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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We are forced to look for an alternative route other than Egypt. So we are looking into crossing from Djibouti to Yemen and ride through Saudi to Jordan. We went to the Saudi embasy in Dar Es Salaam and they said no problem, we need to aply in Addis Ababa. We will keep you updated as we go. Is there any one who has done this route before?
I'm a Canadian working in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. I hate to be a pessimist but, anything any Saudi bureaucrat tells you should be taken with a grain of salt.
The response of "no problem" may have been seen as the quickest way to get you out of his hair so he could continue chatting on the phone & generally getting thru the day by doing as little work as possible.
i've read that there is a cargo ship taking cars and bikes and pagengers from Eritrea to Port Sudan, to Jeddah and Suez, costing round $300 for bike plus 2 people from Eritrea to Jeddah, Footprints' East Africa tourists guide. When in Addis, we will try to get all our visa up to Jordan and will let you know if it worked out for us.
Just to let you know that we have made it across from Djibouti to Yemen.
We crossed into Djibouti and rode about 10km and then camped in the Desert. The next morning we went to Djibouti City and went straight to the harbour. At the security check point we explained that we need to speak to the Harbour Master as we needed info on a ferry or cargo boat going to Yemen. They were very helpful and directed us to the second in-charge at the Port Captain's Office. We were told that about 3 or 4 cargo boats leave every day for Yemen to either the port of Aden or Al Mukha. They spoke to one of the cargo boat captains and within 4 hours we were loaded on board and ready to sail (with 2800 sheep) to Port Al Mukha in Yemen. The trip took 16 hours and can cost you anything between US$100 to US$200. We paid US$100 for 2 people and one motorbike.
Yemen is very beautiful and the people are very friendly.
Margus, yes, the Michilin map does not show, but there is a brand new tar road all the way from Sana'a to Oman. Border post and everything. No need to go through Saudi. We're in Dubai now, going to Iran and Turkey next.
As I am planning as well a trip from Switzerland to Yemen/Oman I am very much imterested in your experience/info (I heard already about the new road running from Tarim through Thamud/Ruma to the Oman border post of Shahan):
Visa for Yemen: rumours here indicate that you will only get group visas organised by a local (Yemen) travel agency. What is your experience on this?
Travelling within Yemen: permits required ? Is local guide or travelling in convoy or military escort required for certain itineries?
Camping (sleeping in Camping car):
Possible/impossible or not recommended
About Yemen. The road we drove had lots of police check pionts, on one strech every 10km! Nobody speaks english, wich helped us.
I got someone in Sana'a to whrite in arabic our names, where we from, where are we heading and so on. Just showed that to the police and they smiled and waved us on, no problems. There are no campsites in Yemen, we did not see any, would not recomend free camping. We stayed in hotels, wich is very cheap. If you are interested in seeing some photos, I will mail you some. Sana'a and especialy Taizz is very interesting with beatifull mountains. We are currently in UAE, found ourselves a job to get some money again, will be staying for 2 or 3 years before moving on to.......? wherever!
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