BOLIVIA SKY ROADS (PLUS +) – LA PAZ TO LAKE TITICACA – 2019/2020

Discover:
A region called the Altiplano, a place where the Andes are the widest and a city that is set in a canyon created by a river. La Paz is the highest (administrative seat of government) capital city in the world at 3650m (11,975ft). This aptly named Sky roads tour is truly at the top of the earth and takes us from here to the Tropical Andes Yunga’s forests (1000m) and back again while riding through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Bolivian Andes. This road cycling tour will challenge you with some epic climbs at altitude, and then reward you in spectacular fashion taking you to the largest body of water in South America, Lake Titicaca.
*Plus a new addition to this trip!
. One the last day we put our road bikes aside and we Ride the Famous Death Road (on MTB’s supplied). Once considered to be the worlds most dangerous road.  This is a fun, safe and scenic ride. A must do experience!

Sky Roads – La Paz to Lake Titicaca (Plus +) Tour:
13 Days/12 Nights – Price: $2500 USD Per Person – Fitness Level:  Intermediate (you currently ride or can ride 200k a week with ease) – Group Size: 5 rider minimum, 12 rider maximum.

Note about fitness levels: All riders receive a (minimum 8 week) training program for the tours. If you are currently a beginner level rider, but want to do this Intermediate fitness level tour. As long as you make a commitment to train to prepare and get to that level we are happy to have you join us on this tour.

2019 Dates:
April 21st – May 3rd
Close off Date
: Sign up for this tour with a $600 USD deposit before February 24th 2019

August 17th – 29th
Close off Date: Sign up for this tour with a $600 deposit before June 23rd 2019

2020 Dates:
April 26th – May 6th
Close off Date: Sign up for this tour with a $600 deposit before Feb 7th 2020
Aug 15th – 27th
Close off Date: Sign up for this tour with a $600 deposit before May 16th 2020


Private Tour Dates options:

Get a group of 7 or more riders together and we will organize a private tour for you. To start the conversation contact us

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Tour Highlights:

  • Sight seeing and visiting central La Paz, the Markets, Churches and Museums.
  • Descending and ascending the New Yunga’s road (the 4th longest paved climb in the world).
  • Staying a night in the Tropical Andes Yunga’s forest region at 1000m.
  • 8 Road cycling days for 480k (60k per day average) plus 1 day MTB 66k. Total 546k in 9 days.
  • Riding around part of Lake Titicaca.
  • Two nights in Copacabana
  • A Boat trip on Lake Titicaca, visiting and hiking the Island of the Sun and Island of the Moon.
  • Visiting the ancient site of Tiwanuku.
  • Riding the Famous Death Road on an MTB
  • Making a difference. A percentage of all Tour proceeds goes back to the local communities we visit. We invite you to change other peoples lives while experiencing a trip of a lifetime

Tour Description and Itinerary:
This is a high altitude cycling trip and its important to spend some days to acclimate. So we have 4 days in and around La Paz to do this. The first few days are sight seeing with guided tours of the city, then we begin to move a bit more and have 2 short riding days outside of El Alto so you ease into more activity.

Day 1: Pick you up from El Alto airport
Check into the Hotel. Welcome meeting and tour introduction with our guides, build our bikes and relax.
Day 2: Acclimation day
Sight seeing La Paz and guided tours of the markets and downtown.
Day 3: Acclimation day/Ride 30k warm up ride (2hrs approx)
Sight seeing/Bike body fit check and climbing descending mini class Short ride 1.5hrs approx
Day 4: Acclimation day/50k warm up ride (2.5hrs approx)
Sight seeing/free time.
Day 5: – 60k (3.5hrs approx) – 15k Ascent/45k Descent
First real riding day of the tour. La Paz to Yolosita (Yunga’s region). We start with a little climbing followed by an incredible long valley descent. We visit La Senda Verde wildlife sanctuary in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in an authentic Bolivian Yungas village.
Day 6: – 75k (5hrs approx) – 35k Descent/35k Ascent
Back to La Paz. This first climbing part is optional we transfer and then continue to ride the climb up this stunning valley to the majestic La Cumbre (4661m).  This by our research and calculations is the 4th longest paved climb in the world. We ride the top easier 45% of this total climb. Tonight we stay in the city.
Day 7: – 72k (3.5hrs approx) – 30k Descent
We start the day with a transfer by van for 2hrs. From here we ride to the base of the mountains outside of Lake Titicaca. Tonight we stay a small mountain village.
Day 8: – 85k (5hrs approx) – 34k Ascent
We climb out of the valley until we reach the peninsula with amazing views of Lake Titicaca for almost the whole day. Tonight we stay on the lake.
Day 9: – 68k (4.5hrs approx) – 38k Ascent/20k Descent
A stunning day riding. We ride some more of the peninsula, then take a short boat trip across this part of the Lake Titicaca. Then ride over 2 passes the highest being 4255m with breath taking views for over a 100k in all directions of the area to then descend down to Lake Titicaca. Tonight we stay in Copacabana.
Day 10: Non riding day/approx 3hrs walking/hiking
Not a complete rest day. Boat trip to the Island of the Moon where we hike the for an hour and then re-board the boat to visit Island of the Sun and hike some more. Tonight we stay in Copacabana.
Day 11: – 40k (3hrs approx) – 15k Ascent/25k Descent /Visit Tiwanuku

We start early In the morning from 3830m with a 12k climb to 4255m and then descend back to Tiquina. Then we transfer to the ancient site of Tiwanuku.
Day 12: – 66k (3hrs approx) – 66k Descent
Today put our road bikes aside and Ride the Famous Death Road on Mountain Bikes (supplied). This ride is safe, scenic and fun as well as historical and educational. Its all downhill (gradual) too! a truly great day out on one of the most popular activities to do in La Paz. Later we then drive back to La Paz, relax and re-pack our road bikes.  Tonight we celebrate with a Farewell Dinner Party
Day 13: The Tour ends.
Transfer to Airport or other transport.


Price Includes:

    • Cycling training program and advice by ex Professional rider and Cycling Coach ($600 USD value)
    • Body/Bike fit check and Climbing/Descending instruction on Tour ($200 USD value)
    • Advanced Nutritional Supplements and Drinks ($100 USD value)
    • All Transportation and Airport transfers
    • Technical support available: Unpacking/packing bike plus bike assembly/disassembly
    • Professional Local Bolivian guides (Bilingual Spanish/English)
    • 10 riders to 1 Support vehicle ratio
    • Meals (All Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners)  Light picnic style Lunch on the rides
    • Healthy snacks and hydration during the rides
    • Daily after ride Yoga/Stretching classes
    • Beyond Andes Cycling Jersey
    • 12 nights accommodations at Hotels, lodges and B+B’s (accommodations twin shared).
    • Farewell Dinner Party
      Other activities:
    • Death Road MTB day mountain bike hire fee and guides.
    • La Paz City Tour of markets and museums with Bolivian city guides.
    • Visit to La Senda Verde wildlife sanctuary entrance tickets/donation.
    • Lake Titicaca boat trip to Island of the Sun and Moon/entrance fees.
    • Guided Tour of the Tiwanuku Ancient Ruins/Tickets.


Not included:

    • Flights (International and domestic)
    • Insurance – Travel, Personal and Equipment
    • Hotel charges such as mini bar and phone
    • Tips in restaurants and hotels
    • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
    • Any other items not listed as included


Booking and other important Info:

  • The close off date to book for these 2019 Tours with a deposit is before Feb 24th 2019 (April 21st – May 3rdTour) and before June 23rd 2019 (Aug 17th – 29th Tour)
  • To book this Tour please click through to fill out the Booking Form and submit. This is an email booking, we will reply to you with information on how you can make payment of the deposit and confirm your booking (using either Paypal. Direct Credit or Credit card)
  • A $600 USD deposit is due within 5 days of you receiving the booking/payment information from us.
  • This deposit is fully refundable (less any Paypal or Transaction fees) if the Tour minimum bookings are not reached by the close off date. We will refund your deposit within 3 weeks following the close off date.
  • We have a minimum of 5 riders to Guarantee this tour. Please Do Not Book your Plane Tickets until you have received notification from us that we have Guaranteed this tour.
  • If you cancel your booking the Tour deposit is not refundable. It is however transferable and maybe applied to other later date tours.
  • This tour is for Intermediate and Advanced fitness riders only, NOT for recreational cyclists. You have a road bike and you ride it regularly. All riders are requested and expected to follow the training program to prepare for this tour. We want you to come on this tour prepared so you will enjoy it more. You must be able to easily ride multiple back to back 200k weeks before you get to Bolivia.
  • Insurance. You are required as a condition of booking to be insured against medical and personal accident risks. We recommend that you take out a policy once you have received confirmation that the tour is Guaranteed, which covers trip cancellation, your bike, baggage and equipment.
  • Flight Information. We will email you flight information and recommended bike and equipment set up details.
  • Full tour payment is due 1 Month before the tour (April 21st – May 3rdTour) on March 19th, 2019.
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