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Running a website the size of Horizons Unlimited is a huge job. It's been my full-time job for over 10 years now, and Susan is now too, because there's just so much to do, so it also has to make us a living!

We'd like to say thanks first to all those readers of our site who feel we provide content worth supporting, and have done so by donating directly to us with a Membership.

We also have a number of very generous sponsors, affiliates and advertisers who have supported us for a long time, and we'd like to thank them too. We hope they are getting good value for their advertising dollars, and we hope you'll support them and let them know why - because you like Horizons Unlimited and what we are doing!

We do not list anyone here unless we feel that they are worth our recommendation, and have demonstrated quality products and services.

Do you know anyone who should be advertising here? Please let us know!

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Everything for the motorcycle traveller.

We've worked with Touratech since 2003. Great guys that do it because they love it - motorcycle travel is what they live for. An absolutely amazing range of extremely high quality gear made by real motorcycle nuts.


Designed for comfort, safety, performance and value, designed to be the best you can buy.

StarCom1 is a universal motorcycle communication system that can combine:
► Rider to passenger hands free and natural conversation.. Just talk!
► Bike-to-bike communication, vox (voice controlled) or PTT (push-to-talk).
► Stereo music, at CD quality, from any portable music system.
► Mobile phone. Enjoy a normal phone conversation at speed... Totally hands free.
► Satellite Navigation or radar, allows voice commands to be heard clearly.
► High speed clear communication.


The Sahara Overland website, everything Sahara


America's premier manufacturer of motorcycle suspension

Progressive Suspension, for great suspension! I have a lot of miles on their fork springs, and can strongly recommend them.


Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa - A truly memorable African Adventure!

GS Adventures - Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Garden Route.

We strive to offer the most affordable tour packages available. Tailor-made tours to suit your time and budget. If your bike and the road is beckoning contact us to make it happen!


The whole World of Motorcycle Touring in one magazine, for over twenty years - Die ganze Welt des Tourenfahrens in einem Magazin

The top flight German motorcycle Travel magazine: "The whole World of Motorcycle Touring in one magazine, for over twenty years - Die ganze Welt des Tourenfahrens in einem Magazin."

We can highly recommend the magazine as a great source of German language motorcycle travel information. I also wrote a column for them on travelling for three years. (Yes they translated it to German for me :)


Help support the Horizons Unlimited E-zine - visit our sponsors!
Please be sure to tell them how you heard about Compass Expeditions. Thanks!

Discover the extraordinary with Compass Expeditions.


Jim Hyde runs Rawhyde Adventures, a unique "Adventure Riding School" based in California, USA. Jim's goal is to help the new adventure rider get the most out of their bike, teaching them how to be comfortable and safe riding off-road. Jim teaches a short course at our Copper Canyon, Mexico Travellers Meeting, and received rave reviews. He will be at Copper Canyon again in 2006, leading a group of riders from California to the Meeting via Baja. Contact Jim here if you're interested in riding to the meeting with him, or in taking one of his courses. And if you mention Horizons Unlimited, you get a US$100 discount on his full 3 day course and a special (for HU'ers only) t-shirt as a bonus.


BMW Motorrad

We supplied content for the BMW USA site, in the Xplor section on travel, and they have supported us with advertisements.


Leathers

American made motorcycle jackets and leather vests with a lifetime guarantee. Custom fit leather motorcycle chaps.


Superb riding gear.

Truly awesome riding gear - we're converts! Superb ventilation and fit, and absolutely waterproof. Check out the Air Power suits for travelling.


Mortons BMW, adventure touring specialists

Steve Anderson, sales manager, is an adventure tourer and tells me "we help outfit a number of the more adventurous riders out there. We carry a wide range of accessories for BMW GS and F650 models, including Jesse bags, Touratech accessories, books and videos (Frazier, Pedersen, Ted Simon, etc.), and also cater to touring riders coming through the mid-Atlantic area of the U.S."


"MotorEast Moto Adventures offers you unforgettable motorcycle trips in Turkey. Turkey is an outstanding destination for motorcyclists with its incredible landscapes, rich history and colorful culture.

MotorEast Moto Adventures takes you on a magical tour of legendary Turkey!

MotorEast tours combine great riding through diverse landscapes, along the twisties of the coastal roads or through the lush scenery of the spectacular mountain ranges. Come and enjoy Turkey with MotorEast for a memorable trip of a lifetime."


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Ever wished to go biking in Madagascar?

You can ride this unique island continent east of Africa, meet friendly, humorous and unobtrusive people, and see the fascinating indigenous plant and animal life. Take one of our Transalp's and discover for yourself the highlands, the rain forest, the arid south, and it's tropical beaches. Talk to Manfred at Madagascar-on-bike.



Cambodia - 2000km + 12 days = $1750 USD
Price includes Dirtbike, Petrol, Accommodation, Meals and more

www.ToursintheExtreme.com



Check out Highway Manager from Tiny Stocks!

TinyStocks presents Highway Manager: the most complete and flexible gas mileage application for the Palm OS® platform, written by a biker for bikers. Keep track of your gas mileage, insurance payments, garage bills, hotels, highway tolls and whatever is necessary. Statistics, charting function, multi-currency, and more... So, got a Palm OS device? Why not take it on the road?



Canadian Wilderness tours on an ATV.
Canadian Wilderness Tours on an ATV (Quad Bike)

The Roughest, Toughest and Dirtiest Tour you will ever have! (No wimps or wooses please!)
Discounts for Group bookings. Check out our website: www.ChaletCasamia.com or Tel: (1) 705 729 5202.



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!




Visit the Motorrad Elektrik website for more info! "You want the best for your BMW Motorcycle. Motorrad Elektrik has been offering the best in electrical parts for classic and modern BMW's for over 10 years. Be it a full 12 volt conversion for your /2 or better than stock replacement parts for your late model "R" or "K", we've got you covered. Specialty parts for "hardening" the charging and ignition systems for world-travelling Airhead GS's. Riders like Bob Higdon, Dr. Gregory Frazier, the late Ed Culberson and hundreds of others depend on Motorrad Elektrik components as they wander the globe.

 Omega. 400 Watts. Light and heat for 1970-95 Boxers. YeeeHa! The end of that greatest limitation of the air cooled Boxer, a small capacity charging system!"


We offer the reality of our Africa Adventure, Silk Road Adventure, World Tour, and the all-new IndoChina Adventure and Japan Hanami Tour. All of our motorcycle adventure tours are custom-designed for you, the experienced rider


Transandes Motorcycle Tours in South America.

"TRANSANDES is a company based in Argentina, and vacation specialists in South America. We do motorcycle guided tours for those seeking adventure. Trail or paved roads, we have it all. Rental bikes, hotel reservations, flights, staff, support vehicle. All inclusive packages. Honda Transalp or BMW GS. A Harley, maybe? Contact us. We will take you to incredible places where you will have an unforgettable experience."


New Zealand Bike Tours provides award winning Fully Guided / Semi Guided tours & rentals in the safest tourist destination in the world!



"Our vision is straightforward and clear: Make each day in Iceland a pure adventure experience and make sure that everyone who visits us will have a great time and go home safely and with a smile on their face.

Premium motorcycle tours and rentals in the land of Ice & Fire.  New BMW motorcycles.

We guarantee that your days spent in Iceland with us will be a unique travel experience."


Pancho Villa Moto-Tours, the leader in motorcycle travel in the Americas for 20 years. Our tours now reach all parts of Latin America, with breathtaking rides in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia.

Update - Press release here.





TOWANDA Women is the first motorcycle tours provider for women by women who invites women from all over the world to tour in the best motorcycle countries.













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Terra Circa, Around the World by Motorcycle.The Producers of Mondo Enduro present Terra Circa, Around the World by Motorcycle (6 x 20 minute episodes).

Regular readers of this website will remember Terra Circa's adventures around the world, and especially the Zilov Gap. Now's your chance to see it in video. Austin Vince is a very funny guy and the video is hilarious, as he leads his intrepid crew through misadventure after misadventure.

"This is adventure motorcycling" says Chris Scott, who wrote the book, so he ought to know!

Contact Austin Vince







Freddy invites you to stay at the "Pueblo Viejo" in the heart of Ushuaia, at the end of the world! Pueblo Viejo is just a few steps from the main avenue, Museums and places of interest.

The doors of Pueblo Viejo are open to give you a warm welcome to the End of the World - El Fin del Mundo!

Plenty of safe motorcycle parking, FREE internet access and WIFI and Breakfast included too








Motorcycle Riding Shorts, Tops, and Tights. If the term ‘Saddle Sore’ sounds familiar to you then this is what you want!


Heat-Troller
Heat-Troller
The authentic solid state DC power controller, designed and made in the US. Heated Liner Jackets and Gloves!
Keep yourself warm, save money and support HU at the same time!
Log in for a 20% discount
on your electric vest / waistcoat (and Horizons Unlimited gets an affiliate fee).

Grant says: I've been using an electric vest (waistcoat) since 1981, and won't leave home without it - and the Heat-troller is the best way to get the perfect temperature. If you're worried about reliability, my vest is the SAME one since 1981, and it's never failed!


Harrison Billet - for when you REALLY want to stop!

The place to go to get good brakes for that overloaded world touring bike.

I'm running a 6 piston caliper from Harrison on my R80G/S, and it works REALLY well! Grant


Motocare
Motorcycle Rental, hiring Honda's Transalp for touring Argentina and Chile. Ride across the Andes, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, lakes, deserts, salt pans, waterfalls, beaches, rain forests, glaciers...
Motocare Argentina


Ayres Adventures - Exceptional international motorcycle tours in North America, South America and Africa, led by high-caliber, experienced motorcyclists and world travelers, and featuring late model, company-owned motorcycles.

Do you know anyone who should be advertising here? Please let us know!


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!

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 Services and get your HU $15 discount!

 

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Are you an Overland Adventure Traveller?

Does the smell of spices wafting through the air make you think of Zanzibar, a cacophony of honking horns is Cairo, or a swirl of brilliantly patterned clothing Guatemala? Then this is the site for you!
Hosted by Grant and Susan Johnson, RTW 1987-1998

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!

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  • South Africa: Nov 13-16
  • Thailand: Jan 9-11, 2015
  • NEW! USA Virginia: Apr 9-12
  • NEW! HUMM Morocco: May 13-16
  • Germany: May 14-17
  • Canada Ontario: Jun 18-21
  • Ireland: June 26-28
  • Colorado: July 17-19 TBC
  • Canada West: Aug 20-23
  • USA California: Sep 24-27
  • Aus Queensland: Sep 24-27
  • USA North Carolina: Oct 8-11
  • Aus Perth: Oct 9-11
  • Germany: Oct 22-25

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Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!

Circle to Circle by Brian and Shirley Rix.
Circle to Circle - a journey through the Americas and beyond

by Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix

"Well written, funny and informative."
"Thoroughly entertaining!"

Available NOW from the authors' website!

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

Check out the previous contest winners!

Books

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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.