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 will be in Estonia in August and am interested in nipping over to St Petersburg for a couple of days. I have decided not to take the bike (shock, horror!) and am looking for information about organised trips from Estonia to St Petersburg. Hopefully one where they also help with visas etc. - I have left it too late to do anything much myself now as I'm off in a week's time.
Does anybody have any information on tour companies, contacts etc. that might be able to help? Has anybody done the same/similar?
It cost me 90GBP for my visa through an agent and I had to get the bike details included, except in true Russian style they got left off which means lots more hassle for me as it’s too late to get it changed.
At boarder you'll need migration card which has to be stamped by the OVIR office if you stay for more than a few days.
Better get a move on, I recommend you use an agent it costs more but saves so much stress, the website above has an extensive list of agents across the globe and a helpful forum page with loads of advice,
I too will be going up to Tallin, Estonia in late July -early August, then down to France as usual. I wanted to go to St Pete's but for a couple of days the visa hassle was too much. As far as I know even an organised trip needs an invitation and a visa. Its about £80 total I think.
I will keep an eye open for you anyway......
I will be rolling around parts of Estonia with two biker/HUBBer friends I met in Rumania, on the road to Turkey.
I too will be going up to Tallin, Estonia in late July -early August, then down to France as usual. I wanted to go to St Pete's but for a couple of days the visa hassle was too much. As far as I know even an organised trip needs an invitation and a visa. Its all about £80 + I think. You can nip over to Finland on the ferry but you may be too late for Russia and all their greedy bureaucracy.
I will keep an eye open for you anyway......Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. Then reverse - but to Czech Rep, Germany, France. Camping/cheapo hotels and University accommodation.
I will be rolling around parts of Estonia with two biker/HUBBer friends I met in Rumania, on the road to Turkey. I believe they are on the Estonian community and will help you if you wish. They are good people.
Thanks for the help.
Looks like we're all going the same places - sometimes at the same times!
Might see you on the road somewhere ..... we're about as obvious as a pair of blue Tigers can be!! (Embarrassing as we look very 'his and hers' !)
Mines a XJ900F, very old. Ill be on Vormsi for 11 days doing some science stuff from the 31st, then off through Finland, Sweden etc. It’s a if we cross paths,
Lets exchange impressions on return, Ill be doing a webpage so Ill post link.
And too much hassle for a Russian visa? That’s the fun of it, beating the system which tries to stop us. Try Saudi Arabia if you think Russia is too much hassle.
Que posts on which country has worst motorcycle related bureaucracy…
Have fun folks J
Well, for a couple of days in St Pete's, £80-£90 is a ripoff. You can always overcome their paperwork if you throw money at them! I hear they may relax their visa procedure as they are losing too much money.
I like Ken Livingstone's slogan when he was a progressive politician -
Actually its about 45GBP if you have a day to waste hanging out at the embassy, so 90GBP seemed a bargin. I may eat my words once I get to the boarder as they may find all kinds of reasons to add cost to my entry. Also I will be staying with a family, always a better way to visit, so no Hotel / camp bill to pick up. Although they don't speak English so this will be fun cause I can't speak Russian.
I am sure the cost is putting a lot of people off going to Russia and looking at Energy price predictions we may all give up travelling soon
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