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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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We have recently returned from a trip to Libya, visiting Wau Namus - Tazerbo - Kufra - Jebels Arkenu & Uweinat (full account at the FJ Expeditions website - http://fjexpeditions.virtualave.net)
The trip was absolutely superb, one of the smoothest I had in a long time. A few highlights that might interest all:
The visas are a real hassle still: even though we were a group of 8, and all invitations were in proper order (through Arkno Tours), about half of the group got visas on the day before departure, after much heated discussion.
We used locally rented vehicles with drivers (supplied by Alawy, Sebha). The cars were in perfect condition, and the drivers very professional, and a wonderful company. With this arrangement, no additional guides or escort was needed. This was my second such positive experience with Alawy, they truly understand the desert, and are properly prepared for any eventuality - strongly recommended if anyone is contemplating using local vehicles. They do not arrange visas though, initial contact needs to be made through a northern agency like Arkno or Azar.
The piste from Wau Namus to Tazerbo, contrary to many reports, is actually better than from Wau Kebir to WN. It's very clear to follow, we comfortably covered the 400 kms in a day (little travelled though, two cars minimum!). The piste itself circumvents the dunes to the north, so no serious dune crossing is needed.
The formalities to go beyond Kufra were really easy, all it took was the time to finish our tea with the very friendly and helpful officers. It was a bit lengthier at Timsah and Tazerbo, but at every checkpoint they were helpful & friendly. Our only negative experience during the trip with Libyan officialdom was on the very last day at Leptis Magna, where the police officer on guard told us that we cannot enter, because our travel permits did not say Leptis Magna ! (it actually listed approximately 80% of places worth listing in all Libya from Tripoli to Uweinat...)Of course we got in in the end...
I also remember my trip to Libya last October as a great experience, particularly the 750 km crossing of the Ubari sea of sand. We could have skirted the dunes through Algeria, but decided to do it the hard way and we never regreted it! There's a short writeup from the trip on: http://www.pnto.dial.pipex.com/priva.../Sahara_en.htm
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
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