Horizons Unlimited is a huge website full of info for adventure bike travellers. It was started about 20 years ago by an Australian (I think) couple who saw the need when they did their round the world trip on a bike. They also host gatherings around the globe. Italy held its first gathering last weekend and I attended. The setting was in the grounds of an old Monastry. Plenty of backpacker accom, camping and a wonderful restaurant.
I arrived on dusk and as I pulled up, someone said. Come on, we have a workshop starting now. I hadn't registered, in fact I don't think I'd got off the bike. No problem just come with us.
A great welcome, nice friendly relaxed people.
Diego has a Thunderbird Sport that he turned into a cafe racer. Last year he and a mate on a choppered Harley and another mate on a dirt bike decided to go to Ace Cafe in London!! They made the trip in five days, 2,500 km and mostly in the rain. They got lost several times in London and when they finally found the Ace Cafe, headed in for a beer, only to be told, but you are on bikes!! Diego replied with , yes, were Italian of course we will have a beer.
It didn't take me too long to realise that the hard core adventure riders were in the camping area. I was in the hostel!!
And I made a few friends