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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been on the phone all day trying to get through to the ivory high commisions 'very pleasent' people who dont seem to have an idea of what i want, maybe its my irish accent.
1)They have told me that i am crazy to go by motorcycle to ghana via ivory coast. they dont know what i need for the bike and think i should leave it and go by foot?
What document do i need for the bike?
2) Am i better off waiting and arriving at the boarder and hopeing for the best?
3)get my ivory coast visa in Rabat Morocco at the same time as my Mauritania visa?
Please help im fairly lost on this one and i really want to go through ivory coast on the way to ghana!
Ive been researching for my trip, and it seems that the carnet is no good for CI, you need a laissez passez. I beleive you need to get this in adcance at an embassy, though I read one report where he entered and the officials accompanied him to the next big town to obtain it.
As for the visa, hoping that Ouattara will make life easier. As it stands, you need a letter of invitation, or a confirmed hotel reservation stamped by local police. Some people still manage to get the Visa D'Entente, but whether the Ivorians will honour it once you get to the border? Who knows.
This is all info I have guaged from researching for my trip, so if you find out anything different please let us know!
I'm in Ivory Coast right now, I've entered from Burkina Faso with a Visa Touristique d'Entente (25'000 CFA in Ouaga). No problem at the border. I even went to the customs to have the carnet stamped, showing them how to do it, but they couldn't care less. Many checkpoints on the road but they just check the basics, no problem so far.
Make your online payment, which totals €120 Euros (for a 1 month or three month single entry visa, these were the only options available).
With the payment receipt code, you can book an appointment at the embassy which you have to attend in person.
Here is the catch. Visas are now biometric. They have fancy finger printing and eye scan machines at the embassy, and everybody was having this done in support of their application.
Hence, you have to attend the embassy in person, and no visa agency can therefore apply for the visa on your behalf.
Once you have submitted all your paperwork, and the scan and print is done, they visa takes 48 hours to issue.
They staff were all very friendly. Met two guys there who were applying, it seems like a smooth enough process but all in all will cause you to have to plan your application around this (if you decide to do it this way).
What is interesting is that on the www.snedai.com page they list all the embassies of CI around the world for where you can book an appointment. So I presume that all CI embassies are now going down this biometric visa route?
Would be very interesting to hear from other travellers about the visa for CI......did anybody recently obtain it in Conakry, Bissau, Monrovia, Dakar, Accra, Abidjan etc......prices, paperwork asked for etc?
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