Entrance to Salar | Tourist Attraction

Bolivia

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3709.0 masl
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hayleycairo

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We have done 3 entrances to the Salar and this was one of the easiest and driest ones. Highly recommended if you are coming from the North, as it is easy, beautiful and no other cars around.
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We entered the Salar here coming from La Paz. The road up to Salinas de Garci Mendoza is entirely nicely paved! From Salinas de garcia mendoza to the entrance is a dirt road but not too bad. We averaged 20-25km/h. The erntrance is really good. Just a little water in mid-july. Much better than the one in the south! If you follow the main track from here, you will reach Incahuasi.

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June 2022 - Perfect entrance for cyclists who want to cross the Salar. After a heavy rainy season, the municipality decided to flattened the section between Tahua and Isla Incahuasi with a "salt groomer". We were able to ride at an average pace of 10km/h with 1.50" tires. Outside of the track, it's very difficult to cycle.

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May 2022, end of wet season the road to incahuasi island is quite asymmestically bumpy now. I had to air down tires and average speed 30km/h. Of course possible to go faster but it will rattle like hell.

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Perfectly good causeway onto the salt flats from here. Amazing riding!

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Now it's possible to enter to the salar. We enter with our van and normally we go directly to Colchani to exit.

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Not possible with our VW Beetle right now, according to locals. About 40cm of water sometimes. We have seen normal 2wd cars coming out, though (from the West). If we try it I will update this post.

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easy salar entrace. road was fine the whole way from the pavement. follow maps.me since Google doesn't know the roads. no 4x4 needed in August 2018

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We entered the Salar here coming from La Paz. The road up to Salinas de Garci Mendoza is entirely nicely paved! From Salinas de garcia mendoza to the entrance is a dirt road but not too bad. We averaged 20-25km/h. The rntrance is really good. Just a little water in mid-july. Much better than the one in the south! If you follow the main track from here, you will reach Incahuasi.

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We have done 3 entrances to the Salar and this was one of the easiest and driest ones. Highly recommended if you are coming from the North, as it is easy, beautiful and no other cars around.

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This entrance has a great view of the Salar coming over the hill. Good jetty/pier/passageway on to the salt.

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Easy entrance/exit onto the salar.

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