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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For those planning to enter and leave Mauritania overland with public transport and don't have Rabat on their route, here are the requirements for a single-entry 30 days visa by the embassy of Mauritania in Brussels (March 2012):
- Flight reservations for onward and return journey
- Declaration of the use of public transport
- Invitation or accommodation reservation (one is ok, doesn't have to be for the total length of stay)
- 62,5 €
You write the declaration of the use of public transport yourself. The accommodation reservation is done by a camping/auberge/hotel. If you plan to visit Atar, contact Bab Sahara (they do speak dutch).
In case anyone is interested, I just got a mauritania visa in Rome.
- 62.5 eur for single entry
- 2 days
- 2 passport photos
- no need for declarations of use of public transport/itinerary/plane tickets/letters of invitation or anything like that. Just fill in the form they give you (the standard visa form) in duplicate copy
- I was told you HAVE to specify the actual dates of validity of the visa (max 30 days, within the next 3 months)
- no need to submit or pick-up the visa in person (I sent my mother)
- they repeatedly asked if I was Italian (I am) so I don't know how it would have worked with a different passport
- I don't know if they can deal with postal applications (having seen the place, I highly doubt it) but if you're desperate I think it'd be worth a shot calling an Italian travel agency in Rome and ask them to submit/pickup/mail back the passport for a fee (given the economic crisis in Italy my guess is they'd probably be happy of any business)
- the name of the person I dealt with is Rashid
Just got my visa application denied in Abuja (Nigeria) for the reason that my letter of invitation (reservation) was not stamped by some kind of tourism authority. That was a new requirement which they only told at my 2nd visit to the embassy, very annoying...
Does anyone know if I can get my visa (I am Dutch) in Dakar and if so, what the requirements are?
And I've heard it's also possible to get your visas in advance at the Mauri consulate in your country (I don't know what is the cheaper but, if you don't want to waste a day in Rabat, it seems more practical).
Do you know if it is possible to get a double entry visa in Rabat and how easy to get a single-entry one in Dakar?
Does anyone know were we can download applications forms for visa, on the net all i could find it was for US citizens and one for the embassy in Bruxelles.
Is Rabat the only place to apply foe visa, i understabd that RIM has an consulate in Casablanca.
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