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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I am planning to ride from Oman to TZ via Yemen and Djibouti etc at the end of August. I can't work out from your post which way you are going or what you are doing?
Are you in Africa now and want to cross to Yemen? IF so, drop me a line here and I can help you with thinks to do or places to stay in Oman. I worked there for a while now work in TZ.
Ok, wish u good travels and maybe I will pass you somewhere on the road in Yemen.
My name is Masoud and living in Oman and I Planning to travel from Oman Yemen, Djibout, Ethiopia, Kenya and TZ on feb 2010 can you help Infomation through those countries eg shipping from yem to dji. accomodation where to stay and who can help me on the road and ext
I know of a guy (almost did so myself too) who put his toyota landcruiser onto a wooden Dhow (many ply the waters) from Djibouti to Yemen (they also go to Oman).
This cost him $500 for the actual passage of the 4x4 plus another $500 or so for port fees, use of cranes in both ports and helpers on either end.
If you have a motorbike, these figures will obviously be much lower and even lower if you go from Berbera in Somaliland (as I did in the 80s). Nowadays though, Somalia is not too great a place to be, neither is the Gulf of Aden tbf!
Be warned though, the waters here can be choppy at times and shipping insurance is unheard of. Given that, the Dhow captains are very knowledgable people and of course, they don't want to lose their cargo either, so they go when the weather is good. All in all, it is an amazing way to travel, don't pass on it if you get to do so!
Well actually no, I had planed on doing it,
Went back to Somaliland last year and was planning on heading over to Yemen on a boat with my DR200, when I was sitting in Berbera for few days waiting for a ship, I realized how dam hot it is , we talking August here, and it was only few days away from Ramadan. So I thought do I really want to go and explore yemen and oman in their summer time as well Ramadan. So I decide to head back to Ethiopia and go up through Sudan to Egypt. Next time maybe
Just a reminder your need a Yemen visa before hand. Nairobi hands them out with no problems. Don’t know about embassy in Addis ,
Having been to Djibouti BUT NOT to the port, I think it would be a little bit easier to leave from berbera as its an informal port, and i found people to be much more helping then in Djibouti, but obviously it has more a security problem . Each to there own.
Anthony_NZ - So what is the procedure to get into somaliland these days, last I heard, they had declared themselves as being autonomous? Visas, carnets??
beddhist - Shame about the bridge if the boat trip appeals to you, but a bridge certainly will make life easier if you wanna skip Egypt out (carnet costs), no longer will be have to ferry over to Saudi from Sudan but we can just ride over!
If you really want some boating adventure, I recommend asking around in Dubai, there are Dhows there going all over the show! I almost got my 4x4 loaded onto one heading to SriLanka. (sadly, for 1 reason or the other, I never got to do so, I headed north to Iraq at the time). Though I reckon port security is very tight there and I dunno if you could do that nowadays
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