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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Trip PaperworkCovers all documentation, carnets, customs and country requirements, how to deal with insurance etc.
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Just for info - successfully got my Iranian visa (30 day tourist visa valid for 3 months from issue) from the Iranian consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. I arranged my authorisation code through Touran Zamin, who were very helpful. Cost was 100 Euros, visa available next day after application. The chap issuing the visas speaks excellent English and used to serve at the London consulate. Fee is paid to the bank directly opposite the consular section door, in Euro cash. Was able to use the form from the London Consulate (I already had it filled in, but ran out of time to go to London before leaving on the trip).
There were issues the previous Wednesday when I tried to apply but was told the consulate had not received my authorisation code from Tehran, but Touran Zamin were able to arrange a new code to be issued without further charge, in time to re-apply the following Monday.
Hi, I was wondering if you need a carnet going into Iran. Where are you comjing from? Our Auto Assn in South Africa doesn't endorse carnets for Iran, but does for other countries needing one. Based on that, after Cairo, we are looking at flying us and our bikes from Istanbul to Katmandu, ride around there and India, and then fly us and the bikes to Bangkok. What are your plans after Iran?
Good to hear you got your visa "easily" issued in Istanbul. I am planning a Paris-Singapore trip in 2012 and was wondering where would be best to apply for the iranian visa. Looks like Istanbul is a good place to get it, along with asking to Touran Zamin. I will contact them but just wondering if you'd know if other nationalities than UK could get problem getting their visa there? Touran Zamin will certainly answer this but I would like to double-check.
One last question: do you plan to cross Pakistan? If yes, where did/will you get your visa?
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Work with Touran Zamin. I'm sat here by Dan and can reply on his behalf that we didn't research any other nationalities but if you're British then Istanbul is a good bet. We aren't going to Pakistan either, just north towards Siberia.
Agree with the above, just picked up our Iranian visas in Istanbul with the minimum of fuss. We got our code via STANtours for pickup in Istanbul, arrived there about 25 days later and got the visa in two days, piece of cake.
Visa for India is in progress, so now just trying to figure out how to get a visa for Pakistan, if anyone has any ideas I'd be happy to hear them.
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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