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Old 6 Feb 2008
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North through Brazil & Venezuela

Hey guys, short notice here, but thought I'd throw it out there ayway.

I'm in Iguazu, Argentina for the next few days and then plan on riding east to the coast of Brazil near Rio and up to Belem, take the boat to Manaus then ride up and into Venezuela.

Anyone intested?

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Daren
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Hey guys, short notice here, but thought I'd throw it out there ayway.

I'm in Iguazu, Argentina for the next few days and then plan on riding east to the coast of Brazil near Rio and up to Belem, take the boat to Manaus then ride up and into Venezuela.

Anyone intested?

Cheers,
Daren
Hello Daren,
I sended a mail for you with some information.
When you read it please, write me back.
A hug,
Robson.
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Daren,

How about another option: North to Cuiaba - Porto Velho - Manaus.

Or the way we just came south 6 months ago: turn east at Porto Velho to Peru, Cuzco - Huanuco - Pucallpa, then boat to Manaus and see the upper Amazon.

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Daren,

How about another option: North to Cuiaba - Porto Velho - Manaus.

Or the way we just came south 6 months ago: turn east at Porto Velho to Peru, Cuzco - Huanuco - Pucallpa, then boat to Manaus and see the upper Amazon.

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Hello charapa,
I saw on your website that you passed on the route Assis Brasil/Puerto Maldonado.
We're planning to go there on the next december.
What to you tell about this place? Can we go with XT660 with normal tires and our wifes?
A hug,
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Hello Daren,
I sended a mail for you with some information. When you read it please, write me back. A hug, Robson.
Your helpfulness is a great example of motorcycle brotherhood Robson. We're lucky to have you in our family! By now we've already exchange many emails with invaluable information for my upcoming visit to your country.

Thank you,
Daren
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Ummm, I don't think so!

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Daren, How about another option: North to Cuiaba - Porto Velho - Manaus. Or the way we just came south 6 months ago: turn east at Porto Velho to Peru, Cuzco - Huanuco - Pucallpa, then boat to Manaus and see the upper Amazon. Toby Around the Block 2007 |
Thanks for the option Toby, but I'm already feeling like my body is 90% liquid....oh wait, it is! Just that in this heat and humidity it's on the OUTSIDE! Can't imagine being as far into the Amazon as you were, especially riding alone. Sounds like a great adventure with your son though.

Cheers,
Daren - Iguazu, Argentina
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Well as one person who took the boat I would say take the road. I didn't take the boat because of the rains. And well its 6 days I will never get back. The first day was fun but the next 5 days well I will never get them back so take the road.
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Well as one person who took the boat I would say take the road. I didn't take the boat because of the rains. And well its 6 days I will never get back. The first day was fun but the next 5 days well I will never get them back so take the road.
I assume you meant to say "I didn't take the 'ROAD' because of the rains"? Does anyone know if that road is paved all the way? Or if there's even any gas stations?

I know what you mean about missing 6 days of riding, but my estimates show that road (which is anything but direct) is over 3,200 kms long and goes pretty deep in the jungle. And I think it rains up there almost all the time doesn't it? The boat still sounds better to me. It'll give me a chance to catch up on my website update on my laptop, write a book or solve the poverty problem down here.

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Paved?

I guess as ensentially a dirt rider I never ask myself if it is paved. But yes, it is paved all the way to Porto Velho and by now perhaps even to Humaita. From there.... no, but you can catch a boat from there (or from Porto Velho) down river to Manaus.

Is it hot? Not until about Ji Parana, but once you start going north, it is officially the height of the rainy season. Hope this helps...

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Thanks Tiby, good info. I'm a dirt rider too, but only when I'm on a dirt bike. Mine's much too big for that now.

I assume it's been done, but do you know what it's like riding in the Amazon (on their paved roads) during rainy season? Is it a terrential downpour or does it just rain for a few hours and then the sun comes out?

I also need to clarify with you what you said about the roads being paved.

Paved:
Cuiaba to Porto Velho (or possibly Humaita)

Not paved:
Manaus to Porto Velho (or possibly Humaita)

What about from Porto Velho to Pucallpa?

Gracias,
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Your helpfulness is a great example of motorcycle brotherhood Robson. We're lucky to have you in our family! By now we've already exchange many emails with invaluable information for my upcoming visit to your country.

Thank you,
Daren
Great friend Daren,
I'm very happy with your words. Here, we always try to give help and support for friends that were on the road. Because we really respect a motorcycle people who leave his family and go to know the world.
This year, we're starting a place with beds, showers and security to offer to all the ones who needs this and pass from our city.
Come back to Brazil again, and come to visit us here OK?
You'll be d...
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Friend coming back from Venezuela

Daren,
I have a Brazilian friend coming back from Venezuela right now, I send for him lots of request of information, as he answer me I'll send for you OK?
Keep in touch please.
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Clarification for Daren

Daren,

To clarify: Paved to Porto Velho and possibly to Humaita. After that it is dirt.

Paved all of Brazil to Peru and 80 km into Peru. Then dirt to Urcos (70 km before Cuzco) but they are in the process of paving the part closer to Urcos.

Road conditions from Cuzco to Pucallpa:

*Cuzco to Abancay - paved
*Abancay to Huancayo - gravel
*Huancayo to 15 km past Tingo Maria - paved
*15 km past Tingo Maria to 60 km before Pucallpa - some paved
*Last 60 to Pucallpa - paved

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Hi Daren, we finally made it to B.A. We will be following you into BRAZIL in a few weeks.
All the info on boats That I have is old. Talked to a Venezuelan guy last week who said to just show up in Belem and pick a boat. Takes about 5-6 days up to Manaus. Be sure to get a cabin and remove all important bits from the bike.
Let us know how you make out.
Cheers, Peter and Carol
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