Stats Bolivia


Touring cyclists on the road (touring between several weeks - 2years):
Sweden 2, USA 1

Date End destination Distance (km) Time Avg (km/h) Notes
9.3.07 Villazon to Tupiza 92.5 6.49 13.5 about 3 km paved before turning to gravel and dirt road, some ups and downs with a few long descents, nice red rocks, began dry and arid to green valley alt: 2997m
10.3.07 Tupiza
S 2125.5'
W06543.1'
- - - enjoying the area
11.3.07 Salo 29.1 3.12 9.1 dirt/rocky road, hilly, light rain in afternoon, beautiful red rocks and green valleys, alt:3265
12.3.07 hamlet outside of Atocha 69.9 8.00 8.7 climbed to 4034 m and stayed above 4000m most of the day, many difficult climbs, high point:4263m okay road but sand towards end, alt:3875
13.3.07 Uyuni 117.6 8.54 13.2 several climbs and then mostly flat, very sandy in some areas, several river crossings, Ryan get a flat, alt:3675, touring cyclists 1 American
14.3.07-18.3.07 Uyuni - - - Exploring the Salar and surrounding areas
19.3.07 Hotel de Sal to Isla Incawasi, Salar de Uyuni 62.9 4.09 15.1 amazing ride! slushy in the beginnng a few cms of water and dry parts
20.3.07 Hotel de Sal, Salar de Uyuni 64.1 4.14 15.1 about a third dry, relaxed in the Salar
21.3.07 Uyuni 34 2.19 15.5 first 7 to 8 kms on the salar and then gravel road to Uyuni, sidewind
22.3.07 Uyuni - - - relaxing
outside of Pulacayo 23.3.07 25.9 3.00 8.6 climbing first 15km to over 4100 meters, then nice descent, alt: 3966 m
24.3.07 outside of Visicia 96.8 7.51 12.3 started off with a climb then gradual up and down until a long climb over 4000 meters followed by a long descent, Erica and Ryan both get a flat tire,alt: 3573
25.3.07 Potosi
S 1934.8'
W06546.3'
88.8 8.38 10.2 long climbs, long descents finally climbing into city, last few kms paved in city, Ryan's sidewall burst on his rear tire, highest city in the world at 4070 m, we are in a neigborhood below at 3910 m
26.3.07-28.3.07 Potosi - - - exploring the city
29.3.07 on the road to Sucre 123.5 7.50 15.7 small climb leaving Potosi, descended quite a bit steep climbs at the end of the day, alt: 2630m
30.3.07 Sucre 34.8 2.46 12.6 climbing then nice descent before climbing again into the city, alt:2790m
31.3.07-3.4.07 Sucre - - - enjoying the constitutional capital of Bolivia
4.4.07 outside of Puente Arce 96.8 6.39 14.5 mostly paved, about 10km gravel, small climb to top of city weaving through trucks blocking the road on strike (taxes), nice long descent, up and downs, alt:1605m
5.4.07 Aiquile 4.2 36 7 Erica is sick, stopped in first small town and hitched with a truck driver about 50km to first small city
6.4.07-7.4.07 Aiquile - - - waiting for Erica to get healthier
8.7.07 Cochabamba 32.2 3.00 10.6 up and down eventually dropped to 1800m, cobble stone road, Ryan gets a flat tire, Erica still has stomach problems and tire starting to tear, decided to take a ride all the way to Cochabamba
9.4.07-12.4.07 Cochabamba - - - enjoying the city, Erica changed rear tire, Ryan patched rear tube
13.4.07 Bombeo 73.4 6.59 11.1 lots of traffic leaving Cochabamba, steep climb starting after 40km from about 2400m, alt:3827m
14.4.07 Caracollo 124.4 8.31 14.9 several climbs over 4000m before climbing to 4496m for first 60km then almost all downhill, alt:3720m
15.4.07 Villa Loza 122.6 7.03 17.4 fairly flat, gradual up and downhill, met 2 Swedish cyclists alt:3986m
16.4.07 La Paz 73.4 3.45 19.5 small ups and downs, lots of traffic coming into city, last 10km all downhill, alt:3660m
17.4.07-18.4.07 La Paz - - - relaxing and exploring the city
19.4.07 Tiquina 114.4 7.17 15.7 climbed 10km out of La Paz then flat gradually going downhill, short climb and descent at end of day, alt:3825m
20.4.07 Copacabana
S 1610.1'
W06905.1'
40 3.00 13.3 climb to over 4200 meters then descent into Copacabana, alt:3841m
21.4.07 Copacabana - - - visiting Isla del Sol on Lake Titikaka
22.4.07 Kasani 9.1 0.33 16.7 slight up and down, border crossing then continued 135 more kms to Puno, Peru
- TOTAL 1530.4 KM 115.05 13.3 KM/HR -