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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My boyfriend and me are planning our Amsterdam-Tasmania trip for august 2010. I am now in the middle of planning the trip and probably it will be:
The Netherlands - Belgium- luxembourg- france- italy - greece- turkey - iran - pakistan - india............thailand - malaysia- indonesia - australia.
What I found till now is that China is much to expensive, Birma seems to be a problem and the're almost no boats in the andaman sea. But I've not given up yet on the part not to fly.
* you can take a boat to the andaman islands (india) and take the risk of finding a fisherboat or something there which takes you to thailand
* i found a german couple who did go into birma so it's still worthwile finding out (Auf Weltreise-online - Live Bericht von einer Reise um den Globus ohne geplante Rückreise)
* i am now thinking about the option of shipping the bikes from india to thailand and go overland....busses etc, through china to thailand
i am really curious if there are other people having experiences on the options i named.
Europe to Sth Africa via the Middle East, maybe????
I' ve just purchased a Wee strom and am thinking of doing Europe. But having said that, if i plan to do a long trip, I think another way would be through Turkey and then down through Syria, Jordan to Sth Africa and then ship or fly the bike home from Durban/Joburg.
Something totally different to the normal UK-Oz trip.
We have been doing some route planning over the last few years and researched pretty much every route possible. It all depends on how close you want to get to Australia before getting on a boat and plane. By far the cheapest route we could find overland was to basically enter Russia and end up in Vlad on the east coast and then go via Japan. It is however there are some sacrifices you need to make on that route. Its difficult to get a more than two entry into Russia visa. If that's not a problem then you can go into Kazakhstan and Mongolia very easily. If your after more excitement head lower through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, Russia, Japan, Australia. If your on motorcycles or cars you can use kiwicar from Japan to Australia which offer some pretty good rates. The problems we have found with this route is that there are lots of visa's and you need to have a "Guide" in Turkmenistan if your on a tourist visa.
If you have already forked out for a 500% Carne then your trip is not really going to be "cheap" but you can go Turkey -> Iran -> Pakistan -> India -> Australia and in theory this may save you the Visa's through Central Asia while still having a fantastic route with loads to see and many different cultures.
The one constant piece of information I found when researching this route was that it seems the biggest safety issue was "land mines, land mines and land mines".. not sure how exagerated the stories are but it was a very common theme.
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