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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Want to head to Morocco this year as a feeler/practice for a full African trip. I'm looking at September/October 2005, I have a basic but prepared Land Rover Defender 110 and would like some info on which route to follow, places to visit and equipment to take. I have 3 weeks from the day I leave the UK to head through France, Spain and onwards.
Hi There, Firstly yes get yourself a copy of Sahara Overland and look back through threads on the HUBB - theres loads of info here relevant for your trip.
Its not long 3 weeks - after making your way down through Europe it leaves little time for Morocco - so if you can get any more time do so. The ferries that run to northern Spain from the UK do cut out alot of driving and are worth considering.
a quick route for you...
Algeciras-Sebta-Tetouan-Chefchaouen-Ouazzane-Fes-Azrou-Midelt-Errachidia-Erfoud-Erg Chebbi-Erfoud-Todra-Dades-Ouarzazate-Tizi n Titchka-Marrakesh-Tizi n Test-Agadir-Essaouira-Casablanca-Rabat/Sale-Sebta-Algeciras
This is an anticlockwise loop that takes in the popular bits of Morocco and finishes on the coast for some chill time - theres plenty more to see depending on whether you like cities or not - I prefer being out of them personally - you could also head East to the Cascasdes d'Ouzoud (very picturesque)from Marrakech and cut back to Essaouira or head up to Casablanca - missing the Tizi n Test and Agadir if time is against you, or you could head South and Stay there for as long as possible, doing some routes from Sahara Overland and forget touristy Marrakesh.
If you need any more info on routes or vehicle prep feel free to drop me a line.
'95 LR 90 300 Tdi
'02 KTM Adventure 640
Ex Rockape, Ex Drago
...and Bloody Nice Bloke!
Get yourself a copy of the Gandini route book (French but easy to follow with GPS co-ord's). Loads of routes in remote places. ISBN 2-913412-06-08.
Route suggestion -
Tarifa (near Algeciras) to Tangier. Fast ferry (45 minutes) same price as lumbering Algeciras ship but no queues and much faster. Customs in Maroc is simple enough. Change money and buy car insurance 10 yards from the customs exit.
Then look at Asilah 1 hr south of Tangier, good place for first night. Get Lonely Planet Morocco guide for accomodation possibilities.
Head to Casablanca on toll motorway and then turn towards Marakkesh but bypass completely Marakkesh using country roads which you can do later when more confident -now towards Agadir but inland via the spectacular Imi-n-Tanoute route, not the coast road. Side route to Tarfaya/Laayoune if time is available - Big dunes/Lagoons/Birdlife/Shipwrecks and a taste of further south)
Otherwise explore the mountainous but agricultural area around Tafraoute and head to Tata for the start of desert pistes. They are all in the Gandini book or I can send you the routes in TTQV form or text emails. Basically there are about 1000 miles of absorbing pistes between Tata and Bou Denib. Really you shouod travel 2 up on some of these pistes, but it's not essential if you have a sound vehicle.
You need a GPS to view the routes, a TTQV mapping programme, a Michelin 742 Morocco map for planning, IGN maps of Morocco on CD for more precise planning, Lonely Planet, a good car and 5 tough tyres in good nick, plus water reserves etc. Of course you may get away with less gear and trust to luck.
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