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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Question to you people. Is it possible to do S-America on dirt roads? looking trough pictures and there is pavement everywere. What is your experience, did you find some dirt but didn´t lead you to nowhere.
Happy Christmas everybody.
Greetings from Iceland.
p.s. If you are coming to Iceland I can give you tips about routes or maybe even come along with you.
No shortage of dirt in SA. Brazil is a good example. Try to go East - West in the Amazon basin, Pantanal; dirt even mudd, deep, bottomless. From Boa Vista to Georgetown, Guiana, dirt, jungle, river crossings. Bolivia, Peru, dirt. To Paraguay from Bolivia, dirt, trackless desert. Patagonia, Argentina #40 (I believe) dirt. You will be in dirt heaven. So bring your dirt bike, put on your goggles, and enjoy.
Werner is correct, and he writes great books and one in particular about South America (direct inquiries to him). Ruta 40 is 2500 miles of gravel roads, but things are moving towards pavement with the economies moving forward, ie. trucks moving the highways bringing goods and survices. Fighting those 80mph+ winds (and always crosswinds) will give you tons of excitment. And by the land of fire you'll actually look forward to some of that pavement, for a while anyway. Have fun.
Just returned from 3 weeks in southern patagonia. Chile/Argentina border near Puerto Montt is primarily hard pack and loose gravel. The weather was much too nice to us, though, so no mud. Seems like further south is much less pavement, which there's enough of here to make time if you need to, but enough dirt to satisfy, also. A good road around the South side of Lago Rinihue east of Los Lagos is good, but be careful of the bridges(not well maintained) and the cows in the road. BTW: I logged on in here just now to ask about getting me and my bike to Iceland next summer, and circumnavigating it. You have info maybe?
If you like dirt roads try some of following:
Peru: to Chachapoyas and there around all the roads are gravel - more or less, some are sandy; also good is the spectecular Cordillera Blanca and Cord. Negra.
Argentina/Chile: all the passes are unpaved eccept Mendoza-Santiago (very beautiful!) and soon Villa La Angostura-Osorno; try Paso de Jama from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile to Salta - you will have many endless gravel and sandwholes on the argentinian side; Ruta 40 is all gravel behind Rio Mayo down south but strong winds - we had to return before reaching Tres Lagos; Camino Austral on the South of Chile is beautiful and in good gravel shape; We just did that all.
Bolivia and all the Great Salt Lake supposed to have only gravel and dirt and - of course - salt. Enjoy!
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