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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Feeling ambitious we got up early to tackle the 12 km roundtrip hike to the Cachoeira da Fumaca, which is the second highest waterfall in Brazil. To get there is an 80 km drive. First you go back up to the BA 242 and west to the cut off south to Palmeiras. The pavement ends here and there is a good dirt road the last 26 km to the trailhead.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 10.29.10 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 10.29.54 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 43 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Drive off the road up the unmarked, but on the GPS path. There is a good place to park the bike at the checkpoint. There is no entry fee.


    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 47 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Take lots of water with you as the first hour is straight up and the hot sun is killer. The next 45 min is flat walking to the top of the falls.


    [​IMG]IMG_0125 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 10.30.13 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0124 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 48 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From Palmeiras we rode back to the BA 242 and then further west to the road to Iraquara in 31 km. This is the “city of the Grutas and Cavernas”. A cave has no exit whereas a grotto has. We decided to visit just one, which is the largest and most popular Gruta Lapa Doce. Luckily our guise Sergio spoke English very well.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 5.17.34 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 69 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    These are African killer bees that have a hive in these Stalactites.

    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 72 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    The opening of the cavern is massive and there are numerous stalactites and stalagmites.


    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 73 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    A number of them take on interesting forms like the thinker, a lion, or chandeliers.


    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 75 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    The exit is a much smaller opening about a km away.

    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 93 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    A well deserved steak dinner and some beer!


    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 95 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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  14. marior97

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    So that is the other Salvador ! thats where some of my mail went to !

    Im thinking Brazil is a must going to SA, those colors , rivers, jungle, cliffs, waterfalls, live music bars !! :clap:clap:clap

    Saludos Amigos !
  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Ha ha ha yes for sure. Brazil is awesome especially Santa Catarina, Minas gervais, and Bahia. I say skip Ushuaia and come here instead. Missing our real Salvador friends here though. Hoping we can meet in Europe!! Hugs to my PEEPS. S&D
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had asked about the route directly from the town Lencois to the larger town of Andarai to the south east. This would be 33 km off road instead of going 85 kmaround on the paved road. We were told it was a very bad road and so of course we had to do it. It is not on the GPS as it is really more of a little used 4x4 track, which is perfect for quads or mountain bikes.


    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 96 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0119 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 157 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 5.24.15 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    Initially it is a dirt path leading southwest from the main square of Lencois, but after a short time it becomes more rocky steep up and down sections.


    [​IMG]chapada diamanina Lencois 98 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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