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!
looking for a gps that'll do a bit of everything for me (except drink my and ride my bike) . i do a lot of riding on the road in europe so am looking for good detailed road mapping of europe. also i would like something that can be used on a off road basis.doing morocco soon and although i'm told i dont need it would be nice to have to get used to in an area where i dont need it. do these gps's show only paved road's or do they also show gravel tracks? my favourite! in other words between two cities will it direct me on tarmac or give me an option to go down tracks instead? also i want something i can type coordinates into for petrol stations etc. also if i went on an rtw i would like something that i can just change the sd card for each country i enter into rather than carry a computer with me. i was looking at the garmin 276 but i notice that you can only use their cards which then makes it expensive.also i notice the 60csx is popular here,will it do all that i'm asking? sorry if there's lots of questions but i'm a beginner at gps and prefer to buy something that'll last the rough and tumble's on an AT and does'nt go out of date in two months also. dont really want to spend more than £500/€750 any help would be greatly appreciated
Pricing .. well a 60Cx (drop the S and save a few beans) with City Navigator Europe would be what in £s? (City Navigator is able to tell you how to get from one place to another - good for crowed places like europe)
For Morocco you can get a good free map for your garmin .. will not do autoroutring (telling you how to get from one place to another) but it does have most of the tracks.
And then you can buy smellybikers Wanderlust world map .. at not much cost and with increasingly good detail. This also does not do autorouting.
On the tracks you won't want autorouting .. you will want to stop and figure things out .. if for no other reason than to look around, stretch legs .. check the luggage. Take a photo.
I'm riding from Cape town to cairo at the moment and I'm using a Garmin Zumo. I looked at before i went and thought it looked too simple to be any use. So id started the trip without any at all and ended up buying it in Namibia.
I previously used a Garmin 2610 but have to say that this thing is great. the screen is a touch screen and is pretty big and is glove friendly.
You can put on maps on straight forward SD cards.
In africa i, using a program called Tracks4Africa and its good. It is not auto routeable but you can ounch in co-ordinates for anywhere.
There is always a fuel icon always present which will give you the nearest fuel pumps in decending order ( although a few times i was worried i found fuel nearer than it said).
I have it mounted on its own bracket and I have driven hard over very rough ground and there is no problem with it.. no need for a fncy Touaratech one.
As far as I know its easy to get europe city maps which will be autorouteable
Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only.
Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."
"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"
Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' 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.