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Round trip around South America with my motorcycle: part IX Brasil



Part IX Brasil

Author's Note: This chapter is the continuation of part VIII Uruguay.

Next step:

map South America trip

Road Uruguay motorcycle

Day 72 11/01/2014 KM23456 Bage (Brazil) - to the north.


Route Uruguay motocycle


Today, 983km (a record time!) In 13h.

Day 73 12/01/2014 KM24439 Cascavel Campo Grande

Day's program ...overcast weather but no rain! Great!

Here there is the picture that summarizes the landscape, as yesterday and probably tomorrow.


Route Rio Grande Brazil


Day 74 13/01/2014 KM25105 Campo Grande - north (West)

The "traveler's routine"…

bike's load tour South America
The day is just beginning, I return on the road ... under the rain!


Downtown Campo Grande Brazil

Rain, storms...fog.

BR 262 brouillard Brésil

Day 75 14/01/2014 KM26038 Caceres – Rest!

Day 76 15/01/2014 KM26038 Cáceres - towards Porto Velho

BR 070 sun Brazil

Sunrise on the road:

BR 262 gas station Brazil

Day 77 01/16/2014 KM27295 Porto Velho -Humaita

Madeira River Bridge Porto Velho Brazil

The bridge under construction!

Madeira River Bridge Porto Velho Brazil

Day 78 17/01/2014 KM27495 Humaita - towards Manaus

New tires

BR 319 moto Porto Velho Manaus

BR 319 chargement moto Porto Velho Manaus

The only road sign which indicate Manaus to 640k...

panneau BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

route BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

The track gets worse quickly…

 route BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

route BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Rain doesn't resolve anything!

pluie BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

A wooden bridge…

pont BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

pneu BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Mud is present here…

boue BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

It is not easy with luggages on the bike.

moto BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

No comments……

Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Other……

Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Shelter antenna BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Tent BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Day 79 01/18/2014 27632 KM 137 KM Humaitá to Manaus, antenna KM535

Pictures's day:

I wake up in a rainy day. That allows me to take a bath quietly.

Shelter BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

And loading of the bike:

loading bike: BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Track BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Some remains of asphalt, from the time of relay antennas stations construccions. Track BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Track BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

This track is a test of capacity of the bike and myself, so I always have some breaks to eat and to keep hydrated.

Motorbyke BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Motorbyke BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

A interesting curiosity only to those who will go into this adventure, a phone line connects all relays from one and another. Wooden posts are (almost) all numbered from 1 to 250 approximately, knowing that the list starts from 0 in each antenna. This lets you know where the nearest shelter is ...

repère orientation BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Thermometer BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

The rotting bridges series

Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus


Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

A butterflies multitude...

Butterflies BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

The road without a curve, impossible to get lost!

Track BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

The "pools of mud"... a must! I twisted my brake lever in one of those ruts!

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Imagine with the weight of the baggages in these muddy holes ...

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

A beautifull bridge ... impossible to cross by night

Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

No comments

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

One more!

Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

I arrive in a "refuge" just 30 minutes before nightfall. Night shelter BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

mechanical session!

Motorcycle BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Day 80 19/01/2014 27813 KM Humaitá to Manaus 318 KM



Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Mist around 07h00AM:

Road BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Another tree across the road:

Tree BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

This one falls dangerously:

Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Bridge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Barge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus


Barge BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Motorbyke BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Mud BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Day 81 20/01/2014 KM28082 Carreiro - Manaus 587 KM

Crossing by barge to Manaus, 1h navigation: :

Ferry BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Ferry BR 319 Porto Velho Manaus

Day 82 21/01/2014 28199 KM Manaus - Rest

Day 83 22/01/2014 28199 KM Manaus - Boa Vista

Road BR 174 Porto Velho Manaus

Day 84 01/23/2014 KM29028 somewhere I don't know where - to Venezuela

The first mountains near the Venezuelan border:

Road BR 174 Porto Velho Manaus

Gas station Venezuela

The Roraima a tepuy (flat mountain) well known by walkers.

Gran Sabana Venezuela


Day 85 01/24/2014 29958 KM Tumeremo (Venezuela) - Valle de la Pascua

Day 86 25/01/2014 KM 86 30992 San Carlos - Merida at last!

The end 25/01/2014 KM31360 MERIDA