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Adventure is what you make it

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Old 15 Apr 2019
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Smile HU Italy 2019 is on Sep 13-15 in Tuscany

ISPIRARE, INFORMARE E CONNETTERSI
Siamo lieti di tornare in Italia, con un evento globale che mira a promuovere la cultura del motociclismo viaggiando con particolare attenzione alla formazione, alla condivisione e alla passione per la scoperta del mondo.

La 2 ° edizione in Italia sarà ricca di presentazioni e workshop approfonditi, il tutto in un'atmosfera rilassata e amichevole per la quale Horizons Unlimited è ben noto.

I biglietti sono in vendita ora su: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/italy-2019

INSPIRE, INFORM AND CONNECT
We are pleased to return to Italy, with a global event that aims to promote the culture of motorcycle travelling with particular attention to training, sharing and the passion to discover the world.

The 2nd edition in Italy will be full of presentations and in-depth workshops, all in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere for which Horizons Unlimited is well-known.

Tickets are on sale now on:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/italy-2019
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Salut à tous!!

I'LL be there again and happy to see you soon .
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Ps: I'll send you my video next week
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we are waiting for you

Hi, I'm Alessandro, one of the organizers of HU Italy.
We hope to see you from all over the world. The event will take place in English thanks to simultaneous translators.

Last year was a formidable and very interesting event, thanks also to the participants who came from all over the world.
I hope to see you again!
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it's almost all ready for #HUItaly!
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Go West: when the west turned red “Ducati” - Valentina Bertelli

No matters what: whether it's out of curiosity, boredom or simple restlessness… Travelling to me is essential. Doing it on my bike is vital. On my own, often, necessary.

I do like adventure, exploration and sometimes even gambling!

I got on two wheels very late, but since then I never got off! I’ve been wandering on my Ducati999 (the “Culonarossa” which means “the Redbigbutt” because of the exhaust on the back) for some years, not caring of all those people saying that I can’t make it, just because that bike wasn’t made for touring (or since it’s not a “girlbike”).

But one goes where the other one goes so we became a whole and challenging the limits of a superbike we started travelling, waiting for our "dream trip"!

In September I left again, toward the Iberian peninsula. It was meant to be a slow, lonely and cathartic journey, which I wanted to last as long as possible. Living in fits and starts watching the time fly.

Weeks passing by till I went face to face with a hurdle: an empty car, with no handbreak hit us and forced to a stop. It’s not a joke, too! It wasn’t luckily that bad, but for sure wasn’t it ironic? Such as that day I found myself up laughing with a Bulgarian prostitute who watched over my bike till I ended up my tour or when I almost burnt the Ducati, because a sweatshirt had slipped on the exhaust. Or… when I trespassed a military zone because I couldn’t make a U-turn before!

Well. You can’t say a trip is a trip unless you get into some troubles: those are like scars that will last in your mind forever (hoping for nothing serious tho)!


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On the 24th of March 2019, Andrea Bortolotto left for a 5 months trip: his aim was to explore 25 countries and ride 25k kilometres between Europe and Morocco.

Even if that was the journey he had so long dreamed of, leaving home and everything behind has not been easy. But sadness and worry did not last long, because the excitement for his brand new adventure was stronger than fear.

In Morocco he cried and laughed, in Spain, he had a lot of fun, Normandy even moved him… and everywhere he went, he met special people that made him feel at home. Now he’s in Poland, and his adventure is almost at the end.




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Visit Taiwan with bike, it's possible!

Gerard SAOUTER by alex foley, su Flickr

I'm Gérard, and as a happy pensioner and intensive traveller, I'm exploring one by one the destinations other people have inspired me to visit. With no logic, and no continuity among my journeys, one can find me in June on the Pamir Highway and in October in the Namibian desert. I’m happy as long as I'm riding a bike, be it rented, bought locally or my own GS.


Gerard SAOUTER by alex foley, su Flickr


It all begins...in Zimbabwe, where I happen to meet Claire, a lonely traveller from Taïwan, who came there like me to admire Victoria falls ; she's hiking, I'm riding a bike, we exchage e-mails and I tell her that I'll be visiting her island for two weeks at Chinese New Year time. She tries to talk me out of it, arguing that it is not the right timing...but unsuccessfully. In this surprising and endearing island, this trip in terra incognita dives the foreign explorers in a mix of modernity and tradition, a hybrid between China and Japan. This is what I'll be trying to play back to you.

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Michele Squeri has travelled far and wide, an during his adventures with his Ape or his bicycle he always found time to shot some beautiful pictures. During #HuItaly he will share with is his tricks, hosting a workshop focused on travel photography and sharing his experience.

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During a long-term adventure, or just on a holiday on two wheels, being independent is the key, even with food. Carrying with you all the stuff you need to organize your meals is a huge pro if you’re looking to write off expenses, or if you’re just interested in keeping a healthy diet. What do you really need, in order to arrange the perfect travel kitchen? During the workshop, we will extensively discuss this topic - from pots to stoves - and share some important tips. In order to keep travelling light, and in complete autonomy.

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A journey is not just defined by the amount of kilometres you cover or the places you visit, and Alberto Seligardi knows it very well. During his adventure through Albania, Greece and Bulgaria he understood that the most important things are the people you meet, what you feel, and the cultural differences you encounter. And, after all, if you have problems with your bike is not a big deal: that could be the chance to meet new people and to grow.
What did he learn during his trip? That people are nice, especially when you encounter difficulties. And he should have brought more underwear.

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to that”. Luca’s history is about the redemption adventure that he undertook when he was hopeless, thinking that the accident would have affected my life forever.
The aim of the “407 Grand European Tour” adventure was to show ourselves that the problem’s entity always depends on the way we face that problem… and to prove that motorbike can be an important rebirth tool.


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Passport, Visas, International Driving Licence, Carnet de Passages, insurance… when you exit European Union – or you are organizing an international trip – bureaucracy and papers could seem a huge obstacle. But every doubt will be sorted, during this workshop, and Matteo will share his travel experience in order to make document- related things smooth and easy.



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Also this year there will be Miriam Orlandi who will share her experience with us.
Being comfortable on the road is a very important thing!

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Matteo Nanni has always dreamt to travel, even when he was a kid: that’s why, in 2004, he left for a backpacking adventure around India and Nepal. In 2011 he bought an old Honda Transalp motorbike and started exploring the world on two wheels. Till the autumn of 2018, when he left for his biggest adventure ever: a 7 months solo motorbike journey, from Italy to Indonesia.


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