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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I've stayed a few nights in the Fat Monkey place listed above.
In 2006 it was US $5 for a twin bed room per night - not the cleanest but it did have a mozzie net fitted. I used my own sleeping bag liner on top of the bed linen.
There is quite a bit of room for camping available.
You can find other accommodation in lots of hotels and camp sites along the beach - varying quality and price of course. Any of them will sell you a as well.
1. Watch your change with the guy(s) on the reception desk; he gives every appearance of being laid back and friendly, but he will rob you blind on the exchange rates if he thinks you are not "awake" (he did not get me, but he got my mate on this).
It's all based on UK£ > Malawi Kwachas > US$, from memory.
2. Touts/sellers in and around the hotel area, on the beach basically, are a bloody nuisence - persistence to the point of absolutely pissing you off.
3rd thing: if you go in the water, check out Bilharzia treatment - it is throughout Lake Malawi reputedly.
We love overlanders and have a number of trips under our belts. We have ridden motorbikes from the UK to India, UK to Mongolia and more recently driven a VW Campervan around South America we hope with all that experience that we know what you're after!
With comfortable accommodation, delicious food, roof top terrace, hot showers, cold s and mechanics on hand you can't go wrong. Breakfast is included (a decent one - not just bread and jam! Eggs, fruit, decent coffee etc).
We actually set up the lodge to house volunteers for a school and sports centre the charity we run (Charity Gifts, Volunteer Work Africa, Malawi School UK) is building over the road. So if you fancy hanging around for a while and playing some sport or even helping out with building we will set you to work. There's not a whole load of sightseeing to do in Lilongwe and we think it's the best thing to do in the city (we are a little biased!).
We understand the mechanical disasters that can happen on the trip and we will help try and sort you out with reliable mechanics and parts suppliers. Some people have in the past used us to store their bikes and have parts delivered to us. We will help you out!
The lodge is in the West of Lilongwe (-13.943387,33.729475). It's in a village called Mtandire. Head North on the main road from African Bible College. When you are at the dip in the road where all the buses meet (this is called 'spearhead') Take a left and head up through the village. Ask anyone for 'Lingadzi Academy' and they will know where. But it's just 5 minutes up the road.
Whisky, thank you for your post! I will be in Lilongwe on Thurs pm and urgently need to organise getting my new chain and sprockets fitted on Friday before I continue on my way. My bike is a fairly simple Suzuki DRZ, so nothing unusual, but I would hugely value any suggestion you might have of a decent mechanic who can fit the new parts? Many thanks, Claire
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