HU Travellers Meeting, Viedma Argentina, 2008

Horizons Unlimited Travellers Meeting

Sixth Annual Viedma Argentina Travellers Meeting

December 6-8, 2008

Why Come to an HU Motorcycle Travellers Meeting?

You can meet people who don't think you're crazy for wanting to ride your bike to South America or Africa or across Asia, or even around the world! Admit it, all your 'normal' friends and most of your family fears for your sanity! So, this is your opportunity to meet the people who will encourage you in that craziness, share their experiences and advice on how to do it, and maybe you'll meet them again in Mongolia or Timbuktu!

On the road now? Heading for Ushuaia? stop in to the Meeting - you'll meet loads of other travellers heading south - or north! Swap information and make new friends!

Location for 2008 was in La Boca, the "Los Trentinos" campground as in 2003-7.

On This Page

How you can help - put up a few posters! 2008 poster

What happened!

Rally Location - Where Was it?

Other Accommodation
Information about the area
Short History

What happened!

Report from Oscar Knecht, Meeting Organiser
HI Susan and Grant! The meeting was great, we had a wonderful time with the travellers. Was 23 moto travellers and two bicycle travellers. Was a very good week end. Thanks for the oportunity to know travellers that have different dreams and historys. We had asados, some beers and wine.

Thanks so much too, at all the people that made it possible and specials thanks to Sebastian Brunner. Javier Kapper send to me one sheepskin seat cover (donated by Alaska Leather!). If you need some information about the meeting, let me know please! Thanks again to Susan and you Grant: A big hug from Viedma. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the travellers. All the best: Oscar.

And from his daughter "Flopy" (Floricita)
Hi Grant, WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME :) Thanks again for give us the great opportunity that you give us every year to be part from this group of friends: Horizons Unlimited. We hope to meet you soon in other meeting, that would be really nice for us. A big hug from the Knecht's Family. :) I've attached photos from the meeting! (see below)

Our thanks go to Oscar and his family for all the amazing help and the fantastic event that they put on every year - it's become the big event of the year for travellers in South America!
From Fernando Rusconi, Argentina:

Hola amigos. Estas son algunas fotos del finde, fui al encuentro internacional de Horizons Unlimited que organiza cada año mi amigo Oscar en Viedma. Viajeros de todo el mundo se reúnen cada año para intercambiar experiencias y pasar unos momentos amenos de diversión y compañerismo. Espero poder ir el año próximo. Un abrazo a todos!

Hello friends. These are some photos of the weekend, I went out to the Horizons Unlimited international meeting, organized every year by my friend Oscar in Vadodara. Travelers from around the world gather each year to exchange experiences and spend a few enjoyable moments of fun and companionship. I hope I can go next year. A hug to everyone!

Download Fernando's Powerpoint pps file with meeting photos here.

Photos from Flopy:

HU Travellers Meeting at Viedma

more travellers
Travellers getting together in Viedma Argentina

travellers from everywhere
Travellers from everywhere!

Oscar and Daniel


best age for travelling!?
Best age for travelling?!

unknown activity?!!

Getting advice

Sebastian and Marisol
Sebastian and Marisol

Waiting for lunch.
Waiting for lunch - time to talk!

Patagonian road.
Patagonian roads - heading out for a ride.

Plan to be there next year if you're heading for South America!

You can help - for next year!

As soon as we have the 2009 poster ready. Please check back!

If you have a few minutes, please download the poster - (Adobe pdf format) and print off a few and hand them round your club or your local bike shop or anywhere seems like a good place.

(You may need to right click and choose "save target as...")

2008 Poster in pdf format, in English (885kb) full colour A4. 2009 Poster to come soon.

Thanks for the help!

Near Viedma, Argentina

GPS co-ordinates: 41º 03.167' W 62º 49.805' - this is for Los Trentinos

Note that your map may say "Balneario Massini" for those coordinates. Whatever, it's at the mouth of the Rio Negro.

Weather information

For Yahoo/ forecast click here...

Getting There - GPS, Maps

40° 49' South 62° 59' West.

Viedma is right on the main highway heading south from Buenos Aires. Hard to miss! You shouldn't have a problem finding the campsite once you get there, just ask for the "campground by the river". Phone Oscar for information if you have trouble. 02920-424096.

Other Accommodation Possibilities

There are hotels in town, shouldn't be a problem.

Information about the area

See the Viedma Community page.

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