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.
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We have just been turned away from the Angolan embassy in Abuja. They said they don't do transit visa's any more. You supposed to get them at the border. This all sounds like bull!! Any advice for us?
The story is that they now only do visas for people with residency permits for Nigeria, and cannot do it for overlanders any more. We will try embassy's along the way, but if this is true we will be a bit stuck!
First... we paid 50000cfa in Yaounde for Gabon visa. We applied Monday and we received it on Wednesday. Very easy w. no supporting papers.
Now the news!!!
We got RC and DRC visas in Abuja and exited Gabon using Mouila - Ndende - Dolsie road (tarmac all the way to Ndende and good laterite piste from Ndende to Dolsie ... really slippery on wet). We stopped in Dolsie and asked about the visa at the Angolan Consulate. The 7day transit visa was available there in 24 to 48h for 100$ single and 200$ double entry (if you want to cross Cabinda). They suggested also that is possible in Matadi (like the embassy in Abuja and Libreville) and we continued. We took the road from Madingou - Boko-Songho - Luozi (ferry theoretically 4 times a day, 12000FC for 4x4, free for people and bikes ) - Kimpese - Matadi which was really difficult w. a heavy bike w. used tires not to mention the fact that it rained all the time. We started Wednesday and we arrived in Matadi Monday morning. For our big surprise the Angolan Consulate in Matadi is closed from 20th of Nov. and it will reopen after 15th of Jan. Same for Muanda Consulate. After a week lost in Matadi we continued to Kinshasa (the city we wanted to avoid taking the piste to Luozi) to be turned down at the Angolan Embassy here. They said from June they stopped issuing visas to overlanders and the angolans borders are closed unless you have a visa in your country.
We're thinking of 2 solution (we are 2 cars + 1 bike):
- try to get the transit visa in Dolsie but we can risk be turned down at the angolan border
- be really adventurous and try to reach Lubumbashi by road.
All Angolan Consulates & Embassies are closed till 9th of Jan (hopefully and not 20th).
So no visa for you ... NEXT!!!...
We narrow down the possibilities to: waiting till 9th of jan and try Matadi or Muanda and head of to Lubumbashi in the following days. We're still undecided... but we'll decide tonight.
Laurent - I'll probably drive alone on the difficult parts as we're together with our french friends who saved us from the Ekok-Mamfe road and they are w. a Landie.
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