Gravel Heroes

ALTIPLANO RIDE – ALTITUDE WITH ATTITUDE: 1 – 15.03.2025

ABC: ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, CHILE OFF-ROAD: CONQUER 6,008M!
BASIC INFORMATION
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
PRICE INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
ALTIPLANO RIDE – ALTITUDE WITH ATTITUDE: 1 – 15.03.2025
PRICE: 4590 € (the price does not include motorcycle transport)
BOOKING FEE: 25%

MOTORCYCLE:


The price of the expedition includes a locally rented Yamaha Ténéré 250 motorcycle.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You can participate in the expedition on your own motorcycle. For participants who choose this option, we offer:

  • A comprehensive round-trip motorcycle transport service to/from Chile (Valparaiso/San Antonio), including custom clearance at a promotional price of €2,500;
  • A reduced expedition price of €2,950

If you decide to participate in the expedition on your own motorcycle, be sure to indicate this in the comments section when making your reservation. We will contact you to arrange the details of your participation in the expedition and the transport of your motorcycle according to the options mentioned above.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:


This is a true motorcycle expedition: We call it ABC as it will take you across Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. But along a route which is remote, away from the usual tourist routes, but also probably the most beautiful there is to be found in the Altiplano.

This tour is definitely not for snowflakes: You will need, grit, endurance, a desire to explore and discover. Prior experience off-road is a must. But you will also have to be flexible and function in a team: on such a route, there will be changes in plans. Some hotels are basic – but there are also some great ones!

You can ride either your own motorbike on this tour, or a rented Yamaha Ténéré 250 (option on rented bike is included in the tour price).

If you intend to ride your motorcycle, you can extend the journey by starting in Valparaiso / San Antonio, Chile and head to the starting point of the expedition on wheels. Contact us if you are interested in this option.

We’ll be at high altitudes during this expedition, with the highest point being volcan Uturuncu 6,008m. It is possible to reach on motorbikes the altitude of 5,800 m and the remaining part walk. We will have a number of riding days above 4,000m.

We start our journey in Argentina in San Salvador de Jujuy. We first go along Ruta 40 and then make our way to the rock formations of Campo de Piedra Pomez. We then stay at altitude towards Tolar Grande. We will cross into Chile to have a rest day in San Pedro de Atacama. The Laguna route awaits, but we will first try to ascent the Uturuncu volcano towering at 6,008m. We will then ride to Uyuni along lagunas, through the Dali desert with alien rock formations. In Uyuni, another day off full of discoveries awaits: world famous Salar de Uyuni and train cementery. We then make our way back to Argentina but first we will make a detour to San Vincente where Butch Cassidy met his end.

Are you ready up to a motorcycle adventure like no other? Get in touch!

START:

1 March 2025 / SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY

END:

15 March 2025 / SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY

NUMBER OF DAYS AND NIGHTS:

15 days / 14 nights

NUMBER OF RIDING DAYS:

11

TOUR TYPE:

Gravel Heroes

TYPE OF ROADS:

30% paved / 70% gravel

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

8 / 10

MIN./ MAX. NUMBER OF BIKES:

Min. 6 / Max .10

Available

FULL PRICE: 4590 €
(the price does not include motorcycle transport)

Choose your options:


DETAILS OF THE TOUR


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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nature
  • Altiplano landscapes
  • Uturuncu volcano
  • Atacama desert
  • Tatio Geysers
  • Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid last home
  • Bolivia laguna route
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Train cemetery
  • Cono de Arita
  • Desierto del diablo
  • La Casualidad ghost town (+5,200m)
  • Desierto de Dali
  • Cerro colorado de Caspala
  • Valle Colorado
  • Hornocal
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WEATHER:

We will visit the Altiplano in late summer, right after the so-called “invierno altiplanico” (although it is climatically summer in the southern hemisphere). This should be the period after the rains, but as is typical in the mountains, the rainy season may extend: rain and even snow are possible. Conditions on the routes can change at any moment. You must also be prepared for temperature differences depending on the altitude and possible radical weather changes. Nights, especially in tents, can be cold. We will also be riding at high altitudes, which will be demanding on the body.

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MOTORCYCLE GEAR:

Wearing adequate riding gear is an individual responsibility. We strongly recommend “adventure” or hard-shell motocross type boots for this ride. Bring your own gear.

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LUGGAGE:

Space is limited in the support vehicle. Do not take more than one 20kg luggage piece. It should be dust & water proof. For riding days take with you a small backpack and a waterproof bag, with straps, to enable you to attach it to your motorbike, or a backpack with a water bladder.

IMPORTANT, REMEMBER:

We will travel far from civilization. We’ll not always have telephone coverage. There may not be internet either.

You should carry a warm set of clothes with you on the motorbike. If you bring your own bike: You also need to bring tools for your motorbike and for fixing a flat.

Consider medevac coverage with Global Rescue or Garmin or equivalent for the expedition.

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE:

6,008

meters above seal level

DAY BY DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1 (1.03.2025)
ARRIVAL TO SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY (ARGENTINA). COLLECT MOTORBIKES

DAY 2 (160KM / 2.03.2025)
SS DE JUJUY – SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES

DAY 3 (300KM / 3.03.2025)
SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES – ANTOFAGASTA DE LA SIERRA

DAY 4 (240KM / 4.03.2025)
ANTOFAGASTA DE LA SIERRA – TOLAR GRANDE

DAY 5 (370KM / 5.03.2025)
TOLAR GRANDE – S.P. DE ATACAMA (CHILE)

DAY 6 REST DAY (6.03.2025)
S.P. DE ATACAMA

DAY 7 REST DAY (145KM / 7.03.2025)
S.P. DE ATACAMA – QUETENA CHICO (BOLIVIA)

DAY 8 (70KM / 8.03.2025)
VOLCAN UTURUNCU 

DAY 9 (280KM / 9.03.2025)
QUETENA CHICO – UYUNI

DAY 10 REST DAY (10.03.2025)
UYUNI

DAY 11 (210KM / 11.03.2025)
UYUNI – SAN VINCENTE – TUPIZA

DAY 12 (300KM / 12.03.2025)
TUPIZA – VILLAZON – HUMAHUACA (ARGENTINA)

DAY 13 (230KM / 13.03.2025)
HUMAHUACA – SANTA ANA

DAY 14 (250KM /14.03.2025)
SANTA ANA – SS DE JUJUY.

DAY 15 (15.03.2025) FLY OUT

THE ROUTE MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER FACTORS.

YOUR OPINIONS

FROM GOOGLE

Krzysztof Roszkowski
Krzysztof Roszkowski
2023-12-11
Z Motobirds miałem przyjemność zwiedzić w listopadzie Radżastan. Organizacja wyprawy na najwyższym poziomie, trasy były profesjonalnie przygotowane. Każdy dzień był wspaniałą przygodą. Atmosfera była bardzo przyjacielska wręcz rodzinna. Na pewno wybiorę się jeszcze z nimi na niejedna wyprawę.
zali morcom
zali morcom
2023-10-05
Best thing I have EVER done! I loved every second of this trip!! Every detail was so well organised and I knew what to expect at every point, from route planning to the altitude to prepare for. Our support crew were amazing! We were always safe and well looked after. Anything we needed they made it happen. Every time I got off my bike, someone was there just in case I needed some assistance. If there were tricky sections, they were planned out with people to provide assistance getting through. The support was wonderful, it was just a great vibe all round. Accommodation was great, always clean and comfortable. Same for the food, it was always amazing. Bikes were awesome and well maintained at all times by our trip mechanic. THE VIEWS! I came for the views & I got way more than what I bargained for! Many times I caught myself tearing up in my goggles as we rode through the most incredible scenery I have ever come across. It was UNREAL, it actually didn’t look real it was just that beautiful 😍 You have to see it for yourself, there is absolutely nothing like it! Thank you Ola & Team for the best best memories ever!
Marius Bochynski
Marius Bochynski
2023-09-18
MotoBirds team did wonderful job organizing and executing impot of my two antique motorcycles from Europe to United States. They had plenty of professional and experienced stuff who picked up the bikes from my house, delivered them to shipping facilities and package them in shipping crates. Throughout the process communication was outstanding and they also updated me with pictures of my motorcycles just prior to shipping. Thank you MotoBirds for bringing my dream to reality!
Mariusz Nalbert
Mariusz Nalbert
2023-09-09
Świetna ekipa z doświadczeniem. Wszystko znakomicie zorganizowane. Sami tego tak nie ogarnięcie i nie będziecie mieć takiego towarzystwa!
Grzegorz Olczak
Grzegorz Olczak
2023-09-07
Wspólnie z Moto Birds byłem na moto-przygodzie w Himalajach. Organizacja, przygotowane trasy, opieka, atmosfera na najwyższym poziomie. Ola, Guy i Mat wykonali kawał dobrej roboty, za to dzięki... Zdecydowanie polecam, satysfakcja i emocje gwarantowane 🙂 Ja z pewnością wybiorę się na kolejną wyprawę z Moto Birds 👍
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
Agnieszka Mazurkiewicz
2023-09-07
Żadne słowa nie oddadzą mojej fascynacji wyjazdem z MotoBirds. Niecałe 2 tygodnie temu wróciłam z Indii - podróży życia. Jestem wręcz oczarowana profesjonalizmem z jakim całość została zorganizowana. Opieka przed wyjazdem, wsparcie podczas podróży, organizacja noclegów, posiłków, wybór tras. Bardzo, bardzo za wszystko dziękuję ❤ PS Najlepszym dowodem mojej opinii, jest planowanie kolejnych wypraw z MotoBirds 😁 Z serca polecam.
Tomasz Solid
Tomasz Solid
2023-09-07
Jest pomysł, jest jakość i odpowiedzialność. Każdy na takiej wyprawie prócz tego co w umowie, znajdzie wiele wiecej, zależnie od wrażliwości i życiowego doświadczenia. Ja mam poczucie długu do tej ekipy ale zamierzam go spłacić na jakiejś następnej wyprawie. Himalaje 2023
Paweł Szczecki
Paweł Szczecki
2023-09-07
Great service and unforgettable trip to India, highly recommended!
Gemma Sturt
Gemma Sturt
2023-09-07
Fantastic experience with MotoBirds in India/Himalayas this summer. The guide, accomodation and bikes were all excellent and I'm looking forward to rebooking another trip as soon as I'm able!
Viktória Hroncová
Viktória Hroncová
2023-09-07
Very well planned and organized adventures. Ola is a great (and fun!) guide, I definitely recommend joining her on any of the trips she offers.

PRICE INCLUDES:

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MOTORCYCLE

Included in the tour price is rented Yamaha Ténéré 250, Alternatively you may use your own motorcycle that we can ship from Warsaw, Poland to Chile, Valparaiso / San Antonio and back for special price €2500 both ways. In this case you would ride from Valparaiso / San Antonio to the starting point of the tour and meet the group there.
PRZEWODNIK

GUIDE

Assistance of a MotoBirds guide.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

SUPPORT CAR

A support car will assist us during the tour. Our luggage will be loaded in the car. The price includes fuel for the support car and driver expenses.
SAMOCHÓD WSPARCIA I SERWIS

MOTORBIKE MAINTENANCE

If you ride a rented motorcycle, service is included. If you ride your own motorbike, service is your responsibility.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Accommodation in hotels, cabanas or guesthouses, in twin or triple rooms. Breakfast is included in the price. Upon request, subject to availability, it is possible to organize a single room - against an additional fee of €70 / night.
ZAKWATEROWANIE I WYŻYWIENIE

TRANSPORT TO/FROM THE HOTEL

Group airport transfers are included in the tour price, provided your arrival date is on the tour program dates. Individual transfer can be organized on different dates, but is not included in the tour price (€40 / transfer), or you can take a cab from the airport.
WIZY I DOKUMENTY

ACTIVITIES

Entry tickets to the National parks.

DOKUMENTY

INSURANCE

  • Basic travel insurance.
  • Tourist Guarantee Fund fee.
  • Tourist Support Fund fee.

IMPORTANT: For an additional fee, there is an option to independently extend the insurance within the Signal Iduna Safe Travels and/or Global Rescue partner offer. The price of the tour includes basic travel insurance.

ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

PICTURES & GPX TRACKS FROM THE TOUR

After the tour participants will receive photos of the tour, GPX tracks of the actual route.
ZDJĘCIA Z PODRÓŻY I TRAKI

WELCOME PACK

Each Participant will receive a welcome pack which includes, among other items: MotoBirds stickers, tour stickers, a detailed program, the list of hotels and a tour souvenir. You will also receive a GPX file to load to your device

PRICE NOT INCLUDES:

  • Airline tickets (tickets should not be bought until the organizer confirms the completion of the minimum group size).
  • Fuel for the motorcycle.
  • Cost of a tourist visa, if required.
  • Meals other than breakfasts, beverages.
  • Covid tests and/or vaccinations, if required.
  • Medical expenses not covered by the basic travel insurance provided by MotoBirds.
  • Costs associated with transporting the participant to the nearest medical facility in the event of injury, illness, or inability to continue the trip.
  • Costs associated with transporting the motorcycle to the trip’s end location, in case the participant is unable to continue the trip or the motorcycle used by them cannot continue.
  • Additional recommended Global Rescue insurance.
  • Entrance tickets to optional tourist attractions.
  • Repairs to the participant’s own motorcycle if the participant is riding their own motorcycle.
  • Transport of the motorcycle from Warsaw to and from Valparaiso / San Antonio in Chile, if you decide to participate in the expedition on your own motorcycle.

DEPOSIT FOR THE MOTORCYCLE:

US$500 refundable security deposit (cash)

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