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.
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There's lots of confusion about this, and little information (or I've been a bad "Hubber" and simply haven't searched hard enough). Here's what I've just done (with much thanks to Gareth who did it a few weeks before me!)...
Crossing from Jordan to Israel via the King Hussein Bridge, it IS possible to avoid an exit stamp from Jordan and the Israeli stamp in your passport. (This works because Jordan considers this territory Palestine, not Israel, or something like that. In fact, they may even consider it as part of their territory. I'm not sure.) Anyway, it is NOT possible to ride across this bridge.
So, in order to avoid the stamp, you must leave your vehicle in Jordan at a pay-park place (they're easy to find) and cross without your bike. BOOO!
But it's still not simple. You will likely be told by Israeli border guards (as I was) that EVERYONE gets a stamp in their passport and that there are NO exceptions. But, if you find the right person in the right mood and have a convincing story (like, you're continuing to Africa with a motorcycle and you need to pass through Sudan or Libya) you can cross with no stamp.
Of course, that leaves you in Israel without a motorcycle. And you must leave Israel via the same border crossing before your Jordanian visa expires to avoid having Jordan stamp you back in or issue a fresh visa (which would be a dead giveaway that you've been to some "mysterious" place.)
I hope this helps. And, I hope it works for me... I'm still in Israel (with no stamp!) and haven't made it back to my bike, yet. We'll see.
Has anyone (within the last, say, year) made it into Israel WITH their bike and WITHOUT a stamp? I'd love to hear about it!
Don't go in if they insist on stamping your passport - it will prevent you entering a number of Arab countries.
I flew into Israel a few years back and I asked them politely not to stamp my passport and I told them I was planning a trip and some countries would refuse me entry. They had no problem with this - Most Israelies I met have done alot of travel and respect and appreciate people on the road and especially people coming to see their country.
They obliged me by stapling a piece of paper into my passport and stamping that.
If you get a ***** of a boarder guard that insists on stamping you passport - then ask for his seargent or superior - don't let him stamp it!!!
Just be careful in relation to the Jordanian stamp you get - make sure that it dosen't reference the boarder you went through - or a switched on guy in Libya or somewhere that don't like the Israel stamp might "infer or deduct" that you've been to the promised land.
Israel has some good places to visit and has to be the most racially diverse place I've ever been to. The people were very friendly.
Be sure and have a few nights in Tel-a-vive - great party city. Theres an Irish bar right beside the American Embassy - the most bombed pub in the world as its the closest anyone can get to the embassy in a truck. Kindea puts an edge to the drink.
we was entering israel in 2007 /sept in border corssing aqaba/eilat if you tell on border that you want stamp on separate paper they will ask why, and thats all, we get the stamp on separtae paper without papee. than we are going to egypt. we tak tho motorbike together because we was shipping bike from egypt to prague. there will be problem with outgoing stamp in carnet (you can use 2nd passport for you) this you can fix by two carnets.
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