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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hey i hv done this rout last year,I hv a friend in Belem who can help u ,call alex on this number his a traveller and he loves to help people there,91-81177486 or 91-32268266 call him and say carlos pezao gives u his phone number,his nice e ande helpfull guy.good lucky
Alex speaks some English but mostly Portuguese. He's a great guy and ridiculously helpful, and he's hosted many overland riders in addition to founding and supporting a local group which collects and distributes supplies to indigenous villages in the region. Alex also owns a bike repair shop, which can be very useful. Just don't expect him to show up when he says he will!
Worth noting: Alex does not buy or sell tickets. He has a friend, an agent, who he will get you connected with. Identical boat tickets are sometimes available more cheaply elsewhere. Ride down to the port and you'll have many, many offers to consider.
I made the trip down several months ago (Hey Mark. Venezuela was just fine;-)
I suggest you get on the "Rondonia," the only flat hulled large catamaran. It's faster and loading a flat hulled boat is easy and safe. Bascially a river bus. I paid Rs$ 500 for my big bike, plus Rs$150 for an non-air conditioned hammock space for the 4 day trip.
Travel agent quoted me over Rs$ 1,000 just for the bike.
Go to the dock, find out when the boat arrives, then arrange to meet with the person in charge of cargo the day after it arrives. He usually sets up in the boat loading area.
hey its me again if u come near a Brasil capital(Brasilia) call me at 61-82490478 Im 100 km from Brasilia,if u need any help in Brasil let me know coz we meet many helpfull people all over Brasil,they would love to help u.
Dont forget Im in Cristalina in state of Goias a 100kms of Brasilia-DF.
Having got to Manaus by boat, anyone got any up to date info on the Manaus to Porto Velho ferry, in particular the ferry terminus at PV. I´m in Argentina at the moment heading for the Viedma meet and hope to be up north messing about in boats towards the end of the big holiday period i.e., back end of January. Any doing a similar route at a similar time? Ride safe.
hey guys ,,when I pass inSd in porto velho i made some friends there and they are very helpfull ,if need help in Manaus,Porto velho ,belem let me know,I always in contact with them,they are very helpfull,my phone in brasil is 61-82490478 i live near a Brasilia,i will be here till end off january,carlos.
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