That nail does not belong there.
photo Berten Steenwegen
Funny traffic rules
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Bolivia Motorcycle Adventures
The best way to explore Bolivia by motorcycle
How does it work
It starts with you deciding which tour you want to do. To help you with this we made a description of all our tours, and added some weather info.
After you made your choice, you send us an email (you can use the mail form on the contact page) telling us which tour and what date you are interested in and we will reply to tell you whether this is possible or not (If it is not possible we will try to give you alternatives), and which motorcycles are available for you to choose from. Note that this is only a preference. We'll try to give you the bike you like, but if everybody chooses the same bike, we will have to decide who gets which bike. For this we need to know: your gender, your experience (with motorcycling ;-), your height, your weight and age. It's all in the mail-form.
To book the tour you need to make a down-payment of 10%. This can be done by bank transfer, creditcard/ PayPal. The total payment must be made 6 weeks before the start-date of the tour. You will receive the bank info when you book, but we have a bank-account in the Netherlands and accept creditcards (see also our payment page) so it should not be a problem.
After you have a confirmation from us that you are in fact booked in the tour, you book a flight to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, South America. Your arrival date should be the same as the tour-start-date, not later than 8 pm. (if this is not possible you should arrive a day earlier)
You also should arrange a travel-insurance with so called "adrenaline coverage" (this covers mountaineering, parachute jumping and... motorcycle riding). If you have trouble finding one, check out Squaremouth.com or World Nomads.com.
When you arrive you will be picked up from the airport by someone who has a big sign that says: "Bolivia Motorcycle Adventures" (our logo, see the left top of this page).
Depending on the arrival time you go directly to Samaipata or spend one night in Santa Cruz. (If we spend the night in Santa Cruz the following day will be day 1)
If you arrive earlier we can make arrangements for you to be picked up or you can simply appear at the hotel we will use (we will let you know well in advance).
On Day 2 of the tour we start with a briefing in which we tell you all about the funny traffic-rules of Bolivia, our route, and all other things you ought to know.
Then we give you your bike and we'll go on a short excursion to test it out.
Note that we only provide you with a motorcycle. You need to bring your own bike gear. A helmet is (of course) obligated. Boots, pants, jacket and gloves are highly advised as is a small backpack (a so called daypack) for your daily needs.
The next day we set off for real. Unless specifically mentioned otherwise, we spend the nights in hotels. Most will be nice and comfortable, some will be less nice. We always try to maintain a standard of clean rooms with private bathrooms that have hot showers, but this is Bolivia and sometimes there just is no good option.
This also goes for the meals. All food is included and generally it will be nice and tasty, but again: This is Bolivia and sometimes there just is no good restaurant in the area.
The multi-language speaking guide usually rides up front. At the rear is the so called "broom wagon", a support-car with a trailer, a mechanic, spare-parts etc. If, for whatever reason, you can't (or don't want to) ride on, the "broom wagon" will pick you and your bike up. If you have a flat tire or other problem, just wait for the "broom wagon" and soon your problems will be solved. (of course real men fix their own tires).
Naturally the guide is trained in first aid and has all necessary safety stuff on his bike.
During the entire tour we try to maintain an atmosphere of "good friends". Because of this our groups are never larger than 6 people (unless it is a group-booking).
After several days of intense fun, adventures and relaxation, we will arrive back at our base where you will say goodbye to your bike.
The next day we will head for Santa Cruz with a few side trips and of course there will be a smashing farewell dinner on our final night together.
The last day we bring you to the airport, and at the check in we say goodbye, until we meet again.
For single day tours or half day tours you can just "show up" but it would be best to let us know you are comming in advance.
Bolivia Motorcycle Adventures, Casilla de correos 2992, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
(+591) 75 051 051 email@example.com