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!
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.'
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I'm trying to put together a fuel price table for overlanders, and it would be great if anybody in the Saharan region at the moment, or who has recently returned could let me have latest prices.
Any info would be gratefully received, but I would dearly love to gather the following info:
Location (City and/or GPS point)
Diesel Price (in local curency)
PetrolPrice (in local curency)
Date info was good for
Other info (availability, if there is a fixed fuel price, dirty fuel, jerricans only, etc)
PLease let me know if you think there is other info that would be useful.
a) Northern than TizNit . Standard (mostly European) prices
b)Beetween TizNit and TARFAYA ther are sligty cheaper petrol / DIESEL . 80% than on the North .
South of TARFAYA PLATJE (Beech) up to the last Fuel Station (200 kms South of "Dackla Junction") prices are heavily subsidized and you can count on find petrol and diesel up to 50 % of the prices on the North.
Some people noticed that the cheapest ever fuel in W.Sahara is in Dackla (town ) , but it hardly compensates for those extra 80 kms.
-note that cheapo fuel starts a few miles (20) AFTER TARFAYA. There are loads of petrol stations then . Do not fill up in Tarfaya town.
ONE NOTE OF CAUTION . I have seen people ... who -by trying to enter Mauritanian with the bigest possible ammount of cheap fuel- wait until the very last petrol Station in W.Sahara . It may be the case -as often is- that the last petrol Station is empty /out of diesel / just closed , etc....
My advice is to fill up the car & jerrys in any of the 5 petrol stations beetween Dackla and f. Guerguerat .. and do not count on the last one (50 kms from the border) , as it may not be operative.
I have the GPS coords of all the Petrol Stations (as of Apri 2003 ) from Tarfaya to Nouadibou , if anyone is interested.
Have fun ........
>>Regarding the fuel prices in the western >>sahara can anybody tell me were are the >>northernmost and southermost places to buy >>cheap diesel and how cheap it really is.
Great info, thanks M_C.
I'm a taker on the GPS coords for those stations, + prices if you've got them. My vehicle can carry 260l without jerricans, so it's almost worth planning the route with fuel stations in mind.
Now all we need is a database of GPS coords of automatic bank machines, and what cards they have worked with.
Western Sahara, 2.76 Dh Layyoune
Mali, Burkina,niger about 385 cfa
Nigeria 26N legally about 40N to 60N black market (more in the north)
You can get from the NNPC in Ikoyi lagos (near the ikoyi hotel
Togo benin both similar to Mali (may be a bit cheaper
Ghana was i think about $0.45
hope that helps
Diesel Price: 0.4 L.E. 0.06 $
Petrol Price: 1 L.E. 0.15 $
Local Currency: L.E. = Egyptian Pound
Current Exchange rate: 1 $ = 6.42 L.E.
Petrol prices are for 90 octane fuel which is available pretty much every where with the exception of Farafra Oasis and some small town on the Red Sea.
95 octane petrol fuel is available in few gas stations in Cairo and Alexandria and costs 1.6 L.E.
Dirty fuel is less of a problem nowadays, but you better carry a couple of Injection Cleaners bottles.
Since June fuel must be sold in the vehicle gas tank only. To fill jerry cans, gas stations are instructed to take your ID or passport information and turn it over to the police. This is a rather new, and needlessly annoying, security measure and it remains to be seen how it will be enforced. This might be a problem when filling up a large amount of jerry can for a desert expedition. I will find out when the season starts this Autumn.
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