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

Balkans Wild Tracks video

We have just produced the video from the first of our Balkans Wild Tracks tours in 2017, which was guided for the clients of our Dutch partner, 4WD Travel. Fascinating terrain of Greece, Albania and Macedonia (FYROM easily produces a fascinating video. Enjoy!

And if you want to secure your place in the Balkans Wild Tracks 2018 tour, you can do it here:

Balkans Wild Tracks

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sharing our dreams of freedom and wilderness exploration with our friends into 2018 🙂

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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:

Self-organized or guided tour?

IT technology has given many people the means to explore hidden and obscured parts of the world and to do individual tour planning without the help of commercial tour guides. Google Maps are a great tool for getting an insight into topography not covered by official roadmaps, but if you think you can plan a tour only based on what you see in Google maps coupled with the tracks that can be downloaded from the free GPS data portals like Wikiloc, you’re in for some nasty surprises. And should be well prepared for changing your plan often while you’re on the move. Continue reading Self-organized or guided tour?

Three new videos from our studio

Our winter video production is picking up pace – we’ve recently made three new videos from the material recorded during the 2017 season tours. The latest one is the Eastern Serbian Nomad’s Adventure tour video

This tour has now evolved into the Secret Carpathians tour series, but this June 2017 tour edition had a very intimate atmosphere with memorable singing and guitar playing by the campfire. Check it out!

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Winter issue of Camping & 4WD magazine is out

In their winter issue of Camping & 4WD Adventures, turas.tv have published so far the most comprehensive coverage of our story of overlanding the Balkans – and have used many of our images to illustrate the issue. We’re delighted how it worked out, take a look!
https://www.turas.tv/2017/11/issue-five-winter-2017/

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?

Offroad mit Herz für die Natur

Toni Edelmayr

Lange haben wir in diversen Foren nach Anbietern von Offroadreisen gesucht. Dabei sind wir auch immer wieder über Rustikatravel und Aleksander gestolpert.

Irgendwann haben wir dann auch den Newsfeed abonniert, seine Kommentare, seine Informationen, seine Statements haben es uns angetan. Warum das?

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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

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