Amazonas - Through the Green Hell on Two Wheels
Joe Pichler, the Salzburg-born adventurer, travelled 14,000 km by motorbike and 3500 by boat through the wolrd's biggest rainforest. He travelled the legendary Transamazonica alone on his KTM Adventure 990S through the entire Amazon region. He encountered gold miners, fortune-seekers and rubber tappers.
In Puerto Maldonado, a small town in the Peruvian Amazon lowlands, he had a visitor from home. His wife Renate arrived to travel the rest of the way with him. In the Andes they made their way up 5184 m to the source of the rio Apurimac (headstream of the Amazon). They travelled downstream to the Atlantic on exciting, completely overloaded boats.
In the heart of the Amazon, far from roads and modern civilisation, the rainforest is still intact. Here they met indigenous Indian people, and were able to discern the breath of the planet's green lung.
In the "Amazonas" illustrated book, Joe Pichler presents the Amazon in all its splendid variety.
164 sides, hardcover