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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Trying to get May off, so playing with Brittany ferries website coming out at £730 (only cabins one way) for the dates I would like.
However, because I've travelled with LD lines from Portsmouth, I checked their prices to Le Havre, and it seems they do a "landbridge" service; Portsmouth-Le Havre drive/ride to St Nazaire-Gijon
ok, yes you need to drive/ride from Le Havre to Nazaire and back and yes it will take a day or longer to get to Spain (depending on ferries), but the cost is £367.
flyingdoctor/Tim; thanks for the replies and info, I've driven up/down through France on tolls and N roads, they do have a great network, I get about 24mpg on a run in my 110 so just looking at at all options.
Interestingly it's about a 480ml round trip Le Havre/St Nazaire, so cost of fuel/tolls misc and the cost of the ferries still saves me around £150.
I used the St Nazaire - Gijon ferry in June last year when I was heading down to ride the Pyrenees.
The ferry cost £120 for two people, two bikes and a cabin, it would have cost us more in fuel to ride down - and being a night crossing it's a "free night" of accomodation. Like spending a night in a hotel and waking up hundreds of miles further along!
The ferry was obviously designed for truckers - it's not 5 decks of shops, bars, restaurants and cinemas like the St Malo ferry or the Santander ones. However, the cabins were en-suite and in decent condition, the bar and restaurant were perfectly good and there was a small shop for any little bits and pieces you need.
I'd definitely use it again - much cheaper than the Santander ferry but saves a whole load of the route.
Le Harve Down to Malaga if you cross into Spain at the med side and use the 340 is do able in a single 24hr hit. Done this twice can save a lot of costs in hotels and food if you can put up with the cramp and manage the concerntration
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