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'm a 24 year old Aussie heading to BA on the 14th of september. I plan on staying in BA for a few weeks, doing some spanish classes and looking for a bike.
I don't have really much planned but was thinking heading down to Ushuaia then up to Torres De Paine and Fitz-roy along the Carretera Austral and continuing up to Bolivia, Peru and maybe Equador. Staying mainly in hostels and camping. I have about 5 months.
Anyone doing anything similar around the same time? Does anyone have any tips? Would be great to share some of the journey.
Hi Steve, I'm hoping to arrive at Dakar motos on the 13th Sep. I've done a lot of traveling in South America so if you want a chat and several s before I set off to see the whales off the Valdes look for a little old man who walks with a stick and rides a 1200gs. Ride safe.
Im arriving on 29th September. Originallt i was planning to head to Santiago then south to Ushuaia and then north on Ruta 3. ive changed my plan and now hitting Ruta 3 first then north on the Carretera Austral.
Ive hopefullly sorted a bike for my arrival so will head to uruguay first to sort the registration out.
May see you guys there, or else meet some of you at the HU meeting.
Hi David, if you like whales, Elephant seals and penguins I would head south as soon as possible after you arrive in BA, the Valdes peninsula during Sep./Oct. is in my experience one of the best whale watching sites in the world probably beaten only by Hermanous (or however you spell it) in South Africa and also a lot less crowded than Hermanous or Mexico. Personally I would ignore Xmas/new Year at Ushuia and think about Cusco if it fits in with your plans as the local festival over the Xmas period is incredible and you get a Xmas dinner of Guinea pig and 3 veg in the town square which to be honest is recommended only once. Hope to see you on the road, ride safe.
Thanks for your comments. From St Andrews I see!? Im in Paisley and spent 4 years at the home of golf at Uni!
To be honest, im keen to reach Ushuaia really just for the tourist aspect of it. Will be riding north to Peru, Chile etc and being in Ushuaia at new year kind of fits in with my plan of meeting some people in the north early next year.
Will defo head to Puerto Madryn for the whales, penguins etc.
Maybe catch you on the road somewhere. Whats your plans?
We will be in Santiago as of 20th October, pick up our '08 1200GSA and head South for Xmas in Ushuaia - Leaving Melbourne for the next 18 months Shirl and I are in our 50's, don't camp so much as cheap hotels etc. Thiis will be our 2nd overland motorcycle journey and we hope to spend about 7 months in South and Central America. Stay in touch and I'm sure we'll catch up on the road somewhere. Brian (& Shirl)
We are coming to SA end of december. We are starting in Europe (Belguim/Antwerp) in November on a cargoboat and will arriving aroud Christmas in Buenosaires.
The plan is to go South to Ushuai en than North, as for as we can get with our budget.
driving a F 650 gs and a GS 1150
Hope to meet some of you and together
Ils & Johan
Johan&Ils, may I ask where did you arrange a cargoboat from Europe to SA and how much did it cost? I was looking how to get my bike to SA, specially how to sort out the paperwork once I come in Argentina or Brasil? I heard that many people had problems with customs clearance when they arrived in SA.
I know you will head south first, but write me back for any questions you might have on Bolivia, Brazil or especially Peru. In fact, by the end of the year I plan to be living in La Paz for the next two years!
Valdes is writ in stone and I would like to head north up C 40 and the Caraterra Austral if they have finished the roadworks but the rest is flexible but I'm getting on, in body if not in mind and I still haven't been to Rio for Carnival week so might head for there via Iguazu. Mind you, a week of samba could be a case of kill or cure but as long as they sell I might just risk it. Ride safe
On the weekend I suffered a bad knee injury playing rugby and require surgery and 4-6 weeks on crutches afterwards. So the chance of me being in South America in 2 weeks as planned are pretty slim. I still will be heading over but plans will be on hold for a couple of months. Best of luck to everyone for their trips!
I'm Max, 28 from NZ. Currently enjoying my first week in BA.
I too will be travelling south from BA Nov/Dec. Plan to catch the HU meeting in Valdes either before or after Ushuia. Then north to Panama. Or maybe New York if I'm still alive.
I too am looking for travel mates, and any wisdom you may impart to a first time, novice, poor spanish speaking, un-mechanically minded nice guy!
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