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Old 26 Jun 2006
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Southamerica - Transamazonica

I will enter the Transamazonica BR 230 beetween middle and end of August from the Brasilian side! I know it is a risk, but if there is someone around who want´s to come he is welcome! I have no actual information about the road in the moment and how much it rained in the last rainingseason, but the worst would be that i have to go back the same way again and try it later from the other side again (Anden, Peru or Bolivia)!

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Appie,
I rode from Paraguay north to Porto Vehlo in 2004. I do not remember the road numbers but I got on a boat there and went to Manaus and then rode to Venezuelia. What is your route?
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I want to ride from Teresina to Porto Velho via the Transamazonica BR230, may be also up to Santarem! From Porto Velho i think i leave Brasil into Bolivia! But i will see what happens if i get there!
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Hi Appie,

Simon & Lisa did that road. Photos & stories on www.2ridetheworld.com, lots of fun if you like mud but dont fall off the broken bridges !

Paved all the way from Porto Velho to the border with Bolivia & Peru.
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I know that story, i feel sorry for him, he had a lot of troubles there!

That is the other road from Humaita to Manaus (south - north)!
About in the same conditions as the other one (east - west) i think, just about 2000km shorter!
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Appie, On the river boat I tookfrom Porto Vehlo to Manaus I met two British guys who came to Porto Vehlo from Bolivia. They said the road was bad, they traveled by bus. I think high water in the rivers was what made the trip slow for them but really no problem in the end.

Everyone told me that you could not go north of Porto Vehlo by road so I did not try mostly because I was alone and my bike was an old BMW so very heavy.
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I will enter the Transamazonica BR230 from Maraba to Santarem next week, than i will try to go on to Humaita, Puerto Velho from there (depens on the rain) if it is not possible i go straight south from Santarem to the Pantanal. I am still alone, if somebody want´s to come you are welcome!
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Amazonas soon

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I will enter the Transamazonica BR230 from Maraba to Santarem next week, than i will try to go on to Humaita, Puerto Velho from there (depens on the rain) if it is not possible i go straight south from Santarem to the Pantanal. I am still alone, if somebody want´s to come you are welcome!
Hi Albert,
I will ride from south of Brazil within a couple of weeks and go north via Puerto Velho, Humaita and Manaus (by boat if necessary). I want to be in Venezuela beginning of October to continue to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru end of October.
Please let me know the status of the roads in Amazonas and maybe we could join up somewhere.
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I was running late again, got stuck with my girlfriend again, but on the weekend (14.-15. of october i will reach Maraba and leave to Santarem where i make a break for a couple of days before leaving in direction Humaita! If somebody is there everybody is welcome!

Skonte, where are you at the moment?
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I am in Santarem, not the road is the biggest problem, it is the temperature! In about 3 or 4 days i will leave to Humaita, Porto Velho. If somebody is around and wants to enjoy the trip everybody is very welcome!
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I'm enjoying your posts.

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Yes, i made my way through the Trans Amazon Road and if you want to know more about just klick on the link below!

http://www.smellybiker.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=25
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Very good stuff!
An exciting read.
What is the rainy period for that area?
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In the area from Humaita it is raining from on middle of October till the end of march, around Altamira they say it just sarts raining md November till the end of march! I was lucky, becaused closed to Humaita it was raining for 5 days just before i got there! The roads try up quickly when the sun comes out, but i would not enter there before mid July, just to be safe! Long stretches with loam, if you hit rain there your weel will get stucked and you just can wait for better weather!
I want to do some more of this offroad stuff in southamerica next year, maybe somebody wants do come!
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Transamazonica - Maraba through to Manaus........ possible?!!

Looking to hit it about May 09 - has anyone riden this full road? I was then hopeing to to explore options such as river boats from Manau through to Iquitos, does such a thing exist?

Stories/ info would be greatly appreciated
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