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!
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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.'
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I agree with Grant about doing Egypt. Apart from anything else the carnet is 800%! Yes, 8 times the value of your bike. Although you will be economical with the truth as to your bike's value, the RAC are not stupid and you won't get away saying a new BM is worth a few hundred quid!
My canadian issued Carnet was only 120% of vehicle value and it was fine for Egypt 18 months ago.
You might ship the bike to Jordan, then take the ferry over to Egypt. Upon arrival in Egypt, there is TONS of paperwork to do, but the tourist Police will do it for you. You just follow the guy around, pay the fees and collect the recipts. It only took me a couple of hours this way and the tourist police guy didn't want a tip or anything
Different countries carnet issuing associations do have different rates, but yes the underwriters have insisted that RAC in UK demand 800%. Absolutely no idea how they justify that, I paid less than 100% to fully import my KTM.
Must agree that flying a bike in to Cairo is asking for about a week of hassle to release it, and shipping to Alex is meant to be worse.
Alternatively, the Ferry into Nuweiba is a fairly painless experience. Tourist police walk you through the customs without too much hassle at all, and yes, would nt even take a tip in my case.
People I know have shipped in and out of Israel then Jordan and the ferry, but you ll have to consider the consequences of an israeli stamp in your passort.
As the others state it is hard work to get to Egypt. I did a trip to Egypt in 98. I got my carnet from the AA, the carnet was ready in 7 days. I'm told now that only the RAC will do a carnet in the UK.Its not worth messing them about with regards devaluing the price of your bike, they have there own price guide for new and used bikes.
Its worth appliying in good time for your visa, it took longer for my Egyptian Visa to come through than the carnet, nearly 6 weeks.
To get there i rode down through France switzland and into Italy. I took the twice weekly ferry from Brindisi (Italy) to Piraeus (Greece)I had wanted to take the ferry straight to the Egyptian port Alexsandra but this crossing was stopped in the early 90s, so i was told. So i then took the Posidon ferry to Hifa (Israel) this stops in Limassol Cyprus and a couple of the smaller Greek Islands including Rodes. The crossing takes about a week, i then rode down to Tarber the border between Israel and Egypt. Here the fun starts you will have to use Egyption tourest number plates for a small fee returnable when you leave the country, and you will need 3 copys of all your papers.As i said i did this in 98, but now with the troubles in Israel getting worse this route may not be open. I have been told of a ferry that go's once a month from Pireus(Greece) to Libya, this may be another way of getting ito Egypt, may be some one on HU has been this way its would be worth checking. Skip
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