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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I am heading off to Istanbul from sofia in a couple of days to get my Iranian visa sorted.Anyone know of any campsites near to Istanbul where I get get public transport in to the city near the embassy.Or is it better to take your bike and park it outside the embassy.I tried getting the visa sorted out in Sofia, but the bloke at the embassy said it would take around 10 days, but only 3 days from Istanbul.Is this correct or was I being fobbed off.I did'nt really want to have to go to Istanbul as its a 600km detour from where I really wanted to go, down the Med coast.I was thinking maybe after seeing Cappadocia,carry on north to Ankara, and get it sorted there.
I found the following websites on campgrounds that are "closish" to Istanbul. I might give the MISTIK campground a try as it's on THE Black Sea and only 30km from the centre of Istanbul. The others are 70km or more away.
I am making much better time than I thought I would, probably due to the fact that I wanted to get through Serbia and Kosovo as soon as I could. Let me know when you're going to be in Istanbul so we can catch up. I should be there by Thursday 31st July.
Back in the late 80's and 90's I use to stay at "Londra camp."It was on the edge of Instanbul. We got bus 79-89 to town and when returning just ask for Londra camp use to be a huge Benz sign that was lit up at night. Now that a while ago, but all the overland companies use to stop there. could be all redoveloped by now
Geez you've got me worried now. I went to the Consulate in Istanbul today and applied for my visa, and when I queried the application number was just given a business card and told to ring in 10 days. I did tell them that I would like to pick up my visa in Ezerum and they said hat would be fine- just to ring them and confirm that it has been issued. I hope all goes well there. No money changed hands either. I only filled out the application form, gave them 3 photos, and a colour photocopy of my passport and Turkish visa.
I'm in Istanbul now, and can confioorm that all the sites that were around the city a few year ago have now closed down. I'm having to slum it a rather nice hotel right by the old part of the city near the Blue Mosque. That's completely blown my budget !!!
I was told by a local biker on a Harley that the closest camp site is about 30 miles north or alternatively where I stayed last night about 60 miles west !!!
A few of us stayed at Mistik camping at Kilyos, about 30 km north of Istanbul on the Black Sea. It was pleasant enough as Turkish campsites go - except the old fella there would turn off the hot water to save on power. Cost was about 20 lire a night for a single on a motorcycle. Getting into Istanbul was easy enough on the buses- even though it sometimes took about an hour and a half because of the traffic.
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