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 crossed the river from Mexico to Guatemal at Frontera Corozal. It was a lot of fun. When you enter the down you will have to pay 15 pesos to enter because of the ruins, the follow the paved road all the pay to the river. The immigration office is on the right hand side, I think it is a terquoise color and it is gated, ask anyone and they will know. After you stop there dont bother with the people stopping you as you make your way to the river, they charge a lot more then the people at the river, plus you can bargin with them easier once at the river. I pain 200 pesos for me and the bike because I took the first offer when stopped on the road. I worked my way from 800 to 400 to 200 pesos. You can get a better deal at the river. Anyway you will put your bike in the boat cross and it is a little difficult to get it up the other side fully loaded but there will be people there to help and a LASO tied to the front of the bike with someone pulling is a great idea. Once you are up the bank head south to Bethel about a 20 minute ride. The town on the other side is no place I wanted to hang out. Once you come to the intersection at the end of the road stay STRAIGHT/ LEFT dont go RIGHT. The immiration office is on the left, the only building there, you cant miss it. If you see a lot of houses, stores and people turn around you went into Bethel and the immigration office is the other way. You can exchange pesos and dollars at the hut next to the immigration office too. If the lady that owns it isnt there then ask if you can meet her on your way to Flores, we did and it worked great. The officer in the immigration office speaks English very well and it was only $5. The whole crossing was exciting and easy. The road to Flores was rough dirt but fun. I had to cross some flooded parts about halfway to my knees but it was fun.
If you need anymore information let me know I highly recommed this crossing.
Yep,its cool, did it going the other way and paid $20 for the boat.
I think the only thing to watch is if you're coming from Mexico, you may have had to use your credit card for the temp import when you arrived in Mexico but if you don't sign out within 30 days, you might get charged something like $300 as there is no Aduana at this border, the nearest one being in Palenque. If you paid cash at the border, you'd probably be fine.
Coming the other direction, I ended up not having any temp import paperwork for my bike as the Immigration guys in Palenque couldn't be bothered to do the paperwork so when entering the USA, I breezed straight through while my partner who came in to Mexico from Belize had to go back to Mexico to try and clear their temp import.
I did this in Jan. It was raining when we arrived. No one asked for money. We stopped and ate and got local info at the restaurant on the north side of street.
Getting up the river bank in the mud was difficult. The amazing part was watching them take an F150 pickup accross on a pair of boats.
We didn't process any paperwork when we left Mexico. Entered Guatemala at Bethel and a couple days later reentered Mexico at La Masilla. We acted like we were clueless (mostly true) and I think the whole experience was around $35.
Thanks for the information guys. I am in Frontera Corozal right now and had a chat witht he mexican migracion officer. it seems straightforward. he said the road from bethel to Flores is unpaved for 50km, after which it is straightforward. Aduana is indeed in Flores only, not in bethel. i can get the bike checked in at Flores apparently. However, it is the $50 for the bike crossing across the river and the thoguht of the unpaved road for 50km that worries me. I might just be a good boy and do the La Messila crossing.
But am sorely tempted.
Can anyone tell me how bad the unpaved road section is? my bike is rather heavy with all the gear.
Also, any advise with getting the moto on to the launch? How much did you help the bystanders get the bike on and off the llancha?
"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.