|Bolivia is amazing. The landscape, the people and the trails are stunning, the light is a dream for every photographer and the constant blue sky during the winter there is something most Europeans simply don't have. Luckily Bolivia is located in the southern hemisphere, that means the best time of the year to go there is around June, when in Europe you have to wake up at 4 A.M to catch the sunrise light.|
| We woke up in the wet fog of the valley, went up to the pass and found this view. |
In the 4 blogposts (once a week, starting from today) I am going to show you 4 different spots in Bolivia. Honestly, I would have never found them without the help of Alistair Matthew, our guide and owner of Gravity Bolivia. The Kiwi with the red beard has been living there for 12 years now. He started the "World's Most Dangerous Road" ride many years ago, managed to get it into the Lonely Planet and made a living out of it. If you ask him for the best ride in Bolivia he will not answer with the 68km descent on the Death Road, where his company brings around 6000 people per year, but one of the amazing trails he or his team have scouted. One of these is the Loma-Loma trail in Sorata.
| Jerome had some stomach problems during this day...|
First: that trail has been built by Travis some years ago, an American guy who lives in Sorata most of the year and offers rides in that region.
Second: Loma-Loma would be the perfect descent for a Megavalanche, so I asked Rene Wildhaber and Jerome Clementz, both winners of that race in the past years, to join me on this trip to Bolivia. You can see in the video and in the photos why Sorata was one of your four stops.
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