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 am looking for current information on the best (mainly cheapest) way to transport my bike from either Ecuador, Colombia or Peru to Europe.
I am heading home to the Czech Republic, so Germany for instance would be perfect.
I tried the info I found on the HUBB, but did not succeed.
For instance I contacted Hamburg Sued in Ecuador and they told me they cannot help me. Also DHL spits out outragous prices when I try the online calculator.
Got no personal experience from the area, and this actually goes to Buenos Aires (and their brochure says, you are allowed to board a northbound journey only, if you´ve already travelled southbound with them...)
But they do have prices for bikes, etc, claim they departure about every 9 days.... hell, it doesnt even seem too expensive! I have no idea, if they´d accept an unaccompanied bike or not.
I was a little surprised to find, that this kind of service between continents actually exists. Have been under the impression, that this type of long ´steamer´-routes (well, its not really a ´steamer´, but its got cabins) were buried decades ago, when air travel became common.
Could be tough to find something like this going to Europe from the west side of the Americas, though.
it went quite well until getting back to Europe.
I was now told, that if I stay out of the EU for more than a year, it is a problem, because you have to have the carnet de passage with all the entries from beginning 'til end, otherwise you have to pay taxes.
I'll see how it goes down, so far a lot of worries and spent EUR. My bike should arrive tomorrow (so far only about two weeks delay!)
I definitely advise you to ship to Santiago. I shipped to BA and it was quite bad. Everybody advises Santiago and I now shipped back FROM Santiago and it really was much better.
They say you have to pay taxes for a bike registered where... And it is now going where (permanently or temporarily?)
The carnet is for taking a foreign bike temporarily into a country, that´s in the carnet-system, and using it means you dont have to leave a bond to the customs, because the issuer of the carnet already has it.
Only if your carnet has not been appropriately stamped out of some carnet-country, then the customs authorities of that country may demand the taxes and duties be paid (and at that point, you may have to be able to prove, that the vehicle has in fact been exported from that country).
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