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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Sahara Travel ForumTopics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
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I just received the word a few minutes ago that all desert permits in progress for all areas of the country (Sinai, Eastern & Western Deserts) have been suspended by the military, and even issued ones have been revoked. Is anybody in a position to confirm / deny this info, and possibly give any background to it?
Last year I drove through Sinai and Western desert without any permits.....every police checkpoint I got to said as i had not arranged them i had to accept a convoy in tis place. I refused. They let me go! So it was no issue for me.
I hve just mailed my friend in Egypt to see if he can find out any more, but he is in the desert until the 9th, so will leave him a message at his home too.
I wont bother him on sat phone as Im sure he cant find out any more info until he's back in either Cairo or Bahariya, although I will try his brother in law as he has a contact at the army place in Kharga.
Mind you, you know what the Egyptian authorities are like............ something along the lines of the right hand not knowing what the left one is doing!!!!!!
Spoke with my friends wife in Egypt last night, they have heard nothing official and he hasnt been 'recalled' from the desert as yet, although hes not in the Gilf at the moment, I believe he's in the Abu Murrak dunes & Um Dabadib area
She said that these rumors often spring up and then die away!
Loads of chinese whispers filtering out of Egypt, often contradicting and none too reliable, most of which I will not bother to repeat here. However these bits of info appear credible:
- There was a halt in the permits processing last week, and at least one french group who planned to depart to the Gilf were prevented form doing so. However it appears ongoing tours were not stopped after all.
- Several sources confirm that permits are being issued again, but according to some only till the end of March.
- Conflicting info on beyond March 31, some say no permits till October, other sources say there will be, just the process will be changed (translate egyptian speak - it will cost more money).
Will keep posting any credible looking info as they keep coming.
Yes there was a halt in issuing permits but after a serious of meetings between officials from related departments , it was agreed to continue this season as not to cause loses for tour operators who has bookings ,
What happen in the future? No body knows but it might be the last chance to visit the area this March!
Going more south, there is some good news, Chad president visited Sudan and they agreed to secure the border between the two countries (better than nothing)
It seems im going to have plenty of time fishing on the med next year J
Just heard from a good source in Egypt. There is apparently a tussle going on between the army and the tourist police about proceeds from the permits. So far the army has kept most of the money;now the police also want a share. They will come to terms, sooner or later, only that the permits will be even more expensive.
It seems the storm in the teacup has subsided, I'm getting the word that everybody are getting their permits now for forthcoming spring trips, april included. However it is still rumored that 'the rules will change' for next autumn, so we can prepare ourselves for having to cough out even more 'protection money'...
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