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 just been issued a carnet by the NZ AA.
The indemnity was 200% I was told it was good for trans africa,
The countries included are
Where did they dig out that ancient piece of paper? The Apartheid government (whites) of Souh Africa tried to ease the political pressure from the black opposition by declaring some areas as semi-independent states like Boputhatswana (inhabited by mainly Tswana people), Ciskei and Transkei (Xhosa people) etc. But whites were voted off in the beginning of the '90ties already and these pseudo states were naturally reintegrated into the Rep. of S.A. :-))
Here ya go bud,
I got this recently from the AAA in AustraliaCountries in Which the Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD)
is Required (1)
Benin, Bophuthatswana, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Central African
Republic, Chad, Ciskei, Comoros, Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau,
Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Senegal,
Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Argentina, Brazil (3) ,Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dutch Antilles,
Ecuador, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay,
Asia & Middle East
Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq (5) , Japan, Jordan, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka,
Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey.
Australia, New Zealand.
It is important to differentiate between ACCEPTING and REQUIRING a carnet de passages. From Wikipedia:
Countries where a CPD is accepted
In certain African countries, the CPD is not officially required, but is often used to facilitate temporary importation of a vehicle. Countries where the CPD may be used include: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau,Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Countries that are known to require a CPD but there may be more that are not yet verified.
Kenya, Egypt, Senegal(for vehicles older than 5 years)], South Africa
All other countries have a mechanism for temporarily importing a vehicle. This document is often referred as Passavant, LaizzePasse or SalvoConducto. A small fee is often charged to obtain it, and it allows the vehicle to be imported and driven for up to 1 month. It replaces the Carnet in that country, and should be returned to the customs office upon leaving the country.
The only countries which do not issue passavants, and hence a carnet is required to enter are: Senegal and Egypt.
Update : From 2006 Senegal is easening the requirement for Carnet de Passage. It is only required in the North Border , and drivers usually get through without carnet by paying a variable amount of around 80 -100 Euros
in 2006 also , Egypt has now Its own carnet , available for those without a valid Carnet-De-Passage at the borders . It still requires a cash deposit (up to 2000 Euros) which is returned upon exit.
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