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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I'm new to Horizons Unlimited, but I am a regular on ADVrider.com. I was hoping to get some information on renting a bike and traveling in Germany. I will be in Frankfurt the first week of September, and I will be renting a bike September 4th through 6th. I'm planning on riding from Frankfurt to the Black Forest to Munich and back to Frankfurt. My plan right now is to rent a Valadero 125 from Allround Motorradvermitung. Is anyone familiar with this company, and will this bike be suitable from this trip. It will be just me and a small backpack. Also does anyone know of inexpensive or free places to stay in the Black Forest or Munich areas? Any suggestions would be helpful.
Free places to stay usually mean camping in the wild
Checking the youth hostels was quite an eye-opener for me: They are just about as expensive as staying in one of the biker hotels. The price range for bed & breakfast at the youth hostels is 20 - 30 Euros.
Maybe you could try couchsurfing.com
Unfortunately I do not know the company in Frankfurt. But the bike should be perfect for secondary roads. Get a good road map, like 1:200.000 or 1:300.000 (max) and check out the roads that are marked with a green line denoting scenic roads.
Location: somewhere on the road between Ushuaia and Alaska
Don't know if 3 days is enough. It really depends on your route. Personally (and I'm from Germany), I think you can easily spend 3 days in the Black Forest only. No need to go to Munich. You'll get PLENTY of scenic rotes in the Black Forest. Try to go to the local Automotive Association office. They're called "ADAC". Members get maps (incl. specific motorcycle maps) for free there. And they might even work together with other associations, such as the RAC / AA.
Most ADAC offices are easy-going, and if you ask nicely, they'll probably give you all the maps you need for free! The best thing about the maps: They've got points of interest on them.
If you go in September, try to go to the smaller villages and ask for the nearest "Besenwirtschaft". It's restaurants ran by local farmers & they traditionally sell their own produce: wine, cheese, meat, bread. Absolutely delicious & authentic for that region. (They have a special license and are only allowed to open around the harvesting time, I think August - October). They might even have cheap accomodation in their farmhouse if you ask nicely. (Though I wouldn't count on that!)
Don't know if 3 days is enough. It really depends on your route. Personally (and I'm from Germany), I think you can easily spend 3 days in the Black Forest only. No need to go to Munich. You'll get PLENTY of scenic rotes in the Black Forest.
I agree. If you try to see too much, you end up seeing nothing.
The B500 from Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt is biking heaven. Take a small tent and you'll never struggle to find somewhere cheap to stay. I stayed here...
Here's the update of what I have going on. I reserved a CBF600 from Allround Vermietung in Frankfurt from September 1st to 5th. Although I have to be back in Frankfurt on the 4th. From the responses I've received I will probably spend both nights in the Black Forest. I would camp, but I won't have enough room to bring my tent and camping stuff. I've registered on Couchsurfing.com. Hopefully that will work out. Thanks for all the help so far.
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