Until the end of the world

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by cazevedo, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. cazevedo

    cazevedo MotoXplorers.com

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    Hi guys,
    Since 2005 I'm trying to cross all the latitudes possible from Nordkapp in Norway to Ushuaia in Argentina. Here is one photo diary.
    In 2005 we made it from Lisbon to Guinea thru Dakar; in 2006 we made from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Ushuaia comming back thru Atacama desert in Chile. 2007 we crossed the Amazon jungle starting in Caracas Venezuela until Rio de Janeiro again passing Machu Pichu and Bolivia. Next June we are heading to Scandinavia to end this trip.

    In 2005 we made the Lisbon - Guinea trip:

    We crossed Marroco

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    Western Sahara

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    Mauritania..

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    Gambia..

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    some rivers...:lol3 :lol3 :lol3

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    Senegal...

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    arrived to Guinea...

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    and celebrate :rofl

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    Then in 2006 we pack everything and went to Rio de Janeiro...

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    we head to Iguaçu falls..

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    crossed Uruguay

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    ...and Patagonia in Argentina...

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    thru the Andes...

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    until the end of the world...

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    in the way back we passed Southern Chile...

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    and the Atacama Desert near Bolivia...

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    back to Rio de Janeiro...

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    and celebrate again :rofl

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    Work for 9 months, and in 2007 back to South America, this time Caracas in Venezuela, in the same parallel as Guinea...

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    we start heading South to the forest...

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    there are nice restaurants in Venezuela

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    And very nice people to!!

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    In the forest we had some surprises..

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    and great hotels...

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    already in Brazil we passed the equator...

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    just before enter the Amazon jungle

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    were we where not very welcome..

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    Fortunately in the Amazon Jungle was the dry season...

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    the weather was nice...

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    the bikes were perfect

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    and we really felt comfortable in the middle of the jungle

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    sometimes we had some difficult times...

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    but other times were just fun, fun fun...

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    Then we enter Peru...

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    here was really dry season

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    and we started to climb the Andes

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    and saw the Peru treasures

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    It was cold in the Bolivian Antiplano

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    so we decided to descend from the Andes

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    back to the tropics...

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    there are nice restaurants also in Bolivia

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    and but we were dieing for one Brazilian beef, so we accelerated...

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    witch was not a good idea...

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    to get to the Brazilian "Pantanal"

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    to meet some new friends

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    before arrive to Rio de Janeiro

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    and celebrate again:rofl

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    you can see a small video of my last trips in youtube

    Now, to complete my goal I have to go now to Nordkapp.

    I plan to make that trip crossing Europe to Norway and then explore the Artic Circle area in Sweden and Finland before return to South. I’m looking for dirt roads in Norway, Sweden and Finland, if anyone have some advices, GPS tracks or good waypoints I will really appreciate :evil

    thanks
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  2. blackSP

    blackSP 62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50

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    What can I say other then great footage, really cool!
    Check Portugal too, lots of offroad there, great scenerey! (So I'm told...)
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Wow!! Awesome round the world pictorial!! Thanks for posting and sharing :thumb
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  4. petefromberkeley

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    Best. Ride Report. Ever!
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  5. Leebo

    Leebo Been here awhile

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    WOW, that must have been some trip. Great photos.
    Lee
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  6. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    WOW..... BR319 on a big loaded motorcycle... WOW:clap
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  7. bogey78

    bogey78 Been here awhile

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    That mud doesn't look like much fun. I can just imagine the sweating and yelling going on trying to get the bikes out.

    Thanks for the photos, that was great.:clap

    bogey78
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  8. zadok

    zadok Long timer

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    Fantastic! Great adventure and pics.
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  9. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Great adventure! :clap Put some more photos!
    What is a name of animal which is giving you a kiss? :nomystery
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  10. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    I'm jelous: you lucky bastards!!!!!:freaky
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  11. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER I'm enjoying the route !

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    And you're calling yourself "Adventurer" :D

    Top notch photo-report. :clap Thanks for sharing.
    More pictures please.
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  12. cazevedo

    cazevedo MotoXplorers.com

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    Who told you??? :wink:

    last saturday, just 20 kms east from Lisbon:

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    Portugal is one of the last paradises to ride off road in the Europe:clap
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  13. nicolascav

    nicolascav Been here awhile

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    great ride:clap :clap
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  14. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Fantasticr report and photos :clap
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  15. CBR-ELEVENTY-TEN

    CBR-ELEVENTY-TEN Tastes Like Chicken!

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    Down...lower....lower..... Yeeaaagggghhhhhhhh!!!
    Wow.
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  16. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    What he said - only backwards.

    Wow!

    Great pics and video. 3 years of great riding condensed into 4 minutes and 20 seconds. Very impressive!:clap
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  17. cazevedo

    cazevedo MotoXplorers.com

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    thanks for the replys:freaky

    here's more pics

    South Marroco

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    Entering West Sahara

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    were the sahara ends and the Atlantic starts

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    the tarmac ends in the midle of the desert

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    mirage.... :huh

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    yep, thats the way...

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    keep the luggage tight

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    Mines near Mauritania Border, keep on the track...

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    sunrise in the minefield

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    Mauritania Border office

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    arggggggg is to hot on the desert, let's go to the beach

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  18. AshvinNadig

    AshvinNadig Adventurer

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    Bravo !

    Can we have a bigger version of the picture below?

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  19. Frgich

    Frgich Long timer

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    Lifetime adventure cazevedo thanks fro sharing it with us :clap .
    Great pictures but You can post some more :wink:
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  20. cazevedo

    cazevedo MotoXplorers.com

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    sure...

    This is how it looks for 300kms

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    then sudently..

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    it ends

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    this was in 2005, I think now it´s already all done:lol3
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