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!
MoroccoTopics specific to Morocco, including Western Sahara west of the berm
We've had a code update on the HUBB that should fix any issues with the new right hand column. If the HUBB "looks funny" or is too narrow with the Forum description squished up, please force a refresh to get the latest code update. (Hold down the shift OR ctrl key, and click the refresh button on your browser, OR Ctrl R, OR on Macs, Command R). If you still have a problem please post it here.
Heard so many bad stories regarding entering Morocco, could someone be kind enough to do a step by step guide from boarding the ferry in Spain to riding off and what's involved involved inbetween.
Quite simple. If you are crossing to Ceuta that's still Spain so when you land there's no formalities.
If crossing to Tanger Ville (Tanger Town) or Tanger Med (the new port) then passport control is done on board the boat. Whilst waiting for the ferry complete the police immigration form you should have been given with the tickets. Then as soon as you are on board look for people queuing with passport/forms in hand and join the queue.
If you've not been to Morocco before (or have a new passport) a police ID number will be stamped in your passport. The details need to be entered onto the police computer system and sometimes this is done on board with a notebook PC, other times it's done on land after arrival. You need to show your passport when you exit to board to prove you've been processed.
You then drive to the customs point which is 200m at Tanger Ville and about 1km at Tanger Med. There you hand over your D16TER temporary vehicle import form together with V5C log book and wait patiently for it to be processed. Eventually it gets returned to you and you can move off.
If you don't have green card coverage for Morocco you can normally buy border insurance at Tanger Med from a booth on the left; there's also a change book. At Tanger Ville they are on the right.
DO NOT allow one of the touts to assist you. It's unnecessary and they often make the process slower by trying to show it's difficult to extract money from you.
If someone asks you for your documents only hand them over to customs or police.why.
Strongly agree with what Tim has written about tips etc.
Tanger Med is not as slick as it was and the touts have surfaced. We exited today and were given the run around requiring several douaniers to "inspect" the D16 and receive multiple stamps instead of the usual one.None of the looked at the vehicles, the Xray scanner staff couldn't be bothered scanning the vehicles and there were no searches.
Clocks went forward here last night which didn't help as some staff hadn't realised resulting in much confusion on ferry times even taking into account the Morocco/Spain time difference.
Plus ca change......
Don't let this put you off. as border crossings go it's very straightforward and well worth it to visit a fantastic country.
I was advised not to worry about tickets till i got to the port, never again, touts swinging out of me in Algerizas and would have had a much easier ride had i bought my tickets before the port in any of the agents selling tickets on the way down, thats my advice anyway
[I][We exited today and were given the run around/I]
Sorry to hear that. I also left out of tan med today about 5pm.
Not having been there before. The place looks like a space ship compared to the rest of morocco, at least the bits I've seen.
Place was deserted and all was quiet and no hassle. Bought my ticket on the right, pSome fat bloke in an orange jumpsuit tried to attract my attention but was easy to brush off.
Police and customs all normal.
Didn't go so well on the way out, almeria Nador on the acconia 'wisteria'.
Went to ride off and half my baggage was missing (moto). They tried to blame the pax but I am sure it was one of the crew. Had a bad feeling about them. Bike was parked by itself right at the back, no drivers would have gone anywhere near it when getting off. It was only an opportunistic grab, but unlucky for me a valuable bag. They could have ransacked my panniers too. I don't think they would go as far as breaking into cars. Plenty of vans with junk on top.
When you arrive at Tanger Med, drive through the port to the customs area. If you've signed and dated your D16 just approach one of the blue uniformed douaniers - blue uniform with peaked cap, not the anorak wearing "helpers"
If you've not been to Morocco before you'll then be directed to another booth where a member of the police will enter your CIN number (which was stamped into your passport on the ferry) into the police computer.Once this is done you can present your D16 to the douanier. He'll take your D16 to one of the booths where the details will be entered onto the computer. EVENTUALLY - he'll collect it from the booth and return it to you.
The only glitch we had yesterday was there were no policemen in the booths so we had to walk up to the main terminal building.
Just be patient - and smile. And don't forget most Moroccans are mad on football so use this universal language!
Hello Tito, I'm in Morocco now and it's really cold and wet.
I never had any touts approach me at all in Tanger Med, it was a right mad house though as I was on the third boat to dock one after the other.
You can just stay in your car and you will be guided into a waiting area and the customs will come to you and collect and return your D16 and this year I was asked if I had any guns or catholic bible.
I just find the whole thing funny, the Moroccans blasting their horns and driving their cars into any gaps going, the Police, helpers and customs trying to maintain control and failing and then it kept raining really heavily.
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! Voting will commence soon for the 2015 HU Calendar winners!
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!
Membership - Show you're proud to be a Horizons Unlimited Traveller!
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 such as this one (18 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.