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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Trans-Africa: Europe to South Africa, Eastern Route
Seeking companion/s for the classic Cairo to Cape run - Eastern Route thru' Egypt, Sudan (jep, border is open now), Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique,Zimbabwe and South Africa. Planning to leave Denmark, where I'm based, in August/September 2001. Trip duration: 10-12 weeks including post-traveling relax session with friends and family in Jo'burg, South Africa. I'm on an old, but by then newly renovated XT600 (assembling at the moment). Have had prior travel experience (hitching and biking) in South Eastern Africa, but never tried the Horn of Africa.
Interested or want to know more - drop me a line on +45 86 24 96 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HI there , i left Cape Town were i live on the 29 december 2007 on a ktm 640. My route was Botswana , Zambia,Tanzania,Kenya,Ethiopia,Sudan ,Egypt.
The entire trip took 6 weeks, i shipped the bike back from Cairo.
This is a fantastic trip and i did it solo.The bike was exellent, not one problem the whole way. I am planning another trip later in 2009 and want to reach London doing the same route through Africa. Any body interested in joining me should contact me at email@example.com
I am trying to do the same route rom arround mid july of september, and will be happy to join you if we can match our timings.
I need to purchase a bike for the trip in SA, looking for a KLR 650 or similar with low mileage.
Since you have done the trip if you could help me out with any of this info. I would aprreciated very much:
1- If I purchase a bike in SA, can I easily regiter it to my name and travel with it with no need to get a carnet?
2- Is it possible to sell the bike legally onces I get to Cairo?
3- Is there any other paper work required to pass borders like international license or insurance or can I travel with my Ecuadorian license:
At home I reide a KTM Adventure 990 S but I dont want to ship it to Africa, too expensive and also want to use a more reliable and less expensive bike for this trip. I have had good expirience as far as reliability with KLRs I had on the past.
Thank you very much and any information you can give me or if you met some people in the past in South Africa or anywhere else that could help me out with any but of information, it would be great. I hope we can travel together
Two of us are leaving Cape Town in early September to ride to Cairo (and beyond). If you are here at that time, lets meet to discuss routes etc.
I purchased a BMW 650 Dakar here for about $ 6 000 with 8 000 km on the clock. Same bike as I rode the Alaska to Ushuaia route, so am happy to have a bike I understand.
A carnet costs about $ 200, but in addition you have to have a deposit of 200% of the bike's cost for entry to Egypt.
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