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 there, me and my mate a planning a trip down to Syria though I'm abit worried about the Carnet de Passage. As I understand it has to be underwritten in some way, either personally or through an insurer so that the cost of the bike is covered and not 'dumped' in the respective country, a customs charge paid in advance.
I certainly can't take out a loan nor do I have a spare few grand to sort it. I have never come across such an insurance policy before; does such a short term or extensive insurance policy exist? would it underwrite a carnet? Or is it possible to pay the customs fee at the border? have I got it all wrong?
Syria is doable w/o the Carnet. No point buying one for Syria only. And you need to buy separate insurance for the bike on the border anyway, whether you have some policy that supposed to cover this region of the World or not.
It was around 111USD for 1 bike + 1 person (Temporary Import (their version of Carnet, the most expensive part 80USDish or so) + Insurance + various fees + VISA (although not recommended to go there w/o one, we did, so it was additional 20USD or so and a risk being sent back from the border)).
So the positive side is: if you have the VISA then just ride on - all other stuff can be done at the border.
things run right as margus said. reach the border already with the visa, it avoid u to waste time with people who can became nasty to you, about that. i was re-entering to sirya from jordan (2003), there were a car with 5 french people, waiting news from damascus to obtain the visas up there. they spent 5 hrs. waiting, after a lot of phone calls from/to damascus a positive answer. left them in a couple of hours, while they still waiting for it. i meet them 3 days later in damascus, so tale me had to spend a night over there, waiting 4 visas.
no carnet is required, just bring a local temporary insurance ( so, it became expensive now, i'd 2 pay 30eu. at that time), fill it up a couple of paper sheet, payng with the local currency, and then ride away...
ah, that is really really helpful, i'm gonna go in june so trying to plan now. There are a good few people doing this sort of thing, and on a lot grander scale! its quite a modest trip to some of the other trips that have been made!! still; I'll manage to concentrate on this one, any other news regarding crossing the border do's and don'ts etc what really good to take would also be helpful. first thing on me list is a bmw1100 gs.....
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