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!
I am traveling on a vstrom and would like to know if anyone has recent info regarding the roads from Cairns to Normanton to Burketown to Borroloola. Any sealed areas? If not is it hard dirt, bull dust, or gravel? Front end washes out bad on loose stuff when loaded down. Thanks for your help.
My map (HEMA '07 QLD) shows sealed to normanton then unsealed. sorry cant help w conditions from then on.
Is changing tyres an option? run something pretty aggressive up front and youll be ok. i just rode up to cape york on a loaded tenere on nobs and it was nothing but fun (ok except for the really deep sand with narrow wheel ruts). save your road tyres for when you get back (if you go Back)
I am traveling on a vstrom and would like to know if anyone has recent info regarding the roads from Cairns to Normanton to Burketown to Borroloola. Any sealed areas? l
You can get Cairns to Burketown all sealed IIRC -(at least it seamed easy .. migh be secitions of good dirt?). but the direct route Burketown to Borroloola is dirt. Can be corrogated, sandy bits. And rock bits that damage rims on road bikes at speed.
Get the Hemma Australia Motorcycle Atlas - 3rd Ed ISBN13: 9781865002361 Home
Has all the basic info you need .. and some suggestions for roads to travel.
Try this site for up to date road conditions. 4WDing, Camping & Caravanning around Australia @ ExplorOz it is for 4WD's but it will get you what you are after. The Hema Motorcycle Road Atlas is good but the detail is a little small for my fading eyes (43 years old). It is the ideal size to fit into a tank bag and is spiral bound for ease of use.
You can't be a bad person if you ride a Strom (I ride a DL1000), if you get down this way look me up. Always looking for an excuse to go for a ride, ok who really needs one!
My final advice is to plan around the northern wet season and you will be fine, regardless of the riding surface.
I am from the Atherton tabeland and have rode that route several times. You will find sealed road all the way to Normanton, about 30 k of dirt now the other side to Croydon sealed to Burketown but Boorooloola will be dirt. No it is September before the wet so the roads will be good, maybe some corragations and some bull dust depends how many cattle trucks have been pulling through there? But the is a large Zinc mine up there (Century, Zinifex) so the road is constantly graded these days.
You will be ok, it is good but lonely ride, don't forget to stop into the Purple pub for a in Normanton. And depending on your timing just west of Mt Surprise, about 5 km out there is a fence with wire gate on ur left go through here and u can camp on the Einsleigh river. Just ask at the pub in Mt Surprise.
I rode The section from Doomagee to Borrooloola last month The road is in good condition is mostly graded gravel and while there a few rougher sections, you should have no problem. Dont forget that Hells gate roadhouse is now closed and you will need to carry fuel. Also be aware that temps are now rising dramatically and it wont be long before the wet season is upon us. Make sure you carry enough water.
Hope this helps. have a great ride.
Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!
Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).
"Inspiring and hilarious!"
"I loved watching this DVD!"
"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."
Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' 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.