Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Travellers Seeking Travellers

Travellers Seeking Travellers Meet up with other travellers on the road, or find someone to travel with to the ends of the earth!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 29 Jan 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
South-America !!! early 2015


we are planning a trip early 2015 from Germany to South America.
The plan is to leave after Xmas 2014 and ship the bikes beforehand
to Rio and start from there. The plan of the order of the countries is still for discussion. We are 2 guys on 2 bikes and looking for another participant.
The plan is to travel for about 6 months to max. 1 year.

Anyone interested to join the trip of a lifetime ?


Last edited by djosmann; 1 Feb 2014 at 04:21.
Reply With Quote
Old 1 Feb 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 7
Hello Djos,

Sounds great! I am thinking for a while for a trip from south to north, ore likewise to make. But what are your plans exactly, ore is it as much as open at this time?

Enjoy your weekend, and like to hear more of your story.

Kind regards,
Reply With Quote
Old 4 Feb 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
South America

Hi Geert,

as far as now we know that we going to start in Rio, end of January.
I'll be going from Germany and my buddy is coming from New Zealand.
He probably join for 6 months or so and I planned for a year.
The route is totally still open with no obligations.
How about your plans ?
Reply With Quote
Old 6 Feb 2014
c-m c-m is online now
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Norwich, UK
Posts: 35
I was meant to go well now, but finances didn't permit.

I'm planning to go next year (early 2015) too, but more like mid-january or early February.

I'm not sure about shipping to Brazil. Don't they have the worst customs?

I've had quotes for shipping form Hamburg to Buenos Aries, and to Quito, but they were far too high at €1700 one-way.

I've heard reports of some people shipping from Rotterdam to Suriname for less than €1000 including all fees. That's more my price :-)

I'll keep in touch via this thread.
Reply With Quote
Old 8 Feb 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Hi there,

I meant January 2015 as well. Still have to earn some more
pesetas first.
Good input with Brasil. Need to collect more infos.
However we have the chance to go on a cruise which arrives on Rio on
25th Jan 15. This is a good opportunity.
Lets keep in touch ..
Reply With Quote
Old 12 Feb 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 5
South-America !!! early 2015

Hello there,
I'm also in the first planing steps of my South America Trip spending about two month starting in January 2015 and maybe a second part of another two months starting round October 2015. At this time I don't know if the start will be in Chile oder in Argentina.

The cheapest shipping method I think will be to share a container if you get enough people to fill it up

If you want to share anything like trip details, transport offers or other good adresses, ... we can keep in touch in this thread.

Kind regards from Austria
Reply With Quote
Old 2 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5
South America

Hi Ewi,

got a couple of proposals for shipping the bike and
its recommended NOT to ship the bike to Brazil or Argentina.
Best place seem to be Valpariso. Costs 699 Euro.
I have a passage already with a cruise ship to Americas, early Jan.
Please let me know if u still interested and we can share phone nr.

Bets rgds
Reply With Quote
Old 2 Weeks Ago
c-m c-m is online now
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Norwich, UK
Posts: 35
That is a really good price.

What do you mean that you have passage already with a cruise ship? I didn't think that there were any passenger ships from Europe to America.

Are you personally (not the bike) not flying to South America?
Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Croydon
Posts: 6
Sa 2015

Hi All,

I will be out of work at the end of this year and will be able to take about 6 months and was planning a South American Trip from January.

I am based in the UK and was going to ship from here using James Cargo by Air to Buenos Aires as its a good route to take at that time of the year (from a weather perspective). The price is about 1500 Euros all inclusive (that's one way).

Route wise was thinking something along the lines of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Columbia, then I could potentially ship over to Panama but its really a loose plan and will change once on the road. The idea is to continue as much as I can until I need to come back and get back into work

Happy to share / join discuss in more detail


Reply With Quote

2015, americas, latin america, south america, trip planning

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 - Heading east from Europe, add your itinerary / plans kim Travellers Seeking Travellers 40 1 Day Ago 20:47
North America - South America 2015 Nath Travellers Seeking Travellers 6 18 Mar 2013 21:59
Best country in South America to ship too from europe ? thecoon South America 11 31 Jan 2013 15:25
South america by boat from Europe 01/2013 Yannis Travellers Seeking Travellers 2 18 Oct 2012 18:45


HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

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

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!

What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

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!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

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.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:16.