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!
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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.'
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i belive the ferry would be the way to go for price....but im no expert...would like to here the shipping price...
i remember someone telling me one time in iceland that it was almost the same price to airfreight than to ship...but i dont know...and people in iceland are usualy optomistic on prices ( eg...way off the real price)
Had a quote from Eimskip today which was £671 plus shipping insurance (£63.00). He did say if I could get four bikes together then we would receive a 10% discount.
This price is return price too. Seems a no brainer, it is quite a saving as opposed to overland and ferry via Smyril line which was our original plan. At least this way we can have two weeks in Iceland as to just one with the ferry/overland option.
I've never flown and shipped the bike, so I'm quite excited at the adventure and can't wait!
Some cheap Icelandair flights at the moment.............I'm booking GLA-KEF return flying with my expedition mountain bike for £178 and an exchange rate of ISK190-£1 isn't too bad either. Leaving around the 26th May and returning home on the 6th June.
I've given up on taking the GS up there at the moment and my last two trips were cycling in Iceland............The ringroad this time instead of bits of it..........Volcanoes have been a wee bit of a problem both the Eyjafjallajokull and the Grimsvotn eruptions caused problems!
Sounds like shipping your bikes is a great solution and saves a load of time on the ferries........It used to take us three days each way Aberdeen-Shetland-Faroes-Seydisfjordur East Iceland we you could use that route and we only ever had either six or nine days in Iceland when we got there and always going early season at the end of May the weather could still be very dicey!
Ah just seen your original post - let us know how you get on with the shipping as we will do this if we go back to save time.
Also Icelanders are very friendly and accommodating people, so worth asking when you arrive. Or do what we did - wear your gear over - and pack into Ortlieb roll bags instead of suitcases. They fold down small.
I'll have to rely on a couple of Jerry cans, I had a fun weekend trying to figure out how to pack everything despite having had a few practise camps. Going to strap on a pair of bicycle panniers to the crash bars tonight think I'll need the room for water and food, or heavy bits as I need to move some weight forward and low. Well be a busy evening, working until 8 tonight, dropping bike in Dublin tomorrow. Leaving every thing to last minute as usual
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