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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Up to now I have been hanging out in the Africa regional forum on this site. Having ridden down through Africa I've reached Cape Town and decided to carry on travelling in South America.
I’m hoping for some feedback back on a route that I have hastily thrown together. My plan is to ship the bike from CPT to BA in the next few weeks, hopefully arriving at the beginning of April.
Rough route and timings are as follows:
April – Buenos Aires, AR > Bahia Blanca > Bariloche > Puerto Montt, CL > Valparaiso > Santiago
May - Santiago > Mendoza, AR > Salta > Sucre, BO
June – La Paz > Cusco, PE > Lima > Piura > Guayaquil, EC
July - Quito > Cali, CO > Cartagena
I am aware Southern and Central Argentina and Chile will start getting colder during April. Apart from this I think that the seasons should be fine?
You'll be fine in April if you have good gloves and wind protection. A couple suggestions: Don't miss the mtn route from Cusco to Lima direct through Huancayo. Huaraz in nothern peru is also a must see. I did the same route in reverse through BO and AR, but I wouldn't miss Uyuni and the salt flats. The coolest paved 40 miles ever is the Route 9 just north of Salta. It's like a go kart track! San Augustin and Tierradentro in Colombia are worth a side trip too. ...too many to list
I will be doing the same sort of route at the same sort of time (just south of Santiago at present but am going back to UK for a few weeks to see family etc).
If you are looking for company please let me know. I would quite like to ride these areas with someone. Arg & Chile are easy but not sure about these more northerly areas given some feedback i have had.
Thanks for the "dont miss" routes - all noted in my little black book!
YES, go thru Salta and Juyuy! In Peru forget going to Lima. And the PANAM is boring, boring, boring! From Puno go to Arequipa, then to Cuzco from there via Chivay and the Colca Canyon (Great riding!). Then do all of Peru right up the middle!
I have 30 years experience living and riding in Peru with info as recent as 50 days ago when I rode to Huaraz. YES, don't miss it! Your timing is perfect for Andes riding. It will be sunny and warm (70) at altitude every day thru August.
Four jems in Peru: (1) Andahuaylas to Ayacucho (2) German colony of Oxapampa in central Peru mountain jungle. (3) Huanuco to Huaraz (via road past the Pastoruri Glacier) (4) Ride from Celendin in the mountains to Chachapoyas in the high jungle.. AMAZING!
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