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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:

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?

Our great winter adventure – images and video

Another Serbian Snow Adventure is over – this time with record amounts of snow! Take a look what it’s been like for the participants  🙂 

Serbian Snow Adventure

Serbia, not Siberia… But there’s not much difference!

When the wind starts howling, wave after wave of snow blizzards encase the Kučaj mountains in white, everyone flees them as fast as possible, knowing that they can be stranded there until springtime. Everyone, except us. That is when we pack up our winter recovery gear and engage on the snowdrift surfing tour through that vast kingdom of the wolves… And when we conquer Kučaj winterscapes, it’s time to move over to western Serbia, for a whole different flavour of snow adventure! And inbetween our daily ice games, we’ll bask in the warm thermal pools and enjoy the spicy Serbian cuisine. There’s no better way to experience the Balkan winter!

More details about the tour and registration on the Rustika Travel site.

Our February 4×4 adventures

This February has been a very active month for us. First we’ve (in cooperation with Rustika Travel) successfully conducted Serbian Snow Adventure, and a week later visited our friends from Jeep Club Romania (AJCR) who celebrated their 4th anniversary in Baia de Fier in the Carpathians, from February 12th to 14th.

Continue reading Our February 4×4 adventures

Serbian Snow Adventure

Serbia, not Siberia… But there’s not much difference!

When the wind starts howling, wave after wave of snow blizzards encase the Kučaj mountains in white, everyone flees them as fast as possible, knowing that they can be stranded there until springtime. Everyone, except us. That is when we buckle up our snow chains, pack up our winter recovery gear, and engage on the snowdrift surfing tour through that vast kingdom of the wolves… And when we conquer Kučaj winterscapes, it’s time to move over to western Serbia, for a whole different flavour of snow adventure! And inbetween our daily ice games, we’ll bask in the warm thermal pools and enjoy the spicy Serbian cuisine. There’s no better way to experience the Balkan winter!

More info in the tour announcement on Rustika Travel.

First winter scouting of Kučaj and Homolje

Winter has come a bit early this year. Kučaj and other higher mountains of eastern Serbia have seen their fair share or snowflakes before December even began. So we set out to carve our way through virgin snow. This is what we’ve experienced.

Continue reading First winter scouting of Kučaj and Homolje