Roads of Bolivia
Plan the perfect driving adventure with this helpful guide! Learn more about the things to consider before driving the most spectacular roads of Bolivia.
Death Road is a lethal journey in the Bolivian Yungas region
Carretera de los Yungas is, probably, the most famous road in the world. This gravel dirt track covers a 36.4km (22.61 miles) stretch between La Paz and Coroico, in the Yungas-area of the Bolivian department of La Paz.
Travel guide to the top of Cerro Uturuncu
Cerro Uturuncu is a stratovolcano located in the Potosí Department of Bolivia. A minor gravel road climbs up to 6.008m (19,711ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest roads in the world. The biggest problem is the extremely low oxygen for engine combustion.
South Yungas Road is a scenically rewarding but dangerous trip
South Yungas Road is the name of a dangerous mountain road located in the La Paz Department, Bolivia.
Cerro Sairécabur: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide
Cerro Sairécabur is a volcano at an elevation of 5.541m (18,179ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Bolivia and Chile. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
The road to Cerro Chacaltaya, the world's highest ski resort
Cerro Chacaltaya is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5.260m (17,257ft) above the sea level, located in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
The dangerous road to Caranavi is not for the faint of heart
Caranavi is a small town located in the Caranavi Province in the Yungas region of Bolivia. The road to the town is simply terrifying.
Driving the international Chungara-Tambo Quemado Pass
Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.687m (15,377ft) above the sea level located on the border of Chile and Bolivia.
Ollagüe Volcano is one of the highest roads of South America
Volcán Ollagüe is a massive andesite stratovolcano in the Andes at an elevation of 5.868m (19,251ft) above the sea level located in northern Chile (Región de Antofagasta) on the border with Bolivia (Departamento de Potosí). Words can’t describe the road and pictures don’t do it justice. It’s one of the highest roads of South America.
El Angosto isone of the deadliest roads in the world
El Angosto de Villa Montes (or Pilcomayo canyon) is one of the deadliest and most dangerous roads in the world. Located in the Tarija Department in south-eastern Bolivia, this balcony road, with a a 450 meter drop on the right side, unprotected by guardrails, is extremely narrow.
Highest roads of Bolivia
Located in western-central South America, Bolivia is equal in size to California and Texas combined. The geography of Bolivia is unique among the nations of South America. With their high altitudes, the mountains bear a striking resemblance to the rugged peaks of Himalaya.
A mine road to the top of Acotango Volcano
Volcán Acotango is a volcano at an elevation of 6.052m (19,856ft) above the sea level, located in Parque Nacional Sajama, on the border between Bolivia and Chile. A 4x4 mine trail climbs up at 5.509m (18,074ft) above the sea level. The unrideable track continues a bit higher, but it’s not drivable. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Antiguo Puente de Pailón is a challenging bridge in Bolivia
Located in the small town of Pailón in Bolivia, the old bridge in Pailon was one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
Salar de Ollagüe Pass is a treacherous road in the Andes
Paso Salar de Ollagüe is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.695m (12,122ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Bolivia.
A salt road to Isla Incahuasi, in the middle of Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi is an island in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, a sea of salt at an elevation of 3.656m (11,995ft) above mean sea level. It’s located in the Potosí Department, in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes.
Adventure along Condor Pass
Paso del Condor is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.730m (15,518ft) above the sea level, located in Potosí, a department in southwestern Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
The unpaved road to Ciénaga de Paicone-Río Mojón Pass
Paso Internacional Ciénaga de Paicone-Río Mojón is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.627m (11,889ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Bolivia.
Camino al Sol de la Mañana: a challenging track to Cerro Sanabria
Cerro Sanabria is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.844m (15,892ft) above the sea level, located in Sur Lípez Province in the Potosi Department in the far southwestern Bolivia.
Tupiza-Quiriza, a winding road only for experienced drivers
Spectacular high mountain dirt track mix of sand, rocks and rivers located in Potosí Department, Bolivia, with a total length of 63.9 km. This corrugated road links the villages of Tupiza and Quiriza running entirely above 3.100m above the sea level.
A road to Colquechaca, the highest town of Bolivia
Colquechaca is a small town in Bolivia, at an elevation of 4.167m (13,671ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.
A steep challenging road to Abra Tres Cruces
Abra Tres Cruces is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.729m (15,515ft) above the sea level, located in La Paz, a department situated at the western border of Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
An epic road in the Andes to Portezuelo del Cajón
Portezuelo del Cajón is an international high mountain pass on the border between Chile and Bolivia, at an elevation of 4,480m (14,698ft) above the sea level, located on the lower southeast flank of Juriques volcano, in the Andes.
Travelling through the international Colchane-Pisiga Pass
Paso Colchane-Pisiga is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.695m (12,122ft) above the sea level, located on the Chilean-Bolivian border.
Ruta Nacional 25
The Ruta Nacional 25 (RN25) is an amazing and exciting journey in the Andes mountain range, in the center of Bolivia.
A memorable road trip to Abra Laguna Morijon
Abra Laguna Morijon is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.901m (16,079ft) above the sea level, located in Sur Lípez Province in the Potosi Department of south-western Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
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