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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my information dates from the end of 2010. This is what I would recommend to you.
From Nairobi up north: the A2 over Isiolo to Moyale at the Ethiopian border. The road from Nairobi to Isiolo is OK, about 300 km. North of Isiolo, from Losai NP, road is very bad untill Moyale (about 400 km). However roadworks were in preparation. You can stay in Marsabit and in Torbi is a small hotel too.
From Moyale over Dilla to Addis Abeba is a good road; 850 km. A bit south of Dilla are two "stelae"-fields which are worth visiting.
Addis Abeba is a nice city for a few days. Visit the National Museum if you want to see the skulls of your ancestors.
From Addis Abeba you can take the direct road over Debre Markos to Bahir Dar and Gondar. It is a good road with stunning views; unfortunately I forgot the distance. Visit the monastery and churches on the islands in Lake Tana and don't forget the royal palaces in Gondar.
Alternatively, if you want to visit Lalibela, take the road from Addis over Dessie to Weldiya and from Weldiya the east-west road over Debre Tabor to Lake Tana. If you follow that road you will pass the village of Gashena were the road to Lalibela starts. It is only about 40 km from Gashena to Lalibela. All roads are Ok except the road from Gashena to Lalibela.
From Gondar (a bit south of Gondar) you take the road to Metema at the Sudanese border. This road is in good condition and has stunning views as you descend from the Ethiopian highland to the sudanese plains.
The road from Metema over Qadarif and Wad Madani is in good condition too but exceptionally boring and dusty. Qadarif and Wad Madani are not tourist places but there are some hotels which you will not like to remember. From Gondar to Qadarif is about 370 km, from Qadarif to Khartoum is 450 km.
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