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!
It is possible, but the bike will be sent as freight. Not cheap to send by air to the other side of the globe. You need to contact a freight agent, or the airlines cargo depts directly (some of them will forward you to an agent anyway) to get quotes. I'd guess it will cost at least 1500-2000 euros one way.
And do note, that taking a foreign bike temporarily to Oz, you'll need the carnet. And regardless of the type of import, or where the vehicle is from, it will have to be 'clean as new' to pass a quarantine inspection (google AQIS to find out the details). In short, you better have a long holiday in Oz, for sending your own bike to make any sense. If you don't, then I'd advice to consider renting.
I´m not an expert on their regulations, but I think importing for 2 years might not be possible on a carnet... so it would probably have to be a permanent import, means you pay all taxes & duties. But that is just guessing, you´ll have to find out, how it goes officially.
If you seriously want to freight the bike there, the distance is so long, that I think you´d be able to send it a lot cheaper by sea. I´ve actually sent my DL650 from Sydney to Helsinki by sea, and paid under 700 euros total, that includes even the costs at the receiving end. Ocean freight itself was only about 500 euros.
But this was over 4 years ago, and sending from Europe to elsewhere could cost more than sending on the same route to Europe. Sounds funny, but the exact costs depend on so many things, and Europe is expensive. And all in all (counting from the date, when I left the bike with the shipper, to the date, when I had it on the road again in my home country) it took about 2 months to send by sea, whereas air freight would have taken about 2 days!
The company that I used was Tradelanes (in Melbourne, easily found with Google).. I´m not sure, if they´d be able to help you out if sending the other way, but might not hurt to ask.
just flew my bike home from uk to perth,australia it was around 1600 squids with james cargo.my pannier box got wrecked and no one seems to take responsability but it was quick and yes i would actually use them again.
oz quarantine is a pain and it will take a couple of runs to the airport to free your scrubbed and spotless steed.
carnet is for one year.
better buy one here and sell it on the way out!!(they are exxy compared to the rest of the world here too especially now with the exchange rate).
message me if you need more info.
"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.