads or something??
This is a couple of years old but there are some pics of the Uyuni - Potossi road which is dirt. It had been raining for days when we left Uyuni but it wasn't that bad and we totally loved the scenery.
it was one of our big highlights. there's no asphalt to go border to border in any direction, but slow, careful riding is also rewarding. and we could bang on forever about how bolivia treated us so grandly!
i recommend giving it another thought... it's also the south american country most in need of your foreign exchange.
plenty of reading on our blog about bolivia.
I believe it is possible to do Bolivia via all pavement. Of course, you can't get to Potosi or Uyuni without doing dirt.
You can take the Pan American highway from La Paz to San Juan (note, this is a 'spur' off the N/S Pan American from Colombia to Chile) - then the road south from there to Argentina was recently paved the entire way - or so I was told.
Nooo! I wouldn't recommend missing Bolivia, the landscape is unique as are the people, it would be a real shame to miss out on it. We travelled with a couple 2 up on an Africa Twin so anything is possible. They actually put their bike on a train from Uyuni as they didn't fancy riding on the dirt after the heavy rain and we met up with them in La Paz again but they missed out on that cool dirt road to Potossi which was totally fine to ride on.
Came across Bolivia about a month ago on a Buell XB12X (not good in dirt or loose gravel). Any road that is marked as paved will most likely be under construction. I did 175 K of construction from Argentina north. If you are riding solo and do not have someone on a dirt bike wanting to go faster, just slow down and you should be OK.
Every road (every single road I picked) in Ecuador was under construction. But I made it.
I just left Bolivia last month. All the roads in the southern half of the country are dirt. Worse than that most are in the process of being paved and the detour roads can be a real drag - I wouldn't want to take many of the roads during or after rain, which they are now in the rainy season. The road to from Potosi to Sucre is paved, but I don't think you can get to Potosi on pavement - maybe by staying on Hwy 1(?) I went thru Huanuni and that is where the pavement stopped. No way of getting to Uyuni on pavement, and again, the road construction sucks. The road from Uyuni to the Arg. border is amazing and solitary - no construction.
Good luck avoiding La Paz, not a fun drive getting through there.
I do plan on returning to Bolivia in a month or two and will enter through Chile to avoid the southern dirt roads during the rainy season.
just read some of the replies to your post, did you end up skipping Bolivia? I am just about to cross to Copacabana from Cuzco and will ride to Potosi on my Harley....would be interested to know if you did get there, maybe even meet for a if you are there, I too am looking for all the rest of us intrepid bikers...where IS everyone?!
Copacabana - El Alto- Cochabamba - Montero - Santa Cruz- Yacuiba
Just about 100% asphalt......but there is this train bridge between Santa Cruz and Yacuiba that serves for the autos also. And if you venture out to the Jesuit Missions in Concepcion and San Xavier, there's another one.
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