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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Yup, the timetable is rather strange.
From Lerwick you leave on Sundays 16.30h and arrive in Iceland on Tuesday 9 am with half a day's stay on the Faroes.
From Denmark it's even worse. Takes a day longer and keeps you two nights on the Faroes. In the meantime the ferry sails up to Norway and back, before it carrries on.
I've just spoken to Smyril in Shetland and they're not very hopeful that the service from Lerwick will be running after October 2006. Apparently Smyril are contracted until 2008 but are trying to get out of it. They have won their case in Faroes and its going through the High Court in Copenhagen.
The ferry will still run but it won't stop in Shetland.
I'm wondering if I can ship my bike and self to Europe by ferry...
I've shipped my motorcycle (a Honda ST1100) back and forth between Canada and Europe about a half a dozen times. The cheapest and most trouble-free way to do it is by air out of Montreal or Toronto, either to Paris or to Frankfurt. You can ship out of a US airport to just about anywhere in Europe, but out of Canada to the two above-mentioned airports seems to be considerably less expensive than out of the USA to anywhere.
I use Motorcycle Express to arrange everything. They do a good job, and I doubt if I could set everything up myself for the same price (I've checked, believe me...)
I shipped the bike once by boat from NYC to Southampton, on the Queen Elizabeth II - that cost considerably more, both for the bike and for myself, than air would have.
Sea freight is, I think, a thing of the past, unless you are willing to crate the bike, give it to a forwarder who assembles LTL (less than truckload, or in this case, less than containerload) cargos, and wait 6 to 8 weeks for it to arrive. Even then, if you are not right on the spot to pick it up when it arrives, the demurrage (storage charges) can kill you.
In short - best to organize the shipment by air, and travel on the same plane as the bike travels on. That puts you right at the airport of arrival when the moto arrives.
Pity, it (Iceland) seems like a fascinating country.....
Yes, it is fascinating, but it ain't cheap. I was there for a day this summer, passing through whilst ferrying an aircraft from Falkland Islands to Europe. My guess is that if all you really want to do is visit the place, it would be most economical to get a tourist fare on one of the Icelandic carriers out of Chicago, then rent a small car. The island isn't that big, for that reason, I think it's really not worth the trouble of shipping your own moto there to ride it around.
If you want to go on to Europe, you might even find that the net cost of the stopover in Iceland along the way is pretty small (ca. $100 or so) when compared with the price of a North America - Europe air ticket.
Be aware that it can be damn cold there in the summer. I arrived on July 2, the temperature never got above 11°C (about 50°F) the whole time I was there, and the wind was really blowing. I had to dig out sweaters I had packed for the Falkland Islands, even though it was quite warm in Canada the day before, and the UK the day after.
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