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Why Come to a Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers Meeting?

You can meet people who don't think you're crazy for wanting to ride your bike to South America or Africa or across Asia, or even around the world! Admit it, all your 'normal' friends and most of your family fears for your sanity! So, this is your opportunity to meet the people who will encourage you in that craziness, share their experiences and advice on how to do it, and maybe you'll meet them again in Mongolia or Timbuktu!


Meetings and Events Calendar - 2014

Germany Summer Meeting - May 29 - June 1. 12th Meeting! Ober-Liebersbach. We'll be there! Online registration is open now!

Horizons Unlimited Germany 2012 meeting.

New! Greece - June 5-8. We're very pleased to announce that the 2nd HU Greece meeting is happening! We have a new team and a new location - St Marinas Campus, Mt Taigetos near Kalamata, Greece. Sam, Spiros, Bill, Jim and Dimitris are well advanced in their plans for presentations, technical sessions and ride-outs in this fantastic location! Online registration is open now!

Ampitheatre at HU Greece 2014.

HUBB UK 2014, June 19-22. Donington. Sam Manicom and Iain Harper host the premier event for overland adventure travellers on two, three or four wheels! We'll be there! Online registration is open now! Check out the video from HUBB UK 2013 for a taster.



Montenegro - June 26-29. Eko katun Vranjak on Bjelasica Mountain, in the Biogradska Gora National Park near Kolasin. Blazo Milic and Tonko Nisavic will be hosting the 2nd HU Montenegro event, and already have some great presentations, a First Aid course, technical sessions and some great rides planned! Online registration is open now!

HU Montenegro 2013 event.

New! Canada Maritimes - July 4-6 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Craig Cairns, Philip White and Clarence Tidd are organizing this event. Online registration is open now!

Annapolis Royal campground.

Colorado - July 11-13. Greg Frazier is hosting this Campfire and Ride Adventure Weekend (and Dave Rankine and Chris Kelly are doing all the work!) Plan to RIDE! Online registration is open now! For a taster, here's a fantastic video created by Ed Haywood (mundobravo) of the 2013 event:

Ireland - July 18-20. We're back in Enniskillen, what a fantastic venue and the friendliest people you will ever meet! "The food was delicious (without a doubt the best I ever had at a rally or meet up), the entertainment fabulous and the presentations mind-blowing!" Liam, Naomi, Jochen and the team already have a bunch of great presenters lined up. Online registration is open now!

Ireland by Sam Manicom.

Canada West - August 21-24. Nakusp, BC. Ekke and Audrey are back, Kevan and Karen Ibbotson will be there and so will we! Great riding in the area, friendly town and lots of great presentations and workshops lined up. We'll be there! Online registration is open now!

Nakusp Lake.

North Carolina -Sep 4-7. Stecoah, NC. Moved back to September and cooler weather! Southern hospitality provided by Mike Kilpatrick, assisted by Steve Anderson, John and Charlene and the team at Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge. Great riding in the Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway and Blue Ridge Parkway. Online registration is open now!

Camping at Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge, North Carolina.

Ontario, September 11-14. Fantastic location on Lake Manitou near Parry Sound! We'll be there! Online registration is open now! See the unofficial video by Avner Skolnik from the 2013 Ride-out led by Bill Hooykaas.

New! UK - Haggs Bank, Sep 19-21. 2nd Horizons Unlimited Adventure Weekend in Cumbria - England's Last Wilderness! Danny Taylor of HU 'Road Kill Cookout' fame is hosting this event at his beautifully restored bunkhouse and campsite. Comment from the 2013 event: "The hospitality, scenery, campsite and amenities, the food, drinks, good music and the people were simply first class." Online registration is open now!

Haggs Bank Campsite sits in part of a 4.5 acre wildflower meadow with terraced pitches and stunning Pennine views.

California, Sept. 25-28. New! New location - Yosemite! Lots of camping space, several large presentation rooms, and a very friendly town! We'll be there! Online registration is open now!

Mariposa Fair, Yosemite, California.

Queensland, Oct 3-6. New! New location - Beaudesert! Shane Kuhl and Helen Black are hosting this event, supported by a great team of volunteers. We'll be there! Online registration is open now!

Beaudesert camping, HU Queensland 2014.

Australia WA - Perth, Oct 10-12. New! New location - Fairbridge Village! Tamara and Xander Kabat are hosting this event, supported by a great team of volunteers. We'll be there! Online registration is open now!

Fairbridge Village, West Australia.

Australia VIC - October 24-26. Cavendish, Victoria. Anthony and Janet Morrison are the local hosts for this event in the beautiful Grampian Mountains. We'll be there! Strictly limited numbers, so don't miss out! Online registration is open now!

HU Victoria 2013 event in Cavendish, Victoria, Australia.

New! Australia NSW - October 31-Nov 2. Riverwood Downs resort, in the foothills of Barrington Tops World Heritage Wilderness Area, NSW. We'll be there! Mark your calendars now. Online registration open soon!

Riverwood Downs, NSW.

New! South Africa, Nov 14-16. Near Potchefstroom. Kobus Fourie is hosting this event at his fabulous Elgro River game lodge and conference centre. We'll be there! Online registration is open now!

The Elgro River Lodge is home to a great diversity of game, like Impala, Eland, Waterbuck, Kudu etc. The drives take you through the spectacular mountains and up to view points with beauty that you can only imagine. Book and experience a magnificent African sunset.

In planning stages

New! India - Camp Chrysalid Junga in Himachal Pradesh. Finalising venue for 19-21 September - TBC. Details to come.

Dates subject to change, more dates and locations to come as we get them. Check back here before you plan a trip!


Get involved! Become a Volunteer, Host a meeting in your area, or Present your story or tech clinic!

Present YOUR travel adventure!

From Brian Coles, who presented at the HU UK 2005 meeting:
"... Since attending the 2003 meeting a month before I set out to 'do the Americas,' I feel that I have now come full circle by presenting a slide show of my trip at Derby. It was an incredible feeling to have achieved my first public presentation. The thanks I received afterwards made it extra special. The HU meetings are unique in size and atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and more than willing to help, whatever the question. I felt that when I started the trip in 2003, and I felt that this weekend when I then presented it. I can recommend presenting your 'trip of a lifetime' to anyone that has been out there and done it. Thanks to you, Susan, and all the organisers, Brian"

Present YOUR Tech Clinic - good at something of interest to motorcycle Travellers? Please do a Tech Clinic for us!

Had a great trip? Got good stories and pics of it? Never presented before? Tips for putting on a successful Travel Slide Show!

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What's a Mini-Meeting?

Small "local" HU Community meetings, often held in someone's backyard/garden/field for a barbie, or in a restaurant or local watering hole. Often held to welcome a traveller passing through, or just as an excuse to get together and keep the travel fires burning. Join, and contact your local Community to get a discussion started on where and when, then let me know and I'll post it here! OR just post it on the HUBB in the HU Events Forum.



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Comments about HU Events

"I have picked up so much information... and met some new friends and wonderful people."

"A superb event that was really well organised. I found the atmosphere amongst the attendees to be very positive too."

"I have not done much travelling so it was like visiting with a world traveller - Presenters were very approachable."

"Great atmosphere and camaraderie, especially at dinner time, and interesting presentations."

"Folks were all great and the most amazing thing was there was NO ATTITUDE."

"I have learned so much, made some great mates and met some of the best people. I was buzzing by the time I got home. I have a little trip planned and just can't wait to get out there."

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HU Events Refund Policy

We know 'stuff happens', and you know we have financial commitments to venues and caterers!

If you're unable to attend an event, please let us know (by e-mail reply to your confirmation e-mail from us) so we don't worry that something has happened to you...

Up to 30 days prior to event start, we will refund all fees in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) fee for handling and PayPal charges.

Up to 15 days prior to event start, we will refund camping/accommodation and food packages in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) handling fee. We will apply your registration fee to any subsequent HU event in the year or following year. If you have purchased a t-shirt, let us know your mailing address and we'll send it out.

Within 15 days of the event start, there will be no refunds, but we will apply your registration fee to any subsequent HU event in the year or following year. If you have purchased a t-shirt, let us know your mailing address and we'll send it out.

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