Brazil thread

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Linhares, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    I have a good bike for the trip , BMW x challenge packed light . only downer is the 50/50 DS tyres would like to go with offroad rubber but I dont want to carry tyres. So the plan is to ride from French Guiana to Macapa then sail to Santarem ( cost anyone ?) chill out for a few days then another boat to Manaus ( cost ?) to ride the BR319 heading to Peru
  2. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    We found recently that the cost to boat from Macapa to Belem was comparable as Macapá to Santarem. We paid 100 Rs per person and 200 Rs for the bike from Macapa to Belem. We didn't ask in Santarem for costs to Manaus, but our search online showed similar prices again, so 100 Rs per person and 200 Rs for the bike as a starting point.

    Enjoy the ride down BR-319!
  3. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    thanks for that . I have another idea but dont know if its an option or possible (to many ideas haha) .on my map it looks like I can ride further inland to say Obidos or Oriximina . then get on the boat allowing me to ride more and save a few days on the boat I want to experiance sailing on the amazon but not for to long as I like riding my bike more . Is this a bad idea ?? one other thing for me to think about . Is it possible to cross the BR210 perimetal norte ? some maps show it as a track and others just dont even show anything ?
    thanks for all the help
  4. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    Check out this thread: Ride from venezuela - to brasil santarem - to belem - to the atlantic

    In that thread there are links to Brazil DNIT webpage showing road info (keep in mind that red on that site doesn't necessarily mean impassable, just slow going in the case of BR-319). Beyond that, maybe some other inmates know more specifics...
  5. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    cool so it looks like i can ride all the way from french guyana to peru . i hope im not missing out on to much by not taking a boat trip
  6. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Hi guys,

    last week I had the chance to go on a nice ride around south of Goiás state.
    I've created a thread in Day Tripping forum: Uberlandia - MG, Brazil

    Abraços,
    Linhares​
  7. VDG

    VDG Long timer

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    Great RR and pics. Looks like you had a great time with you father. Thanks for sharing.

  8. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    You're going to tell us, not visa versa. Generations yet unborn are relying on you.

    Boa sorte!

    Mark
  9. caesareor

    caesareor n00b

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    Hi everybody,

    Finally I have a plane ticket in my pocket that has my name and Rio de Janeiro writen on it. That's right, I'm coming to Brazil. I'll be there for 28 days in November. (03.11 - 01.12)

    Most of it I will be flying between the major cities so I can see as many of them as possible but the last 7-10 days I will like to spend them riding on the coast from Sao Paolo (or Florianopolis) back to Rio.

    First of all I need a motorcycle. Anyone knows where I can rent one at a decent price? (All I could find on the internet were a few very expensive guided tours)

    Second, does anyone care to join me on the beforementioned route?

    Cheers!
  10. robram

    robram Trilheiro

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  11. VDG

    VDG Long timer

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    Wow great RR......thanks for sharing.:clap:clap:clap
    Ride Reports is the right place to post your RR. ADV Riders will love it.
    :lurk

  12. o*o

    o*o Adventurer

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    I'll be in Buenos Aires when you arrive in Rio. Probably be in Florianopolis when you are. I'd like to spend a few days in Paraty close to Rio. Maybe we can ride some. :1drink
  13. troyfromtexas

    troyfromtexas Been here awhile

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    Hello All,

    Checking in! I'm concluding my year of traveling in Latin America and plan to spend the next months of September and October in Rio de Janeiro just relaxing and learning Portuguese. If there are any riders around I'd enjoy meeting up.

    I am interested in either selling my Suzuki DR650 in Paraguay or shipping it to Houston, Texas, USA. If anyone is interested in buying an excellent bike or providing info on shipping from Rio de Janeiro to Houston, please send me a private message.

    Olá a todos,

    Eu cheguei! Eu estou concluindo meu ano de viajar na América Latina e planejar para passar os próximos meses de setembro e outubro no Rio de Janeiro apenas relaxar e aprender Português. Se houver quaisquer pilotos em Rio eu gosto de conhecer-se.

    Eu estou interessado em vender o meu ou Suzuki DR650 no Paraguai ou enviá-lo para Houston, Texas, EUA. Se alguém estiver interessado em comprar uma moto excelente ou fornecendo informações sobre o transporte do Rio de Janeiro para Houston, por favor me envie uma mensagem privada.

    Hola a todos,

    Ya llegue! Estoy concluyendo mi año de viajar en América Latina y el plan para pasar los próximos meses de septiembre y octubre en Río de Janeiro simplemente para relajarse y aprender portugués. Si hay algunos riders en Rio me gusta reunirse.

    Me interesa vender mi Suzuki DR650 en Paraguay o enviarlo a Houston, Texas, EE.UU.. Si alguien está interesado en la compra de una moto excelente o proporcionar información sobre el envío de Río de Janeiro a Houston, por favor envíame un mensaje privado.

    Troy
  14. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    I have just come down from Guyana via Boa Vista to Manaus .Its a 1 day ride and most of the way is perfect tarmac. a few short parts need to be re surfaced. I have had a few days off the bike in Manaus and plan to set off in the morning to ride solo on the BR 319 heading to Peru . The weather has been dry the last few days but some cloud has moved in . fingers crossed the rain can hold off. I hope to be able to report in a few days how the road condition is.:wink:
  15. ElReyDelSofa

    ElReyDelSofa Desubicado

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    Kito, will be very interested to hear how this route works for you, especially the border crossing at Assis/Inapari into Peru. This is the route I have in my mind to follow when the univers aligns for a S. America trip for me.

    Saludos,

    Martín
  16. luciosiq

    luciosiq Been here awhile

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    Martín,

    Border crossing in Assis-Brasil / Iñapari is no worries at all.
    If you are coming from Brazil to Peru, after the border, you have a paved road to Puerto Maldonado and Cuzco (InterOceanic Highway - beautiful).
    Let me know if you need any additional info.
    Ride safe.


  17. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    rolled off the ferry across the river from Manous at 4.20 pm so the was not much time for riding on the first day . The first 120km is paved to a place called Careiro I think . so I ridden this then went for a meal and to fill up un fuel. the are a few gas stations and they are building another . just outside of town the army are building a big concrete bridge. at the moment you take a boat . on the other side I camped out .The was a thunder storm in the night but in the morning it was ok . the first part is just lots of potholes so just time consuming. at 190 km i seen a sign for gas but never checked it out .the road has some bits that are dirt and some bits that are still quite good but they never seem to last long . on one of the better bits I was doing 100 kph when I almost hit a big black cat ( dont know what kind) as it ran across the road .I seen another 2 of these cats on this day but they were in the distance. Most of the bridges were ok I got lucky I guess as i never stoped to check them out first just shifted down a gear and went for it . I got to 1 that was a bit bad and the were some truck drivers there and they moved some planks over for me to ride. The was 1 were a guy was still nailing it together and 1 were I had to move some planks I stoped about 130 km from Humaita for the night .I camped next to the road buy a locals home. about 100km from Humaita they are building a big gas station but if you need you can buy in the village from locals . just before Humaita the army are out rebuilding the road at this end . I some how went through the road works and missed the gas satation and managed to buy some fuel 100km from Porto Vehlo of the guys at a police check point . By the time I got to Porto Vehlo my GPS said my travel time was 16.5 hour this includes getting out from the hostal in dowtown Manous and taking the ferry plus other boats . I am now in Fortaleza on the BR364 heading for the Peru border.:freaky
  18. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    forgot to add fuel doesnt seem to be a massive problem but it is VERRY HOT . bring lots of water . locktite all bolts on your bike and bring some sper bolts I lost a few even though I use locktite and was checking them a few times
  19. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    Hi guys,

    two weeks ago I was having a nice ride with friends and I managed to let my bike down on the floor.
    Luckly I had only minor injuries. As had the bike.
    I've spent 800 BRL to fix her except for the painting. So that it is running fine but with the scratches :cry
    I've replaced:
    50 placa
    80 piscas
    120 guidão
    400 pedal de câmbio

    Abraços,
    Linhares​


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  20. ddpemberton

    ddpemberton n00b

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    Also in the great city of Brasilia. Message me if you want a homebrew. Hopefully I'll have something dark for you. a rare treat in Brazil. Couldn't ship my viffer when I came, so she's in storage, but I'm in the market again for something! Just not sure exactly what :-/