HU Travellers Meeting Montenegro 2018

Horizons Unlimited 6th Montenegro Travellers Meeting

Thursday Aug 30 - Sunday Sep 2, 2018 - near Kolasin, Montenegro

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 Montenegro Event Schedule

The Plan

Our plan is very simple. We will wait for your arrival on Thursday and you will be a part of our story for the next three days! Share your experiences with other participants, learn something from them or you teach them, take a ride thru unspoiled nature.

Presentations will start on Thursday afternoon, continue on Friday and Saturday during the whole day. For those who want to get in touch with our beautiful and unspoiled nature we can suggest some routes (gravel and paved) which we planned for Friday and Saturday. After Saturday barbecue, on Sunday morning everybody goes in their own direction. Some will go back home, and some who knows, maybe will continue further after getting some great ideas during the meeting.

HU Montenegro 2017 - campground from drone.

Presenters at HU Montenegro 2018 so far...

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.

Past presenters at HU Montenegro have included...

Graham Field

Graham Field

It's Not Failure If You Don't Tell Anyone
Turning a trip around can be the best U-turn you ever made

A small budget, cheap bike, limited research and no one to go with has never stopped Graham from going. A light-hearted history of how he was thrown into the deep end of overland travel, persevered, succeeded, and then with inexcusable confidence, went on to fail spectacularly on the next trip. How sometimes turning around can turn the trip around and ultimately fulfilment is found.

Graham is the author of three books, resident Adventure Rider Radio presenter, and occasional contributor on Adventurer Bike TV - proving beyond argument via several media that having little knowledge and strong desires have been enough to satisfy many travel yearnings. Doing his best to inspire, encourage, and inform without too much emphasis on what could go wrong.

Graham with his bike.

Novina Rado-Banzai

Novina Rado-Banzai

Journeys That Free Your Spirit

The final destination is not the goal. The meaning of the journey is traveling, getting to know people, new cultures, customs, admiring nature and enjoying the freedom of the spirit. So far, Novina has visited 66 countries on five continents, each of which has fascinated him with its specialties, beauties, nature, and people. Once you taste the magic of travel and freedom on the journey, it's hard to tame your restless spirit. It's hard to be home and think about the countries you have not yet visited, about the countries that you would like to visit, and which would offer you plenty of pleasure and joy.

Machu Picchu

A rest stop overlooking hilly roads.

Ruslan Sapovsky

Ruslan Sapovsky

Travelling Through Russia
How, where, the risks, and useful tips

Russia is a huge country meant for exploring. It is easily an essential part of any RTW trip. Russia is a safe, inexpensive, and friendly place that is rich in history and with very diverse climate, scenery, and road conditions, although with fewer "alpine"-like roads. Rusland shares his best tips to travel in this beautiful country and some specific information to make the most of your adventures there.

Roadside rest stop

Rusland riding with friends

Boris Glescic

Boris Glescic

South America
From Zagreg to Caucasus and back: a glimpse of the vibe from a 40-day trip

Boris travelled with his little daughter through Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, and other countries of South America. Get caught up in the interesting stories of their travels. Don't you wish your father took you on a motorcycle adventure when you were her age?

Boris' campsite

Waterfalls

Olga Kicinska

Olga Kicinska

Magical Solo Touring on a Honda 125 ccm
One girl, one little motorbike, dozens of adventures, and thousands of kilometers

Olga will share some of her solo trips across Europe accompanied by her brave little Honda. For almost eight year, they have been exploring some of the nicest corners of Europe and, this year, she decided to change the bike to XR's bigger sister CRF 250 L, following her deepest belief that the only right choice for her is still a small Honda. She provides an ultimate guide to travelling when you have no money, no big bike, and not much mechanical experience whatsoever - relying only on the power of a smile, trust, a bit of luck, Couchsurfing, and friendships around Europe.

Originally from Poland, Olga is an HR consultant living in Prague. She has travelled solo around Europe since 2009. Commuting forever moving from one place to another - and not only on a motorbike - Olga is passionate about music, art, travels, and psychology.

Olga's bike beside a river.

Olga sitting on a rock.

Hrvoje Mikuldaš and Igor Vresk

Hrvoje Mikuldaš and Igor Vresk

From Caucasus With Love
From Zagreg to Caucasus and back: a glimpse of the vibe from a 40-day trip

Friends Hrvoje and Igor recount their 40-day trip from Zagreb, Croatia, to Caucasus and back, and all the interesting places in between. Their long-time fascination with the cradle of the so-called western civilization crowned their adventurous-cultural expedition. The richness of this part of the world shines through cultural heritage, beautifully diverse nature, and, most important above all, the geopolitical positions that shaped the history of these interesting and hospitable Caucasians. After all, the question remains: do we have anything in common? Maybe more we are willing to admit...

This trip to the Caucasus is their first longer trip by motorcycles and, in a way, a kind of preparation for much longer, bigger trips that include more than two continents. As soon as possible...

Travel poster

Hrvoje and Igor roadside rest stop.

Sofie and Jo Meyhi-Jacobs

Sofie and Jo Meyhi-Jacobs, Destination World

How We Failed at Reaching the Pamir
How We Succeeded in Finding Adventure

1. How We Failed at Reaching the Pamir

After years of saving and planning for an adventurous trip through Iran, Central Asia and Mongolia, mechanical misfortunes on the road totally altered Sofie and Jo's plans. It turned a well-planned trip into a real adventure. They will talk about all the problems encountered and how they dealt with them, but, most of all, about the wonderful things that happen when you are vulnerable and in trouble in a strange country. They will not bore you with lots of technical discussions, but rather share the emotional roller coaster they lived, the generous help of the people they met and the experiences they would not have had otherwise.

2. How We Succeeded in Finding Adventure

A five-month trip to Central Asia and back. At least, that was the plan. When you set out for a longer trip you know where you start, but you never know where you will end up. So, Tajikistan turned into Nordkapp. After suffering serious delays due to mechanical problems in Iran, Sofie and Jo radically changed their plans and turned north instead of heading east. They'll share the highlights of how this still turned out into an awesome journey and what they have learned from it.

Jo and Sofie are two crazy spirits with a passion for motorcycles and travelling. They love to pack up and leave, to discover new countries and civilizations, to boldly go where… well… relatively few have gone before! Unlike the Starship Enterprise crew, they like to keep things down to earth.

Sofie and Jo on the road.

Shannon and Mike Mills.

Shannon and Mike Mills, S&M Boiler Works

Motorcycling the Americas

We are currently two years into a round the world motorcycle trip that started in Seattle, WA, USA going south to Ushuaia, Argentina then from Uruguay we rode a cargo freighter with our motorcycles to Antwerp, Belgium. From Europe we plan to ride to Southeast Asia.

Shannon and Mike Mills in Chile.

The cargo freighter we rode from South America to Europe was a five-week journey so we used that time to produce a 24-minute video combining photos and video from our 16-months through North, Central, and South America. It is a fun representation of life on the road in Latin America.

Shannon and Mike Mills at end of Ruta 3.

Following the video we will discuss what it took to prepare for a multi-year motorcycle trip and answer all related questions. We will also take this time to explore the many resources we have available (for free) on our website such as expense, accommodation, and border reports per country as well as budget preparatory tools, weather spreadsheets, and of course our travel articles and photos. We will also touch on having short motorcycle adventures within a life of jobs, mortgage payments, and other commitments.

Ivan Drobnjak.

Ivan Drobnjak (Montenegro)

Enduro Ride Montenegro

Dear Adventurists, Let me guide you through the fantastic enduro world and give you a glimpse into the magnificent trails through Montenegrin mountains, deep forests, mirror-like lakes and superb mountain peaks

Ivan Drobnjak.

During the working hours I run operations and finances for one department in super yacht marina Porto Montenegro, but in every second of free time I'm trying to explore unknown off road mountain trails and paths...

Ivan Drobnjak.

Since enduro rides became my passion, I have founded motorbike guided agency in Montenegro, with friend of mine.

Ivan Drobnjak.

Like all of us, my first ride was on brothers Tomos automatic, and that was an awesome feeling. Many years after I bought my first motorbike. It was an Aprilia rs 125 sport bike, not long after that, the same brother came up with two cross motorbikes on the trail... and from that moment the way I look at two wheels is completely changed... Do I have to mention that despite faults of the first bike (no brakes, no power, no el starter, air filter...) it was love at the first ride. That 81 honda xl250 is still in my garage.

Ivan Drobnjak.

Ruslan Sapovsky.

Ruslan Sapovsky (RUS)

Morocco ahead - a heaven for enduro enthusiasts

Story about journey thru beautiful country with modern tarmac, unbelievable mountain curves, remote gravel roads, desert Sahara sands and most important low traffic country roads.

Ruslan Sapovsky.

Ruslan Sapovsky.

Boris Milosevic.

Boris Milosevic

Searching for vulcans and trolls

I want to share my experience from a 30 day solo-trip from Belgrade to Iceland via the Baltics and Scandinavia. I will present pics and impressions from this trip as well as recommendations for followers.

Boris Milosevic. Boris Milosevic.

I'm a business consultant, trainer and author of the hopefully soon finished book 'Searching for Ikaria - or how Adventure-riding boosted my management skills'. So far me and my beloved motorbike have visited almost all of Europe, USA, the Caucasus, Morocco and Iceland. I love to share my passion with other people whether it is business experience or traveling by motorbike.

Blazo Milic.

Blazo Milic (Montenegro)

TheRideAround2010

Lifetime journey of three guys from Montenegro. Ride 99 days and 40.000 km thru Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, South Korea, USA, Canada, Alaska, and back home.

Blazo Milic - TheRideAround2010.

Blazo Milic - TheRideAround2010.

Blazo Milic - TheRideAround2010.

Boris Glescic.

Boris Glescic (SLO)

South America

Interesting journey of Boris and his little daughter thru Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and other countries of South America.

Boris Glescic in South America.

Boris Glescic in South America.

Djordje Markovic.

Djordje Markovic (Montenegro)

Central and Western Europe

Life is made out of moments, lots of them are lost through time but some of them end up sticking with you. I try to make mine count. I try to make 'em stick and that's where motorcycle comes in. So many of my memorable memories are one way or the other linked with motorcycles. From young age stealing another lap on little Honda, through my teenage years trying to impress girls on the scooter, until now, exploring different places and meeting amazing people on my tourer. Not all memories are pleasant ones, but the great ones outweigh not so great ones by far and that makes me coming back.

Djordje Markovic.

Most of my tours were through Central and Western Europe. I did own a bike while I lived in US, but did not get to explore with it nearly as much as I would like I did. The good thing is that with every trip I keep extending my boundaries and I intend keep doing it as much as I can.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro Ride-outs

If you don't want to participate on daily presentation we have prepared some ride-outs for you. All rides have been prepared so that you see how beautiful nature is in Montenegro (lakes, rivers, mountain peaks...) We prepared five different routes with different levels of difficulties. Every ride (if it's interesting for participants) will start in the morning so they can be finished before start of first afternoon presentation. Of course we do have guides for these rides, but if somebody wants to go alone, we will provide them with maps and route information. If you want, camp owners can arrange some lunch packets for these rides (€10 euros per person).

Easy Rides

Tour 1

Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back
44 km on asphalt road, 10 km on gravel road - Approx. 1 hour riding + 3 hours sightseeing

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 1 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back.

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 1 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back. Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 1 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Biogradsko lake and back.

Tour 2

Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin
196 km, 186 km on asphalt road, 10 km on gravel road - Approx. 4 hours riding + 2 hours sightseeing

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin. Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin.

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin. Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin.

Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin. Horizon Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 2 - Vranjak - Kolašin - Mioska - Boan - Žabljak - Tara river - Kolašin.

Heavy Rides

Tour 3

Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak
57 km, 32 km on asphalt road, 25 km on gravel road - Approx. 3 hours riding + 3 hours sightseeing

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak. Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 3 - Vranjak - spring of Biogradska river - Bendovac - Biogradsko lake - Kolašin - Vranjak.

Tour 4

Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin
111 km, 69 km on asphalt road, 42 km on gravel road - Approx. 5 hours riding + 2 hours sightseeing

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 4 - Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 4 - Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin. Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 4 - Vranjak - Eko katun Komovi - Mateševo - Veruša - Bukumirsko lake - Veruša - Mateševo - Kolašin.

Tour 5

Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin
137 km, 100 km on asphalt road, 37 km on gravel road - Approx. 4 hours riding + 2 hours sightseeing

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin. Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2013 Tour 5 - Vranjak - Lisa - Trešnjevik - Andrijevica - Murino - Plav - Andrijevica - Berane - Lubnica - Kolašin.

Facilities for a Fantastic Four Days

Campground - Eko Katun Vranjak

The meeting will be held on mountain Bjelasica (1700m) in NaturePark Biogradska Gora. There is one campground called Eko Katun Vranjak which is 15 km (10 km of asphalt and 5 km of gravel road) from Kolasin, the nearest town. The campground has all necessary facilities that are normal for a modern camp but on the other side they keep all traditional customs so you can really feel old living styles.

HU Montenegro 2013 campsite.

HU Montenegro 2013 campsite.

Accommodation

Campground has space for unlimited numbers of tents. Price is €3 euros for tent per day.

Eko Katun Vranjak also has wooden cottages:

  • 14 cottages with double beds - ideal for two persons/couple (€15 euros per day for cottage)
  • 5 big cottages with 5 beds each (€10 euros for bed per night)
  • 3 big cottages with 7 beds each (€10 euros for bed per night).

Sheets and towels are included in the price of cottages/beds.

If you want a bed in a cottage, you should pre-book. Blazo has kindly offered to assist, please e-mail him at blaz...@vijesti.me

Eko Katun Vranjak campground, Montenegro.

Camp has two shower cabins and two toilets.

If you don't want to sleep in camp there are a lot of possibilities for private accommodation or hotels in town near camp (Kolasin). We will provide a list of hotels and private accommodations which have websites.

Also near Eko Katun Vranjak there is one mountain house, also called Vranjak (cc300meters).

Mountain House Vranjak, Montenegro.  Mountain House Vranjak, Montenegro.

This mountain house has 24 beds ((two big rooms - each room has 6 beds, three smaller rooms - each room has 4 beds), two toilets and one shower cabin. Price of accommodation is €10 euros for bed (per day). If you are interested in this kind of accommodation please contact Blazo at blaz...@vijesti.me before arrival.

Food

Camp has their own kitchen where they prepare tasty and really good food. Owners of this camp are proud of their natural grown vegetables and other food, and everything is produced in this untouched part of Bjelasica mountain.

Breakfast (€5 euros per person / day)

  • example#1: fritters (domestic speciality), honey, cheese, coffee, tea, domestic milk
  • example#2: french toast, jam, cheese, coffee, tea, domestic milk

Breakfast fritters, Eko Katun Vranjak, Montenegro.

Dinner - late lunch (€15 euros per person / day)

example: soup, salad, lamb (speciality prepared under the iron pad), potatoes, cheese, smoked ham, sausage, dessert.

Lamb under iron pad, Eko Katun Vranjak campground, Montenegro.  Smoked ham and cheese, Eko Katun Vranjak campground, Montenegro.

If you have some special wishes about food (vegetarians or something similar), please inform us so the owner of the camp can organise everything on time.

Notice #1:

In camp there is no store, so everything that you need you have to buy in nearest town - Kolasin. And please do not bring your own food, we have to respect owners of the camp. In camp, you can buy drinks and food other than the organised buffet.

Notice #2:

In the HU tradition, we plan a barbecue for Saturday evening, which is included in your registration fee!

HU Montenegro 2017 BBQ in progress!

HU Montenegro 2017 BBQ in progress!

HU Montenegro 2013 barbecue.

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION PRICING FOR FULL PASSES

Includes admission to all presentations Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
ride-outs, Tech Clinics and demonstrations and Saturday barbecue.

Register Online & Pay before:

Event Price

31 Mar, 2018

€20 (saves €10)

23 Aug, 2018

€25 (saves €5)

AT THE EVENT PRICING (APPLIES AFTER 23 AUG)

Pay Cash on Arrival

Full Pass (Thursday through Sunday)

Weekend Pass (Friday through Sunday)

Saturday only (barbecue included)

€30

€25

€20



MEALS

Saturday night barbecue is included in your registration fee! All other meals are paid directly to the campground.



ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is not included in your registration fee, but a variety of options are available at a reasonable price:

  • Camping is €3 euros per tent per night.
  • Cottages (5 or 7 beds) is €10 euros per bed per night.
  • Cottages (suitable for couple sharing) is €15 euros per night for the cottage.

Pre-booking is not required for camping, but strongly recommended for cottages, as there are limited numbers. You can pre-book beds by contacting Blazo at blaz...@vijesti.me.

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Horizons Unlimited travellers meetings are held in more than 20 countries all over the world. In Montenegro it is held on Bjelasica mountain and this is a short video from 2017.

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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.

Comments about HU Montenegro

"I can wholeheartedly recommend this event to anyone!"

"Awesome place, awesome people... Dont miss it... "

"It was a fun-filled meeting with very special Camaraderie in a spectacular part of Montenegro. You just can't pay for scenery and trails like these!"

"Well worth the 5200km round trip to Montenegro. Thanks Blazo and Tolko for setting it all up, and everyone else that was there for the inspiring presentations and conversations!"

"I'm back home, it was a pleasure meeting you both, thanks for all your dedication, work and disposal to put this meeting together."

"It was a marvellous experience and we like to thank all the speakers for filling our heads with countless plans, dreams, ideas and inspiration! Hope to meet you all again one day on the road! Thank you, Blazo and Tonko, for making it all happen!"

"Montenegro is a beautiful country and Vraniak Eco Katun is a special place. It has been a great and beautiful experience, we enjoyed it very much."

"We had a very good time in the meeting and we would like to thank Blazo and Tonko for their hospitality and their perspiration to organize such an event like this. We are looking forward for the next year's meeting!!!!"

You can help!

If you have a few minutes, please download a 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.

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HU Montenegro 2018 poster, English.

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Postcard in pdf format (701kb) full colour Event postcard, can be printed 4 to a page.

Horizons Unlimited Montenegro 2018 postcard - English.

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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.

Montenegro Venue Location

Eko katun Vranjak
Bjelasica Mountain
(from the Kolasin side)
Biogradska Gora National Park
Kolasin, Montenegro
N 42.846 E 19.649 (approx)


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Local Hosts

Blažo Milić and Tonko Nišavić are our local hosts, and fellow travellers! Ably supported by Ilija Perić producing fantastic videos!

Blazo Milic and Tonko Nisavic at HU Montenegro 2015.

Big thanks to Blazo, Tonko and Ilija for stepping up and making this event happen! We can always use help on the day - please volunteer to help out for a couple of hours when you register (above)!

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.

New to Horizons Unlimited?

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle. The website, HUBB forum and regular events across the globe have inspired thousands of people to follow their dreams and take the road less travelled.

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

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love overland adventure travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events such as this one (18 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. 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. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

You can join at a reduced rate as part of your meeting registration. Note that new Memberships with your Meeting Registration are applied as of the Meeting date or as soon as possible thereafter, not earlier, unless you make a special request in the Comments box when you register.