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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Africa visas and customs with american passport and no carnet
I'm currently travelling through Africa on a BMW gs 650 07 purchased in Spain without carnet de passage and no insurance for Africa. Visas so far: Morocco, no visa and free customs West Sahara, no visa no customs Mauritania: $30 ( Rabat ) and $20 for customs in and out,also $12 for insurance Senegal: no visa $50 for customs and bribes at the border Gambia: $50 and $10 for customs (border) Guinea: $30 and no customs fees (casamace) Mali: $30 and $30 customs (border) Burkina faso: $50 no customs fees (border) Ghana: $20 transit and $10 customs (border) Yes,I did it! Togo: $30 and $10 customs (border) Benin: $40 and no customs fees (Lome) Nigeria:$120 and no customs fees(Cotonou) Camerun: $130 and no customs fees (Calabar) Gabon: $100 and no customs fees (Yaounde) Congo: $100 not there yet(Libreville) DRC: $80 not there yet (Libreville)
So far this are the fees I paid, will update info as I continue on.
Mark, I just showed up at the border and spent 2 hours convincing the inmigration officers to let me in. They gave me a 48 hours visa for $20.
Customs was very easy,they provided a temporary import for $10.
I found Ghana to be one of the easiest borders so far,very friendly officers.
I'm asking because Ghana is frequently mentioned as a difficult country to enter--expensive visa needing to be purchased far in advance, etc. Any details are helpful; for example, many people don't want to transit so quickly, and a 48 hour visa won't work for them. And different border posts operate differently; I once entered on a little sand road from Togo where the border guards had never seen a visa, and I needed to explain it to them. They never even looked at the bike I was riding.
Any further details on any of what you listed? For example, I've only been given a transit visa entering Togo at the border. I've had a full visa issued by the embassy in Accra. Was yours a full visa, or just 2 or 7 days?
In Togo I was able to get a 30 day visa at the border.Again, another friendly border.I overstay my visa in Ghana because they gave me 48 hours to clear 1200 km from north to south and the roads are horrible in some parts of the country.I can't remember the border but after I was issued the visa,the wanted me to stop at another inmigration office down the road,so I did; and the chief gave his phone # in case I had any problems.
I've been waiting on my DRC visa for 7 days now,hopefully I'll get it tomorrow and hit the road again.
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