Nestled in the heart of South America, Bolivia paints a tapestry of roads that oscillate between dreamlike wonder and adrenaline-pumping challenges. Begin your journey skimming across the Salar de Uyuni, a vast salt canvas that, during the rains, morphs into an ethereal mirror, merging heaven and earth in an endless embrace. Hold your breath along the Yungas Road, infamously known as the 'Death Road', where each bend precariously skirts from towering Andean summits to the vibrant pulse of the Amazon rainforest below.
Elevate your adventure on Cerro Sairécabur, where altitudes touch the clouds, and at Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado, nature's majesty is both undeniable and overwhelming. Then ascend to Cerro Chacaltaya's rugged vistas, bearing witness to the raw beauty of Bolivia's peaks. Back on the ground, the Trans-Chaco Highway sprawls before you, an odyssey through the vast Gran Chaco, its horizons echoing with tales of indigenous legacies and pristine wilderness.
In Bolivia, roads are more than just pathways—they are gateways to the sublime, intertwining tales of nature's artistry with the indomitable spirit of its people. Strap in and let Bolivia's byways whisk you away to realms where awe is the only constant.
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.
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 the name of a dangerous mountain road located in the La Paz Department, Bolivia.
Cerro Chacaltaya is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5.260m (17,257ft) above the sea level, located in La Paz Department of Bolivia. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Caranavi is a small town located in the Caranavi Province in the Yungas region of Bolivia. The road to the town is simply terrifying.
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.
Volcán Ollagüe is an imposing andesite stratovolcano located in the Andes. Standing at an elevation of 5,868m (19,251ft) above sea level, it marks the boundary between northern Chile's Antofagasta region and Bolivia's Potosí department. It's one of the highest roads of South America.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the small town of Pailón in Bolivia, the old bridge in Pailon was one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ruta Nacional 25 (RN25) is an amazing and exciting journey in the Andes mountain range, in the center of Bolivia.
Desierto de Siloli is a high mountain desert located in the department of Potosi of southwestern Bolivia. It’s said to be the Place Where Earth Meets The Sky.