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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Heading back to Morocco for the first time since 2005, this time with teenage daughter - things have changed a bit ???
1) Is Carlos the best place still for tickets?
2) Having been promised a green card by my insurer, they have failed to come up with the goods, is getting cover in Tangier Med port easy?
3) I have a CIN no in an old passport (5 numbers follwed by 2 digits?) from either 2003 or 2005, do I use this when filling in the TVIP D16 on line, if so do I take the old passport with me, or is it best to leave blank and get new one?
And another - where to camp/stay near Marrakech.
Looking forward to going back
things have changed a bit ???
*** Very much so. 1) Is Carlos the best place still for tickets?
*** Yes, he also prints of a D16 as well, or try at the port. 2) Having been promised a green card by my insurer, they have failed to come up with the goods, is getting cover in Tangier Med port easy?
*** Yes, after leaving customs, the insurance and money exchange booths on the left. 3) I have a CIN no in an old passport (5 numbers follwed by 2 digits?) from either 2003 or 2005, do I use this when filling in the TVIP D16 on line, if so do I take the old passport with me, or is it best to leave blank and get new one?
*** IMHO leave blank and get a new one, it'll get stamped on ferry. Others may have different opinions. And another - where to camp/stay near Marrakech.
*** Les Relais about 12km North on Casablanca road, is a good stop over. Looking forward to going back
*** Enjoy cheers Mark Yours
I can only really answer number 2; I got insurance at the port last year, and it was very easy. After the vehicle checks, straight ahead were all the relevant cabins - money changing, vehicle insurance, etc. Easy.
I've only been once, but I would assume the main difference would be the increase in sealed roads?
I used tanger med last month outbound & returned through last week & can confirm all of what uknomad says is up to date, all very easy, just get your passport stamped on the ferry going out, ( you can't miss the queue!)
With the benefit of hindsight I would not have bought tickets from Carlos simply because it limits you to a particular shipping line. Heading out we arrived at the port at lunchtime but despite advertised sailings of Accionà at 1, 3 and 5 pm the next one was at 7pm and we arrived at 10 pm and insurance etc was all shut.
On the return leg it was a similar story. We arrived at 10.30 am and actually got on a boat and sailed around 6.30pm.
On both occasions plenty of ships from other lines were sailing and we would happily have paid a few more euros to be on our way.
If you do prebook I would advise being at the port first thing so you stand a chance of being on the first sailing out. On each of our our journeys only two ships on the timetable actually sailed, effectively early morning and early evening.
Just an update on things so far;
Carlos was were he/she was meant to be and booked us on the 10am sailing - it left at 10.30 and was the same model(?) ship as sailed me from Poole to Gijon - but with more superstructure and more entertainment for a 10th of the time period on board! Insurance and money as everyone explained thank you.
A big thank you to all who helped, now resident at the excellent Les Relais outside Marrakech afetr driving down the peage yesterday, watch out for speed cameras!!!
I agree about the speed cameras..... I copped a ticket further south, 89kph in an 80.........I honestly thought I was on a 100 road, they were hiding behind a tree & we christened all the radar cops Bushcreepers, cost me 300 dir with a receipt!
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