Morocco, 2008: First Annual HU Travellers Mini-Meeting

Why Come to a Horizons Unlimited 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!

Maadid, Morocco, April 24-27, 2008

Report from Antonio Caldeia, the organiser for the meeting:

After two very interesting weeks in Morocco I’m back home and finally got the time to write.
Após duas interessantes semanas passadas em Marrocos, finalmente arranjei tempo para escrever.

I hope that you also arrived home safely.
Espero que tenhas chegado a casa em segurança.

I’m writing you these few words just to say thank you!
Estou a escrever estas poucas palavras apenas para te dizer muito obrigado!

The Horizons Unlimited Mini Meeting at Maadid was a very pleasant one thanks to your participation and of the others that took the effort to get there.
O Mini Encontro de viajantes Horizons Unlimited em Maadid foi muito agradável graças à tua participação e à daqueles que se deram ao trabalho de estarem presentes.

I was very pleased to meet you and I hope that we meet again.
Foi um prazer ter estado contigo e espero que nos re-encontremos brevemente.

If by any reason you happen to drive to Portugal please feel free to give me a call.
Quando e se necessitares de ajuda podes contar comigo e se quiseres aparecer para tomar um copo é só avisares.

I’ll be glad to assist you should the need arise, or at least have a beer or two with you.

Tudo de bom!
All the best, Antonio

See below for photos! Yes I wish I could have been there, and so do you! :)

How you can help - put up a few posters! 2008 poster available! Please post it everywhere!

The Plan

The plan is simple. Show up on Thursday or at the latest Friday afternoon, meet people and setup. Travel Presentations and Tech seminars are planned throughout the meeting, starting Friday night.


Don't you wish you were there?

Sorting the bikes

Bob and Kathy.

Bob and Kathy, Gold Wing riders from the USA

Gonçalo Mata presenting a budget

Gonçalo Mata presenting

A bedouin tent in the desert, ideal for inspiration and thinking about travel

Presentations with Moroccan comfort!

Presentations with Moroccan comfort!

Radek assisting Petr with his presentation


Radek assisting Petr

Membership - Show you're proud to be a Horizons Unlimited Traveller!

Just to clarify the membership situation: Currently there is no requirement to be a member to access the website, the HUBB or to receive the monthly e-zine. For now, 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.

We will also upgrade your status in the HUBB to Member. In addition to recognising your contribution through your status, this will allow you to upload a custom profile picture and custom avatar, store up to 50 private messages, upload more pictures (10 MB maximum storage) and create polls.

Another benefit we can provide is if you decide you want a t-shirt, mug, fleece jacket or other Horizons logo product from the Souk, you can purchase Member logo products at the basic price. Just let us know and we can arrange access to the Members Private Store.

Note that new Memberships with your Meeting Registration are applied as of the Meeting date, not earlier, unless you make a special request in the Comments box when you register.

You can help!

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...")

Poster in pdf format (886kb) full colour 2008 poster.

Thanks for the help!

The Meeting Location for 2008

Maadid, Morocco, near Erfoud. More details to come asap.

Getting There - Guided tour, GPS, Maps

Antonio Caldeira is leading a guided tour from Lisbon that you can join if you choose.

You can download a PDF file with loads of details here: 3.2mb)

More details and registration for the Tour on the site.

If you have any links or details for the area please let us know

Other Accommodation Possibilities

Not much! There is a camp area at the hotel.

Camping IS NOT included in your entry fee!

Information about the area


to come

Local Hosts

António Caldeira is the organizer for this event. Thanks António! If you want to help make this an even better event, please contact António. He could use some assistance!

If you have any questions, he can be contacted here:

António Caldeira
Rua Marques de Oliveira, 22 - 1º
4250-280 PORTO

Tel/Fax:  00 351 22 830 61 70


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See you at a meeting this year!

Grant and Susan

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