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.'
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Hi... I'm confused and need some concrete help undertanding visa requiremets. I'm travelling from London to Morocco, into Mauritania, on to Mali and then to Daker, Senegal and shipping my bike back from there.
Does anybody haev recent knowledge of;
a) Visa requiremets (what's needed, where do I get them)
b) Insurance issues (how to insure me and the bike for this trip)
c) Mandatory vacciinations needed
I know there are lots of threads on here already about this sort of stuff but I can't make out what is current and what is out of date.
Any help very much appreciated,
(Assuming you are a EU national ) You need visas for Mauritanie , and Mali only .
You can get Mauri visa at Casablanca 3h, or at the border .
You can get Mali visa at Nouathchokk 2-3h
If you get a green card @ home , then that's valid in Morocco . If not , you can buy insurence in the border @ Ceuta. In mauriania you must buy local insurance (Nouadhdibou or at the border) . Insurance for Mali and SEnegal is the same .. and can be bought at either border.
MOROCCO is ok as long as you have a grey card.
MAURITANIA is ok .., they write the vehicle's detail in your passport , so you can not leave the country without it .
MALI , ok .. Local "passavant" issued at the border , they dont write details in passport ,
SENEGAL (If entered from Mali , apparently ) issue local "passavant" , and -depending on the officer- write or not vehicle details in the passport. (Note that in the north border there are restrictions to vehicles older than 5 y.o. , but not in the border with Mali.)
Shipping vehicle back to EU seems to be easier from Gambia ( www.pabloshipping.com ) than in Senegal , as Gambia dont write any vehicle details in the passport , hence-is possible to leave country without the vehicle. Also , there are some really cheap flights out of gambia.
Route is definitely doable in most vehicles , and should take a absolute minimum of -say- 10 days .
Depending on the mood of the officers , you may be required to show a yellow fever vacitination certificate.For Senegal & Gambia should take some sort of anti-malarial protection.
You may all ready have this vaccine info but here it is any way.
Yellow Fever is compulsory you will need a certificate to prove you have been imunised against it as well. the vaccine costs about £40.
it is also recomended that you have the following
Hep A and Typhiod - usually combined often free
Hep B a course of three injections in 2 months and 1 12 months later this protects ypu for either 10 years of life.
meningitious a and c.
rabies is optional, you can either have three injections before you go and if you get bitten you have 24 hours to get medical help and then recieve a further 2 injections, or you do nothing and if you get bit then you have 24 hours to get medical help and then have 5 injections then.
the choice is yours on that one. I'm having them only becaus ethe rest of the people i'm traveling with are other wise i wouldn't bother . . . .
also don't for get to checkif you need maleria pills, the most recomended for long trips are doxycycline as some of the others have really bad side affects including delusions, depression, mood swings.
For shipping from The Gambia to UK I've twice used Redcoat at Banjul Airport Telephone 472405. I believe they are based in the UK or at least have a UK office.
In March 2001 I got a Mali visa from the embassy in Rabat. Coordinates N33deg 58.7' W006deg 50.0', give or take a few metres. Be aware the embassy might not be there anymore.
For what it's worth I also had a rabies vaccination to be on the safe side. I'd also get a Yellow fever vaccination certificate as I've been asked for this on arrival in Mali by air, but not on land. You never know...
Malaria prophylaxis: Now I just take chloroquine, reccommended to me by doctors in Mali after at least twice (third time unconfirmed) catching malaria, once in Niger and once in The Gambia.
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