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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I have been in contact with the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. They issue ATA-Carnet in Sweden. They say that I dont need any carnet for travelling from europe to South East Asia. Is this true? They only issue carnet for professional use, trade fairs etc. Please enlighten me someone!!
Thanks guys!! Beatrice was very helpful. My mistake actually. There is a big difference between ATA-Carnet and Carnet Douane de Passage. I did not realize this. But hey man, it is horrible lot of money for the deposition. Around 10.000 Euros!! Thats the enitre budget almost. Is there any other way to solve this. Anyone??
Instead of leaving a deposit, (usually up to 400% of bikes value) you can take out an insurance policy instead. However, this is NOT refundable but covers the issueing association against you not taking your bike out of a country.This is a cheaper option.
There's another much cheaper alternative. We got 'bank guarantees' from our banks which are basically unsecured loans. They cost about £50-75 each in the UK and you don't need any collateral to secure the loan. If you default on the carnet the bank will pay the money and open a loan for you. The down side is that you don't know what interest rate they are going to charge, so it could be expensive, but it's a better gamble than paying for insurance in my book. If you have a good relationship with your bank you should get one.
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You will be able to get into Turkey without a carnet, but if you want to head further east you'll need one - Iran, Pakistan and India all require a carnet. If you head south of Turkey, you can get into Syria and Jordan without a carnet.
Carnet issuers like ADAC should be able to give you a list of countries which require carnets.
coming from the neck of the woods (Berlin), I was chasing down that question as well.
I went personally to the ADAC in Berlin. Best thing I could do. And I inquired about all countries of the world.
First: there is no database at the ADAC. It took me 2 hours to go thru a folder with a guy from the ADAC. And the countries I was looking for did not show up in that specific folder (I said neck of the woods in the beginning). But I managed to get the number of the specific person at headquarters in Munich.
I will answer your question "Can someone tell me how far outside europe you can travel without a carnet" into the eastern direction, eg Asia, not SE Asia
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan = no
Azeraidjan, Georgia, Armenia = no
Iran = yes
Pakistan = yes
India = yes
Bangla (go for a) Dash = yes
Nepal = yes
Sri Lanka = yes
China = yes
Mongolia = no
SE Asia was not in that folder.
And I did´nt ask for it, heading for C Asia.
Those were the answers 24.11.03 ADAC
btw: the dearest carnet for a motorbike at ADAC (being non-member and foreigner with foreign licence plate ) is a fee of 395€ and a deposit of 5.000€ for a year.
5.000€, if your bike is worth up to 7.500€. Or are all your bolts out of gold? Then yu gotta pay a wee bit more.
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