The Ultra BOLIVIA Race is a 170 km foot race in 6 stages and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments. The race takes place on the Bolivian Altiplano in South America.
The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals.
Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization. A technical support and a medical team are present during the event. Competitors who cannot respect the limit time per stage (10 hours) can stay in the race and they will be classified with their kilometers run during the event.
The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race crosses among the most fascinating landscapes of Latin America! The start of the race in Salinas is at 550 km South of La Paz. You will discover at the first stage the archaeological site of Alcaya. The crossing of this site will take you to 4100 meters of elevation in the heart of the wild Altiplano: arid landscape surrounded by volcanoes, some exceeding 6000 meters. The second and third days will help you discover the authentic villages and you will go at the foot of Volcano Tunupa (5400 meters). The rest of the route will be on the Salar de Uyuni: the largest salt desert in the world (10 000 km2 of salt at 3650 meters of elevation). You will discover the Isla del Pescado and Isla Incahuasi and giant cacti. The Salar immensity will provide a unique experience! The route of the Ultra BOLIVIA Race gives you the opportunity to discover landscapes of the end of the world off the beaten track. Nowhere else in South America, you will feel so disoriented by the strength and richness of cultures, color harmony and kindness of a peaceful people.
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