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!
Has anyone recently (mid 2005 onward)travelled the piste (road?) from Tam to Arlit? I want to take a robust road car to Benin but not on coastal route if possible. Read Chris Scott's great story Merc in Maroc, but I won't modify my car that much. Ideas? Experience? Also, do I REALLY have to take a 'guide' in the car 100% of the time in Algeria?
People have been doing this piste in 2WDs since cars got to the Sahara and it's easier than ever now. Its pretty sandy so bashplate or heavy springs are not so important as in Maroc. Good tyres, a tow rope and a spade will do you. It's a great drive.
>Also, do I REALLY have to take a 'guide' in the car 100% of the time in Algeria?<
Afriad so, Alg is stricter than Libya - at least for the moment.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Chris Scott:
[B]People have been doing this piste in 2WDs since cars got to the Sahara and ... Good tyres, a tow rope and a spade will do you. It's a great drive.
Chris, I did not expect a reply from you! Does this route feature in your book? Oops, you guessed, I haven't got a copy yet.
I was thinking of: Italy - Tunis - Nefta - el-Oued - Ghardaia - in Salah - Tam - in Guezzam/Assamaka - Arlit - Agadez - Dosso (instead of going as far as Niamey) Malanville/Gaya – Parakou.
Hi David, the piste from Tam is in the book - A10 to Niger.
The route looks fine tho I dont know the places after Agadez. Sure beats the Atlantic route.
I was just talking with Yves from Switz (who is the agent for Tanezrouft Voyages) and they were discussing offering a fixed price/duration for the trans Alg run (El Oued-Assamaka) for a fixed (max) number of cars as the interest is there.
Sounded like a very good deal to me...
if you don't find a way to enter Algeria without asking for the services of a travel agency, then you will have to look for a guide from border to border (via Algiers is my favorite).
If you need the services of an agency, calculate about 650 EUR for a transit from Taleb Larbi to Ain Guezzam taking normaly 8 days. Tanezrouft Voyages offers this kind of service.
Hi , Yves
This proposition seems interesting .
Do Tanezrouft Voyages organize sort of convoys to travel across Algeria ( to share the price of 650 euros beetween several vehicles ) ?
In both direction ?
Thanks for your reply .
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!
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.