Europe is not only about picturesque cities and historical monuments. Although it doesn't seem like it at first glance, the old continent offers plenty of adventure and independent travel for adventurers traveling individually with 4x4 vehicles. In this article, we will offer you some tips for trips where you can use the possibilities of your 4x4 vehicle. But remember the principles of offroad travel! Do not drive off marked and traveled roads into the wild. Camp and make fires only in designated and suitable places. After departure, please clean up the campsite and take away your rubbish. Also, don't forget to clean everything up after morning bodily needs and hygiene. It's simple, bury everything with a shovel. It is not difficult to follow these simple principles, which will ensure that the public and the relevant nature protection authorities will not oppose us, and we will be able to continue to travel freely.
Spain: Picos de Europa These mountains offer picturesque mountain scenery, endless pastures and breathtaking mountain passes. A 4x4 vehicle will allow you to penetrate these mountains and thus discover beauties that otherwise remain hidden to "regular" tourists.
Spain, France, Andorra: Pyrenees The mountain massif stretching between Spain and France offers countless off-road routes with beautiful views, serpentine exits and maintained campsites. A ride through mountain passes and picturesque traditional villages will allow you to discover and get to know the beauty of this European wilderness.
Romania: Transfagaras and Transalpina These are some of the most beautiful roads in the world according to Top Gear. The Romanian Carpathians as a whole are beautiful and offer complete versatility in the use of your equipped 4x4 vehicle. Where else in Europe will you see bears so close to the roads that you can almost touch them. But beware, they are still wild animals!
Sweden: Sarek National Park It is one of the oldest national parks in Europe. Here we will see wild mountains, glaciers and untouched, beautiful nature. Unpaved roads will take us where organized tour groups can't go.
Iceland Its wildness has absorbed many travelers who return here repeatedly. Waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, thermal springs and Puffins are the main destinations for travelers. Everyone wants to experience everything as intensely as possible, as much as the local nature allows. Don't just focus on the main circuit along the coast, visit the inland as well. You will not regret.
Poland: Bielsko práles A beautiful destination on the border of Poland and Belarus, where we can see wild European Bison and many other animals such as moose, deer, wolves. But the main magnet is the bison living here in the largest herd in the world.
Italy, France: Old Alpine Military Roads You can enjoy the wildness of the Ligurian Alps stretching between Italy and France to the fullest in a 4x4 vehicle. Mainly during the First World War, this area was heavily fortified, which also brought about the construction of fortress roads that we can now use for our wild travels. Fort Central, Fort Jafferau, Parpaillon tunnel, Mount Somellier is what you won't see anywhere else. A typical animal inhabiting this area is the Marmot. Your little fellow travelers will be very happy to watch them wandering among the burrows at the foot of the mountains.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Lake Šator, the old Željava military airport, the Strbačky Buk and Martin Brod waterfalls, the Una river, the old Olympic sports grounds (Sarajevo 1984) and others. With its beautiful nature, friendly people, good cuisine and clashing cultures, Bosnia offers many unforgettable itineraries for travelers. Take care of your safety in the mountains and forests! Some areas still bear remnants of the war from the early 1990s and are mined.
Croatia: Northern Velebit, the Krka river with waterfalls, the island of Brač. The beautiful limestone mountains with gravel roads, where the legendary films with the Apache Indian chief Vinnetou were filmed, will offer you countless wonderful experiences. On the island of Brač, we can admire several submarine bunkers excavated in the mountain massifs.
Albania: Drin River, Komani Reservoir Lake, Bajram Curri, Theti National Park with Theth Village, Prokletije National Park, Škodar Lake, Valbona River, Lura Lakes There is a lot to see in this "wild" Balkan country. In addition to natural beauty, we will also see countless concrete domes, bunkers that were built by the Albanian dictator Hodža, as his attitude to another form of communism. Albania is the land of eagles and Mercedes. Who does not have a Mercedes, as if he did not exist.