HU Travellers Meeting Italy 2018

Horizons Unlimited 1st Italy Travellers Meeting

Friday 14 Sep - Sunday 16 Sep, 2018 - Badia di Moscheta, Italy

È tutto sull'avventura di Overland

Che tu sia un esperto veterano con saggezza da condividere o un novizio affamato di consigli, non importa se vai in motocicletta, in bicicletta o guidi un veicolo per la spedizione ...
Horizons Unlimited meetings è un evento per tutti coloro che sognano di avventurarsi lungo la strada meno battuta.

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.

 

English Below

Italy flag. Programma:

Dal 14 al 16 Settembre 2018 non fatevi scappare l'occasione di partecipare a questo evento.
Inizierà il venerdì pomeriggio con l'accoglienza dei partecipanti, per proseguire la sera con la prima presentazione. Tutto il sabato sarà dedicato a dimostrazioni pratiche e presentazioni di viaggio, fino a chiudere la domenica con le ultime presentazioni e i saluti finali.

Badia di Moscheta, Italy.

English text below. Program

From 14 to 16 September 2018 do not miss the opportunity to participate. The event will begin on Friday afternoon with the welcome of the participants, to continue in the evening with the first presentation. All Saturday will be dedicated to practical demonstrations and travel presentations, until closing on Sunday with the latest demonstrations and final goodbye.

I presentatori in programma per HU Italia 2018...
Presenters at HU Italy 2018 so far...

Workshops and Tech Sessions below

Pietro Rosenwirth

Pietro Rosenwirth, Handy Trike

Viaggiare oltre le barriere

Io viaggio per dimostrare cosa può fare un handicappato motorio con gli ausili adeguati: vivere, esplorare, conoscere e superare limiti. Finora ho realizzato 4 viaggi in-solitaria, promuovendo il Diritto al Movimento incontrando P.A., associazioni e media: 11 Paesi, 34.000.Km col 1° scooterTrike omologato in Italia. E non ho ancora finito.

PIETRO ROSENWIRTH: "49 anni, handicappato motorio. Quando la salute me lo permette "vivo", and viaggio."

Pietro and his scooter-trike.

Traveling Beyond the Barriers

I've already accomplished 4 solo-travels in order to promoter what I call the "Right of Movement", meeting Public Administrations, medias and associations. All these travels – through 11 countries and 34k chilometers - have been made riding a custom-made Trike scooter.

PIETRO ROSENWIRTH: "49 years old, physically disabled. When I'm fine, I spend my free time living and travelling."

Pietro's trike near Cabo da Roca.

Michele Squeri

Michele Squeri

Partenza a cinque ruote

Il mezzo è un Ape Car 50, l'obiettivo una gara in bicicletta a Rovaniemi. Nel mezzo, un'avventura lunga quattro mesi e ottomila chilometri in pieno inverno.

MICHELE SQUERI: "Metto alla prova la mia anima con la solitudine del deserto, il mio fisico con le difficoltà della montagna, il mio gusto, la vista, il tatto e l'udito con sensazioni mai provate prima. Viaggio con lentezza e con mezzi diversi: dalla moto alla bicicletta, dall'Ape Car ai mezzi pubblici."

Ape Car 50

Starting with five wheels

The vehicle is an Ape Car 50. The goal is a bike race in Rovaniemi. In the middle, an adventure four months long and 8000 km in the middle of winter.

MICHELE SQUERI: "I test my soul with the solitude of the desert, my body with the difficulties of the mountain, my taste, sight, touch and hearing with feelings never felt before. Travel slowly and with different means: from bikes to bikes, from Ape Car to public transport."

Ape Car descending dirt trail

Niko Perosa

Niko Perosa, Touring Niko

Il viaggio di una vita
Un viaggio in moto dal Canada all'Argentina. Un sogno che diventa realtà, 10 mesi in moto attraversando le Americhe

Dal ottobre del 2016 fino al marzo 2018 in due tappe, ho esplorato il continente Americano su una KLR 650. Conoscendo non solo posti, pero anche persone indimenticabili. Perso nelle montagne del Cascade, attraversando il famoso Barrancas del Cobre in Messico, covo dei narcos. Combattendo gli elementi durante un disastro naturale in Perù e lo sviluppo della tecnica anti-corruzione in Centroamerica. In mezzo a poche avversità, riscoprendo l'essenza del viaggio in un mondo di sorrisi, gioia e amore.

NIKO PEROSA - una persona che vive la moto. Lavorando come tour leader di viaggi in moto e viaggiando in moto il tempo libero.

Niko riding a flooded trail.

Niko's bike on gravel

Alessandro Forni.

Alessandro Forni, Born to be Free

Dimostrazione del bagaglio di viaggio - cosa mettere nel bagaglio per viaggiare leggeri


Dimostrazione di un bagaglio da viaggio, 90 litri di attrezzatura per due mesi di viaggio (compresa l'attrezzatura da campeggio, per cucinare e fotografica) : Alessandro Forni, il workshop è nato dal successo del mio articolo "90 Litri di libertà – Come viaggiare leggeri" che ha avuto molto successo.

Alessandro dice: "Sono appassionato di viaggi, vita all'aria aperta e fotografia, ho trovatonella moto il modo ideale per viaggiare e conoscere il mondo. Quando viaggio, finisco sempre nelle case della gente per un caffè o per parlare. Viaggiare è uno strumento per crescere e scoprire il mondo. "

Alessandro Forni's travel luggage.

Demonstration of travel baggage - what to put in the luggage to travel light.

Demonstration of a travel baggage system - 90 liters of equipment for two months of travel (including camping equipment, for cooking and photography). The workshop was born from the success of my article "90 liters of freedom - How to travel light".

Alessandro Forni tenting in Norway.

Tenting in Norway

Alessandro says: "I am passionate about travel, outdoor life, and photography, I found in the motorcycle the ideal way to travel and learn about the world. When I travel, I always end up in people's homes for coffee or to talk. For me, traveling is a tool to grow and discover the world."

Tech Sessions and Workshops

Because Horizons Unlimited meetings are also about informing, not just inspiring!

Roddy Warriner.

Roddy Warriner, MotoFreight

Freighting your bike - Understanding the basics and avoiding surprises

Adventure travellers are going further and more are needing their bikes moved from one continent to another. Freight often plays a major role when deciding your routes, accommodation and what you need and can't pack. Having an insight to the many options of freighting can play a big role in your planning and your budget.

Roddy Warriner riding.

Italy flag. Ci saranno molte presentazioni! Mano a mano che si registreranno i presentatori, li elencheremo qui.

E tu? Siamo tutti qui per imparare, e c'è molto da imparare! Il nostro desiderio è di proporre tante presentazioni e workshops, però abbiamo bisogno di volontari per farli! Se vuoi parlare di un argomento attinente al viaggio in moto, alla manutenzione, alla pianificazione…ecc, per un minimo di 20mn, contattaci per candidarti!


English text below. LOTS of presentations to come! As people register to present we'll list them here.

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 contact us here to volunteer.

 

Italy flag. Le tavole rotonde degli eventi HU includono solitamente...!

Discussioni geografiche - ad es. viaggiando in Sud America o in Asia.

Solo per donne - Un must per le donne, non perdertela! Un'occasione per parlare con donne viaggiatrici esperte senza uomini intorno!


English text below. Panel discussions at most HU events include...

Regional discussions - e.g. travelling in South America or Asia.

For Women Only - A must for the ladies, so be sure to plan on being there! A chance to talk to experienced travelling women without the men around!

English Below

Italy flag. Strutture per un grande evento!

Badia di Moscheta
Via di Moscheta, 898
50033 Firenzuola FI, Italy
GPS: 44.074954, 11.423815
Ph: +39 055 814 4015

Badia di Moscheta, venue for HU Italy Travellers Meeting.

Alloggio

RIFUGIO ESCURSIONISTICO (22 posti letto)

Composto da n. 3 camere da 6 posti letto, e n.2 camere con 2 posti letto tutte con bagno in camera

Posto letto senza lenzuola ( a testa a notte) € 15,00
L'eventuale fornitura di lenzuola e asciugamani comporta un supplemento di € 5,00

AGRITURISMO (24 posti letto)

6 camere con bagno e riscaldamento con 4/5 posti letto a camera
Pernottamento per 1 persona € 35,00
Pernottamento per 2 persone € 60,00
Pernottamento per 3 persone € 75,00
Pernottamento per 4 persone € 100,00

NOTA: questi costi NON sono inclusi nella quota di iscrizione all'evento. Ti consigliamo di prenotare al più presto, poiché si riempiranno rapidamente!

Si prega di prenotare l'alloggio selezionato direttamente attraverso la sede al numero: +39 055 814 4015 o tramite il loro sito web.

Cibo

Il posto è fornito di un ristorante / trattoria con piatti tipici della cucina Toscana. Primi piatti a base di tortelli, ravioli e spaghetti, nella più classica tradizione italiana. Con secondi piatti a base di Bistecca alla Fiorentina e tagliata della migliore carne Toscana, concludendo con dolci, vino e birra.

Restaurant at Badia di Moscheta.


English text below. Facilities for a great event!

Badia di Moscheta
Via di Moscheta, 898
50033 Firenzuola FI, Italy
GPS: 44.074954, 11.423815
Ph: +39 055 814 4015

 

Badia di Moscheta, venue for HU Italy travellers meeting.

 

Accommodation

HIKING REFUGE (22 beds)

Rooms as follows : 3 x 6-beds rooms and 2 x 2-beds rooms. All the rooms have a private bathroom.

Bed without sheets (per person per night) € 15,00
Supplement for sheets and towels € 5,00

FARMHOUSE (24 beds)

6 rooms with bathroom and heating with 4/5 beds per room

Overnight for 1 person € 35,00
Overnight for 2 persons € 60,00
Overnight for 3 persons € 75,00
Overnight for 4 persons € 100,00

NOTE: These costs are NOT included in your event registration fee. We recommend that you book soon, as they will fill up rapidly!

Steaks at Badia di Moscheta, Firenzuola, from Trip Advisor. Please book your selected accommodation directly through the venue at: +39 055 814 4015 or via their website.

Food

The place has a restaurant / trattoria with typical Tuscan cuisine. First courses based on tortelli, ravioli and spaghetti, in the most classic Italian tradition. With main courses based on Florentine Steak and cuts of the best Tuscan meat, ending with desserts, wine and beer. Check out Trip Advisor for more pics and reviews!

 

Badia di Moscheta, venue for HU Italy 2018.

Italy flag. PRE-REGISTRAZIONE, PREZZI PER IL FULL PASS

Include l'ingresso per tutte le presentazioni, workshops e dimostrazioni.
I pasti e l'alloggio/campeggio NON SONO INCLUSI, ma possono essere prenotati direttamente presso la struttura. Vedi dettagli e prezzi sopra. Ti consigliamo vivamente di prenotare presto, se desideri un letto, perché ci sono pochi posti disponibili! Tutti i prezzi sono in Euro €.

UK Flag. PRE-REGISTRATION PRICING FOR FULL PASSES

Includes admission to all Presentations, Tech Clinics and demonstrations .
Meals and accommodation/camping are NOT INCLUDED, but can be booked directly from the campground. See details and pricing above. We strongly recommend that you book soon, should you want a bed, as they will fill up rapidly! All prices in Euros €.

Pre-register & Pay

Event price

Before 31 Mar 2018

25

From 1 Apr to 7 Sep 2018

35

AT THE EVENT PRICING (APPLIES AFTER 7 Sep)

Pay Cash on Arrival

Full Weekend Pass

45

Italy flag. ALLOGGIO

Il campeggio non è incluso nella quota di iscrizione, ma è da prenotare e pagare al momento della registrazione. C'è uno spazio molto ampio per il campeggio!

Prenota le camere direttamente presso la struttura: +39 055 814 4015. Vedi dettagli e prezzi sopra..

Campeggio – per persona a notte

5

UK Flag. ACCOMMODATION

Camping is not included in your registration fee, but you book and pay for it when you register. There is lots of room for camping!

Book rooms directly with the venue: +39 055 814 4015. See details and pricing above.

Camping - per person per night

5

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

Italy flag.

SONO PRONTO A REGISTRARMI ORA!

SELEZIONA LA TUA OPZIONE DI PRE-REGISTRAZIONE QUI SOTTO



UK Flag.

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.

Dee Masters, volunteer extraordinaire!

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

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.

Comments about HU Events

"So many trips, tips, subjects, discussions, questions, answers, experiences, insights... I could go on and on. I will be back, and back, and back."

"It was like being with family... a friendly group with shared love of adventure."

"Everyone was humble, genuine, and encouraging, and I really needed that kind of 'we're all just people' kind of atmosphere."

"You'll see and hear the most useful ideas on so many subjects that it boggles the mind."

"Thank you all for such a superb extended weekend. So good to see everyone, to hear so many stories, to learn so much, and just to feel so at home with my tribe. Thanks to you, my batteries are fully recharged and rarin' to go!"

"Brilliant, entertaining and informative presentations."

"Yoga class was not something we had ever considered but really helpful."

"Full of very inspiring people who got me fired up again and motivated for my next trip!"

"What a fantastic inspirational weekend...we will be back."

"I have picked up so much information... and met some new friends and wonderful people."

"A superb event that was really well organised. I found the atmosphere amongst the attendees to be very positive too."

"I have not done much travelling so it was like visiting with a world traveller - Presenters were very approachable."

"...a new league of awesomeness."

"Great atmosphere and camaraderie, especially at dinner time, and interesting presentations."

"Folks were all great and the most amazing thing was there was NO ATTITUDE."

"I have learned so much, made some great mates and met some of the best people. I was buzzing by the time I got home. I have a little trip planned and just can't wait to get out there."

For more about HU Events, see some magazine articles here.

You can help!

If you have a few minutes, please download the poster (Adobe pdf format) or postcard 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 (1.4MB) full colour Event poster:

HU Italy 2018 meeting poster.

POSTCARD - NEW!

Postcard in pdf format, English (673b) full colour Event postcard, can be printed 4 to a page!

HU Italy 2018 meeting postcard.

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Grazie!

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.

HU Italy Location

Badia di Moscheta
Via di Moscheta, 898
50033 Firenzuola FI, Italy
GPS: 44.074954, 11.423815
Ph: +39 055 814 4015


Local Hosts

Alessandro Forni, Arianna Lenzi and Diego Barca are the local hosts for the 1st HU Italy Travellers Meeting. They've found a great venue and will be organising a fantastic meeting. We're very grateful to them for stepping up!

Alessandro Forni and Arianna Lenzi.Diego Barca.

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

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.