Corona pandemic update / October

I’m sure we all share the frustration and grief about what is happening this year. As time passes, there are ever more questions with no answers. Absurdities that cannot be explained, doubts that it’s not really what is being presented to us. But the outcome is  that we have all lost our freedom of movement, and some of us have completely lost the right to normal life and conducting our businesses. And to an overlander, to be free to move around and explore, to stay wherever you desire, is surely the ultimate life value. Continue reading Corona pandemic update / October

Video from BWT 2019

We have published the video from the 2019 Balkans Wild Tracks tour. This epic tour has been our bestseller for the past several years. Take a look to find out why!

2020. BWT tours are already booked out, but you can reserve your spot for 2021. Visit the tour page on our company website for more info – https://www.rustikatravel.com/bwt/.

offroad touren / reisen in den Balkan 2020/2021

Wenn Sie auf der Suche nach ultimativen Offroad Touren / Reisen auf dem Balkan sind, ist es nur logisch den führenden Balkan Experten auf dem europäischen Markt für Overeland Abenteuer zu vertrauen.

Unsere mehr als 150.000 km Offroad Strecken und 40 Jahre leidenschaftliche Suche nach allen verborgenen Geheimnissen des Balkans geben uns absolute Überlegenheit, wenn es darum geht, die perfekte Streckensymphonie für Ihre makellose Traumreise durch diese bezaubernde, freie Wildnis zu komponieren. Ja, wir haben Tracks an unsere Mitbewerber verkauft, bis wir entschieden haben, dass unsere wertvollsten Tracks das ausschließliche Privileg unserer Kunden sein sollten. Unsere aktive Scouting-Strategie bringt jedes Jahr 5.000-10.000 km neue, einzigartige Pfaden, die sofort in unsere Touren integriert werden!

Also, wohin bringen wir Sie in den nächsten Saisons?
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Homolje Goldrausch (Hotel Unterkunft)

4. bis 10. April 2020.
11. bis 17. April 2021.

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offroad tours in the Balkans 2020/2021

If you’re looking for ultimate offroad tours in the Balkans, there’s nothing more logical then to trust the #1 Balkan experts in the European overlanding adventure market.

Our 150.000 + km of offroad tracks and 40 years of passionate searching for all the hidden secrets of the Balkans give us absolute superiority when it comes to composing the perfect route symphony for your flawless dream voyage through this enchanting, free wilderness. Yes, we’ve been selling tracks to our competitors until the moment we decided that our most precious tracks should be the exclusive privilege of our customers. Our active scouting policy brings about 5.000-10.000 km of new, unique trail discoveries every year, which are immediately integrated into our ever evolving tours!

So where are we taking you in the next few seasons?
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Homolje Gold Rush (hotel accomodation)

April 4th to 10th 2020
April 11th to 17th 2021

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Two new photo albums from Serbian tours

Material from our 2019 season is starting to be added to our gallery – there are two new albums from some very inspiring tours that took place in the wilderness of Serbia in June and July. There is a widespread belief among overlanders that Serbia is the least interesting of the Balkan countries. We’re sure that, looking at these albums, you will get the opposite impression! Serbia has a broad diversity of different landscapes, probably being more diverse than any other of the Balkan countries, and offers fantastic possibilities for wilderness exploration, especially with some, in places quite demanding forest trails. However, if you take on Serbia, you’ll have to be ready to confront vegetation on a daily basis!

Ancient Trails is our brand new tour covering the mountains of central and southwest Serbia, and Secret Carpathians is our by far most popular tour, covering the serbian part of the Carpathians in eastern Serbia, continuing into the awe inspiring Balkan mountain range along the bulgarian border. Pictures speak much louder than words in both cases!

And, if you’re unpatient to see it, direct link to the Secret Carpathians 2019 video!

Two more videos of the 2018 season

We managed to produce videos from two more of our 2018 season tours – the one from Iron Gate and The Stone Arches, as well as the video from the last of the Secret Carpathians series, which took place in October and was conducted for customers of 4WD Travel from the Netherlands.

While Iron Gate tour had just a few sunny days and turned out to be the rainiest of the 2018 tours, SC 4WD was conducted in perfect October weather and was perhaps the most enjoyable tour of the season. Take a look what these tours looked like!

Keeping your tent warm

Our ability to camp 365 days a year largely depends on the options how to keep our (rooftop or other) tents warm. Well, sleeping bags intended for below -30 temperatures do exist, but freezing your nose and face off if they’re protruding from the sleeping bag isn’t really the perfect idea of nighttime comfort. And being wrapped up in your mummy-bag doesn’t really leave space to do anything but sleep while in the tent. So what are the options of improving tent-life quality in cold places?

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What makes our tours different?

We know that most overlanders avoid taking part in organized tours, feeling uncomfortable with a strict timetable and a fixed itinerary that those tours usually mean. They want to have a much more relaxed feeling while on vacation exploring the unknown, with a chance to modify the plan on the move and adapt the tour pace to their likings.

We understand them very well, because those are our preferences too. So when we started organizing tours we thought how it could be done without becoming some kind of a disciplined, military drill, quite common for most tour organizers. And we found a good model. We just don’t conduct our organized tours any differently than when we travel with friends. What does that exactly mean?

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