It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve started offering offroad / overlanding tours in the Balkans under Rustika label, and in that time we’ve become best known for our total wilderness tours. These tours feature some incredible wild campsites far from civilization and major roads, often in deep forests with no mobile signal, in places where we would probably be undisturbed for as long as we decide to stay there. Serbia is especially famous for such abandoned places deep in the wild, but Bulgaria, with an even lower population density than Serbia, isn’t short on them either.
Lets start with the hotel tours this time
However, not all of our customers are fans of the jungle adventure survival style, that sometimes includes a fierce struggle with the elements. We are well aware that there are people who prefer to have a warm bed, a restaurant, hot spa and sauna after a day on the trail, and that is why we are offering three hotel tours in Serbia too. But due to a lack of demand lately, it seems that our potential customers aren’t aware of that fact. So we will start the overview of our 2024 offerings with those three hotel tours.
Our 2022 season is at full pace. We’ve had 7 fabulous tours in the Balkans countries so far, and 4 more are awaiting us in the second part of the season. We have just managed to put a few more photo albums online, which cover the Ancient Trails tour (June), as well as the two Montenegro Highlands tours (July).
Winter is always a time of intense activity when it comes to writing and producing multimedia material from previous season, so this one is no exception. In the past month we’ve made several attractive videos, of which probably the one that will draw most attention is the Albanian Wild Tracks 2021 video:
We have just updated the photo album section of our website by publishing 4 new galleries with selected images from season 2021 tours. Although a short season (which started as late as July) consisting of only 6 tours, if was a feast of some great people in great places, and thousands of great images, which wasn’t easy to filter out leaving just some of them. Four tours (one three times) in four different Balkan countries – Serbia, Montenegro, Albania and Bulgaria.
After an interruption in our offroad tours that lasted for a year and a half, in July 2021 our tours finally resumed. We had a really wonderful second part of the year – many tours, many happy people, great weather and unforgettable memories from some fantastic places. The Balkans is still the last remaining true wilderness in Europe, an exciting, dynamic landscape to explore, offering you true freedom to go anywhere and camp in the wild. So better enjoy it while it lasts!
We’ve just released the 186 image photo album of the two enchanting Montenegro Highlands tours of 2018, and the recorded video material was put together into a 3 minute video. Take a look at this most stunning of southern European landscapes!
We completed our 2017 tour video production by releasing videos from two of the biggest overland adventures that we have conducted so far.
The first one was known as the South Serbian Nomad’s Adventure tour, and it was really memorable in July 2017. But only now have we found the time to process the video material and make a proper video out of it. It is, essentially, the tour which evolved into the Secret Carpathians, that we have in our calendar for 2018.
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→
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: