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!
Iv just booked a flight from Manchester to Buenos Aires through Travelbag.
I paid up and got the flight details through. Now, im really worried about the connecting flights.
I have just 55 minutes between when my plane lands in Paris and when the next one takes off to Buenos Aires.
Is it just me or is that an impossible window ?
They said that its a valid connection and all flights are non-refundable and non ammendable.
The flights to buenos aires only go once a day and I have to meet someone in BA airport so cant be late, especially by a whole day or more.
Am I screwed ???
Possitive side is that both flights are at the same terminal and I only have hand luggage.
Security at CDG can take hours in itself. If my plane is just 10 mins late to land, then I wont make the next one
I have not done that route, but have travelled to the states on many occasions with simialr crazy link times, and missed the connection. The airline then just checks you onto the next available flight. They seem to do this so that they have a chance of clearing standby passengers IMO
I've also missed such connections; one way is by crossing a time change without anyone, including me, calculating that in the timings.
Europe time will be ahead of the UK by 1 hour, so you may have -5 minutes!
Take a deep breath ... and .... now... relax.
My last few weeks before leaving the UK had been a blur and lots of stuff turned a nightamre (liek being refused entry in my conencting flight, in Madir - long story!) but in the end all got resolved.
I have had connecting flights of 55 mins to go to SA (via Holland) in the past and all went fine.
Your luggage may not follow the same day though so pack an overnight pack with you but 55 mins should be ok for you unless your flight is severely delayed.
And if you miss it... there is nothing you can do right now, just worry when it happens, if it happens....
The things that are in your favor include the fact that it is a legal connection, it is the same terminal, you only have hand luggage, and I assume that you are connecting through on the same airline.
The things working against you is that you are connecting in France, birthplace of the term "laissez faire". On any given day there is a 50/50 chance that someone will be on strike.
That connection is usually plenty of time and typically the airline will try it's best to help you make it. They go out of their way for connecting passengers and typically will not even give away your seats if the next flight is oversold. Remember they announce boarding early but don't actually close the doors until very soon before the flight departs. Unfortunately a lifetime of being late for flights will teach a person that
CDG is the most annoying place to get around ... spend the first flight memorising the route to the next gate & make a run for it ... I have a horrible feeling you won't be landing from Manchester & leaving for BA from the same terminal ..
As for French ground staff; don't yell, shout or get up tight - they respond well to 'what would you do in my situation' .. and try to speak a few words of French to break the ice, or they might be a bit icy with you!
Well, i've since learnt that I will be arriving and landing in the same terminal (2).
Also learnt that you should NEVER book flights with travel bag as they are total unhelpful arse holes who leave you on hold to India for 3 hours just to tell you its a £250 admin charge to change flights...
My friend is a pilot for BA and when I told him I have 55 mins between flights he said
"your never gonna make that, air France are always late"
I guess what happens, happens !!
I forgot to add, I guess that you are flying with Aerolineas Argentinas from Paris to BA (via MAdrid?) . I took it few times (to go from Paris to Madrid) and as this flight arrives from Argentina 1st, it was every time severely delayed (up to 4 hours!) . Don´t worry too much. see you in BA.
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.