Bolivia Motorcycle Adventures
Ride your dreams...
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, experience with motorcycling, your height, -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. The total payment must be made 6 weeks before the start date of the tour. You will receive the bank info when you book, we have our bank account in the Netherlands (see also our payment page). 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. Your arrival date should be the same as the tour start date, not later than 6 pm. If this is not possible you should arrive a day earlier.
There are 4 direct flights to Viru-Viru airport (VVI), Santa Cruz/ Bolivia and all offer Piece Concept with 2 x 23kg luggage:
- From Miami with BOA (Bolivia de Aviación) and American Airlines,
- From Madrid with BOA and Air Europa.
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.
Notice the official white and blue aiport taxis
When you arrive you will be picked up from the airport by someone who has a big sign with our logo that says: “Bolivia Motorcycle Adventures”.
Depending on the arrival time you go directly to our base in Samaipata or spend one night in Santa Cruz. If you 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 arrange. 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 your safety, the traffic rules of Bolivia, our route and all other things you need to know. Safely driving at all time is our main consent.
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 requisite as well as a 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 restaurants. 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 support car with the bike trailer, a mechanic, spare parts, medical material and for some tours a spare bike. 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 flat tires…
Front guide has a medical back ground and rear guide is trained in First Aid and they has all necessary stuff either in the daypack or either in the assistance vehicle.
During the entire tour we try to maintain a friendly atmosphere. 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 in Samaipata, 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 farewell dinner on our final night together.
On the last day we say goodbye and the arranged taxi will bring you to the airport, until we meet again.