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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After 13 months of effort I have finally given up on trying to get a Saudi visa. I spoke to the number 2 at the Saudi Embassy in Abu Dhabi who gave me a rundown on the general policy.
The Saudis are concerned about the safety of motorcycle riders in the country and will not approve visas for their unaccompanied travel across the country. Riders can get a visa if they satisfy all of the following: 1) travel in a group; 2) be part of a "round the world" trip (I have no idea why this is relevant); 3) are doing the ride to raise money for charity; and 4) remain with the organised police escort when in the country. There is a separate form for those who want to ride through the country rather than drive.
Depending on which company you work for, you might want to try to get a business visa and just show up on the border on your bike and play dumb. I'd give it a better than 90% chance of working as long as you have valid UAE plates on the bike.
Depends on your employer though if they're nice enough to arrange the visa for you.
...because there is a special visa for bikes. You can't just turn up with a standard visa and expect entry. I am convinced they would have no qualms about making you wait for a few months at the border before refusing entry.
I wasn't aware about the special visa for bikes. I always had residency in Saudi so they couldn't turn me back at the land border or any other border. Considering the hoops they make you jump through just to get a bike license in Saudi it makes sense they'd be wary of non-resident bikers roaming their holy roads.
Just seen your post having been refused a Saudi transit visa this morning at the consil in Doha. I wanted to go between Qatar and the UAE. They explined that the bike was the problem, plus I'm not resident in either Qatar or UAE. Do you know of any ferry/freight services between Qatar and the UAE that I could travel with the bike on?
John, I don't know of any ferry between Doha and UAE - not really any point I guess. There are passenger ferries to Iraq and Kuwait so I guess it's possible. If you contact the Dubai ferry terminal they'll fill you in (can't get the number at the moment as I'm in Iran). Might be worth going to the local souq or truck stop and looking for a truck that will carry it for you. I did this in Abu Dhabi and arranged freight from Amman to Abu Dhabi for USD300. I'm astounded you can't get a visa to cross the strip. Dang Saudis.
Cedar, I must remember if ever I meet Albert that I'm not speaking to him...
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