João Sousa

Adventure Rider

Profile

 

Rider: João Sousa
Nationality: Portuguese
Age: 40

Two wheels enthusiast since tender age, enjoys riding off road and mountain U-roads, nature freak, loves camping and eating canned tuna at peaceful scenaries after long rides, apreciates 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: Pikiblu

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)

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.

Islands:
– Ibiza (Spain)
– Mykonos (Greece)
– Sardegna (Italy)
– Corsega (France)
– Orkney Islands (Scotland, UK)
– Isle of Skye (Scotland, UK)
– Island of Mozambique  (Mozambique)

Landmarks of Interest

-Sagres  (Southwest Extreme Point of Europe, Portugal)

-Gibraltar (Southern Latitudinal Point of Europe, United Kingdom)

-Cabo Ortegal  (Highest Latitudinal Point of Iberic Peninsula, Spain)

-Côte D’Azur Coast Line (France)

-Pays Basque Coast Line (Spain, France)

-Balkans Coast Line (Croatia, Montenegro, Albania)

-Egean Coast Line (Greece)

-Balearic Islands (Spain)

-Sardegna Coast Line (Italy)

-Corsega Coast Line (France)

-John O’Groats (Highest Latitudinal Point of UK Mainland)

-Orkney Islands (Scotland)

-Highlands Coast Line (Scotland)

-Isle of Skye  (Scotland)

-Loch Ness (Scotland)

-Col de L’Iseran  (Highest Paved Road, Swiss Alps)

-Lac de Roselend (Swiss Alps)

-Gottardo Pass  (Swiss Alps)

-Pico Aneto (Highest Peak, Pirineus, Spain)

-Island of Mozambique  (Mozambique)

-Inhambane (Mozambique)

-Inhassoro (Mozambique)

-Catembe (Mozambique)

-Barberton (South Africa)

-Piggs Peak (Swaziland)

-Great Atlas (Morocco)

-Dunes of Merzouga (Morocco)

-Coastal road from Agadir to Dakhla (Morocco)

-City of Saint-Louis (Senegal)

-City of Dakar (Senegal)