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!
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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!
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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.'
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I appologise if this is a silly question, but I came across something yesterday that suggests the bubble in which I live might be bigger than I thought!
Next year, I'm going to ride to Morocco and (hopefully) across Algeria and into Tunisia, getting a ferry back across the Med and riding up back through Europe (not France - Tolls!!!).
I originally thought that this would be a fair journey, only to read yesterday that no-one's been allowed through Algeria for years. Is this correct, or have I been led astray (not for the first time)?
I have heard words about trouble in Mali recently. I came through i 2007, but only by driving down to Mali and up to Niger, crossing from the south, Assamaka. If you manage you will have the drive of your life.
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
I'll try to stick to the facts about Algeria as we were there last November. We entered Algeria from Tunisia in the south at the Taleb Labri border crossing near Nefta in Tunisia. We had a guide who we organised through Tanzerouft Voyages. We applied for our tourist visas only once we had organised the guide who sent a letter to the consulate to support our visa applications, without this our visas would've been refused. We rode 2up on our Australian registered motorcycle that I own (ie. all paper work is in my name).
1. The land border is closed between Algeria and Morocco.
2. You can enter/exit by road/land border from Tunisia
3. You can enter/exit Algeria by boat from Spain or France. To get to Morocco from Algeria we went via Almeria (Spain).
4. We have written in extensive detail the border crossings and our tour of Algeria in our blog.
5. You need a visa to enter Algeria.
6. To get a visa you will need an authorised guide/travel agency to provide a letter to support your application. If you don't do this then don't bother trying for the visa, it will be refused.
7. There have been further travel restrictions on entry to Algeria and especially the south since early Dec '11. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-algeria-57191
I haven't made statements about things I don't know like Mali border or travel safety, this is based on our experience from November 2011 and things change so consult with your local Algerian consulate or travel agency to get the latest information.
Algeria was definitely worth the money and effort, it is a great country and the people are incredibly hospitable and generous. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it but it is expensive because of the need to have a guide at all times.
If you have any specific questions then feel free to PM me.
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