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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We drove through China and put very detailed information on our webpage - hope it will be of some use to you. Paul Gowan from the RAC usually recommends our China pages to people when they inquire about carnets.
When we did the trip you had to use a Chinese government approved guide and go through a government recognised agency (we also asked about using a Chinese friend instead). You cannot legally enter China without one of these guides and, strictly speaking, you cannot drive without one nor change your itinery once you are in the country. Luckily our guide seemed to be the exception to this rule but only for small changes. Most folks we met complained bitterly that their guides were 'unimaginative and rigid' re the rules.
Either way, you will love China and it's people. If you can, try to spend the full 60 days.
Have a great trip and if you need any other help, please feel free to contact us.
Best wishes, Nessie
I had a chat with a aussie guy in kathmandu about going into china and how he did it with his overland trucks (uk plated), his truck got into Tibet, and has to put down $ for the equivelant of the Carnet. It is strick and he has to go and get the vehicle inspected on his trip. Research the correct visas for the trip also as differnt things are required for differnet areas and for where you are going, especially when arriving from kathmandu -> tibet -> china main.
It apparently is possible to drive from Kathmandu to Laos and if you are going that way and need to share some guide prices I am working to January next year and have to leave nepal by March on the bike, so i'm always interested on anyone comming this way and going through china.
As per Rose & Dave of Nessie Adventures, we've just completed China using 2 x 4wd vehicles and the nothing has changed regarding regulations - you cannot transit without a guide. We just posted our report and costs re: China using 2 x 4wd vehicles - page down to second half.
[url=http://www.overlandwithkids.com/2010/10/mud-n-tow-laos-plus-china-report-costs/]Overland With Kids |
Sjaak Lucassen, a dutchman on a R1 managed to ride illegal China without permission or a guide.
Trick. He loaded his motorbike on a train as cargo and after a a few 100km het left the train and rode from north to Laos without any problems. Because more inland nobidy knows the rules.
He did this 5 years ago.
Maybe an idea to put your bike on a truck.
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