HU Romania 2023

THE PREMIER OVERLAND ADVENTURE TRAVEL EVENT

Horizons Unlimited 4th Romania Travellers Meeting - Cabana Bodvaj

Friday August 25 - Sunday August 27, 2023

It's All About Overland Adventure

"Adventures can take any shape. They can take place on the motorcycle, a bicycle, in a small car or a 4x4 monster. For us, some of the most interesting adventures have been to produce guidebooks about Romania. The work on this project has surrounded us with extraordinary people, and this has encouraged us to try a new adventure: a meeting of travellers in Romania.

The 4th Horizons Unlimited Romania meeting will take place in the Baraolt Mountains, in the hearth of the Szekely Land. The meeting will be about sharing stories in a mountain hut, learning and inspiring people to travel further that they have imagined. Two and a half days we will be in be in the middle of nature, with the best food and great people.

This event would not be possible without the awesome participants. presenters and crew. Friends, we hope to see you all again this year!" Călin Nucuță

Romania 2019 Participants
HU Romania Participants


Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance...

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

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Horizons Unlimited Romania Event Schedule

The event is taking place from Friday August 25 - Sunday August 27, 2023.

The Registration Tent will open for check-ins at 10:00 am Friday. The first presentations will begin at 3 pm. The event will draw to a close at Noon on Sunday, Aug 28.

Please don't arrive earlier than Friday!

Over the course of the event there'll be talks, demonstrations, workshops, discussion groups, challenges and competitions, with many presentations being repeated so you won't miss out.

As well as hearing inspiring stories of overlanding adventure from around the world, you'll get the low-down on preparing for your journey, navigation, first-aid, photography, filming and a host of other essential topics. Whatever your past experience or future plans may be, there's something for everyone.

Draft schedule can be downloaded here approximately 1 week before the event.

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is subject to change at any time - all the presenters are volunteers and travelling, thus they may be delayed or unable to get there. Some may have anxiety attacks and be unable to perform! ;-) And sometimes travellers show up unexpectedly with great pics and stories, so we try to fit them in!

Presenters at HU Romania 2023 include...

Titus Banc

Titus Banc, Titus World

Three Months in South America
From Nordkapp to Ushuaia with focus on three months in South America and future plans

For TITUS BANC, curiosity was the main engine that pushed him to explore places far from home. From Nordkapp to Ushuaya, every day was a celebration. A motorcycle trip can be described in one word, Freedom, because the most beautiful state of a human being appears when it is free.

I suddenly found myself alone on a road in a forest that seemed to have been detached from Jurrasic Park - it was very dense and the leaves on the side of the road were so big that I could compare them to a blanket that you can easily wrap yourself in. It was my first contact with Carreterra Austral and it took me a few days to get used to this environment. I was in a state of continuous amazement.

I remember that in the first town where I took a break for two days, I was so happy that I felt like talking to everyone, even if my Spanish was not good at all. Salar de Uyuni was the point where I was most charged with emotion, and not because it would be very difficult to get there, but because, from the first day I learned about Salar de Uyuni, I wanted to get there. It may be funny, but I really imagined myself riding my motorcycle for a salary. After more than 10 years, I did it!

Titus Banc, Overlooking a green valley

Titus Banc, Salar de Uyuni.

Titus Banc, Motorcycle on dirt road with mountains in distance.

Denisa Andronache Radu Constantin

Denisa Andronache and Radu Constantin @kulturide_east_adventure

KULTURIDE 2023: Pak-Iran journey
KULTURIDE 2017: The Movie

DENISA and RADU: A video editor and a motorcycle mechanic. Both adventure riders. We fell in love with the Eastern countries and have discovered so far Mongolia, the 'stans, Iran and Pakistan.

1) KULTURIDE 2023: Pak-Iran journey
Two months' motorcycle journey to Iran and Pakistan. All memories are fresh and screaming to be shared

Iran and Pakistan are in our hearts forever. This journey has been an unique experience. It was not a holiday, it was not this collection of beautiful photos. It was a real journey with the good and the hard. The beautiful people and amazing nature made us enjoy and smile everyday. But the troubles shaped us and helped us grow. Without the hard part, there would be less meaning to this journey.

Denisa Andronache and Radu Constantin, Khara Desert

2) KULTURIDE 2017: The Movie
Documentary about our motorcycle adventure to Mongolia, the 'Stans, and Iran

In 2017, we started a motorcycle journey in the eastern countries. And we've got it all on camera. Our adventure took us to countries like Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Iran. The five months we spent on the road tested our 20-year-old motorcycles, challenged our friendship, and made us become a better version of ourselves. This movie grows on you, just like the whole experience changed for us along the way. In the same way, your need to explore will intensify, your wish to jump right away on a motorcycle and hit the road will double and, by the end of the film, nothing and nobody will stand between you and the world.

Denisa Andronache and Radu Constantin, Train to Islamabad

Denisa Andronache and Radu Constantin

Henriette Thiim

Henriette Thiim, For the Love of Wheels

Getting Unstuck From More Than Just Mud (Skype Presentation)
A solo adventure stretches from one year to three years during the pandemic

HENRIETTE THIIM returns to HU Romania (remotely) with more stories from the road! She quit her job to travel full-time and create YouTube content.

In 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, Henriette took off on what was supposed to be a one-year solo ride from North Cape to South Africa and back. But nothing went as planned. She got stuck in Morocco for six months and had to change her route over and over again as borders closed and rules for entry were constantly changed. The adventure grew, and before she knew it, she had spent three years riding her Honda CRF250L 100.000 km on three continents through 45 countries, including Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Henriette talks about camping with elephants, being stuck in the mud in South Africa, and the darker moments when she had both Malaria and Dengue fever. She also talks about the motivation for traveling alone, dealing with fear,s and why she loves life on the road in foreign countries.

Henriette Thiim

Henriette Thiim

Henriette Thiim

Tania Pricop and Radu Span

Tania Pricop & Radu Span

Crossing the Black Sea: Burgas (BG) --> Batumi (GE)
Our guide to cross the Black Sea from Bulgaria to Georgia, including costs, logistics, and onboard life.

TANIA PRICOP and RADU SPAN have "9-17 jobs" who also enjoy getting out of their comfort zones to experieenc different places and culture while travelling by motorcycle.

Is Georgia on your bucket list of adventure destinations, but you don't have enough free time and you consider it to be too far away from where you live? Have you ever thought that you could take a ferry across the Black Sea, make the transit to Georgia more enjoyable, and also experience life on a cargo ship, but couldn't find much information online? We were in the same situation, but decided to take a chance at it and now we can give you all the information you need to do it on your own: from cost and schedule to onboard conditions, everything you need to know is here.

Tania Pricop and Radu Span, Cargo ship

Tania Pricop and Radu Span

Marian Vulpe

Marian Vulpe, Dusi Punctro

South India: Up and Down on a Royal Enfield Himalayan (Skype Presentation)
On and off the beaten path (a.k.a. How to get lost going where you wanna be)

MARIAN VULPE's inner core is made from the souls of past nomads. He wanders, he gets lost, and very often gets sidetracked. But he never strays too far from his nomadic core... always looking to get beyond borders, limits, the "no, you shouldn'ts", and even the "you shoulds".

The plan was simple - fly to Mumbai, meet friends, hop on a Royal Enfield Himalayan and go to South Goa. Part of it came true - yet the route to there and back was full of ups and downs. Ended up crossings of the Western Ghats multiple times, riding on empty (for India) beaches, riding through jungles, popping up in peoples backyards and pretty much getting lost in a creative way :D. All the while met wonderful people, happy, curious, and never afraid of tomorrow - which is the most lovely part of being in India, by far.

Marian Vulpe

Marian Vulpe

Marian Vulpe

Kostadin Mutafchiev

Kostadin Mutafchiev, Adventures of the Office Rider

Early Bird Gets the Snow /
Komsu, komsu

For KOSTADIN MUTAFCHIEV, the motorcycle has been his primary choice for exploring and travelling around ever since getting his motorcycle license 10 years ago. He has been getting lost mostly in the Balkans and Tukiye in the past years, with occasional long shots like Spain, Morocco, and Iceland.

1) Early Bird Gets the Snow
Two trips to Georgia, two times earlier than necessary. Snow.

Georgia is a place where you have a couple of hours between the seaside and the mountains (some high ones, mind you) and the common sense agrees that the better months for visits start from June. But who cares about common sense when you can optimise your corporate paid leave in April and May? This is a tale of making the same mistake twice and enjoying it.

2) Komsu, komsu
As a Bulgarian, Turkey has always been nearby, but as it turns out, most of it is really not

komsu (Turkish) = neighbour. Tukiye is one of Bulgaria's neighbouring countries with whom we have a long and historically bumpy relationship. This has been used as political boss card in Bulgaria during the last years, but, thankfully, people in Tukiye are above this. In the last six years, we've been riding around Tuiye four times and have been overwhelmed by hospitality (in their own way), tasty food, rich history, and beautiful nature.

Kostadin Mutafchiev, Cave dwellings

Kostadin Mutafchiev, Stone carving statues

Radu Prie

Radu Prie

West Africa on the Twins

RADU PRIE started travelling later in life and, now, wants to catch up. He rides as much and as often as he can. Friends know him as Vrajitoru (the Wizard).

Two guys on a trip to western Africa, riding two Africa Twins under the umbrella of Budapest Bamako Rally. We journeyed through the Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains in Morocco, and the Mauritania Savana in the Senegal jungle to Sierra Leone.

Radu Prie. Budapest Bamako Rally with motorcycles

Radu Prie. Two Africa Twin motorcycles overlooking water from a high bluff.

Radu Prie. Overlanding motorcyclist overlooking hills and valleys from high elevation.

Dan Mihai

Dan Mihai

Riding For Answers

Trip duration: From 8 April until the end of May.

Trip route: Romania - Bulgaria - Italy - Spain (via ferries) Spain - France - Switzerland - Austria - Slovenia - Hungary - Romania. I chose Madrid as a final destination of this trip in order to meet one of my favorite colleagues from work, whom I've been working with for over two years, but never met. I will also meet a few friends and ex-colleagues who have moved in various parts of Europe, and will stay with them for one or two days. I am now registering while on this trip. Right now I'm in Sicily, just descended from Etna.

Dan Mihai with his motorcycle

Dan Mihai, Igoumenitsa ferry and motorcycle at night

DAN MIHAI attended #HURomania 2022 where he met many other travellers who inspired him to bite more of life and start a more serious solo motorcycle adventure. He loved the event so much that he vowed to return. Sure enough, in summer 2023, he's returning to Horizons Unlimited, as a presenter this time, and is planning to showcase his Euro Trip with my Africa Twin, riding solo from Romania to Spain and back.
"I honestly can't wait to see everyone!" (Same here, Dan. Same here!)

George Ciobanu

George Ciobanu, RTW.TO

A Short Taste of Africa /
Ride Across West Africa /
Drive To Mongolia

GEORGE CIOBANU works in front of a computer by trade, but overlands whenever he can. He enjoys getting away from the daily grind now and then.

1) A Short Taste of Africa
Are short overlanding trips possible and enjoyable?

Early 2023, after not so much planning, Cosmin and I found ourselves in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, looking for motorcycles to rent. We did have a two-week adventure, but not on motorcycles, and I even came back with a tiny sourvenir: a larva in my arm. Every is possible in Africa!

2) Ride Across West Africa
South Africa to Romania on a motorcycle

In early 2018, after almost two years of riding across Ireland I took the decision of quitting my office job to do something totally different: see the world as it is, raw and unhindered. After around three months of riding from Cape Agulhas to Romania on the western coast of Africa, a near death experience in Cameroon, getting malaria in Benin and other such things, I can safely say that the journey fulfilled its purpose.

George Ciobanu. Motorcycle on dirt road in West Africa.

2) Drive to Mongolia
An '84 Skoda 120LS with four people crammed inside. What could go wrong?

After the experience in Africa, I went on the Mongol Rally towards (ahem) Mongolia. Some of the highlights include running out of water in the desert in Turkmenistan, the warmth of the people in Iran and having to ship the car on a trailer from Irkutsk to Sankt Petersburg.

George Ciobanu, Sunset

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 Romania have included...

Radu Paltineanu

Radu Paltineanu (via Skype video conference)

Wild Australia on Recumbent Trikes
15,000 km around the red continent on two recumbent trikes

RADU PALTINEANU is an adventure cyclist and keen explorer. He has cycled the Americas from Alaska to Patagonia from 2015-2018, and now he's exploring on a recumbent trike in Australia. Wild areas and remote places feed his passion.

Cycling Australia from the northernmost point to its southernmost point via the centre and its westernmost point. This is an expedition that is taking him and his partner, Irina, through some of the most remote and untouched landscapes in the world on our recumbent trikes.

Radu Paltineanu, Recumbent trike at sunset, Australia

Irina on trike, Australia

Marian Vulpe

Marian Vulpe, Dusi Punctro

Tajikistan: The Pamir Highway and Wakhan
Crossing the Pamir Highway, part of the old Silk Road, and reaching over 4,600 m elevation

MARIAN VULPE's inner core is made from the souls of past nomads. She wanders, she gets lost, and very often gets sidetracked. But she never strays too far from her nomadic core... always looking to get beyond borders, limits, the "no, you shouldn'ts", and even the "you shoulds".

Crossing solo the Pamir Highway from Uzbekistan towards Kyrgyzstan, part of the "Chasing the edge of the world" tour in 2018. The Pamir Highway is designated as route M-41 over much of its length in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and is known as the second highest international highway in the world (4,655 m).

Marian Vulpe with falcon

Silviu Florea

Silviu Florea, Sulfet cu 2 roti

Iran: A Mix of Mixtures

SILVIU FLOREA's important motorcycle trips include: (2010) From Romania to the border of Saudi Arabia and back; (2013) a nine-month tour of South America of 32,000 km; and (2022) a two-month trip from Romania to eastern Iran and back covering 14,000 km.

During the pandemic and the war from Ukraine, I felt the need to conenct with my instincts, my inner animal. so I decided the solution to that was an adventure in an unknown territory like Iran. I left Romania while there was still snow and reached Iran with the heat. Without a plan, I wanted to be open and discover Iran without any preconceptions. I was in the mountains, valleys, deserts, in cities big and small, and mosques... but also in the "jungle" in northern Iran. There is no doubt that the best part of all are the people of Iran who went beyond kindness and hospitality. Even as I left Iran thinking I would not go back, after two weeks of being at home, a thought entered my head: I should go again to this beautiful country! :)

Silviu Florea

Silviu Florea

Pavel Kunc

Pavel Kunc, Far and Further

Getting Lost in Tunisia /
Surviving Rally Albania

PAVEL KUNC is a Czech traveling since 2017. He started by riding from the U.K. to India and back, and got stuck for five months in Morocco during COVID. He races in rallies and plants trees in Albania to support local communities.

1) Getting Lost in Tunisia
Chasing dunes, salt flats, and Star Wars sites

The great plan of the north Africa tour to Tunisia and Algeria was quickly ruined by the COVID closure of the Tunisa/Algeria border, even before I managed to leave. The COVID restrictions got me denied on the one ferry and almost deported from Tunisia. That was a beginning of the wonderful two months in a country which I now can't wait to return to. From the lush green north with its beaches, down to the Sahara passing by the historic oasis and Star Wars film sets, and ending up in the desert. I also learned the lesson that a 200-kg bike + luggage is tricky on the Tunisian dunes.

Pavel Kunc, Tunisian cliff dwellings

2) Surviving Rally Albania
Practical introduction to rally racing for adventure travellers

After racing in the Dinaric Rally in Croatia twice, male-moto style, I had an opportunity to take on the six-day Rally Albania. I'd like to share practical information how to start with the rallies, how it works, and what one needs to race and navigate on the roadbook rally.

Pavel Kunc, Rally Albania

Mahsa Homayounfar

Mahsa Homayounfar

Riding in Central America
A recent trip to Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala and buying a bike there

MAHSA HOMAYOUNFAR has been traveling on a motorbike since 2011. Visited 69+ countries and five continents only on the bike and 100+ countries in total. Many of them as a solo female traveller. She is a polyglot, cosmopolitan, and a serious people lover.

I flew to Mexico, bought a bike, and started riding in the southern part, then in Belize, and then in Guatemala. I will describe how the bike purchase is, what expenses are involved, how to plan a trip in that area, and explain roads, cultures, anecdotes, dangers, nature, tips, paperwork, food, health...

Mahsa Homayounfar and bike in front of a graffiti'd wall, Central America

Krzysztof Kucharczyk

Krzysztof Kucharczyk, Road is Everywhere

Trans-Carpathia Solo Tour 2018 /
Bosnia Enduro Trail 2019

KRZYSZTOF KUCHARCZYK is a solo motorcycle traveller. This kind of travelling lets him fully concentrate on exploring. He likes his own pace and spontaneous planning of the route. Until now, he travelled across Europe, but Magadan is still waiting for him.

1. Trans-Carpathia Solo Tour 2019
First solo motorbike off-road tour through Romania

This will be a story of my first motorcycle trip which was originally a couple of days, but, in the end, happened to take almost three weeks. Mainly offroad/backroads and some really great views.

Krzysztof Kucharczyk

2. Bosnia Enduro Trail 2019
Crossing Bosnia using some backroads and shortcuts!

After my first success in Romania, I decided to do some serious exploring of Bosnia, which happens to be an extraordinary location for outdoor explorers!

Aerial of a motorcycle and an airplane wreck among trees.

Vera

Vera

A Journey in Portugal While Still a Beginner
8000 km, 16 days, 11 countries...because dreams are never too far

I fell in love with a bridge. And because long distance relationships don't seem to work, I left to see it. It would have been my first long trip, but it was more than that. It showed me things never go as planned and it gave a taste of how addictive riding days without end can be.

Plaza

Marty

Marty

Travels to Central Asia

After trip to Magadan, my heart keep loving eastern countries. The question was, which way I have to go. One day my friend ask me for trip to Central Asia, I make decision that moment, YES. The plan was simple, somewhere to Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and most challenging route in Turkey, D915 Bayburt. So, let's go amigos.

Motorcyclist approaches a horse near some ruins

George Ciobanu

George Ciobanu, RTW.TO

Ride Across Africa /
Drive To Mongolia

Ride Across Africa
South Africa to Romania on a motorcycle

In early 2018, after almost two years of riding across Ireland I took the decision of quitting my office job to do something totally different: see the world as it is, raw and unhindered. After around three months of riding from Cape Agulhas to Romania on the western coast of Africa, a near death experience in Cameroon, getting malaria in Benin and other such things, I can safely say that the journey fulfilled its purpose.

Bike down on a very muddy road

Drive To Mongolia
An '84 Skoda 120LS with four people crammed inside. What could go wrong?

After the experience in Africa, I went on the Mongol Rally towards (ahem) Mongolia. Some of the highlights include running out of water in the desert in Turkmenistan, the warmth of the people in Iran and having to ship the car on a trailer from Irkutsk to Sankt Petersburg.

George Ciobanu, Sunset

After getting burnt out from working in IT behind an office, GEORGE CIOBANU decided to ship his motorcycle to South Africa and ride it to Romania.

 Adrian Iorgu

Adrian Iorgu

Ride to Mongolia
1 motorcycle, 90 days, 30 000+ km

Every great dream begins with a dreamer - and this is how my trip started back in 2019. Following the silk-road, it took me three months to get to Mongolia. This presentation is more about the people I meet on the road and my inner-journey. It was the adventure of my lifetime!

ADRIAN IORGU is an adventure biker traveler. His favourite quote is: "And in the end it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."

Motorcycle before Mongolian mountains

Two men in Mongolian plains

Mihai Tica, logo

Mihai Tica

Motorcycling Hurdles
For beginner and intermediate adventure riders: common pain points, tips, and more

I want to motivate people to act - start dreaming, start planning, start riding. I will cover the different stages of having an adventure: (1) Common problems; (2) How to plan your trip; (3) How to prepare - tips and tricks; (4) Start riding, plan your effort, shoot media responsibly, return home safely; (5) When the trip is over, what to do with the XXX terabytes of media you have just shot/filmed.

Mihai Tica, Encountering a fallen tree on the road.

MIHAI TICA got his motorcycle license pretty late in life at 28 and dived right in! His first motorcycle trip was to India only weeks after he got his license. He went there for business and rented a motorcycle. First ride, first crash.. about 800 kilometers later a SUV cut him off, he flew for a few metres and visited the local emergency hospital. Fast forward a few years, Mihai visited some very interesting places - Nordkapp, Mongolia, Georgia (twice), India (twice), Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is currently planning to ride the Greece portion of the TET. He enjoys shooting and editing videos. You can check out his YouTube channel.

Andreas Fetzer

Andreas Fetzer

Adventure Algeria by Tuareg Rallye
Finally back as a famous Rallye country: people, landscapes, and adrenaline

More than 20 years ago the last Dakar Rallye came through Algeria. Since then, however, Algeria almost disappeared from the touristic world map. In 2017 the Algerian state-owned motorsport federation invited us (the organisation team of the Tuareg Rallye) to visit this beautiful country and evaluate if the world´s second biggest Rallye would like to relocate to Algeria. After exploring the possibilities, we were conviced. So the preparation started and finally, in March 2019, the Tuareg-Rallye took place in Algeria. Amazing tracks in wonderful landscapes, including the biggest erg of the Sahara desert. What an experience! And so different from the surrounding countries. I will cover the exploration, preparation and the Rallye event itself which was a great success for eveyrone, not only for racers. :-)

Andreas Fetzer, Tuareg Rallye

Andreas Fetzer, Tuareg Rallye bikers

ANDREAS FETZER is from Germany and has travelled over 500.000 km on motorcycle in Europe, Africa, Asia and USA. He is a highly experienced off-roader having participated in the Red Bull Erzberg, Enduro-Championships and Desert Rallyes in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. He is a motorcycle tour guide and Rallye organiser.

Dominik Jedrzejowski

Dominik Jedrzejowski, Mo2oXplorers

Poland - The Heart of Europe
Showing my home country, a beautiful, diverse, and motorcycle ready-to-explore country

A short photo + video summary of each of Poland's diverse travel destinations or regions. Most favourable places to visit and regions to explore when being there for the first time or coming to Poland once again.

DOMINIK JEDRZEJOWSKI is an adventure aerial photographer, filmmaker, and film editor. Exploring the beauty of the world around on a motorcycle and lens. Owner of a motorcycle travel company specialised in guiding ON'Road and OFF'Road tours in Europe.

Motorcycle travellers taking a rest and vista break under shelter

Panel discussions at most HU events include...

Border crossings - How to get through borders with minimal stress and cost!

Packing light - Tips and techniques from experienced travellers to reduce weight and bulk.

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!

Experienced Travellers Panel - ask the experts anything you want!

Walk arounds / Show and tell!

Tool Kits - Show us your favorite tools. Toolkit discussion.

Tents and Bedding discussion (in the camping area) - What works, cheap vs dear and which ones keep you dry, warm and comfy!

Farkle Walk - Take a stroll and talk about your best bike mods - homemade saddle bags, toolbox mounts, GPS mounts, seats, side stands, tank panniers, cup holders, etc.

Online registration is now closed,
but we have plenty of room,
so come and join in!

I'M READY TO REGISTER NOW!

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Exhibitors - Confirmed for 2023

Enduristan logo with claim

Enduristan, sunset rider

Horizons Unlimited is about travelers. And journeys. On two wheels. Or four. Chasing one's dreams and fulfilling them. Creating memories and sharing them with others. And it's about inspiration.

Enduristan is about experiences. For your motorcycle. For your journeys and adventures, #whereveryouride. Our products help you enjoy your travels and create memories safely, with smiles and peace of mind.

Enduristan is a Swiss brand who manufactures textile, rugged motorcycle luggage systems and a broad range of accessories. The materials and build enable the luggage to be extremely lightweight and tough. The quality of the products is premium, all our motorcycle luggage, roll bags, backpacks, and textile bags are waterproof. Absolutely 100% waterproof. Tested and guaranteed for 5 years. Because we believe in what we do!

Enduristan Romania stands alongside HU Romania and C2WG. Because they are our friends, because we are like minded. And when trust, passion, and collaboration are the foundation of a friendship, nothing but something really good can come out of it.

For people. About people. From travelers, for travelers.

Enduristan travellers

If you know of any other motorcycle or travel equipment vendors or tour operators who should be there, please suggest it to them!
Exhibitors
, more details and registration here. Please contact us if you have more questions.

Facilities for a Fantastic Weekend

The 4th HU Romania meeting will be at our fantastic new venue – Cabana Bodvaj . Lots of accommodation choices on site for every budget, from camping to couple's rooms.

Cabana Bodvaj
DC45, Bățanii Mici 527017
Romania

N 46.115129, E 25.712413
46°06'54.5"N 25°42'44.7"E

Questions, call Călin, your event organiser: +40 726 272 002
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HU Romania 2023 at Cabana Bodvaj.
Cabana Bodvaj, a beautiful location in the mountains on a quiet road

Balcony view.

Camping

There is plenty of room to camp, and we've got a great price for you - only €14 per night per person, and breakfast is included!

Main view.

Accommodation

There is a range of accommodation, but don't delay - it will sell out quickly! Very reasonable prices, and breakfast is included! Book your accommodation when you register!

Two single beds (SHARED facilities with another room – three bathrooms on the level, includes breakfast!)
28 € per night per person – minimum two nights and you need to book the whole room (include the second person in the registration form).

Two single beds.

Double room - (SHARED facilities with another room – three bathrooms on the level, includes breakfast!)
28 € per night per person – minimum two nights and you need to book the hole room (include the second person in the registration form)

Double bed.

Single room - (1 single bed, SHARED facilities, includes breakfast!)
56 € per night per person – minimum two nights

Beds multishare 'Dorm' Room - (separate beds, SHARED facilities not in room
16 € per night per person, (includes breakfast!)

Full details on the Registration page.

 

Housekeeping Items

Young Adventurers

Horizons Unlimited is naturally keen to inspire the next generation of adventure travellers so you're welcome to bring your children along if you wish. Bear in mind that the event is for adults (with adult themes and language) and we won't have any specific kids' activities. Children under 14 years old get free registration (but must pay for camping/accommodation and meals). Please note that the health and safety of your children is your responsibility and they must be supervised by you at all times. Children under 14 will not be allowed in any of the presentations from 8 pm onwards each evening.

Smoking & Drinking

Those of age who choose to consume alcohol must drink responsibly. We reserve the right to expel without refund any attendee who becomes intoxicated and/or causes a disturbance.

Food, glorious food!

This event features a combination of International, Romanian and Szekely traditional recipes cooked on the open fire:

Asiatic pork, mushrooms noodles - super delicious noodle dish with pork, mushrooms and optional with spicy sauce.

Asiatic pork, mushrooms noodles

Tochitura bucovineana with pork - is a traditional Romanian and Moldovan dish made from pork cut into small cubes, (tochitura comes from the verb "a topi" which means "melted slow fried meat in fat") cooked over low fire in its own fat and juices usually in a cast-iron pot. It is traditionally served with over-easy eggs and mămăligă.

A traditional Romanian and Moldovan dish.

Classic Carbonara Pasta is made with guanciale (cured pork), eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, spaghetti pasta, and lots of black pepper.

Classic Carbonara Pasta.


A traditional Hungarian Goulash is a soup or stew that is usually filled with tender beef and onions spiced with paprika. It also includes vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, peppers, and tomatoes.

A traditional Hungarian Goulash.


A shot of Palinca (traditional Romanian beverage) will be on the house on arrival.

These meals are an excellent way to meet fellow participants and talk to presenters, and since you're eating right there on site, you won't miss any of the presentations. Always enjoyable and amazing value at only €9 each!

There will be a vegetarian option offered at each meal - we will need numbers for these, so please indicate when you register if you wish a vegetarian meal. Special diets can be accommodated with advanced notice within reason.

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

2023 PRE-REGISTRATION PRICING FOR FULL PASSES

ALL PRICES in EUR €. Includes admission to all slide shows, Tech Clinics, demos, ride outs and discussion groups. Camping, Accommodation and Meals (Optional) are priced separately. Breakfast is included with all accommodation options, including camping.

   

Full Pass

Register and Pay before Apr 14, 2023

 

35

Register & Pay from Apr 14 and before Aug 16, 2023

 

40

AT THE EVENT PRICING (APPLIES AFTER AUG 16)

Pay Cash on Arrival

Full Pass

 

45


CAMPING AND ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is NOT included with your registration fee. Camping or shared Cabin rooms are available. See descriptions above.

NOTE: Breakfast is included with ALL accommodation options, including camping.

Tent camping, per person (includes breakfast!) per night

14

All beds are for two nights only.

2 nts

Two single bed room (SHARED facilities with another room – three bathrooms on the level, includes breakfast!)
28 € per night per person – minimum two nights and you need to book the whole room (include the second person in the registration form).

56

Single room - (1 single bed, SHARED facilities, includes breakfast)
56 € per night per person – minimum two nights

112

Double Room - (SHARED facilities with another room – three bathrooms on the level, includes breakfast!)
28 € per night per person – minimum two nights and you need to book the hole room (include the second person in the registration form)

56

Beds multishare 'Dorm' Room - (separate beds, SHARED facilities not in room
16 € per night per person, (includes breakfast!)

32


MEALS

You can pre-book individual OR all meals so you don't miss out on the yummy food! There will be vegetarian alternatives, so let us know your preferences when you register.

NOTE: Breakfast is included with all accommodation options, including camping.

Description

Cost

Friday Lunch - Asiatic pork, mushrooms noodles. Super delicious noodle dish with pork, mushrooms and optional with spicy sauce

9

Friday Dinner - Tochitura bucovineana with pork is a traditional Romanian and Moldovan dish made from pork cut into small cubes, (tochitura comes from the verb "a topi" which means "melted slow fried meat in fat") cooked over low fire in its own fat and juices usually in a cast-iron pot. It is traditionally served with over-easy eggs and mămăligă.

9

Saturday Breakfast - Self-serve with a lot of Romanian goodies: several types of cheese, smoked ham, bacon, red peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, butter, jam, cereals, milk, bread, coffee or tea.

9
(OR included with camping/room)

Saturday Lunch - Classic Carbonara Pasta is made with guanciale (cured pork), eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, spaghetti pasta, and lots of black pepper.

9

Saturday Dinner – A traditional Hungarian Goulash is a soup or stew that is usually filled with tender beef and onions spiced with paprika. It also includes vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, peppers, and tomatoes.

9

Sunday Breakfast - Self-serve with a lot of Romanian goodies: several types of cheese, smoked ham, bacon, red peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, butter, jam, cereals, milk, bread, coffee or tea.

9
(OR included with camping/room)


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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."

"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 new league of awesomeness."

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

"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) 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 (746 KB):

HU Romania 2023 meeting poster.


 

POSTCARD - NEW!

Postcard in pdf format (603 KB) full colour Event postcard, can be printed 4 to a page:

Horizons Unlimited Romania 2023 postcard.

You may need to right click and choose "save target as..."

Thanks!

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!"

"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.

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 45 minute and 100 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 can 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.

Book your Exhibitor Stand space

Over the course of four days, this Horizons Unlimited event offers a unique opportunity to build awareness of your brand and talk directly to potential customers.

The Adventure Travel Zone occupies a central position at the event site and is exclusive to trade stands representing the overland adventure travel market.

Choose between our Premium and Standard packages, both of which include on-site advertising and can include a presentation about your products and services. Be sure to let us know you want to do a presentation when you register.

Click here to book your trade stand

Advertise at HU Romania

Run a business that serves the overland adventure travel market? Want to spread the word at HU Romania but can't take a Trade Stand? Send us a vinyl or roller banner and we'll display it in a prominent position.

Click here to arrange advertising

Romania Venue Location

Cabana Bodvaj
DC45, Bățanii Mici 527017
Romania

N 46.115129, E 25.712413
46°06'54.5"N 25°42'44.7"E

Info: phone Călin, HU Event Organiser
Phone: +40 726 272 002
Contact by Email



Local Hosts

Călin Nucuță and Diana Cordea.

Călin Nucuță and Diana Cordea are the local hosts for this event, assisted by Marian Balan, Ana Cordea, Valentin Baditoiu and volunteers. We're VERY grateful to them for stepping up and making it happen with a lot of legwork and effort.

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

Questions for the team about the Event? Contact them here!

HU Events Refund Policy

Like adventures, life can throw surprises our way. Stuff happens. While we would love for you to join the fun and connect with everyone at our events, we understand that you (and the funds) may be needed elsewhere. We'll catch up later!

On our side, we know you appreciate that we have financial commitments to venues and caterers!

The best way to let us know that you're unable to attend an event is to reply to the Registration Confirmation Email you got from us when you first signed up.

Up to 30 days prior to event start, we will refund all fees in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) handling fee and PayPal charges. At your request, we can apply your Event Registration and all fees to any subsequent HU event you wish in that year or following year.

Up to 15 days prior to event start, we will refund only the camping/accommodation and food packages in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) handling fee and PayPal charges. At your request, we can apply your Event Registration fee (with no handling fee) to any subsequent HU Event you wish in that year or following year. If you purchased a t-shirt, we will ship it to the mailing address you provide.

Within 15 days of the event start, there will be no refunds. At your request, we can apply your registration fee (with no handling fee) to any subsequent HU event you wish in that year or following year. If you purchased a t-shirt, we will ship it to the mailing address you provide.

If WE cancel an event:

We are constantly evaluating the situation for every event, and very much err on the side of caution. We will endeavour to announce "Final" decision one month or more before the event, but the situation COULD change closer to time, and we could be required by law to cancel.

If we are forced to cancel for COVID or natural disaster, we will roll your registration over to next year automatically.

If you want to transfer your existing registration to any other HU event in the world, just let us know.

Need a full refund? PLEASE REPLY to your original Registration Confirmation email to make it easier for us to find. If you can't find it, please email a request to: events-c (AT) horizonsunlimited(-)com with the subject line: "Refund event-name event-year"

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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.