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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Can anyone help me plan a week of biking setting out from and returning to Berlin? I'm limited to about 1500km, as I'll be using a rental bike. I thought Poland might be interesting, but what are the roads like? Maybe the Harz mountains would be better?
I know a campsite in Cieplice with a Dutch owner (Peter). Very clean, safe and he has also cabins if you like.
It's just an hour from the German border (Gorlitz).
Follow the road Gorlitz-Jelenia Gora.
When you enter Jelenia Gora, you pass a railroad tunnel. Make a right turn after the tunnel and follow de campsite-signs.
It's just a few kilometer from there.
As soon as I remember the name of the campsite, I place it on the 'bike friendly accomodation' site.
Former East Germany is a great place, quite rural, somewhat less expensive than what used to be West Germany. The Germans have poured massive amounts of money into the east for redevelopment, and it shows - all the cities are nice, bright, restored and renovated.
I toured all of Germany last year, and enjoyed the former DDR most of all.
Berlin is a huge city, I found it stressful, but I don't like cities to begin with and usually avoid them when I travel.
Poland is a very nice place, I rode through the southern part, along the mountains, last summer.
Good news: Lots of ATM's (they accept Western European bank cards), credit cards are accepted at just about every gas station (many of them, you just shove your card in the pump, just like in Paris or London), nice people, cheap food and lodging.
Bad News: Roads can be in poor condition and very rutted from heavy trucks along the major highways and major urban through-routes. Secondary roads are often better, more enjoyable, and have less traffic. Theft (of the motorcycle) is a major concern. Be sure it is parked in a secure, guarded location at night. If you stay in a B&B or pension, put it in the owner's garage and have the owner then part their car (or tractor) behind it, to prevent it from being stolen. If you have a rental motorcycle, I doubt that the insurance will allow you to take the bike into Poland - check this ahead of time.
Funny, I never came across the "special overtaking style" you mentioned - but then again, I was riding a ST1100 in a land where many of the cars are still Trabants, I don't think anyone overtook me the entire time I was there...
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