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'm with this great site since 2000. Now it is time for me to plan THE BIG ONE. From Proudhoe bay down to Ushuaia, starting June/July 2009
I intend to ship my bike to Alaska and take it solo south. (my wife will join for 3 weeks in Peru)
I need some info on few subjects.
- Is it cleaver to bring my bike all the way from Israel (BMW Adv.) ? or shuld I buy similar one in the states(can be another make)?
- Two freinds of mine are intending to ride Canada border to Mexico with me (5 weeks) and they need two bikes, Shuld they buy them (used)? (then sell them back in US, minus %) rent them?
-How do I ship a bike back from Ushuaia to Isarel. is it better going north in Argentina to do so?
Yes, I know there is a lot of info here on such trips. I'm sorry for the beaten thread. I've got the route plan ready. Now I need some pointed infos. I'll be more happy for any help.
Well I have been to Prudhoe bay and to TDF so have some ideas for you. Where are you planning on shipping your bike into? I can tell you if you want to buy one in Alaska it will be expensive. With the length of the trip you are planning it makes sense to just buy one because shipping is sooooooo expensive. I am shipping mine down to Santiago Chile how and the best price I have is $1700 one way from Miami Fl. It makes more sense to take your bike as then you will have it set up the way you like. If you are planning on shipping back by sea Ushuaia will work but air will be hard. The problem is you need a big plane to get a crated BMW gs 1200 adventure in. If you go back to BA you will be able to get it shipped out of there easier. Well good luck.
good choice, congratulations.
I did this trip in 2004/05 and it changed my life.
Now here are some points from my side:
1. Drive a bike that is registered to you personally, with matching papers and dates and addresses, that will make your life much easier.
2. Do not use a US licence plate, you will pay all the Gringo charges at the borders. (My American folks will forgive me, but most people in the Latin Americas do not favour the Gringos so much...)
3. Take enough fotocopies of your documents and never show the originals, only in official checks with many people. For that please read the Security and Travel page (you know for sure).
4. Shipping your bike to Alaska and from Argentina to Israel will not be any problem. There are many possibilities and great communities to help you. You will like it.
5. Enjoy and do not worry tooo much.
I intend to ship bike to Anchorage by ship, got lot of time. any experience with a shipping co from the UK?
Ras, thank you for your words. I really NEED this trip, and hope it will send me more than the calculated distance. I beleave it is going to be my bike I will use.
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