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Gringos Across the Amazon

Jungle motorbike adventures in South America

Riders: Gareth Morgan, Jo Morgan
Motorcycles: BMW F800GS
Distance: 10,210km
Countries: Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia

Trip description: Back riding in Latin America – the plan is to start where we left off from the “Up the Andes’ ride – in Brazil. Plunging into the Amazon territories of Brazil, French Guyana, Suriname and Guiana – part road, part jungle and part river and sea crossings, is our first challenge.

Then we intend to follow that up with a traverse of Venezuela in time to get to, Colombia for Christmas. Feels like a great way to cap off a wonderful year of riding on the South American continent.


Blogs from the trip


sugar cane harvests and new plantings

First 3,000 Kms

Hard grind working our way up to Amazonia from Brasilia, which is still 3 or 4 riding days away yet. This is a very big country and pretty hot – each day’s ride is about 4-500 kms, and at 34 degrees (by 9 am) and 70-80% humidity. So you’re sweating before you even start riding. […]

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Salvador

The drums beat, and booty writhes. Capoeita dancers kick and duck. Big boobs and butts are in,,,, and the Brazilians know how to move them. These folk seem to have a movement that we have not got the gene for, it is captivating. The men touch, hug and charm and many have the belly of […]

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I’m better

Nothing worse than to be working on the bikes and getting the new sprockets and chains done and then feeingl crook. Luckily the very capable Junior took over and I lay down and didn’t move for 24 hours. No one was more surprised than me, to have enough of a recovery to get on the […]

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Jo bids bye to Junior & Erika, Mambai

Farewells and Away

Leaving Mambai in West Bahia, Brazil to start the long ride (1300kms) out to Salvador the State capital on the coast and former capital of Brazil itself (until the sugarcane industry waned), we thanked our hosts for caring for the bikes and helping with maintenance to get the machines road ready once again. Both started […]

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Wildlife - Bring It On

On the Road Again

Back on the Latin continent and at just 14 degrees south. Muggy and the rainy season is breaking out – ideal conditions for another motorbike ride. Oh well it’ll only get more wet as we head north to the Amazon. Just a 2 rider team this time – Jo and Kemo Sabe. Wildlife abounds already […]

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Gringos across the Amazon

Back riding in Latin America – The plan is to start where we left off from the “Up the Andes’ ride – in Brazil. Plunging into the Amazon territories of Brazil, French Guyana, Suriname and Guiana – part road, part jungle and part river and sea crossings, is our first challenge. Then we intend to […]

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