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Exclamation Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Bogota (Colombia) through Brazil. Jungle style?

Hi all,

I plan on doing (with a friend) the trip between Buenos Aires and Bogota in 3 months with 2 motorbikes (one each).
It would be from the 15th October 2009 until the 15th January 2010.

So I'm requesting you all for many things !

Let me give you all my questions, i'm not really experimented with travelling in this zone on motorbikes.

Well the plan is : getting to Buenos Aires from Paris (yeh we are frogs) and buying 2 bikes there (would be good if that could be the same ones) and then just go

Now the questions :

- For the bikes, I'm thinking on buying two secondhand Honda XR 250 (or something close to this), what do you think of this bike for this trip ? you know where we could get them for a good price in argentina ?

- For the itinerary, well, the plan is to go wild (really wild); we would like to go on small dirt roads (and not on a large BRXXX road crossing the whole amazon) and well; make something that could be some kind of a challenge ! Anyone knows anything about some places where we should go through in brazil ? And if there is some kind of a way (more or less) to cross Brazil (especialy) the Amazonas and avoid the large roads?

- Now for the papers : do you know if we need a Carnet de route ? how hard is it gonna be to buy the bike in argentina on secondhand and do everything abiding the law ? (we would have international french driving licences)


Thank you for reading all this ! Please take time to answer me that's important to me!

Chao

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Fred,do a little search firts

Hi
There is lot to answer here,try first(with more time)a good search on this forum.
Many treads dealing with your requests.
Going wild? i think you know little about climates and conditions for such trip.
It could be a lot of excitment and pain if going bad!
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hey thanks for the answer,

well that's the plan to go wild! we dont want to stay on a large highway road. Well so thats why i asked if you knew anything about small roads which could lead all the way through Venezuela from Argentina.

Otherway for the question about buying the bike in Argentina i found a really intereting thread on this forum that i didnt see =) i admit =)

im still waiting for your advices and maybe someone knowing a good way to do it
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Bring your own 250

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hey thanks for the answer,

well that's the plan to go wild! we dont want to stay on a large highway road. Well so thats why i asked if you knew anything about small roads which could lead all the way through Venezuela from Argentina.

Otherway for the question about buying the bike in Argentina i found a really intereting thread on this forum that i didnt see =) i admit =)

im still waiting for your advices and maybe someone knowing a good way to do it
Ok,there are hundreds of little roads connecting the borders! It would look suspisous for a foreigner to use those!You can just use little dirt roads just before the main border crossings.
I wouldn┬┤t try to do a trip like this with an used(unknown) bike!
If posible just bring yours(with 20 liters tank) and risk the trip.
For the first year its imposible for a non argentinian to cross the argentine bike.REMEMBER that.
For going 100% bring your own!
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great answers guys ! thanks a lot !


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XR 250 will be a great bike. Even if it is a couple years old it will be as reliable as a stone. Don't worry about "Big paved roads through the jungle. I think there is only 1 - which only goes half way. I might be more concerned about the amount of time you will be in boats. You may have to take a river boat up the Amazon a long way (think a week or 2?) This will get you close to the Brasil/Peru/Bolivia boarder, if I remember correctly.

Go get yourself some really expensive maps and see what they say... it will be more 'wild' in the rainy season

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