there is now a large concrete bridge over the river Rio grande here | Other

Bolivia

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Last Visited: about 3 years ago
GPS: -19.08220, -63.67090
Altitude: 2066.1 masl

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Here we drove down to go to the rivercrossing (this is on the Ipita side of the river). It's a really sandy track, with a steep part. But going down, so it is easy. Cars going the other way might have difficulties coming up (i think if your car can cross the river, you can come up). If you are down at the river you see a line of stones going from one side to the other (it is diagonal going up stream if you are comming from Ipita) We drove right along this line, this is where it is most shallow. The most tricky part is just at the beginning (on the end if you come from valle grande side). The first 6 meters are shallow. After this you have about 9/10 meters more deep (75cm when we where there, our exaust was just under water). When you have passed this you are on the shallow part again (maybe 20 more meter). I walked/waded the whole crossing (with some effort though) before we did it by car. I advice you do the same, maybe the water level is higher when you are there! If you come from the valle grande side, first go to the marker where the ponton is and follow the track downsteam to find the rivercrossing. We did the crossing in an old iveco turbo daily 4x4 with relative big wheels (255/100r16).

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this is a pretty gnarly off-road quality road, bikes or four-wheel drives only, deep potholes, lots of mud, lots of Sandy areas and lots of bedrock , three or four streams to cross up to 30 cm High, took me 7 hours on a KLR from Villagrand, but a fantastic road to ride, fantastic views one of the highlight roads of Bolivia for me

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there is now a large concrete bridge over there Rio grande

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Here we drove down to go to the rivercrossing (this is on the Ipita side of the river). It's a really sandy track, with a steep part. But going down, so it is easy. Cars going the other way might have difficulties coming up (i think if your car can cross the river, you can come up). If you are down at the river you see a line of stones going from one side to the other (it is diagonal going up stream if you are comming from Ipita) We drove right along this line, this is where it is most shallow. The most tricky part is just at the beginning (on the end if you come from valle grande side). The first 6 meters are shallow. After this you have about 9/10 meters more deep (75cm when we where there, our exaust was just under water). When you have passed this you are on the shallow part again (maybe 20 more meter). I walked/waded the whole crossing (with some effort though) before we did it by car. I advice you do the same, maybe the water level is higher when you are there! If you come from the valle grande side, first go to the marker where the ponton is and follow the track downsteam to find the rivercrossing. We did the crossing in an old iveco turbo daily 4x4 with relative big wheels (255/100r16).

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