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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Not one to ever give up on Africa, Maurice Freund of Pointe-Afrique airlines recommend a trip to Atar in February.
"Maurice Freund Atar confirms flights in February 2012. Point Africa is ready for the challenge, in association with the Mauritanian government. It remains to find the passengers ... We count on you!" Adrar Info
He wants to start up Chad but had this reply from Quai d'Orsay
At least he got a good answer about Faya. Perhaps Maurice F should ask for help from 'Le Directeur'?
Checked again the other day and Le Point stopped doing Chad (that food & drink link is 6 months old), but my impression is that despite 'Libya', Chad is going through one of its periodic lulls when it's safe to travel. They don't seem to come very often and maybe its already too unsafe, as the letter suggests.
I get the feeling legit Sahara trade and tourism is like a river: as one area gets blocked the flow finds another way round - as with Mori, Libya and Gilf opening up in the 90s when Alg and Niger were too risky.
Some may remember Ginge Fullen from the book (p377 - The Last Saharan Summit). As it happens he is trying to help start up an agency for the north of Chad with his former guides - or maybe its the other way round. If anyone wants a contact, send a PM. Prices about the same as Niger. It won't be Abercrombie & Kent, but what is in Chad.
I wish I'd jumped at the chance with an LPA tour to Faya.
Dunno if he can get bookings when there are so many ifs and buts.
Website is not working properly...but straight from Maurice Freund
for Atar: "the decision is in the hands of the Ministry of Trade and Tourism of Mauritania"
for Faya Largeau: "Prix d une randonnée 8 jours au pied de de L Emi Koussi (" les plus beaux tassili que je n ai jamais vu....à 80klms au Nord dee Faya" dixit Jack Bollet le createur de Nomades) 1280 euros tout compris"
"15 days circuit has three main stages (4 days Tibesti) ... 3 days between Fada and Faya (via lakes Ounianga) 4 days in Ennedi and 3 days to get to N'Djamena or reverse depending on the date of departure" variable price 4x4 €160/d
Last minute decision, Mauri government decides to support the Ouadane festival by organizing a flight from Paris, 4-8 Februari.
Circuit Atar - Ouadane - Chinguetti - Atar four days with 4x4 €150 + 97 tax
Visas to be done upon arrival for €20
In cooperation with Pointe Afrique
Tickets on sale start monday Point-Afrique.com or tel. +33 (0)4 75 97 20 40
In the latest newletter Freund tells how Sarkozy made him loose €224600 and the extreme fatigue he suffered after negotiating with locals and various authorities for months, finally woving never to offer Chad again (although the trips made were mostly successful).
But then he may change his mind again with some coercion
and indeed, they will fly to Faya again december 2012 http://www.point-afrique.com/newslet...letter046.html
This is the only exception to the abrupt decline of tourism to the rest of Sahara.
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