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Montenegro Highlands video

The Montenegro Highlands is definitely one of the most breathtaking overlanding tours in Europe – nowhere can you find so much natural beauty and unspoiled high altitude wilderness in such a small area than there.  And our tour covers the very best of Montenegrian landscape in 10 days. Take a look what it was like last September!

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Our 2018 offroad tour calendar

Keep up the good things and improve them – that is exactly what happened to our offroad tour offerings, which have made the Balkans an instant bestseller in the overland travel market several years ago. The 2018 tour portfolio is derived from the 2017 tours, but every one of them has been further improved, as we think there’s always a way to get closer to perfection. Lets look into the details. Continue reading Our 2018 offroad tour calendar

Montenegro tour also in July

Due to high interest, we have added a July date to our traditional Montenegro Highlands tour, which will in 2018 also feature the final two days in the mountains of north Albania – and we have also added rafting on the Tara river!

You can view more details and choose your date (July or August) here:

Montenegro highlands

New date for our winter tour

Due to existing demand we rescheduled our winter tour in the mountains of Carpathian Serbia for February 4th to 10th 2018, and registrations are open now at this address – https://www.rustikatravel.com/4×4/scheduled/balkans-snow-trails/

Join us for some true winter fun in the Balkans!

Take a look what this tour looked like last year:

How useful are snowchains offroad?

Almost any winter tour organizer will tell you that you can’t take part in his winter tour without snowchains. That they are the key factor to traction and mobility in various extreme winter conditions. And they are right to a certain extent. They provide that necessary security advantage when it comes to driving in groups in winter conditions.

But I don’t like them, and I never use them. Why? Because the risks of using them, as well as the preconditions for using them, outweigh the benefits. Continue reading How useful are snowchains offroad?

Video from Homolje Gold Rush 2017

There’s a new video in our collection – the one from Homolje Gold Rush tour, conducted in April this year. We’ve finally started producing the video material from this very busy season, so enjoy! 

If you want to experience it yourself in April 2018, click below 🙂

Homolje gold rush

Read a comprehensive report about the Homolje Gold Rush 2017 tour on our blog

Off-Road-Reise als Familientour, geht das überhaupt?

South Serbia in 2017

Wir, das ist eine vierköpfige Familie mit zwei Kindern im Alter von 8 und 10 Jahren. Das Lastenvieh war ein Disco 3.

Um es vorweg zu nehmen, ja mit Alek von www.rustikatravel.com geht es.

Familienspaß in der wunderschönen Natur des östlichen Serbiens

Sogar gut und unvergesslich schön.

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Montenegro Highlands 2017

Natural beauty of the Dinaric Alps features dramatic contrast between ancient forests, grassy highland plains, and alpine type cliffs. On this highland route we’ll be crossing the world famous Tara canyon, visiting the Durmitor and Bjelasica national parks, Sinjajevina, the biggest highland plateau in the Balkans (avarage altitude 1700 m), and visit several lakes of breathtaking beauty, which will be a real feast for your camera lenses. We’ll camp in places of holy silence and unspoiled nature, and see and taste the old ways of making cheese by Montenegrian mountain folk. It will be an immersive, overwhelming experience for all senses!

See the full tour announcement (and registration form) on the Rustika Travel site.

South Serbian Nomad’s Adventure

Building on the success of Eastern Serbian Nomad’s Adventure, we take the journey further south. Stara planina left the participants in true overlander’s extasy – the sheer beauty of the mountain, the rich experience of the landscapes, combined with demanding trails, make you crave to return! So we’re starting our south Serbian journey from there. Southeast Serbia is the home to all the highest Serbian mountains, giving you the opportunity to float on endless grassy ridges. The kind of landscape typical for Stara planina goes on for an entire week in this tour, revealing to the participants mountains such as Ruj, Vardenik, Suva, Besna Kobila and Dukat.

See the full tour announcement (and registration form) on the Rustika Travel site.

Homolje Gold Rush

Early springtime mud fun in the mystical eastern Serbia

The Homolje mountains are a place where green pastures and rich forests on steep slopes were home for shepperds for centuries. And the hidden valleys, like a maze well tucked away from civilization, inspired people to resort to magic and sourcery, so it’s full of legends. But one of the strongest local traditions is that of gold panning in the rivers! So the locals will teach us that art, in the midst of touring caves of breathtaking beauty (also known as places of hidden gold), and conquering demanding offroad trails that surpass everything that you can expect in those, seemingly tame and pastoral hills. Embark on a unique early springtime 4×4 adventure!

See the full tour announcement (and registration form) on the Rustika Travel site.