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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...i want to enter through Jordan and exit through the same border back into Jordan sneekily negating the need to have any fresh stamps anywhere, i'm assuming this is possible as i will only be spending 2 weeks in Jordan and 2 weeks in Israel. Can someone please confirm this.
Question 2...my carnet. The Israeli's do not require a carnet and i can always get rid of a stub OR two from my carnet to destroy evidence of my jordanian crossings.
I need to return through Syria and Iran so really don't want any ballz ups. The search button is bringing up a wishy washy selection of dilluted anwsers. What is the current situation and which border shall i use, is the King Hussein bridge currently a possibility?
Has anyone done this with success? For instance 'Hopelessly Lost' states that he had to enter Israel without his bike, but he also states that he used his carnet in Jordan? Surely thats not possible because he would have got stung carnet wise, unless he forgot to mention on the Israel border he had a bike and then exited using his carnet at another point!!
Joe, it IS possible to leave your bike in Jordan and enter Israel via the King Hussein crossing without creating problems with the carnet. I got the idea from two Kiwi bikers that did it a month before me, and then I did it myself.
The reason it works is that the King Hussein crossing is sort of an unofficial crossing that allows Palestinians living in Jordan to visit the West Bank. The Jordanians will NOT give you an exit stamp in your passport, and they will not even look at your carnet. The rules are different there. The only problem is that you are not allowed to ride across the bridge with your bike... which is why you must leave it in Jordan.
Using this crossing, I managed to visit Israel and avoid the stamp - but it's not a sure thing. (Disclaimer!) When you get to Israel, they will probably tell you (like they told me) that their policies have changed and they stamp every passport now. But, if they like your story (travelling overland in the region with motorcycle, etc, etc) they may choose to keep your passport clean. If they don't like your story, they may just stamp it. It's a gamble.
Of course, you need to leave Israel before your Jordanian visa expires.
Oh, and one more thing... If you enter Israel using the King Hussein Bridge, the Israelies put a sticker on the back of your passport when you send your bags through security. When you remove the sticker, there remains a patch of glue where the sticker once was. It is very important that you remove the glue patch completely before trying to enter Syria. Some gaurds look for this sticky patch to see if you've been to Israel!
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