The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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We go from france to central and south america in september for one year at least. we just bought a 1999 Toyota land cruiser hzj 75 with 96 000 kms.
we are preparing it ...
what would be the best place to ship it in central AND in south america ? for example, where there are little problems with customs, paperwork, etc ... and cheap.
any info about shipping welcome, even contacts if some have done it already :-)
thx, b. rgds, happy trails
the only problem with chile : it s on the west coast. coming from europe, the east coast of americaz would be more convenient.
a friend of mine (working at the FFMC) has a container full of 20 competition bikes or + stuck in chile for weeks because of paperwork (no problem for importing them from france into chile but problems to export them from chile to their home country - france) ! i ve heard chile is quite hard with customs but ...
we are still searching where we ll "land".
just like you, we found out that brazil is "difficult"
the "coolest" country seems argentina
mexico difficult also
french guyana same even if we re french.
so in the north, usa could be an option.
no problem here in france to find a reliable serious shipping agent.
the problem is in buenos aires. via the french shipping agents we received different infos from different shipping agents in BA who could take care of the vehicle there.
are you happy with your shipping agent there ? CMA-CGM ?
W had the same info for CPD, not compulsory everywhere in south central america but so hepfull in BA for the shipment. so we ll take it.
same info also for insurance. we ll take one at the borders or on arrival when it s compulsory otherwise we ll seat on it.
On a Grimaldi ship you can accompany you vehicle this can help reduce theft. Going into BA, because you accompany your vehicle it is far more like a land border than a shipping transaction. You can be out of the port in a couple of hours with a Carnet.
are you happy with your shipping agent there ? CMA-CGM ?
Yes, very happy indeed. But note: CMA-CGM is not an agent. It is the shipping company. They cannot assist you in customs- or port issues! For that you have to get an agent, or broker. Or arrange all the things for yourself [like we did]
Note also that you cannot leave the container in the docks for to long, or else you are going to pay a lot of money. Usually 4 or 5 day's is ok, depending which port or country...
Grimaldi is another option, if you have time to spare. Some people with only half a year time, won't be spending 30 day's on the ocean...
mailking : thanx for the precisions
my english vocabulary is limited but i understood you :-)
in fact, we think we ll use an agent in BA to take out the car from the baot/harbour/customs. sandra from dakar motos is helping us : she can do the customs and she s willing to recommend us the most suitable agent for the boat/harbour take out. doing by ourselves, i m not sure ... :-( but congratulations to deal with all the paperwork and people there !
our toyota has just arrived in buenos aires (argentina) from le havre (france) on a boat inside a container (no ro-ro).
All went super fine especially in buenos aires thanx to the great and kind help of Miss Sandra and Mister Javier from Dakar Motos. DAKAR MOTOS-HOME OF ´OVER-LAND BIKE´ TRAVEL IN SOUTH AMERICA
She has all the information about our shipping and made the custom clearance for us. Excellent help, excellent job, very nice.
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