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South American Epic section 6



Cycling the Salt Flats This is the sixth section of the South American Epic, La Paz to Salta. A few days after pedalling out of La Paz, our intrepid riders will have the unique opportunity of cycling and camping on the other-worldly, Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. A six day trek brings you into Salta in Northern Argentina.

Tourenrad, Rennrad, Mountainbike
14 Tage
1350 km / 839 mi
$ 0.- / € 0.-
  • Ride across the salt encrusted Salar
  • Camp in a Meteor Crater
  • Beautiful barren landscapes of Northern Argentina
  • Sample Argentinian wines in Salta
  • Deposit $170.- pp.

    Full vaccination with an approved COVID-19 vaccine is required for participation on this tour.



Tourenrad, Rennrad, Mountainbike
14 Tage
Leicht = Untrainiert, normale Kondition
Moderat = guter Radfahrer mit guter Kondition
Anspruchsvoll = sehr Erfahren, sehr gut trainiert
Tour führung
Gruppentour = Mit Führung und Support
Individuell = mit Beschreibung und Karten
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
1350 km / 839 mi
DeLuxe = 4-5 Sterne Hotel oder Excellence B&B
Basic = 1-2 Sterne Hotel/Motel oder B&B
Camping = Zelt, Sporthalle oder Firmegelände
Camping, Vollpension
Daily luggage transfers
Nicht inbegriffen
26 Sep 2024 - 08 Oct 2024

Price for this tour not available yet

La Paz, Bolivia
Salta, Argentina
Flughafen Anfang
La Paz, El Alto LPB
Flughafen Ende
Salta, Martín Miguel de Güemes SLA

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

Preis pro Person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 0.-


Inclusive / Not inclusive

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.
A few days after pedalling out of La Paz, our intrepid riders will have the unique opportunity of cycling and camping on the other-worldly, Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. Keep an eye out for pink flamingos!
A rest day in Uyuni will give the cyclists further opportunity to explore the Salar if they wish or the unique train cemetery, before turning their wheels south for a 6 day trek into Northern Argentina and the end of the section at Salta, a sophisticated town blessed with some of the country's best preserved colonial architecture.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

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 nights hotels, double occupancy rooms on hotel nights, we pair each rider with others of same gender
9 Nights of camping, bring your own camping gear
Most dinners, Most breakfasts, All roadside lunches, Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Local support
Pre-tour information bulletitins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Not included:

Bring your own bike, For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 45-50c tires.
Airfare to and from the tour
Gratuity guides

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

Map & 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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