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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I`m planing a trip around Africa. And It will be better for me to go without buying a carnet. I whant to plan my route via contries where carnet is not required. But what to do with South Africa?
P.S. I have been in China(Tibet) last summer. 8000km & 15days.
generally speaking ... you do not need a carnet if you travel via the west Coast .
Some countries in the East (Egypt , Kenya , Tanzania ) still requires the carnet.. so It will be a lot more difficult .
I am driving to SA via the west coast (Motorcycle currently in Niamey ) without any intention to adquire a carnet. As far as I know if you follow the classic
DISCLAIMER !!! This is what -I believe .. to the point that I am doing it . Things and regulations in Africa can change from one day to the next .Borders may be closed , or new goverments start requiring again the Carnet (althought the whole carnet thing is bein phased out in Africa ) things may change . I know at least 10 -12 people which made it to SouthAfrica without a carnet following this route .
however , there are people which for any reason they tend to fall into all sort of tricks/scams. in most borders in central africa they are going to rip you off , asking for any sort of paper (Carnet , special permit , central-african insurance, etc.. ) Its just a ripoff. If you dont have a carnetdepassage .. you need to pay ... but if you have , then you need to pay for other imaginary permits or rules.
Laws in Africa are not like at home , in which rules are respected , followed and enforce. Laws in Africa (other than Morocco ,and Egypt) are "blurry" , and even that a country states that they require carnet -such as Ghanna- , most people make into it without one.
Crossing borders without the correct papers (carnet , insurance , even vehicle registration ) requires some sort of "face value" -[cant translate this better into english , sorry ]-
some people made it every day into Senegal without a carnet , and some other fellas have their car nearly impounded in Senegal for not having a fire-extinguiser.Some people are ignoring passavants expiry dates with no consecuences , and some other people , are pullover and pay huge fines for not wearing the seat belt .
I can tell you stories of 2 britons , got into mali with a WV polo , nwithout even doing the border stuff ,no passport entry stamp , no visa ,no passavant , no insurance , and maybe even not registration paper or the car , they stayd up to 15 days in mali , got pullover 10 times by the police , and they dint have any trouble at all other than paying small bribes. On the other hand , you will find people which affirm that you enter a country without all the entry stamps , paperwork , visas, etc.. and you probbably end up in the Jail .
Ok if I understand right in most african countries I must have a visa and some $$ for bribe if my smiling face do not help me. Now I try to make a list of countries on my route. I whant to ride aroud africa and my back way is runing via East coast. North-SA (West Coast), SA-North (East Coast). I do a first steps in my new big journey now. Many thanks for the helping.
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