HU Travellers Meeting Chile 2018

Horizons Unlimited 1st Chile Travellers Meeting

Thursday Mar 8 - Sunday Mar 11, 2018 - Pucón, Chile

It's All About Overland Adventure

Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, it doesn't matter if you ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, or drive an expedition vehicle...

Horizons Unlimited meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled.

Horizons Unlimited Chile 2018 Event Schedule

The event is taking place from Thursday, Mar 8 to Sunday, Mar 11, 2018. The schedule is pretty laid back. Folks will arrive sometime on Thursday after 14:00, set up camp and prepare for an evening of tire kicking and story telling (chill and swill). Dinner will start at 19:00.

Activities on Friday and Saturday

Breakfast between 8:00hrs and 10:00hrs

During the day there will be at least 3 presentations of 1 hour. 2 from travellers and 1 from a sponsor minimum.

10:00 traveller presentation.
11:30 available presentation

Lunch

16:00 sponsor presentation
17:30 traveller presentation
19:00 available presentation

20:00 Dinner starts

Late gathering at the fireplace.

Last night (Saturday) there are going to be games, trivia, etc. Also the sponsor will give away free stuff.

Sunday

7:30 ~ 10:00 Breakfast
Bikers leaving the premises.

Everyone is welcome to stay after the HU meeting.

Presenters at HU Chile 2018 so far

Andrés Pérez-Ramírez

Andrés Pérez-Ramírez, Motocultura

Motocultura
Una aventura Social Cultural en Motocicleta

Desde 2003 estoy recorriendo diferentes paises de sudamerica y europa, recorriendo las carreteras miticas como carretera austral, ruta de la muerte, cusco, cordillera blanca , colca, salar de uyuni, ruta 40, rutas cordilleranas y costeras. hasta el momento llevo recorriendo mas de 500.000 klms en cuatro motocicletas suzuki dr800, africa twin 750, triumph xc800 y ktm 950S. el proyecto Motocultura consiste en visitar escuelas, comunidades, hospitales, horfanatos, hogares de abuelos-abuelas, hogares de niños niñas abusados y mujeres y hombres abusados. llevando y compartiendo con ellos teatro, circo, musica, cine y diferente informacion util para ellos , con lo cual puedan cambiar su cotidiano y conectarse con diferentes culturas. es un proyecto social cultural autofinanciado con mis trabajos como guia en moto con turistas por Bolivia, Peru, Argentina y Chile.

Andrés chatting with other riders

Andrés roadside smile

ANDRÉS PÉREZ-RAMÍREZ (Equiperez) Guía en moto desde 2003 y Instructor Big Trail enduro desde 2013. Países recorridos: Latinoamérica: Chile, Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador Uruguay, Brasil. Norte América: Canadá, USA. Europa: España, Francia, Portugal, Italia, Corcega, Dinamarca, Noruega, Suecia, Alemania, Holanda, Austria, Hungría. Australia. Continentes: 4 Viajando : 14 años Kilómetros : 515.000 kilómetros Motocicletas: DR 800 del 1994, Honda Africa Twin 750 del 2001, Triumph 800, KTM 950 S del 2004.

Emina and David Morieson

Emina & David Morieson, 2WheelsInMotion

2WheelsInMotion
Our travels to date and hopefully inspire others to take the plunge

While on a fishing trip together, we stumbled across the Adventure Film Festival where a chance meeting with fellow overlanders started us on a journey that continues today. We will provide information and inspiration for those considering a similar trip and, in particular, those travelling "two-up". We'll cover topics such as planning, getting our bike ready and the modifications made, problems on the road, gear taken, what has worked and what hasn't worked for us, as well as areas specific to travelling two-up.

DAVID AND EMINA MORIESON always had a passion for adventure, travel, and motorbikes. David has been rebuilding and riding motorbikes since an early age, and visited all corners of Australia, including crossing the Simpson Desert on a camel. Em has always been passionate for travel that continues even today!

David with mountains backdrop

David facing a foggy dirt trail

Matías Iturra

Matías Iturra, TRIPenmoto

Tecnología en Aventuras
¿La tecnología simplifica o complica sus viajes?

Me gusta la tecnología y todos los artículos electrónicos que nos facilitan la vida (o a veces la complican). En las tiendas y en internet hay muchas aplicaciones, programas y aparatos pero ¿cual necesitamos? ¿son todos útiles? ¿Es necesario ir con más “gadgets" que ropa?

Haremos una revisión a la tecnología disponible para la moto y para el viaje, como utilizarla de manera correcta y frustrarnos en el intento, como planificar una ruta con algunos servicios web, revisaremos aplicaciones imprescindibles que debes llevar en tu celular y además veremos algunos equipos y consejos para registrar tus viajes en foto y video.

Pero toda esta tecnología también tiene que ir junto con nuestro equipaje, por lo que también conversaremos sobre como optimizar nuestra carga y no viajar con peso y volumen extra “por si acaso”.

MATÍAS ITURRA es dentista de profesión, pero viajero de corazón. Me encanta recorrer kilómetros en moto, descubrir lugares y hablar sobre ellos por eso mismo elegí el formato de video para armar mi proyecto TRIPenmoto.com, del que ya llevo 2 años en internet y redes sociales. El formato audiovisual nació como respuesta a las consultas que recibía sobre las rutas que hacía, los lugares que visitaba y las experiencias en el camino.

Matías Iturra and bike

I like technology and all the electronic items that make life easier (or sometimes complicate it). In stores and on the internet there are many applications, programs and devices but what do we need? Are they all useful? Is it necessary to go with more "gadgets" than clothes?

We will review the technology available for the motorcycle and for the trip, how to use it correctly and frustrate us in the attempt, how to plan a route with some web services, we will review essential applications that you must carry on your cell phone and we will also see some equipment and tips to register your trips in photo and video. But all this technology also has to go along with our luggage, so we will also talk about how to optimize our cargo and not travel with extra weight and volume "just in case".

MATÍAS ITURRA is a dentist by profession, but a traveler at heart. He loves traveling by motorcycle, discovering places and talking about them. That is why he chose the video format to build his project TRIPenmoto.com, which he's been working on for two years on the internet and social networks. The audiovisual format was born as a response to the queries he received about the routes he took, the places he visited, and the experiences along the way.

Matías' bike and bridge

 Susan Arias and Ariel Cantillana.

Susan Arias & Ariel Cantillana

Dos años explorando Sudamérica en pareja
Una aventura en pareja por 9 países de Sudamérica. ¿Cómo costeamos una aventura de 2 años sin ahorros? (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador, Colombia, Brasil and Paraguay)

La principal característica de nuestro viaje es que amamos las actividades de aventura - senderismo, kayak, rafting, buceo, exploración de cavernas, etc. Pero también disfrutamos de las paradisíacas playas del caribe. Actividades y lugares que usualmente son caros, entonces ¿Cómo costeamos una aventura de 2 años sin ahorros? Ya se los contaré en el 1st HU Chile Travellers Meeting. Hablaremos sobre las principales rutas y atractivos de los 9 países que recorrimos y porque nos faltaron 4 para completar el continente. También de aquellos lugares desconocidos pero que vale la pena descubrir. Y les contaré sobre uno de los temas más peligrosos en una travesía de estas características: Como realizar un viaje de largo aliento en pareja, sin morir en el intento.

En 2015, Ariel y Susan dejaron de trabajar para explorar Sudamérica en dos Honda NX400. Su viaje a través de desiertos, selvas, salinas, playas y montañas les dio la oportunidad de conocer personas reales y culturas ancestrales.

Susan Arias and Ariel Cantillana.

The main characteristic of our trip is that we love adventure activities - hiking, kayaking, rafting, diving, cavern exploration, etc. But we also enjoyed the paradisiacal beaches of the Caribbean. Activities and places that are usually expensive, so how do we pay for a 2-year adventure without savings? I will tell you in the first HU Chile Travellers Meeting. We will talk about the main routes and attractions of the 9 countries that we visited and because we had 4 to complete the continent. Also from those places unknown but worth discovering. And I will tell you about one of the most dangerous issues in a cruise of these characteristics: How to make a long-term trip as a couple, without dying in the attempt.

In 2015, Ariel and Susan quit work to explore South America on two Honda NX400s. Their journey through deserts, jungles, salt flats, beaches and mountains gave them a chance to meet real people and ancestral cultures.

Susan Arias and Ariel Cantillana in the desert.

More to come...

How about you? We're all here to learn, and there's LOTS to learn! We want to do more presentations and seminars - but we need volunteers to give them! Any topic you can contribute having to do with motorcycle travel, maintenance, planning etc, lasting 20 minutes or more, would be great. Please sign up here.

Horizons Unlimited Chile Rides

There are some awesome rides in the area. If you want to ride with a group, there will be announcements at the event.

Ride-out from MotoCamp Pucon.

Ride out from MotoCamp Pucon.

Note: You are spoiled for choice on rides in the area, so let us know if you have any particular requests.

Volcán Villarrica By Iulloa from es, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1553775.

Volcán Villarrica by Iulloa from es, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikipedia.

Facilities for a Fantastic Three Days

The 1st HU Chile Travellers Meeting will be held at MotoCamp Pucón in Chile.

View from MotoCamp Pucon to the river.

View from MotoCamp Pucon to the river

Camping

Camping at MotoCamp Pucon, Chile.


Hostel

Bunkhouse at MotoCamp Pucon, Chile.

Bathroom at MotoCamp Pucon, Chile.

Accommodation Packages

Packages all included (hostel/camp and meals only, NOT Horizons Unlimited event fee)

Accommodation + All Meals Camping Hostel
3 nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
3 breakfasts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
2 lunches (Friday, Saturday)
3 normal dinners (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
USD $108
(CLP 70.000)
(Normal price USD $119 (CLP 77.000) 10% off
USD $155
(CLP 100.000)
(Normal price USD $172 (CLP 110.000) 10% off
Yummy BBQ dinner - Includes main dish (lamb or pork, beef, sausages), side dish (rice, beans, potatoes, etc), salads, dessert. 1/2 bottle of Chilean Wine, or 500cc of beer or soft drink or juice or water.
For BBQ dinner add USD $16 (CLP 10.000) For BBQ dinner add USD $16 (CLP 10.000)

Outdoor dining at MotoCamp Pucon, Chile.

Enjoying outdoor dining

Meal Pricing (a la carte)

BBQ at MotoCamp Pucon, Chile.Breakfast is included with the price of lodging (hostel or camping).

Lunch: USD $16 (CLP 10.000)
Includes main dish (pasta or lasagna or goulash with rice, etc), salads, dessert, glass of wine or soft drink or juice or water.

Normal dinner: USD $16 (CLP 10.000)
Includes main dish (pasta or lasagna or goulash with rice, etc), salads, dessert, glass of wine or soft drink or juice or water. (300cc)

BBQ dinner: USD $32 (CLP 20.000)
Includes main dish (lamb or pork, beef, sausages), side dish (rice, beans, potatoes, etc), salads, dessert. 1/2 bottle of Chilean Wine, or 500cc of beer or soft drink or juice or water.

Beverage Pricing

Beer 500cc: USD $4 (CLP 2.500)
Glass of wine: USD $3 (CLP 2000)
Pisco Sour: USD $5 (CLP 3.000)
Soft drinks (colas, bottled water): USD $2 (CLP 1.000)
Bottle of wine: USD $10 (CLP 6.000)
Tap water 100% clean

Camp Rules

No cooking is allowed in the premises. Catering is available.
No fires are allowed on the premises. Huge fire place is available.
No alcohol from outside. A bar is available.

 

I've already registered - I just want to pay!

BOOK AND PAY EARLY FOR BEST PRICE!

Includes admission to all slide shows, discussion groups,
Tech Clinics, demos and ride outs on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
All prices are PER PERSON!
Camping is priced separately. Meals are priced separately.

Pre-Register & Pay before:

Event Price
USD

Event Price
CLP

Dec 31, 2017

39

25.000

Mar 1, 2018

44

28.000

AT THE EVENT PRICING (APPLIES AFTER MAR 1)

Pay cash on arrival

49

32.000

ACCOMMODATION CHOICES TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS!

Accommodation is NOT included with your registration fee. Camping or Hostel accommodation is available. See descriptions above. You are responsible for providing linens – sheets, pillows, sleeping bags, towels, etc. – for all accommodations.

All Prices are Per Person:

USD

CLP

A - Camping + Breakfast (per night)

15

9.000

B - Hostel bed + Breakfast (per night)

32

20.000

C - 3 nights Camping + 8 Meals Thurs-Sun

108

70.000

D - 3 nights Hostel bed + 8 Meals Thurs-Sun

155

100.000

E - Add BBQ Dinner Sat Night to Pkg C or D

16

10.000

F - Add BBQ Dinner Sat Night to Pkg A or B

32

20.000

All beds are sized for one person. All hostel beds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to ensure your accommodations!

I'M READY TO REGISTER NOW!

SELECT YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION OPTION BELOW




 

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Join the Volunteer Crew

From welcoming travellers at the gate, to taking care of the campsite and making sure all the presentations run smoothly, the success of every HU event relies on the enthusiasm of its volunteer crew.

"What a wonderful bunch of people. I had no idea how much fun I'd have by helping out!"

Dee Masters, volunteer extraordinaire!

"It was my absolute pleasure to be able to give something back to the HU community and working with such great folks really made the event special."

Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, get more involved with Horizons Unlimited and have loads of fun! You can sign up to volunteer when you register for the meeting, OR click here if you have already registered and want to add volunteering.

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.

Poster in pdf format (1.5 MB) full colour Event poster:

HU Chile 2018 meeting poster.

POSTCARD - NEW!

Postcard in pdf format (683kb) full colour Event postcard, can be printed 4 to a page:

Horizons Unlimited Chile 2018 postcard.

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Thanks!

Praise for MotoCamp Pucón!

"Moto Camp combines a fun-filled moto theme with everything a moto traveler dreams of... secure parking for the motos, no stairs to climb with bags of gear, friendly people, comfortable beds or camping, everything is nice and clean + over-the-top extras... a pristine, tranquil natural environment, awesome day rides, a bar, and a fire in the evening for everyone to gather around and chat. We've been traveling on motos for 15 months, spent a week there and loved it!"

"Espectacular! Atendidas por el mismo dueño... un bello lugar para motociclistas en medio de la naturaleza. Recomendable 100%!"

"This place should be a Mecca for those on motorcycles. The go to place in Chile. Great accommodation (camping for those that want to), hot showers with lots of pressure, parking for motorcycles, BAR (draft beer on tap), laundry, great food if you want or you can use the kitchen and even a workshop so you can service your bike (even stocks oils). All this situated just outside Pucon amongst trees next to a salmon filled river with lots of great riding within easy reach. Everything from easy sealed roads, through to dirt and challenging trails. Chuck in a couple of volcanos, lots of lakes, rivers everywhere and you have some of the best riding in the world to enjoy. Something for everyone. Definitely the place you will want to stay. Highly, highly recommended."

"El lugar es espectacular, cómodo, limpio, hermosa ubicación, la atención y amistad de su dueño de primera... 100% recomendable, muchas gracias Cristian por todo. Volveré."

Be a Presenter

We're inviting submissions for presentations, so whether you're attending the event or exploring a distant continent, if you've got a story to tell or expertise to share we'd like to hear from you.

We love to hear stories about your travel adventures, especially if you have great pics! Also, practical how-to sessions such as roadside cooking, navigation / GPS, trip prep and planning, adventure motorcycling medicine, packing light, setting your bike up, communications / blogging from the road, self-publishing your story, yoga for bikers, bodging / bike maintenance, self-defense, photography, videography, tire repair, safe riding techniques, how to pick up your bike, off-road riding, all are of interest.

There are 40 minute and 90 minute sessions available for talks, workshops, demos and live web chats.

Click here to submit your ideas

PLEASE NOTE:

Submitting a Presenter registration DOES NOT mean you will automatically be included in the schedule, as we often have more presenters than available presentation slots. We will confirm one way or the other as soon as we can (but not immediately!)

Departing or Returning?

If you're planning an expedition, why not make the Horizons Unlimited meeting your official start point? Or maybe you're nearing the completion of a journey and would like a very public welcome home? Of course you might just be passing through and fancy marking a key stage of your travels?

We'd love to make you a big part of the meeting, so feel free to get in touch and tell us your plans.

Chile Venue Location

MotoCamp Pucón
Pucón, VII Región, Chile
-39.259989, -71.837192
+56 9 5333 1183

Other Activities

You will definitely want to linger in the area! According to Lonely Planet, Chile is the best country to visit in 2018. Check it out!

Pucón has won many awards for its conditions to do a lot of extreme outdoor sports and other activities.

Rafting, kayaking, hike to the top of an active volcano (Villarrica), dive the waters of Lake Villarrica, fly fishing, hundreds of kilometers to hike and ride off road and much more.

Local Hosts

Cristian Maragaño is our local host for this 1st Horizons Unlimited Chile Travellers Meeting. Cristian and the team at MotoCamp Pucón will show you a great Chilean welcome!

Cristian Maragaño.

We can always use help on the day - please volunteer to help out for a couple of hours when you register!

HU Events Refund Policy

We know 'stuff happens', and you know we have financial commitments to venues and caterers!

If you're unable to attend an event, please let us know (by e-mail reply to your confirmation e-mail from us) so we don't worry that something has happened to you...

Up to 30 days prior to event start, we will refund all fees in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) fee for handling and PayPal charges.

Up to 15 days prior to event start, we will refund camping/accommodation and food packages in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) handling fee. We will apply your registration fee to any subsequent HU event in the year or following year. If you have purchased a t-shirt, let us know your mailing address and we'll send it out.

Within 15 days of the event start, there will be no refunds, but we will apply your registration fee to any subsequent HU event in the year or following year. If you have purchased a t-shirt, let us know your mailing address and we'll send it out.