A friend has recently been “caught” by the police in Romania driving along a road where, by law, vehicles without special permission are not allowed to drive. He was completely unaware of the fact, since there was no clear sign stating that, and he didn’t take notice of the barrier, since it was opened. When he returned, the barrier was locked, and the policemen were waiting to catch those who have fallen into the trap. A lively discussion sprouted on Facebook, with lots of dissenting voices.
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We’ve uploaded the photo album with three of the 2018 Secret Carpathians tours – July, September and October. It’s our way of introducing the magnificent landscape of the Serbian Carpathian mountains to the world – a tour that should not be missed by any wilderness admirer. Take a look!
The photo album from the Balkans Snow Trails 2018 tour – actually, just as much mud as snow, but it added to the diversity of it.
*UPDATED – take a look at the 2019 season tours!*
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
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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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:
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:
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!
Continue reading Three new videos from our studio
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
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.