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.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6 Feb 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Posts: 15
Sweden to Singapore overland

Starting from Sweden in May 2010 I plan to ride a Gold Wing (GL1800) to Singapore via Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand & Malaysia. Visa research indicates that Myanmar may be a block so it would be the turn-around point unless a way can be found around it. (I have travelled the six continents and around the world, via Siberia, so I know the Wing can do this trip even if some say NO). Remember that a number of visas and carnets will be required. I'm getting mine before I start. Any takers? Hans (the Biker)
PS If you want to see photos of my trips you can find them on FaceBook.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6 Feb 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Birmingham,England
Posts: 153
Sweden to Singapore

Hi Hans. You are right Myanmar is impossible, however if you fancy transiting China and exit into Loas there is a small group making this trip in July. we will enter China from Mongolia on or about the 15th of July and exit into Laos on about the 8th of August. from Laos you can cross into Thailand or continue south into Cambodia. If you are interested in joining the group please let me know.

Regards Jimmy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 6 Feb 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy46 View Post
Hi Hans. You are right Myanmar is impossible, however if you fancy transiting China and exit into Loas there is a small group making this trip in July. we will enter China from Mongolia on or about the 15th of July and exit into Laos on about the 8th of August. from Laos you can cross into Thailand or continue south into Cambodia. If you are interested in joining the group please let me know.

Regards Jimmy
Hi Jimmy,
Thanks for reply & info. Possible. However, I understand that some of the Asian countries, Laos , Vietnam etc do not permit big bikes to enter.
Regards, Hans
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 6 Feb 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Birmingham,England
Posts: 153
Sweden to Singapore

Hi Hans, re large bikes..I believe it is only Vietnam that restricts entry to large bikes ( in fact just lately it has been difficult to enter on any none Viet registered bike) Laos, Thailand, Cambodia have no such restrictions and do not use a Carnet system ( usefull if you want to leave the bike and travel home etc).

Regards jimmy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 9 Feb 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Posts: 15
Hi Jimmy,
Thanks for info. Seems like the cost of a Carnet for Iran forces me to scrubb the Sweden-Singapore trip. Last year I made a deposit of US$16500 and paid a fee of C$550 to Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) for a Carnet to cover the Gold Wing transit thru Egypt. Tnis year CAA needs a deposit of C$43500 for transit thru Iran. Do you know if there is any way to ride thru Iran without a Carnet?
Regards, Hans
Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Greetings from Sweden Smurfen Welcome to HU 2 8 Apr 2009 10:51
Sweden off- and onroad burnout1 Europe 2 12 Oct 2007 21:04
Sweden coxlionel Europe 0 9 May 2006 20:36
Norway and Sweden Bobo Route Planning 24 17 Feb 2005 04:16
all overland singapore to turkey is it possible? blackelk Route Planning 2 29 Sep 2003 15:35

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

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

amazon

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 06:25.