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 on travelling through Guinea in early November, coming from Mali. I mainly want to see the Fouta Djalon highlands, and then head in teh general direction of Ivory Coast, trying to avoid teh trouble in Liberia and Sierra Leone border areas. I was goingt o enter Guinea at Kola (coming from Kenieba/Mali), then go through the highlands and head to Labe. Has anyone got any good tips for the area or ideas on teh best/most scenic routes ? What areas to avoid ? I have read all the guide books, was wondering if anyone has been there lately. Also, what about teh Tamgue Massif, is that worth looking at ? It also says on the Michelin map that there are difficuklt and dangerous sections on soem of the roads up there. Is that because of wetness, steepness or rocks, or a combination of all ?
I am in Ghana now, I did that trip that I was talking about. It was very well worth it, was excellent, as a matter of fact. In hindsight I rate this as among the best experiences I have had since starting my trip.
Basically I went south from Kedougou to Dindifelou, some very nice falls there to look at, then after that you pass thorugh the Senegalese border (exit) and take a very steep climb up a mountain, or actually not that steep, but very rocky and very difficult. I headed to Mali-ville, which is one of the highest points in Guinea. To get there is less than 100 km's from Kedougou, but will take you a day. The road is quite (very difficult if you are not too experienced in off road driving) difficult, depending on the weight and type of your bike. Mainly mountain passes and climbs, varying degrees of erosion and rocks in them. I didn't meet anyone the whole day and went through some very beautiful country and also some very different climatological zones. After that I went through Mali-ville, then onto Labe (lots of stuff to see, some very spectacular water falls etc.), then down to Mamou, then Kissidougou, then north to Kankan and then from there straight to Bougouni in Mali. Also nice stretch, quite remote too, no traffic and involves one river crossing by pirogue. The guys know what they are doing, so no great drama with the bike.
Just been to Guinea and will have to agree with you, its been a definete highlight of my trip so far... The pistes are for sure very challenging, it all started with the road into koundara... Can say now that
rocky downhills are not my favorite, seen too many of those around Foute Djalon. Cap Verge was another highlight, camping on the beach etc etc...
Whatever you hear about horror stories as far as police, its not bad...
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