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'm heaading to the French Alps and Grenoble region 10-18th Sep' and hoping to to camp most of the time. I know french campsites are fairly regimented with their open / closed seasons. Anyone know roughly what I can expect as it might be judged late in the season. I'll be gutted if I take a tent round france for no reason at all!
The French holiday season closes at the end of August but campsites remain open until at least the end of September. It's a really good time to travel because the roads are quieter and the weather is still great but not too hot to ride during the middle of the day.
Some sites may have reduced on-site facilities ( pools may not be heated, shops may not be stocked ), but you shouldn't have any problems finding sites that are open.
Every town in France has at least 1 municipal campsite and there are plenty of private ones too. They're even graded like the hotels. It's a great part of Europe for riding bikes. Have fun
[This message has been edited by hyawj (edited 12 September 2005).]
just got back from france today, weather was terrible, but i generally managed to find somewhere to free camp not everyones idea of fun but cheap, its really easy in france compared with other countries, the alps were fantastic, i rode from dole (near dijon) to geneva, fantastic road!
I got back from a trip to Mataro and Barcelona on Wednesday. Although the weather got a 'bit damp' on the way back on the whole it was a good ride.
Saw plenty of big bikes heading toward Spain, not sure whats on down there but must be a treffen at least.
Go for it, camping in France anytime is ok, just depends on your outlook and what you're expecting regarding facilities. Later is lesser but not neccessarily worse, if you know what I mean. You'll have some quieter (and surely safer) roads to play on. Get your hands on a Caravan Club book that includes France for very good information regarding available sites and opening times. Otherwise, go as you please and accept whatever turns up.
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