Both Sorata , as several cities in the province Lerecaja are considered the richest gold-bearing structures in the world . The way gold was traced and moved from pre-Columbian times and that activity is stimulated , from the colonial period who lived this region of the continent. Wranglers and trails dedicated to gold miners , transited the route Sorata - Conzata - Mapiri from deposits Tipuani , Guanay and others.
LEVEL: HARD ONLY FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS
The first part of the trip will be across the highland up to 3.800 mts, afterward we will descend into the warm Yungas valleys, where is located Sorata, continuing to Consata we'll reach the true gold mines area with many rivers. The main villages are: Santa Rosa de Mapiri and Guanay.
Between Guanay and Caranavi is located the main area of fruit and coffee production of Bolivia.
All the tour will be on dirt and mud roads with many rivers to cross (no bridges).
Leaving from La Paz we'll go up to the CORDILLERA REAL DE LOS ANDES, (Ande's Range) having great views, skirting the Lake Titikaka, until we arrive to the village of Sorata (2.700 mts). Arrive at the hotel.
Leaving from Sorata we will go to Consata through a quite difficult road, because of the curves, cliffs etc. It's a paradise because of the scenic views unique and unforgettable. Until Puente Yungas the landscape is Andean, and then we go into the sub-tropical vegetation. Arriving to Canasta village. Basic lodgings. After Consata will start the challenge with many rivers to cross and mud roads. Arrival to Mapiri village.. Basic lodging.
From Consata we start the challenge with many rivers to cross and a mud road. All of these villages were the center of gold exploitation, now they continue receiving few quantities of the precious metal that comes from the surrounding mines. Leaving Mapiri we can appreciate the real Amazon jungle landscape, until reaching Guanay. Staying in basic lodgings.
Leaving Guanay, skirting the river Coroico, we will arrive to Caranavi, admiring the fruit and coffee plantations. After we take a rest and lunch and then we continue forward to Coroico and our hotel.
According to the "South America Handbook", this is the most scenic route in South America at the same time being the World’s most dangerous road, because you drive from 1700 m. high of Coroico, to the 4600 m. high of the Yungas Pass, in less than 3 hrs (90 Km).Arrive at hotel.
|TYPE ROUTE||Asphalt/ gravel hard pack and off road.|
|PRICE||1 Bike $ 1.250 USD. Per person
2 or more Bikes $ 1.000 USD. Per person