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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In dec07-jan08 we drove from Rotterdam (NL) to Bamako, Mali.
In spite of a (AQIM) attack on tourists in Mauri and the cancellation of the Dakar, a ****ed up engine (that we replaced at Just Buma's place in Atar) we reached Bamako in 1 month.
Don't take me wrong, but if you feel unsafe in doing bush camping in Mauritania, then Mauritania is not your best destination! In Mauritania, you'll be bound to do bush camp a lot as there few campsites (apart from large settlements, like Nouak, Atar, etc.).
Between Nouadhibou and Atar there are no campsites (except at a few dozen kms of Atar), altough you may find shelter with the nomad camps along the railway. This should be a very pleasent experience.
Near Choum there several mountain rock pyles. These are perfect for bushcamping!!
No campsites seen when I last did it in 2006 until Azogui or Atar. These rail line villages are pretty poor, rough 'bidonvilles' from what we saw. IMO it will be less hassle, cleaner and probably safer (as well as more fun!) to camp out in the desert. As anywhere, just get a few kms south of the main tracks, in a dip or behind a dune to get out of sight of passing traffic.
Chris is right: the small villages along the railway aren't very interesting. When I mentioned "nomad camps" I was suggesting the few isolated khaimas (nomad tents) that can be spotted along the railway, especially in the area of Choum. These khaimas are ocuppied by a single family and most of them will be very pleased with your visit.
IMO wild camping in RIM is not a problem as long if there is no AQIM activity in the region. In December07, we first heard the news of the AQIM attack on French tourists, at the border MRC/MAU. We then decided to continue on Guerguarat-Atar. We encountered military patrols every day.
But in Atar, when we learned that the Dakar was cancelled, we on our behalf cancelled the Atar-Tidjikja section. We felt that camping in the open for 5 days makes you unneccesary vulnarable when there is a risk of encountering AQIM. This was a difficult dissicion, we did not have complete information, but I still think it was wise.
Our alternative route was Atar-Nouackhott-Senegal. That lead to new adventures in Senegal (a remarkably easy to arrange customs escort), Africa is always fun and full of surprises.
Nevertheless; I can't wait to drive the Atar-Tidjikja part, it's supposed to be very nice (and I want to spot the Nega Pass Crocodile !!)
"In Mauritania, you'll be bound to do bush camp a lot as there few campsites (apart from large settlements, like Nouak, Atar, etc.)."
One of the best camps I've been (twice) is a camp in - or rather next to - Boutimit, a dusty little settlement on the way to Aleg. What a surprise that was... cold drinks and fresh goat meat on grill at night...
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