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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I am planning (along with 2 others), well at least trying to plan. a trip from Dar to South Africa (Nelspruit) for May/June next year. I have dabbled with offroad bikes most of my life and have just got a shiny new XR 650 Honda. I plan to use this on the trip. Problem is though I am really struggling to get good info on the northern parts of Mozambique. I am new to "adventure touring" and so am really trying to plan meticulously so that my first trip is memorable (which I am sure it will be!). Can anyone help me with info on Northern Mozambique re: Safe camp areas , fuel , water , food!! GPS points, Road conditions, realistic daily km's one can expect to cover ( unfortunately i only have a month!
We plan to ship our bikes from Dubai to Dar to a mate of ours then meet them there and ride to South Africa and ship them back. Any ideas , help etc.. will be much appreciated!
Ive not travelled the very North of Moz, but have been several times to the south and "middle" of teh country. I really suggest you consider the following route, its one ive done recently and its in my opinion the best part of Africa to see, well almost.. : From Dar follow your choice of roads (choose between easy tar or challenging dirt) to the North border of Malawi and follow this superb country South to Mount Mulanje. Malawi is very friendly, very cheap, has LOADS of accomodation options and is very beautiful. From Mulanje cross into Moz and follow a beautiful and difficult road down to Beira, Land mines are a very real danger here so stay on the road! Then again choose any route down to SA, the main drag is easy riding with only potholes while the small interior roads are sometimes very challenging. Lonely Planet has all accomodation details for Malawi and Moz and SA. Follow East coast of SA to cape Town and call me for a and a place to stay! Moz does require visas, get in Dar, Malawi gives them free at border so does SA.
Let me know if you nee more specific details, i need a map ion front of me to be more helpful..
the coast road was awesome in Sept/Oct '03. there were several tar sections, but the michelin map was very accurate about condition. "partially improved" sometimes means branches strewn on the sand to help traction on the hilss.
I expet they're right about it being impassable in the rainy season. the boats across the rivers were awesome and so was the dust in Tanzania. I camped in villages rather than bush. I met two aussies who camped wherever they felt like it, but I consider that to be a bit risky. great camping at Kilwa Kissiwani and Ihla da Mocambique. nice hotel in Nampula. its all doable in good weather and I hope they haven't made too much progress on the road!!
I did the reverse route (Maputo to Dar) in December 2004 and although the roads were terrible, (rainy season more than anything), and the lack of infrastructure (you need to be creative about campsites), it was the best part of a 9 month trip around the region. Happy to share details.
Kevin thanks for the note, I dropped you a mail with a bit more detail. I am interested in getting to see your route. Most people go via the Tete corridor and then either Zim or Malawi then Tanzania.The more direct route ie: Maputo straight up the coast to Tanzania seems to be the lesser traveled , maybe I should take the hint here!! I look forward to details of your trip.
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