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.'
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Zacatecas: Villa Colonial (Parking in Garage)
San Miguel de Allende: Hostel Alcatras (Parking in court)
Oaxaca: Luz de Luna (Parking in court)
San Christobal de las Casas: Magic Hostel (Parking in court)
You guys see .. secure parking is an important topic for me :-)
I just road right through mexico and found that nine times out of ten I was alowed to just park my bike in the hotel lobbies. Usually right infront of the desk and security guard. About fifteen differant places and just one bungy chord went missing!
Mexicans love bikes.
Location: After almost 2 years on the road back in Germany
Although I think this should be in the North America section:
Hidalgo del Parral or just Parral:
Hotel El Fuente (not Restaurant La Fuente)
near Plaza Principal, Calle Herrera or Mercaderes
175 pesos for single room with 2 people, secure parking in gated yard
Hotel Ana Isabel
Calle 5 Febrero
parallel to 20 Noviembre
near Plaza del Armas
180 for 1, 250 for 2, large clean rooms near the Honda Dealer (also on 20 Noviembre). Parking in Lobby, extremely friendly, Receptionist sleeps beside the bikes
Zacatecas: Agree on Hostel Villa Colonial
Primero de Mayo
Centro Historico www.hostels-zacatecas.com
Ernesto is really cool and helpful.
secure parking in Hostal Plaza del Carmen nearby (run by Ernestos friend)
Guanajuato: Casa Kloster is difficult: 8 big steps to get into courtyard. and double room is about 300 pesos
safe parking in underground garage
room is about 240 pesos
also in center of town.
watch out its all one way streets in tunnels
Oaxaca: Luz de Luna Hostel, they let u park in the courtyard, really helpful. Ave. Benito Juarez. Dorm 70, camping on roof 40 pesos
Puebla: Hotel Catedral, little strange, clean room, but shared facilities. save parking. rooms start at 120 pesos. Attention, this is a cheap place and feels like it, but its save.
Teohuacan: Hotel Oasis. Rooms with fan cost 130 for 2. safe parking.
San Cristobal: Backpacker Hostel, parking inside the yard. helpful and easy, camping on grass inside is 30 pP, dorms and doubles avail.
Palenque: Camping nahe Ruinen bei Maya Bell ca. 30 pesos per Person
Ueber Chetumal, campground bei Bacalar, naehe Cenote Azul. 50 pesos pP.
Playa del Carmen (if u really need to go there): Hotel corner 30th and 2nd. I think its called 2 hermanos or so. parking behind (in) Hotel. secure, locked at night. room for 2 costs 150 pesos
Chichen Itza: camping inside Hotel Pyramide Inn, Bikes in Lobby. cost 40 pesos per Person
Uxmal, campground 16 km south of ruins, near Santa Elena, english spoken. Cost is 40 to 50 pesos pP.
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