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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I travelled with one of this agencies in September this year and they didn't try to tell me where to dine but they did choose all the roads we took and most of our (expensive) accommodation.
I'm not happy with the service of that company because I think they don't have the right government contacts to foresee and prevent administrative problems. We were supposed to do two trips with them (Torugart to Takeshiken and Erenhot to Mohan) and the government cancelled our second trip. The reason there was two trips was that lack of government contacts and foresight. It was Panorama Tours (now they are called Greatway).
The guide they assign you could be a nice accommodating guy (ours was) but he is still a government agent and will still BS you into taking whatever road the government wants you to take. He is not there to take you sightseeing, he's there to make sure you go only where they want you to go.
thanks for your reply. In the meantime we have contacted several touring agent, and have received the following quote:
If the 3 motorcycles and stay in China 5 days the cost is: 1300 USD The cost in detail is as following: 1 Permit for enter China: 50 USD2 license plates: 30 USD *3 motorcycles = 90 USD 3 Insurance for the guest: 10 USD p/p *3= 30 USD 4 Insurance for the third person: 40 USD *3 / motorcycles = 120 USD 5 Fee for the Customs: Khoqirap Pass: 200 USD for three motorcycles Turgart pass: 200 USD for three cycles 6 Driving License: 20 USD *3= 60 USD 7 Service for the guide: 80 USD a day * 5 days= 400 USD 8 Trance for the guide: 150 USD. ( Kashgar –Khonqirap Pass and Kashgar- Irkeshitan pass).
Do you know a bit about the details? For instance the customs fee seems huge, and I don't know what "Trance for the guide" means...
Thanks a lot,Best regards,Samuel
I recently got this quote for 4x4 vehicles (4 off)
There is no reference for guide or length of time in China, which would normally be added on to the bottom price.
We plan to provide our own registered Chinese tour guide (who must be government registered etc) so our time in China could be 1 week or 10 weeks.
6550 US$ is roughly 42,575 RNB (CNY)
Enter : Kirgystan Torugart pass
Exit : Inner Mongolia Eryn Hohhut
1. Beijing Inter-provincial Permit : 700US$/per car X 4 car =2800US$
2. Xinjiang Province Permit : 250US$/ per car X 4 cars=1000US$
3. Customs entry decelerations : 170US$/per car X 4 cars=680US$
4. Customs exit decelerations : 170US$/per car X 4 cars=680US$
Temporary Driving license : 100US$/ per person X 4 person =400US$
Temporary Vehicle registrations number plates: 100US$/ per car X 4 cars =400US$
Cars Traffic Insurance （obligations must buy）
100US$/ per car X 4 cars=400US$ for 1 month .
Guide for Kirgystan—Kashgar border : 310US$/ meet you border and lead Kashgar ..this is border rule local guide.
Total: 6670 US$
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