HU Travellers Meeting Brazil 2014
Horizons Unlimited Travellers Mini-Meeting
Friday Feb 21 - Sunday Feb 23, 2014 - Iguassu, Brazil
It's All About Overland Adventure
Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, it doesn't matter if you ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, or drive an expedition vehicle...
Horizons Unlimited meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled.
The event is taking place from Friday, Feb 21 to Sunday, Feb 23, 2014. Schedule subject to change depending on number of travellers!
21/02 - Friday
Reception of bikers at the Iguassu Motorcycle Travelers Hostel
Food - simple bbq or fish, salad, etc
Costs - US$5,00/person for food + US$ 1,00/beer
Hostel is US$ 20,00/person per night and US$ 10,00/tent. Special for the HU Mini-meeting - 20% discount for 3 night stay.
22/02 - Saturday
09:00 - tour at the Itaipu dam (biggest hydro-electric in the world). Normally you just have tour with a bus paying a fee, we'll get it for free and everyone is allowed to go with their bikes into the dam (need names and registration in advance for entrance procedures).
12:00 lunch at the meeting area
Afternoon: tour to the Iguassu falls or chill out
21:00 big barbecue (whole rib- 30 kg - slow cooked for 9 hours at the ground surrounded by fire). Slide show and info about the border crossings, info about selling bike after the trip in Paraguay and routes in SA.
Costs: US$ 10,00/person for food + US$ 1,00/drink
23/02 - Sunday
Tour to the Itaipu lake (30 km from Iguazu) spending the day there and dinner on the way back. Good camping area, bathrooms, bbq area and a lot of space to have a meeting.
Costs: US$ 7,00/person for food + US$ 1,00/drink; US$ 5,00 for the entrance at the lake area.
Rua nilópolis, 666
Foz do Iguaçu - Paraná
S 25.29.557 W54.33.047
Phone: 00 55 45 9956-1091
Space at the hostel : 9 person + tents (4 or 5)
- Rooms with single and doubles
- Air conditioning
- bathrooms with hot shower
- Free Wi-Fi
- Community kitchen
- BBQ area
- Camping area
- Safe parking for motorcycles, cars and trucks
- Storage of vehicles
From their website:
We also provide assistance for shipping your bike in and out of South America
The hostel is situated outside the central area, but it doesn't means that you won't find any shops around. The area is full of good restaurants, there's a laundry, supermarket, bakery and pizza shops two blocks from the hostel.
Sorry, online registration is now closed, but you can still register when you get there!
days to go!
What happens at HU events?
Horizons Unlimited 1st Brazil Meeting from Rodrigo Camilo
From welcoming travellers at the gate, to taking care of the campsite and making sure all the presentations run smoothly, the success of every HU event relies on the enthusiasm of its volunteer crew.
"What a wonderful bunch of people. I had no idea how much fun I'd have by helping out!"
"It was my absolute pleasure to be able to give something back to the HU community and working with such great folks really made the event special."
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, get more involved with Horizons Unlimited and have loads of fun! You can sign up to volunteer when you register for the meeting.
Comments about HU Brazil
"I'm giving this weekend the thumbs up and with the enthusiasm of Rodolfo Datsch I can only see it getting bigger and better each year."
"Great weekend and a once in a life-time experience. Thank you Rod for laying on a fabulous weekend. Everyone had a fun time and organizing the ride across the Itaipu dam will feature high on the list of top memories of the last 22 months traveling..."
"The Iguassu Motorcycle Travellers Hostel has been fun, affordable and rich in terms of getting your help with mechanics for my bike Batty, but also heard you helping others with insurance, re-registering bikes, buying and selling, and all that good stuff, so the service went well beyond the beds... All very grateful"
"Just wanted to say thank you to Rodolfo and Adreano for the great hospitality, and to Rod for putting on a great mini meeting and assisting myself and Kito in transfer of paper work for buying Kito's bike. I'm sure it will just be getting bigger and better in the furture."
"The meeting was great the food what can I say delicious...met some very interesting people...Typically Brazilian hospitality roll on next year, well done Rodolfo"
If you have a few minutes, please download the poster (Adobe pdf format) and print off a few and hand them round your club or your local bike shop or anywhere seems like a good place.
Poster in pdf format (500kb) full colour Event poster:
You may need to right click and choose "save target as..."
Iguassu Motorcycle Travelers Hostel
Rua nilópolis, 666
Foz do Iguaçu - Paraná
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Rodolfo Datsch is our local host. Rodolfo says: "I'm a person who loves to be on two wheels on unknown places, without any plans, meeting strange people, in general, a very normal traveller. I don't measure any efforts to help a fellow biker and I appreciate it when a traveller shows up at least for a drink in Iguazu."
Big thanks to Rodolfo for stepping up and making this event happen! We can always use help on the day - please volunteer to help out for a couple of hours when you signup (above)!
New to Horizons Unlimited?
Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle. The website, HUBB forum and regular events across the globe have inspired thousands of people to follow their dreams and take the road less travelled.
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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