250 mi. / 402 km8 days
Ruta Toro Toro, Bolivia
Ruta Toro Toro connects two of Bolivia's most appealing cities, Cochabamba and Sucre. It does so via Toro Toro National Park, Bolivia's labyrinth of ink black caves and startling rock formations, where visitors can follow dinosaur prints, marvel at stalagmites, and hike amongst lush canyons. Although lower in altitude than the country's typical Altiplano riding, a relentless barrage of steep grades and washed out roads make this ride more challenging than almost anything found on the high plateaux. Thankfully, this backcountry route is warmer and more populated too, with the welcome reward of Sucre, Bolivia's UNESCO city, in which to rest up and enjoy its fine food and cafe culture.