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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Hey everyone. Iv been using this site fo a long time, but iv only just got a membership as i could really use a hand.
Im planning on taking my honda cbf 250 (small i know) to east africa this January. Starting from egypt then taking about 7 months to get to cape town. Only problem is that there are literally no ferries to egypt at all. It looks like i will have to ship the bike and meet it there, but ive heard bad stories about doing this.
Does anybody have any advise, it would be really apreciated.
There's a lot to learn to get into Egypt, I live there for the time being and trust me getting a vehicle in the country is a nightmare, and can cost you a lot. Indeed without the ferry service, you'll need to sail or fly the bike there, and then suffer. You could also sail or ship the bike to Nairobi and start from there. Cheaper, safer and more pleasant bureaucratically speaking. It's not like you'll hit the dunes or anything like it with the bike, then it's not worth risking you life on Egyptian roads and suffer the heat and dryness in Sudan, not to mention bandit attacks further down. Do yourself a favor, same some bucks there and travel Egypt with Miss directly at a later stage... It's plain highway, dull, long and erratic. Dig, dig and dig again the HUBB for more.
I was lucky and got through while the ferry was still running so I'm not sure whether the hassle of Egyptian customs is worth it, but shipping to Kenya you miss a lot out.
If you're just going to ride down the road then give Egypt a miss, but if you want to see some antiquities there's nowhere else like it. Yes it's hot and dry in Sudan but a nice country to visit all the same. And Ethiopia is a bit like marmite, but no-one could deny an interesting experience however you feel about the place.
Going direct to Kenya then south I feel you'll miss a lot of the diversity Africa has to offer. I've no idea how possible / easy / difficult it would be but how about as a compromise going in at Djibouti?
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