Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Trip Transport
Trip Transport Shipping the vehicle and yourself.
Photo by Mark Newton, Mexican camping

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Mark Newton,
Camping in the Mexican desert



Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By lynch180
  • 1 Post By lynch180
  • 1 Post By Nicola84
  • 1 Post By Nicola84

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17 May 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 112
Anyone ship/fly their motorbike, Ireland to Central or south America

Have everything in place except shipping, need to find a good shipping agent to get my bike to central or south America:confused1:

Has anyone any info or previously experience with these routes, cost's ect

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 18 May 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 112
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18 May 2012
strimstrum's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alcester UK & Idilevo, Bulgaria
Posts: 329
Hi Lynch180

Don't know about shipping from Ireland but Barcelona Pat is currently in South America - you can get his shipping information from his blog at Pat Around the Americas: The Admin

We shipped our bikes from Southampton to North America using Wallenius Wilhelmsen - they have other routes which include South America (idea of cost - UK to Baltimore one way was £575) - this is a RoRo which means that you don't have to crate or dismantle the bike but sadly it doesn't take passengers. Their routes are here Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - North America & South America routes#

There are plenty of other ways/shippers etc you just need to spend a bit of time on Google.


Martin
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18 May 2012
javkap's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Posts: 518
Hi

Ro-Ro with Grimaldi Lines will take you and your bike from Tilbury-UK to BA-Argentina without mayor troubles apart of the long trip…
If not flight the bike and yourself is the right answer, see why here: Shipping the bike | Horizons Unlimited
Based in UK you have several forwarders who will take care about your shipping, at this side we use to receive many bikes from James Cargo Services Ltd.
__________________
Javier...
Dakar Motos “ ”
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18 May 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 112
Thanks

I am going to see if I can get quotes of those two company's.

Fair play
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16 Jun 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 112
Hi,

Thanks, strimstrum and javkap

Flying her out of Manchester with James Cargo, will be landing in LAX then heading south for a long spin
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 20 Jun 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynch180 View Post
Thanks

I am going to see if I can get quotes of those two company's.

Fair play
i have to get five qoutes b4 i can pm u
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22 Jun 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
Smile

its in ireland is it over there? xxx
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 22 Jun 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Colombia
Posts: 16
Hi there,

I can receive your bike in Colombia if you ship it to Santa Marta. I can also ship it back to Europe (or anywhere else in the world for that matter) if you want. I have been shipping cars, campers and motorbikes for some 8 years now. Kind regards, Sander (sandergielen@gmail.com)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 29 Jun 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dublin Ireland
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynch180 View Post
Have everything in place except shipping, need to find a good shipping agent to get my bike to central or south America:confused1:

Has anyone any info or previously experience with these routes, cost's ect

Thanks
I did South america last november/december. used James Cargo to fly the bike to Buenos Aires. They are very good and you can drop the bike to their depot in manchester. Problem was getting the bike back as we hadnt pre booked!!! dont believe anyone who tells you that its easy to organise out there - I came back from Bogota and it was a pain getting a cargo handler and it was expensive
Anyway - I'm in dublin so happy to share any/all info experience from doing the trip. You will love it
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 30 Jun 2012
lynch180's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Dublin View Post
I did South america last november/december. used James Cargo to fly the bike to Buenos Aires. They are very good and you can drop the bike to their depot in manchester. Problem was getting the bike back as we hadnt pre booked!!! dont believe anyone who tells you that its easy to organise out there - I came back from Bogota and it was a pain getting a cargo handler and it was expensive
Anyway - I'm in dublin so happy to share any/all info experience from doing the trip. You will love it
Good man Brian,
Thanks for the reply, I shipped with James cargo in the end, and due to an error in my paper work,eg .............not stopping to get stamped into Mexico, I am parked up in La Paz, Baja.
Paper work is sorted now but will have to wait on till Tuesday for the next ferry to the main-land.
If Im stuck for info I will give you a shout
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ongoing blogs in South America scooper SOUTH AMERICA 79 26 Aug 2013 14:18
Mexico, central & south america - Yamaha 650 Classic wanderingmoon Route Planning 6 4 Jul 2012 16:03
Getting a motorbike licence in South America without residency - A tough one!! russellbowden Trip Paperwork 3 4 May 2012 17:36
17" tires in lower Central or northern South America SprintST SOUTH AMERICA 8 13 Jan 2012 23:33
South and Central America loubutler Travellers Seeking Travellers 2 1 Dec 2011 20:24

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

2025:

  • Queensland is back! Date TBC - May?

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle 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 all over the world with the help of volunteers; 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, or ask questions on the HUBB. 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.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:03.