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Old 07-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #406
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Hi Lucio!

Thanks for the Info!

I'am getting seriosly intersted :-)
Are you sure about the 400km? So we could refuel in Humanita and again 400Km later?
Doesn't sound too bad.
If we would know that someone did it this season... we would be tomorrow on the road.
One of the problems is we don't speak any portugiese.... so we can't understand what the locals tell us..


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Old 07-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #407
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Br-319

Werner,

That is right !
You can refuel in Humaita and then, again, 400KMs later (as you get close to Careiro-Castanho).

I don't believe your lack of portuguese will be a serious problem - sign language and a few words should be enough.

Gasolina - Gas
Comida - Food
Agua - Water
Mecanico - Mechanic
Ajuda - Help
Dormir aqui - sleep here

That's what I can think of.
I don't know anybody who has done BR-319 recently.
I only know about these 3 guys who are right now on their way to Manaus and then BR-319.
I'm going to try another rider who will be doing it in August. Let's see if he has any additional information.

Remember that once you reach Manaus you will have to put the bike on a boat to Santarem to continue on your way to the Guianas.

Sent you a message - check your inbox.

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Hi Lucio!

Thanks for the Info!

I'am getting seriosly intersted :-)
Are you sure about the 400km? So we could refuel in Humanita and again 400Km later?
Doesn't sound too bad.
If we would know that someone did it this season... we would be tomorrow on the road.
One of the problems is we don't speak any portugiese.... so we can't understand what the locals tell us..


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Old 07-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #408
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BR-319 - Updade Report

Werner and Claudia,

Just heard from a Rider who has crossed BR-319 in June.
The Rainy Season is over. Everything is dry and passable.
You should be able to cross it in 2-3 days (be prepared for 4-5 days)

The Embratel (Telecom Company) workers are already using the road.
You should be able to camp at the Embratel Towers - the workers offer help, a place to sleep and food (they might ask for a small donation).
Please take with you food and water, plus enough gas for the middle section 400KM (I suggest having enough gas for 500KMs - just in case).

Let me know if you need any additional help.

Have fun and, please, write a report for ADV Riders afterwards.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:33 PM   #409
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Lucio!


That sounds awesome!
We ride 2 old GS models and we would carry 95L petrol. In the best case we should be able to get around 800Km out of that. Worstcase should be 600Klicks.
Food and water should be good for 5 day's.
We will discuss with a few beers tonight :-)

Thanks for your efford!!!

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #410
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Hi Lucio!

My better half just asked, how fare appart are the Embratel enclosures? How many Km's we have to ride per day...
We are wondering about the petrol, you wrote that there is petrol 400Km's (or 500) after Humanita.
I can't find anything on our map. Is that for sure that we can buy petrol there? The map is probabely old ,too.

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #411
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Werner,

I was told there are about 6 Embratel Towers in the 400KM Section.
Not sure the distance between them, but I would guess around 70KMs.
The small villages where you can find petrol are probably not on the map - they are too small (only a few houses). There are no petrol stations - you buy petrol from the people living there.
Anyway, 550Kms after Humaita you will find a larger village called Careiro. They have Petrol Stations. So, if you have fuel for 600KMs you should be fine to reach Careiro and don't have to buy petrol before that village.
If you ride around 200KMs per day, you should reach Manaus in 3 days, maximum 4. This should be enough.
I'm checking the map here - the distance between Humaita and Manaus is 680KMs.

Have a few Skols for us. We are having a bottle of red wine down here (a bit chilly).
See ya later, mate !!!

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Hi Lucio!

My better half just asked, how fare appart are the Embratel enclosures? How many Km's we have to ride per day...
We are wondering about the petrol, you wrote that there is petrol 400Km's (or 500) after Humanita.
I can't find anything on our map. Is that for sure that we can buy petrol there? The map is probabely old ,too.

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:01 AM   #412
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I got a message of one of the guys riding the Transamazonica.
Galera,
Hoje muita chuva, muita lama e 5 terrenos adquiridos na Transamazonica. Nåo conseguimos concluir a etapa de hoje, que era Santarem. Estamos em Placas. Amanhã posto as fotos.
Translation (sort of):
Guys,
We faced lot of rain and mud today. A total of 5 crashes. We couldn't make to Santarem, our goal for the day. We are staying in Placas. Tomorrow I'll send pictures.
If he sends the pictures, I'll post them here.

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:48 AM   #413
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Hola!

Just to let everyone know. We finished the BR319 (from Porto Vehlo to Manaus) in 5 day's. We had rain during the nights and on day 3-5 during daytime aswell....
As long as the road is dry it's ok. With rain..total diffrent story!
The quality has everything from good tarmac (tarmac in every stage of destruction!), pothole's (filled with mud and water :-) ) bit sand, and really good dirt sometimes.
The bridges are the biggest risk we think. At the time ALL bridges were usable, but some are a bit dodgy! If you're not really sure walk it first!

Petrol: -Humaita
- 100KM north of Humaita in a small village (they are building a petrol station)
And for sure there is a black market!)
-440Km north of Humaita is the first ferry they sell petrol at the restaurant for 6 Reais a L
-580Km careiro Petrolstation

Camping: the Embratel towers are between 30 and 40 km's appart most of them are locked. But somehow there
are holes in the fence...When the Embratel guy's are there no Problem at all!
At the first ferry at Km 430 you can camp for free too!

After all it was a really good ride!


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Old 07-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #414
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Great !!!
Congratulations.
So you both now belong to the BR-319 Club (The Ghost Road Club).
And I didn't have to call the Army.
Well done, mate.
Have a cold Skoll to celebrate.

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Hola!

Just to let everyone know. We finished the BR319 (from Porto Vehlo to Manaus) in 5 day's. We had rain during the nights and on day 3-5 during daytime aswell....
As long as the road is dry it's ok. With rain..total diffrent story!
The quality has everything from good tarmac (tarmac in every stage of destruction!), pothole's (filled with mud and water :-) ) bit sand, and really good dirt sometimes.
The bridges are the biggest risk we think. At the time ALL bridges were usable, but some are a bit dodgy! If you're not really sure walk it first!

Petrol: -Humaita
- 100KM north of Humaita in a small village (they are building a petrol station)
And for sure there is a black market!)
-440Km north of Humaita is the first ferry they sell petrol at the restaurant for 6 Reais a L
-580Km careiro Petrolstation

Camping: the Embratel towers are between 30 and 40 km's appart most of them are locked. But somehow there
are holes in the fence...When the Embratel guy's are there no Problem at all!
At the first ferry at Km 430 you can camp for free too!

After all it was a really good ride!


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Old 07-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #415
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Hi I plan on riding to Macapa in about 2 weeks then take a boat to Santarem . I was thinking of riding the BR230 to get to Peru. has anyone gone this way recently ? What is the road conditions ? how much should I be paying for the boat ? thanks kito
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:43 AM   #416
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Kito,

I got some recent reports on BR-230 (Transamazonica).
It is ok. A bit of rain (some mud spots) but nothing to worry about.
You should be able to cross it in 2-3 days.
From Humaita, it is all paved roads to Peru.

I have no idea about the prices for the boat.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #417
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hi thanks for that . i get the idea that the BR230 is easyer that the BR319 is that right ? I am looking to ride some dirt and get some adventure in nice country side . Would it be worth staying a few extra days on the boat ( and costing more ) to get to Manaus to ride the BR 319 ?
how far are the fuel stops on the BR230 ?
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #418
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Kito,

That's right. BR230 is easier than BR319.
BR-319 is best known as the Ghost Road - it is simply not considered an oficial Brazilian Road anymore.
BR-230, although not paved, has several villages along the way. You should find gas stations in every 100 KMs. It is not a problem.
BR-319 is a rougher experience - it should take you about 4 days to cross it from Humaita to Manaus and you have to take food, water and camping gear with you.

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hi thanks for that . i get the idea that the BR230 is easyer that the BR319 is that right ? I am looking to ride some dirt and get some adventure in nice country side . Would it be worth staying a few extra days on the boat ( and costing more ) to get to Manaus to ride the BR 319 ?
how far are the fuel stops on the BR230 ?
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #419
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BR319 sounds interesting.....will be nice do it with a proper dirt bike!

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Kito,

That's right. BR230 is easier than BR319.
BR-319 is best known as the Ghost Road - it is simply not considered an oficial Brazilian Road anymore.
BR-230, although not paved, has several villages along the way. You should find gas stations in every 100 KMs. It is not a problem.
BR-319 is a rougher experience - it should take you about 4 days to cross it from Humaita to Manaus and you have to take food, water and camping gear with you.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #420
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Rodrigo,

I've heard of people crossing BR-319 using all sorts of bikes.
Obviously, it would be easier using a lighter bike. But, it should be fun anyway.
Take care.

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