Eastern Europe is seen by many as an “alternative” place to go on amazing overland adventures (bike, 4X4 car, SUV even campervan). If you’ve already explored the old favorites either independently or part of a guide tour (very often the Pyrenees as a first excursion followed by Portugal or Spain, then as confidence grows, more challenging terrain like Morocco), the lands of Eastern Europe and beyond provide a fascinating destination – and one which is much easier to access than you might assume.

Eastern Europeans are friendly, warm, and more than a little curious about foreigners. Their also love to share their history and culture with visitors. Food is hearty and varied.

To ensure a peaceful, value-for-money holiday whilst exploring the nooks and crannies of the world, make certain you choose the right tour operator. Knowledge of routes, local traditions and customs of the countries you pass through is the basis for an interesting and safe trip.