My husband and I embarked on a mega road trip with Novo Adventures, starting from Santa Cruz Bolivia and it was filled with breathtaking moments from start to finish.
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We began the trip with a tour of Novo Communities, the charity organisation where Novo profits are funnelled to support addiction rehabilitation in the Bolivian communities. This was heart touching and grounding. Knowing that our ‘fun’ and ‘adventure’ riding motorcycles in Bolivia was helping to dramatically change lives was a lovely feeling. It’s something so easy to read but when you see it first-hand it’s quite a grounding moment of appreciation for what the Novo team are doing.
From start to finish Novo demonstrated an incredibly high level of understanding on how to make the most memorable and epic trip imaginable. This was everything from where the best roads are, what to look out for, finding the best places to stay, how to manage fuel stops in rural towns where fuel is not readily available, to simply making sure we had the best time.
The Tiger 800s were fantastic and clearly very well looked after. The team did pre and post day checks to ensure a smooth trip, plus the knowledge of having the spare bike in the truck meant we knew we were in good hands.
Accommodation varied from absolutely breath-taking luxury in the salt hotel to more modest and grounded options immersed in the culture. All had comfortable beds and hot showers, all clean and well presented. The food was also amazing, full of flavours and variation.
Absolutely! The variation in landscape meant it felt like we were riding through 6 countries, not just one. From the Amazon jungle rain forest, the sweeping valley roads, rocky rugged terrain, alpacas roaming free, Andes’ Altiplano plateau at more than 3,500m above sea level, death road, the largest salt flats in the world. Every day was a new adventure and the culture so welcoming.
Destination highlights included starting in Santa Cruz and traveling to Refugio los Volcanes, Sucre, Potosí, train graveyard, Salar de Uyuni, Oruro, Quime, Coroico, The Yungas (Death Road).
It was a wild adventure!
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We even did some crazy still like going into an active mine and buying dynamite!
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