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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Hi, I'm familiar with the procedure for passing through borders in Africa with my bike but what happens when I come through Europe? I'm EU citizen but with a bike with a Mali numberplate. Do I have to get TIP/laissez passer?
Also, I remember being on roads in the Czech republic a few years back in a van and getting stung for not paying some highway tax (little green sticker). Is it just certain countries/highways?
Thanks - Dave
1. EU citizen on non EU plates. No problem as long as you can show you are entitled to have the vehicle as (say) a resident or temperory resident in the non-EU country of the vehicle's registration.
2. Customs. You are allowed (entitled even) to bring into any country (that signed) a private vehicle for tourist purposes for up to 6 months - subject to complying with some local regulations such as insurance. But most Construction and equipment regulations of the visited country do not have to be complied with if the vehicle complies in the country of registration. EG. seat belt, numbers of wheels (such as, France does not permit local 3 wheelers but visitors can tour in them). This all comes from the Geneva Conventions/Treaties.
3. Road Tax. There is no EU wide set of rules about tax for road use. Each member state has its own arrangements - some charge for road use for certain classes of vehicle - others do not. Some charge for using certain roads or types of roads - either by tolls at set intervals or a charge for a blanket permit. I suggest you Google 'vignette' and the name of each country in turn that you intend to cross. EG Switzland reqires a prepaid Vignette (disc or marker) if using motorways but not on other roads.
This used to be true but not anymore. You will find it very difficult to travel <anywhere> in Switzerland without a 27 euro Vignette
Sorry, I beg to differ with what you say.
If you do not go on a Swiss Motorway (green signs) you do not need a vignette. Simple as that!
For non Motorway roads (blue signs on main roads) no vignette or payment is required. That has always been the situation and still is in 2010.
What you may be trying to say is that "it is very difficult to travel <anywhere> in Switzerland without using motorways". If that is what you mean it really depends on where you want to go and how you choose to get there - plus your confidence in your ability to observe and abide by road signs.
Look up the various agencies selling vignettes on-line. For their own commercial benefit they would try to scare you into buying one for ALL roads if they could. But they do not!
(Certain tunnels have specific tolls that are covered if you have a vignette)
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