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Old 12-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #16
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You can get by without an Carnet, but you might have to avoid some countries or pay extra bribes. Fishfund (Luke) and Nick traveled across Africa without one even though most everyone said it would be required:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653492

Somewhere in that thread is his budget for the trip. I seem to remember it being $25,000 but I could be really wrong on that. It's probably a good read for someone who wants to travel extensively on a low budget.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:39 AM   #17
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I asked Erik Peters :

http://motorradreisender.de/


after one of his shows, he told me that he needs per months 1000,- euro / 1300,-$ for fuel, food, hotel, camping.
no transport charges included.

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He told me also, that when he flew from germany to mexiko with airberlin ( german airline ) that his bike was handled as personal luggage.
Advantage no customclearence , no extra handling, faster then seafreight but seafreight is only less cheaper.....

I don΄t know if this service is also provided for amercicans............

If you want details, send me a pm.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:08 AM   #18
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You know there is a whole trip planning section on advrider, right? Lots of budget answers there.

FWIW,I am almost done having gone three months to Panama and back. I was right about $2,000/mo. No bike shipping, etc. And no camping. I could have shaved $500 /mo without working too hard. But the point was to have a good time. The single biggest costs were lodging. The cheapest was $7.50 and the most was $83(but that was in Texas just this week).
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #19
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You know there is a whole trip planning section on advrider, right? Lots of budget answers there.

FWIW,I am almost done having gone three months to Panama and back. I was right about $2,000/mo. No bike shipping, etc. And no camping. I could have shaved $500 /mo without working too hard. But the point was to have a good time. The single biggest costs were lodging. The cheapest was $7.50 and the most was $83(but that was in Texas just this week).
i'd say the HUBB http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ has even more info and people doing the RTW thing but yes the trip planning is good here too.

I enjoyed your RR thread! like you said, you had more of a semi-luxury vaca trip than a pure RTW budget conscious trip.

people like
jay http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=556240
or fletch http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735281
do it on less budgets by couchsurfing, camping & staying w/ people to save on the lodging budgets. hoteling every night blows through $ faster.

not that people don't do it $$$ like these 2
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813572
they must have sold there house for a good bit as they don't seem too concerned about expense.

then there are examples of people touring and working plus examples of people doing it unreal dirt cheap.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:30 PM   #20
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #21
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I've always thought you need to break it down by country...but you've got some math do either way

Only you know how much food you eat, how much beer you drink - but here's a starting point
You determine milage per day/country and gas prices per country determines that factor
Camping? or Hotels? Couch Surfing? A combination of all 3? nights/country * cost per night..
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and so on and on...it's fun :p
Before I did my US trip I knew the rough milage so I knew, roughly, how much petrol would cost me but I under-estimated accomodation because I used more hotels than I thought I would (poor planning on my behalf).


I'd advise you to do this for yourself, and take some of the estimates you may see in various threads here with a huge dollop of salt but as already been suggested a few times, it's accomodation that's gonna be the big spend.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #22
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Great info, thanks for all the replies!

Sleeping in airports? Genius! Relatively secure, nobody questioning why you're sleeping there, and free bathrooms.

Seems like lodging is the biggest and most variable expense. Beyond that, 5 gallons of gas, a few donuts, or some street vendor food during the day, with 3-6 beers/glasses of whiskey a day seem like the bare minimum.....$30/day? $900/mo? $10,800/yr?

Personally, I have zero interest in Africa or the middle east. Siberia is high on the list, as is south America. Australia might be fun. Maybe a passport and a trip to Alaska would be a good start?
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #23
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Talk to Chris and Erin. They did a 4-1/2 year moto world trip on the cheap a few years back.

Normally in Boulder, but in Argentina en-route to Chile and Peru right now. Even so, the'll probably email you back the same day...

They have a costs section on their web site (www.ultimatejourney.com), though they probably need to be adjusted for current costs a bit.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:37 AM   #24
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Lurking cause I'm planning a CO trip this summer and found this thread ............

We have hosted a few riders at Castle Cole here at the beach - no RTW guys but folks touring the US. Everyone of em had a budget. Between $40 to $75 a day. Nice to hlep to save em some $, feed em and give em a place for the night. I like hearing about thier trip, gear, daily milage and stuff.
I'll haul my KTM when I go out west and I bet I'll hit some tent list folks for home cookin and place to lay my head.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #25
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Talk to Chris and Erin. They did a 4-1/2 year moto world trip on the cheap a few years back.

Normally in Boulder, but in Argentina en-route to Chile and Peru right now. Even so, the'll probably email you back the same day...

They have a costs section on their web site (www.ultimatejourney.com), though they probably need to be adjusted for current costs a bit.
That is a great web site with lots of info. Hadn't visiited it before but will again and again.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #26
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i'd say the HUBB http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ has even more info and people doing the RTW thing but yes the trip planning is good here too.

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Now another mega time waster. FFFKKK. Why oh why did I hit that link?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #27
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:01 AM   #28
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The cost ranges that everyone has mentioned seem appropriate to me, and will of course vary depending on your choices. My wife and I are trying to be cheap (it comes naturally...) while riding in Latin America but not dirt cheap and we fall somewhere around the US$50-70 per day mark, country dependent, for the 2 of us. Keep in mind that you can't just divide by 2 to get a solo rider cost given that we save on gas and lodging.

Gas is usually our biggest daily cost, especially when covering some distance (400kms is a big day for us). Hotels can be found across a wide range of costs, of course, but are much cheaper in Latin America than in the states. The other destinations that you are considering sound exciting, but I can't contribute anything.

We have our average daily country expenses broken down here for USA/Mexico/Central America:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...y#post17422060

Our blog has a bit more recent data from some northern S American countries that I haven't worked into our ride report yet (links in sig line). We are currently in Argentina still working our way south. Chile is frickin expensive, and so is Argentina, but Argentina is much more traveler friendly, with free camping in almost every city.

Some day soon we will likely be back in Denver...
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #29
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and the answer is......

It all depends
My buddy Tobi is doing it on a $5,000/year budget

http://schoene-motorradreisen.de/?re...dscha_siemreap

3500 Euro are enouth for one year around South America including flights and buying a motorbike (english story)

http://reisemotorrad.eu/?report=en_suedamerika

It is costing me about $25,000
Here's my blog
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If you like the fancy life, then the sky is the limit
But if have that much money, you probably have so much candy on your ass, you would probably never go in the first place
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It all depends
My buddy Tobi is doing it on a $5,000/year budget

http://schoene-motorradreisen.de/?re...dscha_siemreap

3500 Euro are enouth for one year around South America including flights and buying a motorbike (english story)

http://reisemotorrad.eu/?report=en_suedamerika

It is costing me about $25,000
Here's my blog
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801516

If you like the fancy life, then the sky is the limit
But if have that much money, you probably have so much candy on your ass, you would probably never go in the first place
Ed!! . WTH are you? Home? Back in Cali? Been "looking" for you now that your RR/Blog got closed. You done fishing? What next?
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