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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Hi i'm kind of new in this part of travelling when it comes to paperwork and all of that afterall i am seventeen..
What i've heard is there a speciell kind of insurance, travell insurance.
Is that just for the bike or for me as well? What's the diffrence between the normal insurance?
Well, I think that´s a very good age to start travelling!
Travel insurance is for yourself, in case you get sick, or have some accident, that requires medical care. Serious cases can become very, VERY expensive, especially, if an ambulance flight is required to transport you home or somewhere, where adequate treatment is possible to get (such a flight can easily cost 100.000 euros or more!) Travel insurance is also for your belongings, that you carry with you on your trip. Make sure you get a travel insurance, that covers all medical emergencies and ambulance flights without a cost limit, and also that it is valid, when you´re riding a motorcycle of the engine size, that you´ll ride. (Read the small print in your policy carefully!)
For your bike you will need a separate motor vehicle insurance. Minimum requirement by law in many countries is “third party”, means it´ll pay the others for their damage, in case you are the guilty party. But it does not pay anything to you, if your bike is damaged, or if it gets stolen (comprehensive insurance, yet another policy, is for those cases). In more remote countries, your vehicle insurance, that you have back home, will not usually be valid, so then you need to buy a 3rd party insurance at the border. Good to keep in mind those are often very limited, and may not help you much in case of a serious accident. But in that situation it is still probably better to have an insurance, than not.
And those visas, how hard is it to get one of those if you for example want to travel to Russia which i know require a visa. And how expensive is it?
The need for visas depend on your own citizenship (passport) and the country you wish to enter.
For Russia, again it depends on your citizenship. Some do not need visas, but most do.
If your citizenship requires a visa, the rules vary depending on your own citizenship - and sometimes in which country you make the application.
It shows the requirements, conditions and costs (including those for non-UK citizenships) for applications made through the Russian Consulate in UK.
Similar websites exist for applications being made through Russian Consulates in a number of other countries.
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