Picada 108

Picada 108

Picada 108 is a road linking the Ruta Ciudad Mariscal Estigarribia-Mayor Pablo Legerenza in the departments of Boquerón, Paraguay and the Bolivian border. This road, with a total length of 212km, crosses the infamous Ruta Transchaco and during the wet season, it’s totally impassable.

The road is unpaved and totally straight for 160km. The unpaved sections of the road can be impassable when wet. After rain, sections of road can become decidedly hazardous when fast-flowing creek crossings and slippery mud can cause road closures. As always, check road conditions before departing. It’s one of the longest straight roads in the world.
Pic: jorge zarate