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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I'm leaving to Mauritania and Senegal in late December so I'm kind of apprehensive as well. I'm planning to take FF and USD and used them according to the demand.
Anybody have an opinion on what’s best ?
It's Andy Hunt mailing from Bobo nin Burkina. Thanks for all you help and info regarding the trip. It took 34 days and 7000 kms to get to Bobo but al least one week was lost due to break down as well as waiting for 5 days in Nouakchoot for a visa fro my Slovene girlfiend, which by the way was pure hell!! Land Rover had some major cooling problems as well as electrical faults and short circuits with wires rubbing through and relays short circuiting. Very annoying and potentially very dangerous, had to empty both my fire extinguishers as we had 3 seperate fires. Not nice when you are in the middle of the desert 200 kmsw from anywhere and your lights go out and flames and smoke starts belowing from behind the dash board!!!!
Anyway back to your question, I asked many people and no ones anything about the Euro and no one cares. I would suggest that the French Franc is the king in West Africa as everyone knows that 1 FF = 100 CFA, peace of mind for them. The Euro will have a minute effect, if any, at street level the French Franc and the CFA will rule. Africa is nowhere near of ready for the Euro, the locals want hard currency or CFA's. It will takea long time before you can pay for a coke in Euro's.
By the way, the Petzel head torches are simply excellent and the best investment so far!
I have lost your mail address, so Iahev mailed you on the forum.
Please see below.
Thanks for your mail and very jealous that you are going to Algeria. Are you going with the Series Land Rover? I do not wish to interfer but I have heard repeatedly from people not to go to Algeria, even far in the South. I would love to come back to Europe via Niger, Algeria and Tunisia but I have decided not to, for safety reasons. I would be very interested to hear how things are. What are your dates and where will you be, if things are okay and I decide to drive back to Europe then maybe we could meet and travel in convoy. I could make it to Algeria! Just a thought.
Richard I also wanted to ask you how you shipped your vehicle back after the hassle in Niger. I am in 2 minds about selling my Land Rover as I simply do not know whether I can sell it to an African knowing he is going to destroy the machine and mercilessly drive ut it the ground. Every series vehcile and even newer Defenders are in such a sorry state!
I am thinking of shipping my vehcile (if my trip back does not materialise) from Bobo Dioulasso or to drive to Abidjan and to ship it back to Italy (Genoa). I am waiting for quotes from a freight forwarder here in Bobo but I know that the inland costs are huge but I am not so keep to drive to Abidjan as the place is getting rather sensitive at the moment and the border crossings with Burkina are getting notoriously bad. Abidjan is now the most dangerous town in West Africa! I forgot how you shipped your car back, I know that you used AGS but that they were expensive but I can't remember the route you took.
Have you thought about shipping back from Accra? I have made some enquiries as we want to ship our 101 back in June. The cost for a 40 ft High Cube container is about £1400, less if the vehicle is picked up from Felixstowe. You would not need the High Cube so would be £100-£150 less. Try www.fredolsen.co.uk
By the way, we will be going to Ghana in March and were wondering about fuel. What has been the longest you have experienced between available fuel stops? and how did your fuel consumption compare with normal uk road use? Only the 101 is rather thirsty and I want to have sufficient fuel but don't want to be silly about it. We will be travelling the Western Sahara route and then either Mali or Guinea, Cote d"ivoire to Ghana.
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