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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I have become really interested in the Gilf Kebir area while planing my trip to Cape Town next year, but the more i read the more I find it is out of reach for the budget of our trip and the fact we are on bikes.
As doing a tour is certainly out of our budget, is their any other way of exploring this area with maybe a local guide/jeep from one of the 'near' towns? (I am guessing that getting the correct paperwork and permits on our own is going to be one of the negatives towards this option if it was possible/advised)
What could be a good alternative for us...Does anyone have any suggestions of a good route/areas in Western Egypt that maybe a bit more accesible for us to explore?
...Or even is there anyone out there who woud let us tag along with their trip in March to share expenses of a tour maybe?
There are lots of possibilities but the Gilf is not really one of them. We were lucky enough to do a bikes only Gilf trip, with fuel dumps and the occasional meet with suppport 8 years ago, but it seems that nothing is possible that far south without compulsory guides/military/police, and hence expensive.
However, depending on your off road ability (and tyres usually) there are lots of possibilities.... from day trips from Cairo, to multi day trips supported by a guide from Siwa/Bahareya/Farafra.
Before now we've simply hired a guide with a pick up or Landcruiser, thrown all of our gear in the back and he's followed us out to have desert fun. It would probably be more suitable for you to follow him....ish.
Permits for small trips of just a few days staying relatively close to the oasis loop (or Siwa town) are quite straight forward at the moment.
Not sure what we're up to in March, but keep in touch and fire away for more details.
the cheapest way to travel through the Western Desert is to stay on the main Oasis road. There are nice places and dunes to discover and make camp just near the tar.
To pass the police and military controls a reservation of a hotel in Dakhla or Kharga is very helpful.
The Gilf Kebir is a lot of hassle and costs - this paperwork takes days and days and for the permissions you need a TO.
Franco Picco who used to offer bike trips to the Gilf has therefore stopped his expeditions and has gone elsewhere.
Its amazing out there, for white desert trips I strongly recommend Ahmed Abed from Farafra Oasis www.rahala-safari.com or firstname.lastname@example.org …. I’ve been looking into a Gilf Kabir trip including the classics like Eight Bells, pottery hill etc but haven’t found an operator, plenty of old reports on the internet but nothing recent. Ahmed would arrange a trip but needs to be 8 paying and 3 vehicles.. so we’re 2 !!
One day I’ll make it there… but for now might need to be happy with the amazing black & white deserts…
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