João Sousa

Adventure Rider

Profile

 

Rider: João Sousa
Nationality: Portuguese
Age: 41

Two wheels enthusiast since tender age, enjoys riding off road and mountain U-roads, nature freak, loves camping, eating tuna and chorizo at peaceful scenarios after long rides, appreciates contact with local people, the feeling that they want to communicate without knowing you, whatever the language, the struggle on first contact  although everyone tries to help you, that really makes your day! While riding alone to the unknown you see a lot of human kindness, even in a remote place you can say that you´re never alone! Human nature really has good karma.

Bikes

Piaggio Vespa Cosa 125cc (1989)

Honda CB 250cc Super Dream (1978)

Piaggio Vespa PK 50 XL (1990)      | Name: Piki Blu

BMW F 650 GS Yellow (2002)

BMW F 650 GS Metallic Blue (2003) | Name: Mbuti Lilhaza

BMW F 650 GS Twin 800cc (2012)  | Name: Time Machine

 

Solo Overland Rides

Across Mozambique (3.500 Km)

Southern Europe & Mediterranean Islands (11.000 Km)

Britannia & Europe Southern Peaks (10.300 Km)

Sahara Desert & Great Atlas (10.100 Km)

Lusitania Tour (3.500 Km)

Southern Africa 360° (12.000 Km)

Brexin & Mind The Gap (6.000 km)

African Great Lakes (December 2018)

One Way Road (No date, no plan but confirmed)

Countries Ridden

Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Gibraltar, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, England, Wales, Scotland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Thailand, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Morocco, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Senegal, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda.

ISLANDS:

– United Kingdom (UK)

– Ibiza (Spain)

– Mykonos (Greece)

– Sardegna (Italy)

– Corsega (France)

– Grand Canary (Spain)

– Orkney Islands (Scotland, UK)

– Isle of Skye (Scotland, UK)

– Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)

– Ile d’Oleron (France)

– Jersey (England, UK)

– Guernsey (England, UK)

Landmarks of Interest

Gibraltar – Southern Latitudinal Point of Europe, United Kingdom

Pico Aneto, Spain – Highest peak in the Spanish Pyrenees mountain range.

Star Mountain, Portugal – Highest Continental mountain in Portugal

Col de L’Iseran – Highest paved road in the Alps and Europe.

St. Gotthard Pass – Highest and longest tunnel in the Swiss Alps.

Cabo Ortegal, Spain – Northern West cape dividing the Cantabric sea and the Atlantic Ocean, known as Km zero.

Estaca de Bares, Spain – Highest Latitudinal Point of Iberian Peninsula.

Dakar, Senegal – Western longitudinal point of Africa

St. Vicente, Sagres, Portugal – Southern West point of Europe

John O’Groats, Scotland – Highest Latitudinal point in the United Kingdom

Western Sahara – Tropic of Cancer, Atlantic Ocean

Namib Desert – Tropic of Capricorn, Atlantic Ocean

Cape Agulhas, South Africa – Southern most tip of Africa

Sani Pass, Lesotho – Highest Pub in Africa

Massinga, Mozambique – Tropic of Capricorn, Indian Ocean

Mpigi, Uganda – Equatorial line

Lizard Point – Southern latitudinal tip of United Kingdom

Penzance Point – South Western Longitudinal tip of United Kingdom

Corsen Point – Western longitudinal tip of France

La Corbière – South Western point of Jersey Island, UK

Torre Pelosa – North Western point of Sardinia Island, Italy

 

“Keep on rollin baby, you know what time it is” Limp Bizkit