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!
Just wondering if there is a central 'database' of overland sahara routes (as GPS Points) freely downloadable.
If not maybe I could set one up. there is tons of waypoint info travellers have put up on the web generally (especially Italian) and I have alot.
It would be great to share info like this, but data is all over the place it seems.
My first concern is are they owners intellectual property? (eg from CS's books and CDs I purchased commercially)
Personally I find the waypoints are usefull for
(1)of course actual use on trip for 'guidance' with care. preferably with descriptions
(2)I find they make great planning tools when using oziexplorer or TTQV with electronic sahara maps of varying scales. quick comparisons of routes are possible and flicking between different map scales usefull and interesting
Although I have a considerable collection myself, they all come from books and Data CDs purchased. would it wrong to post them? -probably
I found a great site to share GPS routes, tracks and waypoints. But today, it covers only SouthAfrica. The adress is www.tracks4africa.com.co.za The user interface is realy cool and done to support many different data formats.
It should be great to create something similar for Sahara routes. I'm talking with the webmaster of this site about this idea...
Regarding the copyrights, I think there is no right on GPS waypoints only, but they are not realy useful without the description and comments (which have copyrights). You can use Waypoints found into other guides, as long as you are writing your own comments and description.
Personaly, I'm sharing my routes and tracks on www.voyages4x4.com. Sorry, it's in French, but you can download for free all the routes and tracks (TTQV format).
I also have many other tracks and routes I received from other guys for Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Mali, Benin, Togo; and will be happy to share them, if you are creating a shared database. (and also intersted by yours).
I and Hugh Martin are trying to get thoughts together for a sahara only waypoint site. We hope it will be THE central database for sahara routes, with an upload facility for anyone wishing to share data.
I publish on my website only the routes and waypoints that have been verified (by me or friends) and with clear comments and descriptions.
I can send by mail other data, but "as is", without any support.
Send me an e-mail with the country or area you are looking for (too much data to put all in one file).
web : http://www.voyages4x4.com
[This message has been edited by ppoublan (edited 07 August 2004).]
"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.