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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Location: After almost 2 years on the road back in Germany
Price increase shipment via Air: Panama - Quito
Just to let u folks know the latest dramatic price increase of Air freight:
From Panama City, Panama
To Quito, Ecuador
Traveller Martin and Katja Wickert
Date Mai 2005
Cost (US $) 675 US Dollar for 1 bike
Shipped by Air
Shipper Company name: Girag Air
Shipper Web Page: www.giragcargo.com
Shipper Contact person name: Carmenza Clavijo Galvis
Shipper Contact person email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipper Girag Cargo
Shipment Web Page
Rating 3 (Average)
Girag Air had the same price as Panavia. The prices increased dramatically and all airlines seem to have the same price. Girag seemed more reliable, we just felt better with them, but later we heard that Panavia has an office in Quito and GIrag just a partner office. I do not know if that matters, Ricardo Rocco prevers Panavia though.
Flight came thru Bogota. Unf. the flight was delayed due to problems on a plane but securely stored in Bogota. The only prep we had to do was roll the bikes into the warehouse. They asked how much gas we had in the tank and we said about a gallon and they said no problem. They asked that we just leave them on the floor and they would take care of the crating but we wanted to strap them down ourselves. In the end that didnt work out and they did it. No damage found to the bike after we received them.
On arrival in Quito they were no longer on the pallet. No damage no scratches. Getting them out of Customs in Quito would have been a major hassle without the broker so we used the agent lady recommended by Ricardo Rocco. She charges 50 Dollar per Bike and it takes her 2 hours instaed of the 2 days you need to do it yourself.
Additional costs in Quito: 28 Dollars for the paperwork of the aircompany (they charge fopr handing u the papers back) and about 25 Dollars depending on the weight of your bike (we had 300 kg) for bringing the bike from the airfield to the Aduana.
Contact: Panavia Cargo. Tel. 238-4326, cell from Carmenza: 612-5832 They are at the cargo terminal which is from the passenger terminal following the fence around the airport. Easy to find.
Cost: 2 times $675 for 2 fully loaded Africa Twins (boxes and all luggage was still on the bike. $28 in Quito for Paperwork, $50 each for the broker and $28 for handling at Customs.
But: It was all relaxed and very easy. It is for the lazy and rich folks...;-)
I would recommend to fly to Bogota, Colombia!
US 350,- for the bike and 190,- for yourself!
Very easy to enter the country, tooked only 1 hour and there are nearly no cost´s at all! Think about that!
It´s very safe, the people are extremely friendly and the country is beautiful!
I travelled there last year for 6 weeks and i will be back again this year.
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