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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Was wondering if anyone out there had a recommendation for insurance for an aussie taking a 5 month bike trip around Europe?
Very few of the companies I've found on the net cover for bikes. The travel agency I used for my flights here in Australia offer travel insurance that covers motorcycles....but only for below 200cc!!
I am planning on getting a green card via Knopf Tours, as well as insurance for theft and breakdowns, but what's really important is insurance for damage to me or to someone else (where I'm involved). Any ideas?
Your insurance (bought in the EU?) will cover whatever the legal minimum cover is in the EU country you are visiting - that will vary from third party injury only to third party property including injury.
If you have bought additional cover for your vehicle then the green card will provide that in all countries that accept it - even outside EU but in the European Zone - Norway and the likes.
As far as medical insurance goes why bother chasing bike accident protection? If you are involved in a bike accident you'll be covered via the national health system of the country you are in - I think the old 9 EU members have reciprocal health care with Aus. Check with Fed Govt Dept of Health in Aus. But vehicle accidents dont cause diplomatic incidents and are so common that I doubt anyone even tries to get costs back from overseas visitors - and what are they going to do - stop you leaving?
For other non bike related illness and injury then maybe just some travel insurance will do, Flight Deck covered us last year for 7 months.
Second Worldnomads.com for health insurance with the disclaimer that I never had to make a claim. Would also look into National Health Service reciprocal agreement but your mileage on location may vary.
For Australians they are underwritten by Allianz Australia and just exclude racing and the obvious of riding w/o a license in the relevant country. With 5% off (PROMO5) you are looking at:
Your quote and policy benefits
Start dateMay 19, 2008End dateOctober 18, 2008DestinationsWorldwide, excluding USA, Canada & Japan
TypeSingleAge limitunder 66Underwritten by Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (May 07)Policy excessAUD $100PriceAUD $273 FootprintsAUD $ 2.00 Water and sanitation provision, Liquica villages, Choose We believe people have an obligation to contribute to the communities in
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Thanks for all the info - and yes I agree, I probably should have spent more time checking out the "left side bar". Apologies.
Unfortunately a lot of the info I found when I searched "medical insurance" on this site, and I did, pertained to UK citizens only, and was quite old, and I hoped someone had an answer from being through it all before from an Australian perspective. Live and learn.
In answer to other questions, the cover I am really interested in is if I get hurt and need to go to hospital, irrespective of whose fault it is. As a doctor who regularly treats victims of road accidents (I specialise in anaesthesia/emergency/retrieval and intensive care medicine) I am reminded every day about the dangers of riding (and I know how much it costs).
Second Worldnomads.com for health insurance with the disclaimer that I never had to make a claim.
I made a claim last year after an accident on the KKH.
I have nothing but praise for the service I received. Paid all hospital bills and plane fare from India to France.
Nomads is more of a "broker" if I can use that term.
Because I live in France, the underwriters were Danish(!?).
Its the company in Denmark that I dealt with for the claim and were very on the ball. Chasing me up to send in bills and receipts!
I'm on my trip through Europe at the moment. I got my travel insurance through MBF Health which was reasonably priced at about $100 a month. It includes medical evacuation and there are n limits on motorcycles. Some of them would only insure small bikes.
Try Carole Nash(based in UK) for fully comp insurance for your bike.
I'm only 6 weeks into my trip and plan on riding around the top of the Baltic Sea then down through Turkey etc. to Nepal. I will have to fly my bike to Thailand then will ride to Timor then ship to Darwin.
Am in a fairly cool Denmark now having done France, Germany etc.. I have a bit of a blog going at
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