Brazil thread

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

  1. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,823
    Location:
    Back in Seattle, FINALLY
    Not bad. Getting fat on tacos. Doing the BR319 in the rainy season would be tough. The muddy rutted roads would be difficult and slow going, but I think your biggest problem would be the bridges. They rebuild a lot of those bridges every year for the dry season and let them wash out in the rainy season. I think your biggest issue would be hitting a washed out bridge over a river that you just can't cross without a canoe and then not having enough gas to back-track leaving you "up shit creek without a paddle." Also, if you're missing even one bridge there will be zero vehicle traffic to get you out of trouble. There's also the possibility of long sections of road being completely flooded. I vote that you make some inflatable pontoons. Bonus points will be awarded for either tyrolean traverse of the bike over water or full disassembly of the bike down to major components, portaging it piece by piece and reassembly on the opposite bank.
  2. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,141
    Location:
    Okie near Muskogee
    I'd go for, just take a water purifier for the long walk if you have to, some rope and little folding shovel not a bad idea either along with the required machete:lol3

    What's the worst that could happen...
  3. kito

    kito Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    360
    Location:
    cheshire , England
    I already have 2 machete's with me .:D
    ones a nice big new one a nice peruvian girl gave me. Maybe she knows somthing I dont
  4. kito

    kito Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    360
    Location:
    cheshire , England
    even in the dry the were verry few people out there on the BR319 . maybe the BR230 might be a better option as the are more vilages on route if I need to wait it out for the dry season :wink:
  5. kito

    kito Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    360
    Location:
    cheshire , England
  6. porkandcorn

    porkandcorn FortesFortunaAdiuvat

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Oddometer:
    296
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    sou americano, mas falo portugues. ficando em praia jurere por 6 dias si alguem quer combinar pra um chopp.

    acabou de dirigir o serra do rio do rastro - completemente fechada com neblina :(

    ate mais,

    fritz
  7. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,141
    Location:
    Okie near Muskogee
    :lol3

    The scabbards are nice compliment to the handy tools, I got this one given to me from a coffee finca:
    [​IMG]


    Do you have a blog or ride report going on this trip:ear I'm looking forward to getting back down in Brasil on those Amazon roads.
  8. Miguel AL

    Miguel AL Always on the Run

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Oddometer:
    18
    Location:
    Alagoas, NE Brazil
    "Just a though if any one has been out this way . How often are the rains on average ? I mean if I get bogged down to bad is it worth setting up camp and waiting a day for things to dry out a bit or is it just time to get digging and pushing ?"

    Definitely not a good idea. It's not rainy days, it's rainy SEASON. The rains start in November/ December and stop in April. It rains every day, usually the whole day
  9. kito

    kito Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    360
    Location:
    cheshire , England
    I spent 4 months working out in suriname in the rainy season . There you could set your watch bye the rain . short heavy blasts that could flood a road in 1 hour then be good to go 1 hour later so I find it hard to beleave that it rains ALL day every day in Brazil.
  10. Rods

    Rods bikers help desk

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Oddometer:
    7
    Location:
    Iguazu, Brazil
    There will an overlanders meeting in South of Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu(Iguazu, Iguassu Falls) on 29 to 31/March/2013.

    All travellers are welcome, hostels and camping sites are being organize to receive everyone, good chance to meet a lot of travellers and change experiences, activities, bbq and good conversation plus the usual atractions of town, iguassu falls, tour into the Itaipu dam riding your bike, etc.

    Some pre registration would be apreciated to have an idea of how many are coming, NO fees taken in advance, for details send a message to iguassutravellershostel"at"gmail.com

    Cheers
  11. kito

    kito Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    360
    Location:
    cheshire , England
    im thinking i can make it there :1drink
  12. Davemacduf

    Davemacduf Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    56
    Location:
    Cuenca,Ecuador
    Hola amigos de Brazil,
    I am filling out my visa request for a Brazil adventure in April and May 2014.
    It would be more responsive to the information required on the application to provide a contact person in Brazil.
    My German amigo and I plan to cross into Brazil from Bolivia heading west to the Atlantic and working our way south exiting into Uruguay. We will spend about 5 weeks in your beautiful country.
    I am David from California living in Ecuador the past 7 years and my amigo is Wolfgang of Germany who lives in Colombia. We will both be riding Honda 750 Africa Twins (both have Ecuador placas).
    Anyone willing to help us out with this, who this along our approximate route could pm me and I will send all the exact details to use your info as a contact.
    looking forward to meeting our contact and having a good Brazilian:freaky beer.
    David,the mcduf in Cuenca,Ecuador
  13. rodrigo1985

    rodrigo1985 Adding Dust Layers

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    139
    Location:
    Guarapuava - PR - Brazil

    Im in....:freaky
  14. stonie-germany

    stonie-germany Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    39
    Location:
    Mexico
    Oi gente,
    we are planning a 3 days tour in april. Our bikes are R 1200 GS and F 800 GS. Light offroad possible.

    The Basic idea is: SP, Taubate, Cunha, Paraty, Angras, RJ 155 to Rio Claro, RJ to 157 Barra Mansa, Resende, 353 to Pouso Alto (Minas),Sao Lorenco, Campos do Jordao, SP .

    Anybody familar with the area and can give some points, hotels, fazendas, or routes of interest which we should not miss. Any idea is welcome.

    Thanks

    Burkhard
  15. bumknee

    bumknee Work Hard, Play Hard

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    Cleveland OH - over by the mountains
    I am going to be in Rio with my family on holiday this December. Since this is a family trip I would only have the opportunity to ride during the day while the family is on the beach. Any recommendation for a tour company that could supply a bike and do a day trip out of Rio?
  16. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    645
    Location:
    Caldwell, ID
    Contact Raf (mirantesMT http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=180412) as he has a ADV MC tour company. I think he has a bit more focus on the adventure part now. He knows Brazil and the history better than most people know their own country. Be warned if he wants to take you for a "little hike" you need to be in real good shape. Took me a week to recover from our little hike. :eek1 But the views were well worth it.
  17. o*o

    o*o Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    80
    Location:
    Ushuaia Argentina, Deadhorse, AK & points between.
    I hope they are not just looking for an address to send all of those photo speed trap tickets to. :mully Don't recall my original application but writing something like " see your beautiful country and make new friends" may be good. I'd give them a hostel near Iguaçu where I first enter.

    When entering I always state "hotels and hostels when night comes" Then explain because of maintenance and unplanned roads or obstacles, I often do not now where I will get to until night approaches. After a moment they always finnish the paperwork. Sure hope none of those flashing pole photos ever reach me! :lobby

    Beware any time limit from when you apply for the visa and when you first enter Brasil. I almost missed my deadline which caused a nice discussion in Sao Paulo airport. After entering Brasil I have 5 years of multiple visits which have been nice by bike!.
  18. Davemacduf

    Davemacduf Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    56
    Location:
    Cuenca,Ecuador
    Thanks for the reply,
    I put the same phrases in my cover letter for the visa (solicitude). Now awaiting the visa... Brazil here we come! :clap Wish me luck.
  19. ottawawill

    ottawawill OttawaWill

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Ottawa Ontario Canada
    Bom Dia Agente!
    Well the last two days here is Ottawa, Canada have been rather unproductive. I found this thread and read it from start to finish. I found myself lost in the posts of RRs where the weather is beautiful and riding is wonderful all the while here its snowing on the first day of spring:huh.
    I currently am not riding but it is my goal to one day get and ADV bike and ride. I want to know all Brazil has to offer. My wife is Brazilian and have had the pleasure to visit 4 times in the past 4 years. My father in law in in Recife and Rides a Suzuki B-king and would love to spend some time on two wheels getting to know him better.
    I was in Sampa this past February and driving in SP on four wheels was busy enough I don't know if I will ever be up to attempting the city on two wheels but who knows :bow .
    For me it is an absurd what Brazilians are expected to pay for Cars and Bikes :eek1 . It is just mind blowing for me. Yet it never ceases to amaze me the number of new cars are on the road. I imagine that if people are willing to pay the price companies and government will continue to charge. It is not my intention to start a debate about the taxes and tariffs because it is what it is and people have little option.
    I hope to one day spend enough time (and enough $$$) to get my citizenship and be able to buy a bike and explore esse país maravilhoso. With our new son and another on the way, pursuing a higher education, my wife finishing her PhD and establishing a career it may take longer than I would like to wait. Luckily I am extremely patient and for the meantime I will have to live through other peoples Ride reports.
  20. ottawawill

    ottawawill OttawaWill

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Ottawa Ontario Canada
    Bom Dia Raf,
    Did you follow through on legal proceedings? If so what was the outcome? If not where and why did you stop?
    I have had very limited dealings with bureaucracy in Brazil but witnessing my mother in law trading in her used car for a new was a three day affair and going to the bank seems like a half day event. I can only imagine what would be involved with your case. Needless to say I am interested.
    Next time we are in Brazil and find ourselves in RJ I will do my best to make a trip out to do a tour with you. I am also a coffee fanatic (I :raabia Pilao Intenso ( came home with 13kgs last time I was in Brasil, my wife who is Brazilian thinks I'm crazy)) and would love to see where its grown. Maybe I can convince my father to come with me and beg someone else to make up the 3.
    All the best. look forward to meeting and getting to know your surroundings.
    OttawaWill