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!
My girlfriend & I are thinking of going, riding down on a pair of 1150GS'. Another friend may be going two up on an 1150 also.
We're thinking of going Val d'Isere & Col de l'Iseran on the D902 & meeting up with another guy on the afternoon of Friday 8th July at the Col. I can think of one or two others who may be going as well?
If we go, we plan to sail from Dover on the afternoon of Wednesday 6th July, travel 50-100 miles max, hotel for the night & an early start the following morning. The route will be N roads all the way, no motorway & tolls.
Originally posted by Steve Pickford: What, if any, are the facilities at the Stella site? Toilets & showers or in the nearest bush with a wet flannel?
This is an unorganised rally in the true spirit of yesteryear: people just meet there, camp, light fires, cook their own grub, drink lots and, most importantly, tell tall tales that get taller as the night wears on.
Also, remember, this is the highest rally in Europe. It gets nippy at night and it's often damp.
Having said all that there are a few options for the softies:
At the main site there is a "rifugio", a mountain hut, which serves food and drinks non-stop. There are toilets and (cold) showers. They also have the usual bunk accommodation, but I guess it's booked out long in advance.
People also camp at other spots further down. There, there are no facilities whatsoever.
A significant number of people choose to stay in various hotels, etc. in Bardonecchia. But, be aware that it's a long ride along a winding dirt track in the dark to get back down. You want to be sober for this one.
Finally, the last time I was there the cops had set up a checkpoint at the bottom of the road and were stopping all trail bikes coming down. I don't know what for; revenue gathering presumably.
This is probably my favourite rally, just because there is no organisation, nothing to pay, no band, stupid contests, etc. Great atmosphere.
Sadly, we'll miss it again this year, as we'll be going from the HUBB meeting to Scandinavia en route to NZ.
Have fun and ride safely.
Salut from Southern France, the bikers' paradise,
Just phoned P&0, they have a special offer for July. Normal price for one person & a bike with the MCN discount sailing Docer/Calais & return is £78.00, now £66.50. Could be a bit cheaper still if you sailed before 0630 or after 200hrs. We're sailing out on 06/07 at 1640 & returning on 12/07 at 1840 local time.
i may also go this year (from paris).
looked for information on internet but couldn t find the exact dates and exact place (how many kms from paris, which route do you plan to take ?) : is there a website about it ? or how to catch the right info for this year ?
nb : equipment needed : tent, sleeping bag (since it may be cold at night) ?
Originally posted by Steve Pickford: Just phoned P&0, they have a special offer for July. Normal price for one person & a bike with the MCN discount sailing Docer/Calais & return is £78.00, now £66.50.
also on the way :
in the south of france, based in Sisteron, i ve learnt recently that Alain Arnaud organises some nice bike tours offroad / in the trails in the southern alps and in provence. he is well experienced, some friends went there, he has some good reference, for example he has organised some touratech and bmw clubs meetings.
if i go to the stella, i ll leave from paris on friday morning 08 july, to sleep there friday night. and come back to paris on sunday night, maybe monday night.
if you want to make a stop in paris (?). i may get a nice road book from paris to there.
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.