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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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I'm planning on driving my Land Rover down from the UK to Timbuktu and going to the Festival in the Desert, leaving 16th of Dec back on 3rd of Feb 2006. My route is Morocco, Mauritania, Mali. I've seen lots of reference to the Visa for Mauritania either at Cassa or at the border but not much advice on a Visa to Mali other than I will need one. The advice seems to be get Visa's on the way down but both Morocco or Mauritania don't seem to have Mali Embassies listed and I have seen references to not being able to get them at the border or that it might be possible. Any body got any advice?
You can get the Visa at the Mali Embassy in Noukchott, Mauritania, leave your passport there overnight and pick it up the next day - normally. Its on the North side of town, The adress is in most decent guide books.
you can get the visa either in Rabat or Nouakchott:
Mali Visa in Nouakchott for 20 Euro, 2 hours, 2 fotos
Ambassade du Mali
Tel 00222 25 40 78 - 525 20 78
Fax/Tel 00222 525 40 83/84
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
N 18° 06,486'
W 15° 58,721'
Mali Visa in Rabat for 25 Euro, 2 hours, 2 fotos,
Consulat du Mali in Rabat
Téléphone (00212) 37 75 91 25
Ambassade du Mali in Rabat
58, Cite olm ext-Streissi II
Tel 00212 775 91 25/ 775 91 21
Fax 00212 37 75 47 42
got my Mali visa in Rabat 6 months ago, but it took 24 hours. Also, give them the correct money as you rarely get change. Got my Mauri visa on the border. Got my Carnet stamped for Mauri (I had to ask), but didn't bother in Mali as I couldn't find anyone to stamp it at the border (didn't get my passport stamped either).
The confusion is probably because things don't always happen the same way twice at borders.
We got our visa for Mali today in Brussels. They don't ask for a carnet, and the cost was 30€ (1 month, single entry).
They only ask a contact adress in Mali, for which we took the adress of a hotel in Bamako (that we will not even visit at all).
The waiting delay was 4 working days, but no other problems at all.
I just read your email about travelling to Mali for the music festival in January. My partner and I will be on the same route as you. We will be traveling from Morroco. We are planning to go by land and wanted to ask you about how long you think it will take to make the trip. We also thought it might be worth a try to see if you have any room for a couple of Canadians who would share gas costs. I don't think we would travel back with you though as we would be going down to Ghana afterwards. Also, do you know if we need to buy tickets anywhere.
Let us know.
probbably too late .. but definitely you can get your Mali Visa at the border. and cheaper than in any Embassy.
Actually , in this Secuence .
Morocco ->Mauritania -> Mali -> Burkina -> Niger
you can get always the visa at the border .. on the spot. Don't bother with Embassies which may be closed , or on weekends , or on god-knows-what . Borders are always open , and they will be happy to help you with the visa.
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