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Bahia and Minas Gerais


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Empty beach - Whale Coast - Bahia - Brazil

 

This is our longest tour so far and it will take you on a journey to the heart of the state of Bahia and back, crossing 4 different states. We will follow the coast to the north crossing the states of Rio de Janeiro and the whole of Espirito Santo, with it's remarkable pedra azul and its astonishing views of the coffee valleys. Then we head into Bahia, with its pristine beaches, the whale coast, where we have the chance to see humpback whales. We will visit the exact same place where the Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvarez Cabral first set foot on Brazilian soil back in the year 1500. Following the coast further north, we come across many small fishing communities and also some of the most famous surfing spots of Brazil.

Chapada Diamantina - Central Bahia- Brazil

 

We leave the coast behind and head inland to visit the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia's most famous national park, also known by some as Brazil's lost world. With its weird and fantastic rock formations, a system of quartzite caves with crystal clear lakes and underground rivers, mountains and valleys with hundreds of waterfalls, this 152.000 hectare park is the perfect setting for some of the wildest eco-adventures in Brazil. After exploring the park, we head back south, to the state of Minas Gerais, and follow the Jequitinhonha river all the way up to Diamantina, from where we take the historic route further south, via some of the most important historical cities in Brazil, back to our starting point.

 

 



Map of the tour (Click to enlarge)

 

Routemap Bahia and Minas Gerais

See route in google maps (Note: It is not always possible to reproduce the route on Googlemaps, because there's a lot of small roads out there that do not appear on the google map. Also, too many locations will render google maps unable to calculate a route. The objective is only to give a general idea of where the tour will bring you.)

  • Day 1 : Volta Redonda - Búzios (360 km)

  • Day 2 : Búzios - Domingos Martins (407 km)

  • Day 3 : Domingos Martins - Caravelas(563 km)

  • Day 4 : Local Activities - explore whale coast

  • Day 5 : Caravelas - Itacaré (660 Km)

  • Day 6 : Itacaré - Lençois (460 km)

  • Day 7and 8 : Explore Chapada region (+/- 500 km)

  • Day 9 : Chapada - Pedra azul (Minas Gerais) (435 km)

  • Day 10 : Pedra azul - Diamantina (502 km)

  • Day 11 : Diamantina - Sete Lagoas (290 km)

  • Day 12 : Sete Lagoas - Lavras novas (220 km)

  • Day 13 : Lavras novas - Ibitipoca (250 km)

  • Day 14 : Ibitipoca - Volta Redonda (180 km)

IMPORTANT:

The route map is only indicative. Weather and/or road conditions can make it necessary to change the initial route plan.

 

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Tour Info : Bahia and Minas Gerais

Duration:

14 days / 13 nights

 

distance:

4500 - 5000 km - ca 30% of unpaved roads

 

Participants:

Minimum: 3 - Maximum: 5

 

Level:

This trip has some very long riding days on sometimes challenging terrain, and therefore riders should have the necessary experience and feel comfortable riding in difficult circumstances.

 

Prices:

Yamaha XT660 Driver: 4200 €
  Passenger: 2520 €
Honda Falcon Driver: 3780 €
  Passenger: 2520 €

 

Prices are for double room. Single Room surcharge: 700 €

Payment :

 

  • 20% upon booking
  • 80% no later than 4 weeks before departure

IMPORTANT:

a security deposit of 2000 € is required. This deposit will be refunded after the trip, deducting any damages to the bike or traffic fines

 

Included:

 

  • Motorcycle Rental
  • Accommodation in hotels and comfortable guesthouses (pousadas) with breakfast
  • Multilingual guide (English, dutch, French, Portuguese)
  • Support vehicle and mechanic
  • Transport of your luggage during the trip

NOT included:

 

  • Fuel
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees (parks - events)
  • toll roads
  • International flight (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Airport transfer (Rio de Janeiro - Volta Redonda)
  • Travel/ health insurance
  • Accident insurance

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