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 would like to put myself on a big adventure in Africa, my plan is to send my bike to SA or namibia and then going back home (France) by the east coast. I do not have prepare anything yet so I think a good start can be 1st of February for a duration of 4 months ...
So If you want to join me or if you have any advice you are welcome aboard !!
you can easily get to Nairoby from Cape Town in three weeks going through Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania. I hear that the bandit road north of Narioby is now paved, and that the Aswan ferry is to be replaced by a road any day now, which will shave off a lot of your time going to Cairo. Two months in total should be enough.
When I shipped my bike to Cape Town, I arrived myself by plane in the morning, and had my wheels rolling by noon.
If the road alternative to the ferry has opened when you go, could you please provide a ride report of it, including all the red tape hassle of crossing the border - there are a lot of us wondering how this will be like, including me
Even i will be there in January in cape town,so we have a meet there and fun together,have outing.Well this month end I am Going to Koh Tao Thailand Its an amazing place I will be having lots of fun with Friends,I have been going there just to have a Diving Experience.
i am planning the same trip around the same time so we should coordinate. I live in Dublin. I have done a few cross continent enduro trips, including south america last year. Have you done any big trips before? are you prepared for the amount of unpaved roads in Africa?
I'm 50, Irish and easy company. Brian
never done enduro, have done some trips in croatia montenegro and marocco. I have no experience on unpaved road, but open to learn quickly. I don't see many rides report with lot of unpaved road, there are some, but on the east side of africa road seems to be good...
So what's your agenda ? are you going to ship your bike to SA or going down by bike ?
my plan was to ride the bike (GSA 1200) from Dublin to Capetown down the Classic Route and fly the bike back. If the rainy seasons demanded, I would be prepared to fly the bike down and ride back. From what I've read, I think it wise to expect quite a bit of unpaved. When I did South America last year, there was a lot of unpaved and I expect Africa to worse.
I plan to take 3 months
What bike you planning to use?
For the unpaved road I expect a ratio of maybe 1/3 of road ... but i am not afraid will see . Concerning the bike I am currently purchasing an xtz 660 (2008), these are cheap, reliable, and already not so bad equipped. I don't know which 'classic route' you are talking about. The only way to go down I've found (whitout corrsing lybia ,no visa info currently, and syria, not so funny today) is to go on turkey take a roro mersin/port said and it seems not to be very easy, a lot of story of custom nigthmare, huge delay, and expensive solution. That's why i am thinking of going up and take a boat israel to italy. Do you any others solutions ?
If you can be patient enough to overcome the paperwork in Egypt, take the roro to Turkey, mersin or İskenderun..(2 lines now) Turkey side is very fast and easy..
All questions about entering Turkey by bike and riding in Turkey always welcome.
For port Sait-İskenderun,
fax number in Turkey
Ask for the agent and name in port sait.
Prices from turkey,
bike.. 270 usd.
passenger...seat 140 usd.
1 bed in cabin.. 285 usd.(4 bedded)
takes 12 hours.
these are the prices we pay from turkey...
Sure they will tell you written whom to meet in port sait.
Mersin Port Sait line
36 hours 275 USD.
Sorry if you may not meet english speaking one on phone..
Many thanks for the info !! It's not so expensive as i thought, ok so now i have to re-consider my previous plan, the only things that annoy me is if i go down i can not go to israel and jordania to see petra, it must be awesome to go to petra by bike so decision will be complicate !!!
I'm planning same kind of trip !
I'm now in Malaysia and will ship my bike to Cape town end of december. Then back to France throught Africa !!
We can talk (in French !) about different options we have and meet somewhere in South Africa.
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