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Price includes: RawHyde's "Ride Namibia" training program in Castaic, California in
January, 2013. Dates for this training will be announced soon.
Training package Includes lodging, meals, motorcycle, and training specifically tailored for
Namibian off-road conditions.
Tour price also includes all park entry fees in Africa, ferry fees, and activities described in
the daily itinerary, including rental of 4-wheeled vehicles for the Etosha safari.
RawHyde’s Continental Divide Ride South America is a 2400 mile ride through 4 remarkably
different countries which all share a single incredible geologic feature – The most influential
mountain range in the world; - The Mighty Andes !
The Andes form the Continental Divide of South America, and in turn create two of the most
extreme climates on earth. The Amazon River basin and jungle on the east side - and the Atacama
Desert to the west. The Amazon is the largest river on earth… and the Atacama is the driest
desert on earth… all created by the Continental Divide of South America.
We have an amazing itinerary for you to enjoy as you travel from the
UNESCO world heritage city of Cusco, Peru to Mendoza, Argentina. Along the way you’ll have the
chance to cross the Andes at elevations over 16,000 feet, you’ll ride the famous “Altiplano” and
the Salt Flats of Bolivia…. And you’ll have a chance to conquer the infamous “Death Road” of
Bolivia. Its an amazing trip that embodies the essence of “Adventure Riding” – below is the
itinerary for our 2017 CDR South America.
You’ll arrive today into Cusco, Peru which is both a Spanish colonial city, and a World Heritage
venue. You’ll be transported to your hotel for dinner and a chance to begin getting to know your
Day 2 - Cusco to Ollantaytambo.
Cusco to Ollantaytambo. You’ll be assigned your motorcycle this morning and after that you’ll
have the morning to Explore Cusco and then in the afternoon you’ll depart for Ollantaytambo (the
jump off point for Machu Pichu) and on your way you’ll ride through the incredible “Sacred
Valley of the Incas”
You’ll take the train to Macchu Pichu. This is an all day excursion to one of the most incredible
places in South America. Machu Pichu needs no introduction, but as a UNESCO world heritage site
its one of the most celebrated places to visit on the entire planet.
Day 4 - Ollantaytambo-to Puno.
We’ll leave Ollantaytambo early with the goal of arriving at the amazing Lake Titicaca in time
to take a shuttle boat out to the floating islands. Yep – that’s right… Islands that actually
float and have small villages on them. Click
here to learn more about them.
Day 5 - Puno-La Paz.
Today is sure to be a memorable one as we cross the border from Peru to Bolivia. Bolivia is
South America’s poorest country and you’ll begin to understand that as you enter the country at
the border checkpoint. Leaving Peru and entering Bolivia is like riding from a color TV into a
black and white TV. There is no color in the buildings… there is nothing in the way of bill
boards or neon signs… most of the people ride bicycles and there are few of the comforts that
we’ve become used to in our lives. Nonetheless – Bolivia is truly an amazing place to ride and
Day 6 - Free day in La Paz.
Free day in La Paz. Today you have two options… The first is to relax and stay at the hotel, and
wander La Paz (One of the two capitals of Bolivia) Oddly – Bolivia has two capitals. You can
learn a bit more here.
Option 2 is to ride one of the greatest “Adventure Roads in the world – The Death Road. Its about
a 2 hour ride from La Paz to the jump off point for the Death Road, and then it will take about
4 hours to ride the Death Road. Our support truck will go with us today and we’ll have a great
picnic lunch at one of the incredible viewpoints along the road. We’ll head back to our hotel
after we conquer the Death Road, because we need to get to bed early since tomorrow will be a
long day.day will be doing the death road.
Day 7 - La Paz to Uyuni.
Today is a long day – of nearly 700 kilometers. Much of the road is paved although we’ll take a
short cut across the desert to shave a few miles toward our goal of Uyuni.
Uyuni sits at the edge of the famous salt flats of Bolivia, and riding the salt flats is one of
the most unique things you’ll do on the entire trip. Your hotel tonight is Hotel del Sal. An
building made entirely of salt. Yep – that’s right – a hotel made entirely of salt. Its pretty
unique. An interesting fact about the salt flats – nearly 30% of the worlds supply of lithium
lies beneath the salt flats… and Bolivias government is currently evaluating bids from around
the planet to exploit the lithium. I’d say that Bolivias status of South Americas poorest
country is about to change.
Day 8 - Uyuni to San pedro de Atacama.
Today is the longest day of the trip because there are simply no places to stop along the way.
We need to leave Uyuni early today and we head for San Pedro de Atacama. Today also provides
your biggest altitude change so far on the trip, as you’ll drop from 13,000 feet to nearly Sea
Level in a single day. Today will be a 10 to 12 hour riding day because there simply is no place
to stop along the way. The views along the way however are spectacular as you drop from from the
top of the Andes into the world renowned Atacama Desert. ( a quick fact is that it has not
rained in the Atacama desert in recorded human history !
Day 9 - Resting day in San Pedro.
After yesterdays tough ride you’ll be happy to sleep late today … but not too late, because SPDA
is an awesome town. It’s a true oasis in the heart of the driest place on earth. There are a ton
of things to see and do – plus a really great shopping area for locally made souvenirs. Hand
made rugs are a very popular thing to get here and the local artisans weave their name and date
into most of the rugs to authenticate the rugs.
Day 10 - San Pedro de Atacama to San Antonio de Los Cobres.
Today will begin with a run up to the top of the Andes again, followed by the border crossing
into Argentina. It will take a couple of hours to get across the border and once done there
you’ll hit the “mother road” of Argentina. Its called Ruta 40 and it’s the original road that
went from Bolivia to Ushuaia. Ruta 40 is mostly dirt and this afternoons ride is simply
gorgeous. Ruta 40 will dissolve into a very narrow road over time and you’ll pass through towns
and villages that time has forgotten. Llamas will dot the landscape and tonight you’ll come to
your hotel in the gritty mining town of San Antonio de Los Cobres.
Day 11 - SA de los Cobres to Cafayate.
Todays ride is spectacular as you’ll have the chance to ride over one of the highest mountain
passes in all of South America. Less than two hours into your ride today you’ll ride over Passo
Abra del Acay at an elevation of 16,300 feet. The view from the top is nothing less than
astounding. You’ll continue your days ride on Ruta 40 and end in the awesome town of Cafayate.
Cafatyate has a great vibe and its well worth wandering about town for a while after dinner.
Day 12 - Cafayate-La Rioja.
Today your ride takes you south along Ruta 40 again, and you’ll soon find the road renaming
itself to the Ruta del Vino as you enter the up and coming wine district near La Rioja. Its kind
of refreshing cruising on dirt roads alongside opulent vinyards. You’ll end the day in La Rioja.
(which is always along the route of the Dakar Rally – be sure to ask your guide for some Dakar
stories from this area)
Day 13 - La rioja - San Juan
Today you continue south through the heart of the Ruta del Vino. This part of Argentina is less
mountainous and you’ll find the scenery changing from a desert like landscape to rolling hills
covered in scrub brush. The scenery is great – and you’ll see many large “Estancia’s” (Argentine
for Ranches) as you pass by. The day ends in San Juan which is a lovely colonial town embedded
inside a large oasis. Be sure to have some wine with dinner tonite because San Juan is known for
both its Viognier and Syrah blends.
Day 14 - San Juan
You’ll wrap your riding in Argentina on a high note today as you’ll find the scenery to be
spectacular. Narrow canyons with rivers … a series of mountain passes, twisty roads and yes –
more vineyards. Tonight you’ll wrap your tour up at a private winery / Hotel that is simply