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 am planning to ride from the UK to South Africa departing either November 2008, or January 2009, going down the east side of Africa. It is still a long time away, but it takes a while to plan and save moneyfor the trip. Is there anyone planning the same trip around that time. It would be great if there is someone who is, and who would like to join up for all or part of the trip.
Hey I was in the same postion as you as couple years ago, at first I throught I might be going on my own, Now have made contact with a couple people doing the same route (east cost) around the same time. Whats your e-mail address? If you like we can keep in contact while I go down, or if you have any concerns ask around there are a lot of very helpful people on the HUBB who have helped me loads!
Regards George Guille
i would be interested in travelling with you down through africa at around this time.i ride an africa twin and i'v done lots of europe and am planning to cross america next year but it would be my first time in africa and it would be nice not to do it alone. you do'nt mention where you are going from there? you can e-mail me at email@example.com
I am also planning a trip down east africa at around the same time and would like to cover part or all of the journey with a companion/s. If you are interested my mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks for the reply t-rex.
so what route do you plan on taking,the more detail you say the better ?
I have wanted to do this particular trip for many years but my mind seems to put obstacles in the way (like just how safe it is, do I need to do it with a small group, will the routes be ok to travel on). Silly really, just wondered if any of these thoughts go thru your mind as well. It appears that people are doing this trip ALL THE TIME so it must be ok!!!
I only have a route for the countries I'm planning to ride through down to SA, I still have to do research about the towns and roads available to do this. A rough guide to the route I'm planning on is as follows: Leave the UK from Dover to Calais and head south down France to Marseille to catch another ferry to Tunis. From there head for the Libyan border, where I think an escort/guide is needed to travel through the country. It would be very handy if a small group can organise to meet there to share the cost of the guide. From there head across the country eastwards towards the border of Egypt. Make it to the Nile river and follow it down, criss-crossing it, which appears to flow through Sudan into Ethiopia. I'm sure great care has to be taken on the whole trip, but it is from the border crossing in Egypt into Sudan through into Ethiopia, where my main concern lays. I feel that this part of the route is forced, as border crossing in this region of Africa are very limited. As disturbances in this region tend to move around, so will the route I'm sure, but fingers crossed that it will still be passable when the time comes.
From Ethiopia it's down south towards Kenya and Tanzania, then south-west through Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and finally South-Africa.
It sounds pretty simple looking at it on paper, for now... The departure day is still a long way away, but I feel it anxiously approaching with each day that passes.
What bike are you riding down and do you have a departure day?
Funny that, I used to live in Jo'burg too. The only info I have re: paperwork is from what I've read in Chris Scott's AMH. As far as I can see, a Carnet is needed, visa's for places where one cannot obtain at the border, Travel and medical insurance, Intnl driving license, 3rd party insurance(which I think is only obtainable at the border or just inside the country visiting), Vehicle registration document, and of coarse money and loads of photocopies of everything + passport photo's.
Where are you based at the moment? I have a spare copy of AMH that I got as a present. You are welcome to it. My e-mail address is email@example.com
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