HU Travellers Mini-Meeting France 2014

Horizons Unlimited Travellers Mini-Meeting

5 - 7 Sep, 2014 - 'Camping Les Tours', St Amans-des-Cots, Aveyron

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.

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Informations sur l'événement ...

Vous êtes invités à participer à la 2ème édition du « mini-meet France » au Camping Les Tours du Vendredi 5 au Dimanche 7 Septembre 2014 :

Camping Les Tours
12460 St Amans-Des-Cots

GPS : 44°40'00.2"N 2°40'56.7"E

Vos hôtes, John (Pongo), Mark et Gemma (Gemmasun) seront heureux de vous accueillir pour partager tous ensemble de nombreuses histoires de voyages à motos ! ?

Le site dispose de tous les équipements que vous attendez d'un camping 4 * :
- un magasin
- bar
- restaurant
- piscine

Camping Les Tours.

Il est situé au milieu de la belle campagne Aveyronnaise au bord du lac de Selves.

A proximité se trouve St Amans-des-Côts où vous pourrez trouver un petit supermarché, un boucher, une station-service 24/24, un tabac et un distributeur de billets.

Le Camping situé au bord du lac n'est pas très fréquenté en Septembre et nous sera quasiment dédié.

Les frais de camping sont de 15 €/nuit pour une petite tente. Le paiement s'effectue à l'arrivée.

Si vous préférez un hébergement en caravane, vous pouvez réserver directement avec le camping sur leur site internet (Prévenez nous si vous choisissez cette option).

Camping Les Tours.

Le plan (flexible) :

Vendredi après-midi : Arrivée des participants, inscription/paiement, mise en place du camping et détente au bord du lac / piscine.

Vendredi 19 heures : ''accueil et bienvenue'' au bar. Suivi de : boissons, repas, discussions ou vice versa !!

Samedi : Matinée détente, sorties locales, repas à votre convenance.

Samedi : (15h au bar) : présentations par les adhérents HU sur les thèmes de l'aventure et des voyages à moto. Venez chercher l'inspiration et profitez de cette occasion pour trouver les réponses à vos questions.

Samedi : 19h30 + : BBQ au bord du lac, boissons et bonne humeur.

Dimanche: Petit déjeuner et au revoir.

Pour assister à cet évènement, inscrivez-vous dès que possible, car le nombre de participants est limité à 50 personnes.

Si vous souhaitez présenter votre histoire ou intervenir sur un sujet autour du voyage à moto, merci de nous le signaler dès que possible.

A bientôt, on vous attend nombreux !

Mark et Gemma seront sur place tout l'été, et seront ravi de répondre à toutes vos questions à propos du site ou de la région.

HU France mini-meeting.


You are invited to France's second mini-meet at Camping Les Tours, from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September at:-

Camping Les Tours
12460 St Amans Des Cots
Aveyron, France

GPS:- 44°40'00.2"N 2°40'56.7"E

Your hosts will be John (Pongo), Mark and Gemma (gemmasun) who are looking forward to meeting you, and to enjoy much traveller and motorbike talk?

The site has all the facilities you'd expect from a 4* campsite including:- a shop; bar; restaurant and swimming pool. It's set in the middle of the glorious Aveyron countryside by the beautiful '' Lac de Selves ''.

Nearby is St Amans Des Cots where you'll find a small supermarket; butchers; 24 hour petrol; a tabac and a 24 hour ATM.

The site is pretty empty at this time of year so we'll have the place to ourselves and all our camping will be lakeside.

Camping costs will be €15 per small tent per night. Pay on arrival.

If you'd prefer to stay in a mobile home, you can book directly with the campsite using their website. If you choose this – please let us know.

The (very loose) Plan:-

Friday afternoon: Arrive; register and pay; set up camp and relax by the lake/swimming pool

Friday 7pm: Welcome talk at the campsite bar. Then eat, drink and be merry

Saturday morning: Lazy morning; local rides; lunch out; whatever you like.

Saturday 3pm: Come listen to presentations by fellow HU members about their travelling adventures in the bar. Be inspired. Ask questions.

Saturday 7:30: BBQ by the lake, drinks and general jollity,

Sunday: Breakfast and goodbyes

If you'd like to come along then please register as soon as possible as numbers are limited to 50.

If you're interested in giving a presentation that's great. please let us know.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Mark and Gemma are on site all summer and happy to help with questions about the site or the area.

Any profits will be donated to the Motorcycle Outreach Charity via HU.

HU France 2013 attendees.

HU France 2013 attendees

'Camping Les Tours', St Amans-des-Cots, Aveyron, France

View of lake.

The location is an established holiday site with both camping and fixed accommodation. HU members Mark and Gemma Herron (Gemmasun) are on site during the summer and are making arrangements. As the dates are after the main holiday season there will be minimal contact or involvement with other holiday makers. The site has excellent facilities with a lakeside environment.

Camping Les Tours.

Food (a la carte or cook your own)

  • There is a restaurant/bar and shop on site and other shops with in very easy reach for provisions of your choice/budget for the BBQ on Sat night.
  • BBQ equipment will be made available for anyone who wishes to use/get involved on Saturday night at the lakeside.
  • Please bring your own Spork and plate and something to sit on!

Relaxing over dinner at HU France 2013 mini-meeting.

Practicalities/Campsite information

  • All campers will be together in great pitches by the lake.
  • Toilet blocks are close by pitches.
  • Campsite shop will be open in the mornings.
  • Campsite bar open lunch time and evening.

HU France 2013.








Hi there

wanted to signup or register for this event in France in Sept. but the link does not open anything. Please let me know when this will be functional.



Hi Jacques, thanks for persevering! Registration is now officially open for the France 2014 Mini-Meeting. There is no registration fee for this event, but please do register so the organisers know how many are coming. If you like, you can purchase an HU Membership or t-shirt when you register. :)

Grant & Susan


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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 France

"I have to say I have never met a bunch of awesome, like minded people in such a short time. Mark and Gemma thanks heaps, sensational effort and hospitality, kind regards to all :-)"

" Another vote of thanks to Gemma, Mark & Pongo for a fantastic weekend. Lesser beings would have been defeated by the weather but everyone rallied to make it a great event, hopefully the first of many. Same time next year?"

"A huge thank you to Mark and Gemma who put on a brilliant few days, worked damned hard to make everyone feel 'at home', and organised some superb food and a fridge full of, all put together in the 'meet' tent, where we spent some happy hours listening to travellers tales from a magical, eclectic mix from all over the planet.

The biggest thanks must go to everyone who came, enjoyed it, and felt that we should do the same next year. Thanks also to Yvon Bodelot, Touratech's French Importer, for spending two days with us and being enthusiastic and sharing some interesting ideas."

HU France Venue Location

'Camping Les Tours', St Aman-des-Cots, Aveyron, France

GPS:- 44.666722, 2.682417

Local Hosts

John Whyman (Pongo) and Mark and Gemma Herron (Gemmasun) are the local organisers for this event.

Big thanks to John, Mark and Gemma 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!

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