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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Good and scenic roads in Romania (or Slovenia/Croatia)?
I was going to do the Enduromania and another weeks travelling in Romania in 3 weeks, but my beloved KTM got stolen a few days ago, so that trip isn't possible anymore. Now the choice is between not doing a bike trip at all or doing a road trip with the road bike I bought a week ago if I can overcome my grief. Obviously I want to do the latter.
However, the new bike is a beautiful Italian which is not produced anymore (i.e. spare body parts are expensive and not easy to hold of) and I don't want any scratches on it, which rules out any sort of gravel road or dirt riding. Ideally I'd like to ride from Munich to Romania (Black Sea) and back within two weeks.
Which brings me to my question: What are the roads like? Can I stay on tarmac the whole time and take nice and scenic roads? Cause I would like to avoid the boring main routes with lots of traffic.
The other option would be riding through Slovenia to Dubrovnik in Croatia, what is the road situation there?
Or would you recommend going somewhere else instead? Further concerns are weather (ideally it should be sunny and dry) in September (4th to 19th) and cost (countries like Germany, Austria, Italy are all a bit on the expensive side).
Yep, Croatian coast ist beautiful and a good ride (when it's dry ) Watch out for speed traps.
As for Romania: Enter in the north-east via Satu Mare, travel eastwards via Sapânta (crazy graveyard). There is a camp site, but all over Romania rooms are cheap. Carry on to Viseu de Sus (ancient steam train into the mountains), to Sucevita and Putna (beautiful monastries), then south via Sighisoara to Sibiu (both towns a must-see). From Sibiu take the Transfagarash highway (scenic road) across the Carpathian mountains to Curtea du Arges.
Then you've seen the most scenic parts of Romania on sealed roads. The quality of secondary roads cannot be compared to roads in western Europe, but by bike this isn't as tough as by car
From Sibiu take the Transfagarash highway (scenic road) across the Carpathian mountains to Curtea du Arges.
I loved this road, but husband hated it, the road surface for him and his bike was unbearable, what started out as a 2cm crack in a fairing grew to almost 15cm all due to riding the Transfagarash highway from the summit to Vidraru Dam. He says if you value your bike dont do it, I on the other hand do not agree as I loved it and it is as close as I have been to off road riding.
If you are camping there is a camp site Carta on the 105D about 15 minutes ride from the junction on the E68 with the Transfagarassan road.
Enjoy your trip whatever you decide.
We have already made the decision to return to Slovenia next year a beautiful country shame we were in a rush on the way home to Scotland to enjoy it a bit more.
Croatia: phantastic roads, but the tarmac gets extremely slippery when wet.
Especially during the summer vacation season, avoid the Jadranska Magistrale coastal road - lots of congestion and slow traffic, difficult (and illegal in many places) to overtake, low speed limit, frequent police control. Do the hinterland roads, you can always come down to the sea for a swim in the afternoon.
Slovenia: Very nice, very similar to Austria in every respect.
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