As the year progresses it is becoming clearer that the “pandemic” is a political project, rather than a global medical issue. Many factors are pointing in that direction, starting from the double standards in evaluating the risks in EU and non-EU countries, the repercussions governments are taking against visitors of various countries, to the statistics of the pandemic, which indicate that very disproportional measures are being taken compared to those in previous years when epidemics of respiratory diseases were happening. But that is a complex subject that we have no intentions of dicussing here.
Therefore, it is practically impossible to predict when life will “get back to normal” – it will happen the moment a political decision to do so is reached. In the meantime, we have to continue living the best we can, and we have to at least attempt to organize our tours. With all respect to your decision to possibly obey the recommendations of your government, we think that the risks of travelling are immesurably lower than what is being declared, especially in this type of travel through the wilderness that we practice, where there are virtually none. As overland travellers from EU travel these countries which are on the EU “red list” even at this very moment (Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia), we suppose that some of our customers may also decide to take part in our tours, supporting our viewpoint and taking full responsibility for their actions. Therefore, we will proceed with organizing all of our tours in Serbia according to the schedule (we guarantee the guidance of all tours which have at least 3 bookings), and the fate of our tours in other countries of the Balkans will depend on the border regimes imposed (at the moment two members of the Rustika Expeditions team, as owners of Serbian passports, are not allowed to enter EU countries).
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!
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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? (click on title or title image for detailed tour description with prices and booking form)
We’ve completed the video from our premiere 2019 Ancient Trails tour, which took place in June 2019. Lots of rain and mud, struggle with the elements, but also enjoying the incredible scenery of central Serbia. Don’t miss our next Ancient Trails tour in May 2020!
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!
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!
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!
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.