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 and eating tuna cans 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: 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)

Southern Africa (12.000 Km)

Brexin & Mind The Gap (Coming Soon)

African Great Lakes (Coming Soon)

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)
– Orkney Islands (Scotland, UK)
– Isle of Skye (Scotland, UK)
– Island of Mozambique  (Mozambique)

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 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

UNESCO’s WORLD HERITAGE SITES:

Elvas Aqueduct, Portugal

Ribeira Square, Porto, Portugal

Douro Valley, Portugal

Hercules tower, Coruña, Spain

Old Town Salamanca, Spain

Stone Henge, England, United Kingdom

Standing Stones, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland

Botanical Garden Padova, Italy

Pompeii, Italy

Old Town Naples, Italy

Su Nuraxi de Barumini, Sardinia, Italy

Maloti – Drakensberg, South Africa

Island of Mozambique

Namib Sand Sea, Namibia

Table Mountain, South Africa

Garden Route, South Africa

Victoria Falls, Zambia

 

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