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!
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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.'
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I'm planning a round trip to Mali and back to visit the 2005 Desert Festival that is heald around eth 4th Jan each year. I'm looking for people on bikes who fancy making up a group of say maybe 6 people in total.
The planned route is designed to take in a fair bit of off roading on the way down: along the spine of the Middle Atlas, the High Atlas, hen dwon through the 'desert routes' of Southern Morocco.... along eth Atlantic route, around eth Atar and to Mali....
Leaving from UK about the 1st November 2004.
The return route will be by the main roads (ho ho ho) up along the Atlantic back to Spain.
Been trying to get to Morocco for ages now, but work, money and knocking big ends have delayed me! Sounds a great trip, I want to spend about 6 weeks in Morocco and your departure dates seem good. How long you plan to go for? What bike?
[This message has been edited by patchlewis (edited 07 July 2004).]
Well, fininshed my trip around the Pyrenees so have finally cracked on getting down to some proper planning for the trip to the Desert Festival.
We're (Susan and I) leaving on the 1st or 2nd of December, riding down through Morocoo (with stops in Fes, a trip through the middle and anti atlas, along the Mergouza pistes etc) then down the Western Sahara into Mauritania (a diversion along to the Atar region and then down the pistes to Tichit) and finally over to Mali for Timbuctou and then Essakane. That gives us about 5 weeks of travelling time to do the trip.
After the festival I have to gte back to London pretty quick so the idea is to ride to Dakar and ship the bikes back and fly home to London.
Do any of you fancy meeting up in London for a chat about all this ? See if we all want to meet up for some of the ride ?
Thanks to everybody who's helped with info on this proejct ! I've almost finished all the planning now and am heading off on the 1st / 2nd December. I've written the planned route up as a word.doc if anybody wants a copy and I have all the GPS waypoints plotted (thanks to a variety of sources like www.voyages4x4.com etc).
If anybody else is travelling to the festival overland around the same time drop me a line and we can swap notes... and maybe meet on the road too.
ps. Doug... I'm very sorry to hear about your bike being nicked ! hope you get another one sorted soon
if its possible, id be interested to look at your plans. I will be in Spain in a few weeks time, and interested to check out the desert festival, in mali. Simon Mccarthy first mentioned this to me a few weeks back, and it seems like good fun.
Im riding a Dommie (UK Reg) and never been to Africa before, so quite excited about the prospect.
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