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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We found a shipping company (sea), which costs $800 per 20 feet long container, plus $ 100 per bike and it does not matter how many bikes, as long as we can fit them in. Our guess is 6 bikes easily. (Meaning for 6 bikes the price would be about $ 233 per bike)
We are only 2 bikes and looking for more.
We are in Panama city now trying to figure out the best way to ship.
So if anybody is interested, let us know as soon as posible.
Peta and Verka
Just an update.
We are now 3 bikes, but still looking for more.
The more the better price.
By the way, it takes 5 days to get the bikes from Panama to Ecuador. Which is not bad at all.
Peta and Verka
Back in June 2002 we shipped our motorbikes from Panama to Ecuador.
We had a twenty foot container, we shared it with a couple taking a jeep to Ecuador. One jeep and two motorbikes fit into the container great.
The shipping company we used :
Panama Shipping Company
Telephone number is 269 6300 (you may want to check this in the phone book as still being correct)
Ask to speak to Glenda she speaks excellent english and was very very helpful.
The container was $900 between us all
Colon dock fees $187 per couple
The lads at the docks packed the container very well, tying everything down, the best part of the packing process was:
Before it goes to the container yard they check the vehicle for scratch's and mark it all down, if its bad they take photos of the scratches.
The whole process of the packing of the container is taped by video and you yourself can be present during the packing, even taking your own photos.
You then sign to say that you were happy with the packing and you sign the video as true.
JUST BE WARNED!!!
If you have not got a Carnet de Passage you will have loads of crap when you get to Ecuador. The couple with the jeep did not have this paperwork and after 4 days arguing with the head of customs they were still told they could not stay in the country. Our customs agent was a very good friend of the head of customs and even his influence could not alter the decision. The head of customs told us that they were sick of travellers thinking they could get away with not having the correct paperwork and so things were changing.He said he did not have to allow the vehicle to even touch the ground here in Ecuador and could make them ship it to another country if he wanted to. Now you may be thinking he was a bit of a hard guy but believe me he was a very nice guy, he showed us paperwork he had sent to all the embassies advising them that travellers bringing vehicles into Ecuador had to have a Carnet de Passage or they risked being turned around and going back where they came from.
When the container was unloaded they took the jeep to the customs head office overnight securely locked in. You should have seen all the vehicles in the yard that did not have the correct paperwork and they had confiscated them. The next day a customs officer went with them, in the jeep, to the Peru border to make sure they left the country.
Everyone says that it is easier to come overland from Peru or Columbia but they could not return as it had been written in their passports that they had 4 hours on a particular day to get out of the country and they had an illegal vehicle. So they could not come back.
The telephone number of our customs agent 04 2303570
Vicete Comano was his name. If the number does not work then go to the port and ask around, everyone knows him. He charged us $150 for everything. He is not the fastest of workers but he did try his hardest for the couple with the jeep.
Our dock fees in Ecuador were $174 but we did go over the 4 days free of charge that they give you once the ship is unloaded.
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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