Testing our Brazilian bikes from Salvador to Praia do Forte


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May 14th 2014
Published: August 4th 2014
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Praia do Forte is only 70km away from Salvador but it took us pretty much the whole day to cycle there ( 8 hours?) Not that we didn't enjoy it but it was definitely a necessary test-ride for our cheap new bikes… We started pedaling from Farol de Barra, the fort at the extreme south west of Salvador (2 minutes away from our hotel) and followed the littoral all the way to Praia do Forte. In Salvad... Read Full Entry



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El Castelo do Garcia d'AvilaEl Castelo do Garcia d'Avila
El Castelo do Garcia d'Avila

First Portuguese edifice in Brazil, 1552
Castelo do Garcia d'AvilaCastelo do Garcia d'Avila
Castelo do Garcia d'Avila

First Portuguese edifice in Brazil, built in 1552
at the Casteloat the Castelo
at the Castelo

looking over the coast
We were just about to enjoy our dinner when it's started pouring rain!!!We were just about to enjoy our dinner when it's started pouring rain!!!
We were just about to enjoy our dinner when it's started pouring rain!!!

We had to find shelter under a small umbrella... and wait for the rain to end to finish our dinner!
Where we camped the 2nd night in Praia do ForteWhere we camped the 2nd night in Praia do Forte
Where we camped the 2nd night in Praia do Forte

at 2am we had to move our tent back from the beach because of the fierce wind
This is where we had first pitched our tent...This is where we had first pitched our tent...
This is where we had first pitched our tent...

right next to the palm tree... but at 2am the wind got too intense and we had to move the tent 50 yards inland
riding back to Salvadorriding back to Salvador
riding back to Salvador

constant showers...not cold but annoying!



4th August 2014
let's have lunch here!

Nice place
I hope i could visit a place such as this, if i will able to get a chance it will be so greatful. Anyway what a great place.....nice picture too.
6th August 2014

Nice beaches
Hi Jeremy, The pictures make me wanna go to the beach as well!! Reading your story about your tent, reminded me of the wind in Mongolia: I really thought that my tent will not be strong enough for such wind! But let's say it's part of the adventure and now you will always remember that night for the great sky full of stars but also the wind and rain. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.
6th August 2014

camping in Brazil was absolutely epic!
I might make a whole blog entry on this part of the trip! Beaches in Bahia were very nice. Wait for my next blog on Boipeba or Itacare: splendid and pristine!

Tot: 0.029s; Tpl: 0.017s; cc: 11; qc: 15; dbt: 0.0062s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.2mb