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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Hi All, i live in Durban, South Africa. anyone travelling to South Africa, please do not hesitate to contact me for any assistance. i own a tour operation and am familiar with all the right spots, unfortunately i will not be able to offer accommodation, but i can certainly recommend some great spots. let me know if there is anything i can do to assist you. this is not a marketing campaign, any sservices offered will be at no charge
Hi ! That's great of you ! We (my GF and I) are currently planning a trip to Sth.Af around Feb. 2010 ; we shoot TV travel docs for french Travel Channel. Low budgets... hence our need to find tips and nice people to help. You'll get more info on our web links (blog & facebook page) - in the signature - but here a few questions to clear main points:
- Weather: Feb is right moment isn't it ?
- Bike: We had wind it's possible to rent old models, vintage BMWs. Do you know about that. Any good guy to get in touch with ? We only need the bikes, we manage the tour and everything else.
- Sth.Af is huge: we were advised to start from Cape Town. What would you recommand as reasonnable for a 5 to 6 weeks tour ? (we love driving almost daily, distances are not a problem, we're full of energy and youth...).
Although still in concept form- Myself & wife (riding pillion with me) would like to do a 7-day ride by ourselves in South Africa. The only time frame in a year we can do the ride is in the second half of May (How is the climate at that time? General Sunrise & Sunset times?)
-No Dirt riding/off-road
-No boring expressways (if any)
-Obviously want to ride in the non-rainy season
-Only paved good tarmac roads.
-Prefer a loop trip (to see more places instead of ride back and also return the bike at start point)
-250-350kms daily (if thats OK)
-Its a one time ride in SA, so want to cover the essence of South Africa that include Mountain passes, coastal roads, little wildlife and limited historic attractions
-Decent/safe budget accommodations enroute with attached bath/toilet
-Rental BMW 1200GS/RT preferably from the direct source (a pure bike rental company rather than a bike tour operator)- If its worthwhile?
-Tour in the safer parts of the country (I am not paranoid- just need the right advice as far as safety requirements)
I am planning a 2-up week long tour with my girlfriend around Nov 25th, starting in Johannesburg. We're in the planning stages but want to rent a bike, ride paved roads but not expressways, and get some feel for the country. One-way or a loop would work. Neither of us have been to Africa before. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated for:
- locating a rental bike
- establishing a route
- locating accomodations
Anybody who needs bike hire, repairs, route planning in fact anything to do with bikes needs to contact Thomas at www.motozulutours.co.za
He is based in Port shepstone 100k south of Durban.
We were based around there for 4months as part of our RTW trip last year and he was great!!!!
Although he is mostly dirt and gravel focused he can tell you how to get anywhere in RSA by sealed roads, his hire bikes are mostly XT 600,s with a couple of BM,s
I can,t recomend this guy enough
Hope this helps, Pete
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