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 looking for organizing a group of travellers for a trip from frankfurt, through Poland, Ukraine, Georgia to Armenia and back, sometimes in May 2006. I am still working on logisitics and will know how long it will take, but first I need to know if anyone is interested.
Ukraine and Caucausus are wonderful and inexpensive. I speak a bit of Russian that can help.
AFAIK there is no way to cross Caucasus due to a very unstable political situation. I read some reports about people traveling from Poland to Georgia but they had taken a ferry either from Ukraine or from Russia directly to Georgia. Also read about people trying opposite direction (Georgia -> Russia) by car - they were turned back at the border.
If you have any questions about traveling through Poland, just ask.
Originally posted by mdmystko: AFAIK there is no way to cross Caucasus due to a very unstable political situation. I read some reports about people traveling from Poland to Georgia but they had taken a ferry either from Ukraine or from Russia directly to Georgia. Also read about people trying opposite direction (Georgia -> Russia) by car - they were turned back at the border.
If you have any questions about traveling through Poland, just ask.
Hello, it is possible to take ferry from Ukraine (near Odessa) and reach Georgia directly. It is rather expensive (about 250 USD). Then you can tavel to Armenia and Azerbaijan. You can return from Georgia to Turkey and then to Europe. It is impossible to enter Turkey from Armenia. Your russian will be very useful in post Soviet countries.
I have to find out first, how many "crazy people" ( my wife's quote) are willing to go. Yes, I want to ship the bikes by air to Frankfurt. I am in Calgary and the direct flight there helps. It will cost about Can $650, one way.
So far either May or September departure is considered. I am planning one month, but would rather not rush. So far I am using $60/day as a budget ball park figure.
Al this will get less fuzzy, as we get closer to the departure date. Plan to have things firmed up about 3 months before the departure date
Originally posted by msg996: Hey Alec,
Any ball park ideas on how long you might want to spend on this journey?
I would absolutely love to do this trip! I have commited to a few weeks in central america this winter though, ( I leave for the first leg in the morning )so time and money may not allow it.
Still, I would be very interested in hearing about any proposed schedule and budget you might have thought of.
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