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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No Health Insurance For Mauritania? Foreign office advice
I am currently trying to find a Travel/Health insurance policy to cover me whilst riding a motorcycle through Mauritania. The problem seems to be that when you read the small print, any country that has been designated by the foreign office as a zone where they 'advise against all travel', you will not be covered by the policy!
I have read many posts of riders passing through Mauritania, i assume that they had travel/health insurance. Does anyone know of any policies that will cover high risk areas such as these? I dont really want to have zero health insurance and suffer the potential consequences.
Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
You can look for organizations - who will bring you home - when you are in trouble.
For us in switzerland there is the "Rega"
Rega comes to the aid of people in distress, both in Switzerland and abroad. As a non-profit foundation, it is totally dependent on the financial support of its patrons. Your contribution will help us to provide the best possible service at all times - perhaps even one day for you.
"But yes if the FO decides you shouldn't be there then your insurance isn't valid."
Not quite. Some of us investigated and got the concession that it was only if you were affected by what the FCO warning was about.
So if you trip over and break your leg in Nouakchott, you are covered. But if you get shot by the baddies that the FCO warned you about, then you wouldn't be.
There has to be this concession, else no travel insurance would ever cover you in India for example which is always on the fco warning list because of Kashmir etc. Same with Thailand recently etc. But you need to discuss this with them beforehand, don't call from Mori needing a triple heart by-pass!
This is from EUROPESURE who I had a policy with in January ... I was going to use them again in Jan 2013, but it looks like they do NOT cover you in Mauritania!!
Our policy excludes (as do most travel policies) – “You travelling to a country where the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel.”
Depending on which part of the country and the need for your journey (essential ?) it may be possible to cover you. Please let me have some details and we can enquire with Lloyd’s. Our Underwriters also offer another policy for war zones etc so we may be able to assist you if our standard product does not fit
Coversure & Europesure
P O Box 2256
Essex, CM12 0DH
i am planning on travel in mauri in december, phoned my travel insurer, direct line , and told them where i was going and was i covered, they confirmed i was, remember all calls are recorded works both ways!
Here's another update from my insurers which may be of interest....
Dear Mr Bruton,
Thank you for your reply. Standard travel policies are packaged products for normal holiday/business trips to safe countries. For this reason, they cannot be split into safe or unsafe aspects so if you are traveling to a country deemed unsafe by the FCO there would be no cover.
If you can let me have details of your trip etc, we can refer it to Underwriters however
Coversure & Europesure
P O Box 2256
Essex, CM12 0DH
Tel : + 44 1277 637581
Fax : + 44 1277 634046 Status Insurance
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