The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown a hobby into a full time job and a labour of love.
When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site. You get additional privileges on the HUBB, access to the Members Private Store, and more to come as we roll out new systems. Of course, you get our sincere thanks, good karma and knowing you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. :-)
Travel BooksMotorcycle and travel books to inspire and inform you!
DVDs - Watch and Learn!
Horizons Unlimited presents!
Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
Advertisers- Horizons Unlimited is well-established as the first source of reliable, unbiased information on all aspects of motorcycle travel.
We reach a dedicated, worldwide group of real travellers, and are the only website focusing exclusively on long distance motorcycle travellers.
If you sell motorcycles or motorcycle accessories, riding gear, camping equipment and clothing, transport motorcycles, organize motorcycle tours, or have motorcycles to rent, you should be advertising with us!
Been home 2 years now from 18 months on the road. Over it. Off we go again in September. Ride Brisbane to Darwin, ship to Singapore stay in Thailand a wee while, freight to Bangladesh, Goa for Christmas, through Pakistan to Europe March/Aprilish.
3 of us. I am 56, husband 58. we are on Honda Shadows - 600's and Peter, 51 on a Harley is going to join us for his first taste of overseas bike travel. Not sure about attempting it on your own then you are welcome to start off with us. Ring me on 07 34088337 for more info. Or ask more questions here.
Just out of interest, David and Cheryl, what did you ride last time? How did the bikes turn out? I have looked at the Shadow and thought it a good bike for a long trip. Easy to ride and light. My plans also include Bangladesh so I am hoping to hear how your trip goes.
--"How can I be lost if I don't care where I am?"--
[This message has been edited by Nigel Marx (edited 08 June 2004).]
My bike is a 1997 Shadow 600 5 speed and Davids is a 1993 600 4 speed. You can trust a Honda to just keep on going. We wondered if it would take us on some difficult roads and then we thought that if it didnt then that didnt matter as there were millions of good surfaces to ride.As it turned out we were not restricted by using a cruiser. We rode from manali to Leh in the first week of June. Rode to Kashmir, the Afghan border areas Cambodia, Iran. You name it we took the bikes there and they never let us down. These are the bikes we are going away on again. Because of ground clearance you need to take spare radiator bottom hoses as we busted a few riding over rocky landslides or through creeks/rivers.
The highest road in the world didnt worry the bikes even though it is said that you loose 10 percent effeciency for ever 1000 meters of height.
Hi, we are leaving Bribie Island in September and heading to Darwin where we will ship to Singapore.
As far as Indonesia is concerned am sure a carnet is not needed but we are not going there as at this stage we do not feel comfortable travelling there as Australians. Have had 'so so' experiences travelling there so do not feel the need to go back.
Thanks for the info, I am also Australian and have had no probs at all in Indonesia as I work there. I will be in Brissy on Wed 7th July and will give you guys a call for a chat about your plans. Maybe myself and my wife would like to join you all?
Hi David and Cheryl,
Remember me? I met you at the OZ HU meeting at ULLMARA last year, you may have inspired me to do my trip! I am currently in Koh Samui, Thailand. And leave for Chang Mai on monday.
Will be in South East Asia till Xmas, so give me an email.
Oh ye, I bumped into your mad Brother and his wife in Brunei on the way to the UK, great people, say hello for me.
We met last year at the HU meeting and that inspired Wendy to get her license. We are currently riding around Australia and are in WA. We hope to be back in QLD late August and then we will probably 'do' QLD before heading overseas. We are looking at leaving Brisbane mid October and flying to Singapore then overland to the UK. Thailand to either Nepal or India (depending on weather in Nepal) We will get in touch when we get back to Brisbane if you haven't already left. When do you think you'll leave Darwin? Are u flying your bikes to Singapore or shipping by sea?
Andrew and Wendy
[This message has been edited by llanelli (edited 20 July 2004).]
Hi, sorry to take so long to answer but we have been away. We have found tennants for our house and are in the process of packing up and getting ready. Our plan is to leave here(Bribie island) at the beginning of September and ride to Darwin. Then to ship/Perkins to Singapore. Would be good if we were ready to fly ourselves by Sept 15th as that is the last day for the cheaper air tickets but having said that it all seems way too hard at the moment and I really think we will be later than that.
Spending a 'short' time in Thailand. It is so easy to spend too much time in Thailand. . . it is the sort of place that really lends itself to being on your bike. All so easy and nice.
But we want to spend Christmas in Goa so the plan is to air freight to Bangladesh and ride to Goa. Then in January slowly wander to Nepal, back into India and when the weather warms up a bit in March, do the ride to Quetta and through Iran. Not keen on doing that when it is too cold....how quickly one gets used to the Queensland weather.
Look really forward to you all joining us at any stage of the trip.
(Perhaps early Nov is when we will go from Bangkok to Bangladesh. Last time freighted to Nepal so thought we would try it a different way this time.)
Have thought that we will give Bangladesh a miss this time as they have problems with floods. . . I know that that happens every year, but they will not be back to 'normal' by the time we plan on being there. Will spend a bit longer in Thailand and then freight to Delhi or Goa.
Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.
What others say about HU...
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!
Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or
to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and
knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.