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 have just been getting the final polish done on my carnet with CAA (and the VERY helpful Suzanne Danis) and here is the info I got for the countires I want to visit.
For South America, Suzanne said that while the carnet isn't technically required, you could have losts hassles without one. If you are getting one anyway, add the SA countires- they don't cost extra and I think they will help my border crossings since they always seem to love paperwork!
So, once again, this is the CAA list and the reality on the ground may be different- especially in SA.
Country Carnet required % of duty and taxes Yes or no For the Bond for financial guarantee
Turkey, no, Stamped in Passport
Syria, Yes, 200%, 0%
Lebanon, Yes, 200%, 12%
Jordan, Yes, 200%, 46%
Egypt, Yes, 800%, 55%
Sudan, No, Advance permission + bank guarantee required
Ethiopia, No, Deposit of Duty Required
Kenya, Yes, 200%, 78%
Uganda, Yes, 150%, 100%
Tanzania, Yes, 150%, 100%
Malawi, Yes, 150%, 100%
Zambia, No, Temporary Importation permit issued at the border
Botswana, Yes, 150%, 29%
Namibia, Yes, 150%, 29%
South Africa, Yes, 150%, 29%
Argentina, Yes, 300%, 53 CIF
Chile, Yes, 300%, 100%
Uruguay, Yes, 300%, 100%
Peru, Yes, 300%, 49%
Ecuador, Yes, 300%, 100%
Columbia, Yes, 300%, 100%
Panama, No, Written Undertaking at the border
Costa Rica, No, Permit issued at the border
Nicaragua, No, Temporary Importation done at the border
Honduras, No, Permit is issued at the border
Mexico, No, Permit issued at the border ( must have a major credit card)
Russia, No, Stamped in Passport
Mongolia, No, Frontiers are closed to individual tourist vehicles
I went thru' the same thing with Suzanne and she suggested getting one for C&S America. From all the riders on here, and those that I have spoken to, all say that it is not needed. Seems weird why she continues to recommend people getting it.
Do you know what the 800% in Egypt is for? I know we only had the 55% you mention (our highest carnet country was Tanzania at 100% of the value of the bike). For UK residents I believe the amount they have to pay is much higher but even 800% sounds high.
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