Overland Travel in Europe
Drive through Russia, from its vast and wild wilderness of taiga, marshland, mountains and Lake Baikal to the hustle and bustle of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.
To know what overland adventure is about, visit the annual overland reunion in the Netherlands or sign up for a 4×4 off-road training.
The yearly Overland Reunion, what’s it all about and where do you sign up? Find all information and sign-up form here.
Each year, an Overland Reunion is organized in the Netherlands (Twente). What type of overland event is it, for whom, and how to sign up?
Sure, we have our own adventures but at times it’s great to be inspired by other overlanders and read a good overlanding book – e.g. to get a feel what … Read more
Our life consists of a combination of overlanding and long-distance hiking, and we plan to give the latter a bigger space in our travels. I am truly inspired by all … Read more
When we were on our first long-distance hike, the Baekdu Daegan in South Korea (750 kms), we had no idea that this sense of ‘forever’ walking through nature could be … Read more
Of the 400 articles on our Landcruising Adventure website, which are best read? What have been your most popular blog posts on our website?
Our last Where are We was about our cycling trip in the Netherlands. It was only two months ago, but seems like ages! With the start of autumn, Covid-19 stats … Read more
There is no end in sight to our stay in the Netherlands – thank you, Covid-19. This summer, we hiked the 500K Pieterpad. Next, we worked for a couple of weeks … Read more
Covid screwed up the tradition of having our annual Overland Reunion in May, but who cares? We made more than up for it last weekend (late August). Probably because so … Read more
My feet are dangling in the water as I’m sitting on a dead tree trunk that lies stretched out in the water. The trunk lies right before a bend in … Read more
She wasn’t bored, just restless between adventures ~Atticus Wild camping in the forest, staying with family and friends, hiking with fellow overlanders, a roommate reunion, memorable stays through Warm Showers … Read more
2 weeks, 16 visits, 780 kilometers by bicycle… With Covid-19 still dominating the world and keeping borders closed (at least where we want to go, Central Asia), we’ve come up … Read more
What do you do as full-time overlanders (travelers) when Covid-19 spreads across the world? Despite everything we saw happening in China last winter, how many of us realized this might … Read more
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” ~Allen Saunders One day we were hiking in the Negev Desert, in Israel, and 48 hours later we … Read more
Russia Travel – Tips on preparing for a long-distance road trip in Siberia during winter; how to stay comfy in your overland rig.
At age 13, the book First Overland inspires Chris to overland to Asia. Here are Chris & Charlie, driving from the UK to Australia.
When a joke becomes reality and you raise your thumb to hitchhike to China, and in Kyrgyzstan you buy an old Lada Zhiguli to drive back home.
A new campsite for overlanders on the crossroad of the overlanders’ route in East Russia, Ulan Ude: The Taiga Pitch Offroading Camp.
Every year, past, present, and future overlanders – long-term (world) travelers with a private vehicle – meet in the woods to catch up and share during our overland reunion.
Only partly prepared we head for the Siberian Winter that starts early October. Driving in snow and on ice became part of the routine.
In our Russia Budget Report we specify our expenditures for documentation, public transportation, fuel, the Land Cruiser, and accommodation.
Driving to Russia. How are the roads, what roadmaps are useful? Where to get vehicle insurance, or a sim card? Here’s our Russia Overland Travel Guide.
Paid accommodation, staying with locals and where to go (wild) camping in Russia, including GPS waypoints.
Non-fiction, novels, travel memoirs, and guidebooks are among the Russian books I read to prepare me for a journey through Russia.
A trip to Russia isn’t complete without a train journey so we rode the Baikal-Amure Mainline from Tynda to Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Our stay in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is a great example why we enjoy Couchsurfing in Russia so much. A warm home, and wonderful hosts.
Overlanding with kids? Is that possible? Isn’t it dangerous? Iris and Ronald show us what a joy it can be to go overlanding with kids.
Applying for your Russia visa may seem complicated but isn’t. Just follow these steps and you’ll get your visa for Russia without too much of a hassle.
The easiest way to get your overland car from South Korea or Japan to northern Asia is a ferry crossing to Russia. Here’s how to do it.
Prepare your overland journey to Northern Asia: schedules, roadmaps, and guidebooks for Central Asia (Stan countries), Russia, and Mongolia.
Lake Baikal in May, still partly frozen. But that doesn’t deter us from rough camping on this beautiful spot: in the forest along Lake Baikal.
Hop in the Land Cruiser, buckle up and enjoy the windshield views of the Russian Far East as if you are behind the wheel or riding shotgun.
After one week in Vladivostok, everything fell into place to start a new phase of our journey with an off-road adventure in Russia.
Vladivostok was a surprise on our journey – so much more than the end-stop of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Here’s why to visit Vladivostok.
Vladivostok: from a new, flashy and organized airport into maddening traffic, but most of all into the welcoming home of new friends.
A one-week visit to Vladivostok includes train ride to the countryside where Coen will run his first marathon trail run in the Falaza Mountains.
Our annual visit to the Netherlands also means stocking up on stuff we can’t find on the road. Here’s what we bought.
This year’s turnout has not surpassed previous Overland Reunions. And we’re happy with that as we feel we have reached some sort of sweet spot. You can wander about and … Read more
The annual overland reunion in the Netherlands (2016) in photos.
Photos, impressions and information on the Overland Reunion 2015 in the Netherlands.
With 70 past, present and future overlanders we had lots over info, adventures & challenges to share during our annual Overland Reunion in the Netherlands.
Is it wise to do an 4×4 Off-road Training before your overland travels? We thought so and took a private course. Here’s what we learned.
During Landcruising Adventure’s 8th overland reunion overlanders met in the Netherlands to share stories & tips on exploring the world with their vehicle.