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1. Posted by McGowan (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

Hey, I intend to take my motorbike on a round the world trip and for the life of me I can't seem to find any resources that will help me out.

I realise this form of travel doesn't happen very often especially on such a large scale but it is something I have planned for a while and expect to start around 2010 but maybe earlier.

Is there anyone out there with experience of this sort of thing or anyone who can supply me with resources? Thanks

Ollie

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

You can start here: http://www.travel-library.com/rtw/html/rtwmotorcycle.html

I am sure you are aware the Ewan McGregor (young Obi-wan) did a trip like this recently, travelling from London to New York the long way around. Apparently they had a tough time in Mongolia, given the status of the road. Anyway, a TV show and book are coming out soon, you might want to look for those.

Greg

3. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 12y

The Long Way Round, the programme with Ewan McGregor and another actor who are travelling the world on Motorbikes is on Sky One, 9pm on Mondays. It only started this week, and i thought it was a really good programme.

4. Posted by jordy (Full Member 54 posts) 12y

Hi there i have no idea where to start but just thought i'd say that sounds pretty cool what you are gonna attemp.

GOOD LUCK

5. Posted by Martino (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

www.roundtheworldbybike.com

Should give you some inspiration. An English guy has been cycling for the past three years. He's gone through europe, down through africa, all the way up south america and the west coast of the US, canada and alaska. At the moment, he's cycling through siberia.

He has written some great reports on his travels on the website. I copied it all into word and printed it all off and had it as bedtime reading. He writes very well and has a particularly dry sense of humour.

6. Posted by pipe913 (Full Member 21 posts) 12y

go to www.horizonunlimited.com its the best web site round it practicaly can help you with everything,
the paperwork is the biggest hassel,
i rode through asia and india last year on the local bikes best times ever and it was real cheap,
have a good one

7. Posted by GE (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

I remember reading about a book called 'Motorcycle Investor' or something similar. Its probably not the best thing (I think I read it was some ex-wall st guy who went round the world on a bike.

I read bits of it at a friends place while travelling. He probably had a way bigger budget than you wanted, and seemed to spend lots of time ranting about economies in certain countries, but still you might get something from it.

As per what somebody else said, I also remember reading issues encountered in the Mongolia / Siberia areas.

Best of luck, its on of those ideas I have myself, but finding the time to do it is another story:)