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've gotta get to Istanbul reasonably quickly - hopefully leaving middle of next week on a loaded 650 single.
Any up to date info on the route through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria would be much appreciated - would prefer to avoid the motorways but because I need to make good time I also need to avoid too many of the slow and twisties...
Also wanting to do this reasonably on the cheap, so any up to date info on getting good value accomodation would also be appreciated...
Roads as far as the border between Hungary and Romania are very good, but mainly like motorways. Once you are in Romania they are not good. The route I use through Romania is across the border at Jimbolia, Timisoara, Drobeta, Craiova, Alexandria and then over the Danube at Giurgiu. There are hotels, not expensive, in Caransebes and Drobeta. Having a compass with you is quite useful, as road signs are virtually non-existant.
Once in Bulgaria there is an English-run campsite near Veliko Tarnovo and ours, called Sakar Hills Camping, is at Biser, near the Turkish border.
All the best and have a good trip,
Sakar Hills Camping,
i have traveled from the UK to Turkiye in 2006. however, i took the ferry, instead of riding through balkans. my route was, from dover to calais, riding through france, crossed switzerland, and reach venice in italy. took the ferry there to igumenitsa-Greece. from igumenitsa to istanbul is 1100km. i have done this in 4 days.
First, go through north Luxembourg + the Belgum Ardennes. Nothing compareable around. If you are interested in details for Lux, contact me.
In Ex Yugoslawia, my favorit amongst great countries is Montenegro: second most depest vallay of the world: Tara River + Durmitor National Park.
Serbia is better, than it´s image and Bosnia Herzegovina is absolutely great!
Stay away from the black sea´s shores of Rumania and Bulgaria. Great Countries, but not at the shore. Except the Donau Delta, which is worth a visit and a day´s trip on a boat, the rest of the shore is all-in-hotels and you will rarely see the black sea.
Bulgarias best spots are in the west: Belogradcik is a MUST. I also recommend the Iskar-Valley, Melnik and Kavacevica!
In Istanbul I can recommend hotel Resince (can be booked through hrs), which is located very central and has a police station 100 m away. Two globetrotter-motorcycles parked directly in front of the station, patrolled by policemen with utzis all night long. They even left their helmets and gloves on the bikes.
Contact me, if you are interested in first hand experiences about several rides to the balkan and Turkey. I live in Trier, Germany and would be happy, to have a couple of s with you, if your route comes along.
A motorcycle-nomad´s job is a hard one, but somebody has to do it.
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