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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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    Then we had to back track 140 km on the paved road towards Lencois. Just 10 km past the road to Lencois is a small restaurant; where there is parking to access the Poco do Diabo. This is a small falls with a nice swimming hole.

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    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today we planned another 425 km west and then south to Calvacantes near the National Park Chapada dos Veadeiros. After getting to Luis Eduardo Magalhaes we looked at the map again and decided the 62 km direct off road route would cut off about a 100 km from the paved loop, which is the route the GPS liked. This would not be faster by a long shot, but was an adventure.


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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The fist 1 km is paved and then the “road” becomes dirt and then mostly sand for the rest of the 60 km to near to Taguatinga. I must say we were pretty happy to see the pavement since driving 60 km in sand at 34 degrees is HOT.

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  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We arrived after an 8 -hour day to a very cozy B&B run by the lovely Martha in tiny Calvacantes. She gave us a run down at breakfast about where we should go in the National Park.


    The first stop was the Kalunga village of Engenho. This is one of the settlements where African slaves escaped to and their descendants now live. They were almost totally isolated until about 50 years ago.


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    This is 25 km up a good dirt road to the checkpoint where you must pay the park entry and hire a local guide.

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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The first small pool we visited just for photos and then hikes further on to the large falls to swim. The water is crystal clear and really that color.


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  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Driving back to just past the village is another dirt track to the Capivara falls. This is a bit more of a hike down to the falls, but well worth the effort.


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  17. SS in Vzla.

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

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    Beautiful scenery :clap
    The area look a lot like Venezuela's Gran Sabana (Canaima N.P, where Angel Falls is located).
    Buen viaje!
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    decodent CyberGypsy

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    Wow ... amazing falls, swimming and pools. You two aren't missing a thing on this adventure. "Keep on keepin' on!" (And keep taking those great photos! - Vicarious is next best thing to being there!) :clap
  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Im sure it is very similar. I wish we could have seen for ourselves. Thinking of you guys there!!! Sara
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Doug

    Vicarious at times can be better!! Cheers


    Sara