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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Two weeks ago we bought two second-hand Transalps in Ghana, registered with Ghanaian plates. I am driving it back to the UK (hopefully!).
Have made it as far as Dakar with no carnet or laissez-passez. We bought ECOWAS insurance (covers all W.Africa except Morocco) in Accra but only had to show it once or twice in Liberia and Guinnea.
We can highly recommend going through Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea- crazy dirt tracks but unbelievable scenery and friendly locals. The road from Mamou to Koundara was testing but incredibly rewarding. You finish up on the new EU highway going into Senegal which is the best feeling in the world.
Can anyone help me with whether I will be able to ride the bike into Morocco and Europe okay? Can I buy insurance on the border with Western Sahara?
Will a Ghana registered bike be allowed into Europe?
My friend is having to fly home and is selling his Transalp in Dakar tomorrow So if anyone is heading north through Mauritania it would be great to ride together.
A bit late but you should have found out by now that the West Africa insurance does not cover Mauritania. You have to buy insurance at the border. It is tied to the number of days you will spend in Mauritania so specify just enough days to take you across
For Morocco, you will need the European green card insurance, that will also cover in the EU and UK. Lots of links on this site for getting the EU insurance, 3rd party or comprehensive.
We made it into Europe with no issues. We never had to buy insurance for Mauritania, Morocco, or even Europe. The Spanish Customs didnt even look at our bike papers. We just waived bits of paper at the Mauritanians and the Moroccans till they got bored and let us through. The online Moroccan Temp. Import form went down well though.
So the bikes may be illegal but they have got us to Ibiza! If they make it back to UK think I will ship them back to Ghana as they will never pass their MOT in the UK!
Cheers for the update. My partner and I are planning to ride our Ghana registered bikes back to Ireland at the beginning of next year. My bike is actually still registered in Ireland so I was thinking of just swapping plates once in Europe as this would make paperwork (insurance) etc. easier I would imagine.
Looks like it's a lot more relaxed in Africa than I thought. Will nevertheless try and have the required documents sorted before the trip... At least it's not so much a worry now what happens if certain papers are missing or lost or whatever.
Can't access the video (probably because of poor internet connection). I had heard of you guys through one of the guys we're working with here in Ghana. Very comical, I'd imagine you got some strange reactions rocking up dressed in tiger costumes. Great stuff!!
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