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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Planning a trip to Norway for a couple of weeks near the summer and looking for any must see destinations, routes that people would reccomend when there?
We haven't decided on which bikes to take, road or off road is there much off road terrain that would justify taking more trail orientated bikes over there, and if so where can I find more info on routes?
Possibly thinking of swapping the R1150RT for a big traily !!
Regarding fine motorcycle roads in Norway, you basically can't go too wrong whatever you choose. The area around the capital Oslo is dull, and this is where you find the most boring stretches of highway. But apart from that, you can go inland in the mountains and have a great trip, or you can go up the west coast having a ball for your eyes and on your bike. Obviously, even in Norway there are tourist traps. The North Cape plateau is probably the worst of them all if you ask me, but that's because they make you pay to go into an area which a number of us Norwegians consider being common land, thus being subject to the freedom to roam right. Besides, the plateau is not the northernmost point. Actually, it is Knivskjelodden, being 1600 metres farther north - and free of charge. Be prepared for a walk of some 7 kilometres to get there, but hey - how often do you visit the Cape?
To help you in the planning process, The Official Travel Guide to Norway can at least give you some ideas where to find e.g. the Top Ten Nature Attractions in Norway.
I'd like to ride on some gravel roads - is it possible?
Very possible, and very enjoyable too. Here's a road map of Norway.
It's in Norwegian, but pretty self explanatory. From scale 1:100 000 you can see what kind of surface the roads have. On the file symbols to the left, choose "Vegdekke" (Road Surface). Then choose "Vegdekke_massetype (Fra 1: 100 000)" (Road Surface_type (from 1:100 000))
Refresh the map with "Vis kart" (Show map)
You typically want to find the roads called "Grus" ("Gravel") and/or "Skogsbilveg" (Forestry road/trails)
Which maps do you recommend?
Cappelen have the best maps of Norway. Scale should be at least 1:350 000 to be able to see also the smaller, most motorcycle-friendly roads. Cappelen's maps are easy to read and very updated. They're a bit pricey but they are worth every krone. You can find them at any bookstore in Norway.
Norway has a couple of interesting tunnels to ad to your BTDT (Been There, Done That) list. One is in Drammen (40 km SW of Oslo) and is called Spiraltoppen. It goes up to a lookout point by going around in a spiral 5 or 6 times inside the hill. The other is the longest tunnel in the world, 24.5 km. It is NE of Flåm, which has a nice clean and neat campground; the only one in town. There is also a nice brewpub in town that brews their own and ale.
I also recommend the ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger. It is a 22 km ferry ride. The captain does a tour boat talk as he goes up the fjord. And it's cheaper than taking a tour boat. From Geiranger go either direction out of town. East leads to a great viewpoint and over the mountains. North leads to an even better viewpoint ... (The ferry comes from the right and Geiranger is to the left by the cruise ships)
and then on to the Trollstigen, which is a piece of road that switchbacks down the frontwall of a glacial valley with several waterfalls next to the road.
The route from the BTDT tunnels to the Trollstigen has dozens more tunnels and lots of ferry rides. All in all a very interesting country.
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