Cycling Across the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Cycling Across the World’s Largest Salt Flat
As an adventure enthusiast, I eagerly looked forward to exploring the world’s largest salt flat – Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia on my Surly Ogre bicycle.
The 10,000 square kilometers expanse of the salt flat was a surreal and breathtaking destination that was both challenging and rewarding.
Sleeping at the Salar de Uyuni Bolivia
After a strenuous day of cycling through the altiplano, I arrived at the northern edge of the Salar de
Uyuni in the town of Jirira. It looked like a ghost town. There were no restaurants or hotels and hardly any people.
Luckily, I was taken in and given a room for the night by a lovely older couple who ran a small market off the town square.
The view of the salt flat was mesmerizing, and I couldn’t wait to explore it on my Surly Ogre bicycle.
Salar de Uyuni is an ancient salt flat formed by the evaporation of prehistoric lakes. The expanse of salt crystals spanning across the flat was stunning and otherworldly.
The region’s natural wonder extended beyond the salt flat, and I was eager to explore the towering Tunupa Volcano and Incahuasi Island, a rocky outcrop dotted with giant cacti.
The following day, I began my journey across the salt flat on my Surly Ogre bicycle. The terrain was challenging, and I had to navigate through unpredictable surfaces. But the thrill of cycling across the vast and beautiful salt flat was worth every effort.
Camping on Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni
Camping on the Salar de Uyuni was a highlight of the crossing. The silence was deafening. No cars,
planes, birds, or even insects. A quiet like you’ve never heard.
My Surly Ogre bicycle was a reliable and sturdy companion throughout the trip. The bike was built to withstand rough terrain and unpredictable surfaces, and it exceeded my expectations.
The journey across Salar de Uyuni was an unforgettable experience, and I was thrilled to document it. The video showcased the highs and lows of my trip, capturing the beauty and wonder of the world’s largest salt flat.
In conclusion, cycling across Salar de Uyuni on my Surly Ogre bicycle was a once-in-a-lifetime experience I will cherish forever. It was a challenging yet rewarding adventure that allowed me to experience the magnificence of the natural wonder and learn about the region’s culture and history.
If you’re looking for a thrilling and unique adventure, I highly recommend exploring Salar de Uyuni on a bicycle.
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