Road Travel – Where to Go and What to See on your Overland Trips
Camp along Lake Baikal, meet the Mennonites in Paraguay, traverse the Pantanal in Brazil to watch wildlife, drive the Pan-American Highway (
why?), visit the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea (but the overlanders’ way), rough camp on high altitude in Chile, cross Peru’s mountain passes, and overland in winter in Siberia.
There is so much to see and do, enjoy the stories and add your favorites to your overland bucket list!
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The world was grey without any visible contours of clouds, making it impossible to see where the horizon separated the earth and the sky. It was a depressing start of …
As the word implies, Central Asia lies in the heart of Asia. The region is surrounded by big countries among which Russia, China, and Iran. Overlanding in Central Asia entails …
Travel information for your overland journey to Kazakhstan: roads, online navigation, gas stations, camping, and much more in our Kazakhstan Travel Guide.
Our Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide details everything for an overland journey to Kyrgyzstan: roads, fuel, maps, navigation, sim cards, Wifi, & more.
It took some time to figure out whether there would be a short cut to Lake Tengiz, in Central Kazakhstan. Thanks to our friend Bauerzhan from Zheshkargan, who is an …
I have, more or less, planned an itinerary for the next two weeks or so, focused on the southeastern lakes in Kazakhstan. I give my notes to Coen with the …
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 …
Overland travel information for Kazakhstan: roads, navigation, gas stations, camping, and more in our Kazakhstan Travel Guide.
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Every day is a journey, and the journey is home itself ~Bashō “Yes, your tires are here waiting for you, but there are only two.” This was odd because our …
Ruta 40 is meanders for about five thousand kilometers along Argentina’s western border, through the Andes Mountains and the vast plains of Patagonia. It evokes images of the Wild West, …
“Holy shit, they are not working!” There is panic in Coen’s voice as he slams on the brakes. I hold my breath and feel how the Land Cruiser increases speed. …
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 …
Brazil has much to offer and those who have followed our adventures know we spent more than two years driving to the country’s remotest corners, getting to know the very …
Full time overlanding in a LandRover Defender 130 called GrizzlyNbear, rock climbing and hiking. Here’s how Leigh and Stephanie do it.
Both enjoying careers at home while loving (long-distance) journeys, Marijke and Joost share how they combine work and travel.
The freedom to drive into the wilderness and free camp amidst the Tuzbair limestone cliffs in Kazakhstan – that’s why we travel overland.
Overlanding in Uzbekistan brings specific challenges: finding diesel, understanding SIM Card logics, and registering on the app.
Travel information for your overland journey to Tajikistan: budget, roads, gas stations, camping, and more in our Tajikistan Travel Guide.
The Silk Road history in Uzbekistan’s southern city of Termez isn’t well known but rich in ancient cities, mosques, monasteries, mausoleums.
38 Years and new to camping when setting out on a 6-month overland journey from Europe to Central Asia. How to deal with fears of camping?
At age 13, the book First Overland inspires Chris to overland to Asia. Here are Chris & Charlie, driving from the UK to Australia.
Among the world’s legendary overland route is the Pamir Highway, our intro into Tajikistan’s remote landscapes such as the Wakhan Corridor.
Travel and work, how to combine both? These digital nomad overlanders work from their cars, doing different digital work. Here’s what they do.
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.
After weeks of hard work to get the Land Cruiser in shape we are more than ready to explore Kyrgyzstan, and after a 12-day trip we want more!
When we tell Brazilians we are going to drive the BR319 their eyes open wide and they look at us with respect. “You’re sure?”
Thousands of kilometers of driving the Transamazônica (Trans-Amazonian Highway) showed the full-scale Amazon deforestation going on.
You like to do an overland trip, you want to visit the Japan Rugby World Cup, and you turn sixty. Why not combine all? Meet Mark & Sue.
The altiplano in Chile, its northernmost desert, offers all you need for a perfect overland road trip and take in the magnitude of creation.
Meet Wamuyu and Dos from Kenya. They started their journey in, Africa, are driving up the Pan-Am, and intend to motorcycle around the world.
The Death Road in Boliva, the Transamazônica in Brazil, and the Carretera Austral in Chile are among the popular road trips in South America.
Living together 24/7, working and overlanding the world together… How do we create space, deal with arguments, and appreciate each other?
Driving from North America to South America is popular. Here overlanders answer the question why they drive the Pan-American Highway.
Travel information for your overland journey to Mongolia: budget, roads, gas stations, camping, and more in our Mongolia Travel Guide.
Laughing at funny translations? Why not – have a giggle and take it with a grain of salt. Here are some memorable signboards in China.
Only partly prepared we head for the Siberian Winter that starts early October. Driving in snow and on ice became part of the routine.
A list of popular books on overlanding by car or motorcycle: around the world, through the Americas, and in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Our 600 Days of travel in Brazil have included a couple of fantastic road trips that we would like to share with you…
Vast, empty and diverse, here is a heaven for overlanders. To prepare for your trip, check out these 6 awesome road trips in Australia.
A two-week road trip in the Gobi Desert: vast and empty but with fascinating landscapes and hidden ‘treats’, a monastery and rock carvings.
You can’t always control what happens; you can choose how to respond. Here are tips on dealing with police officers and on check points.
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.
Photos of an off-road adventure in Brazil where we drive through shifting sands of dunes and beaches, and cross rivers on rickety, hand-powered ferries.
Japan kicked us out two months earlier than we had hoped for and anticipated. We use our remaining time in Japan enjoying its beach life.
Debunking all excuses for not going on an overlanding trip! This free e-book Overlanders Inspired shares stories of overlanders from all walks of life.
The driving, people, camping, paperwork, and infrastructure are among the reasons why overlanding in Japan is fun, easy, and affordable.
Travel information for your overland journey to Japan: budget, roads, gas stations, camping, and more in our Overland Travel Guide for Japan.
We are lucky to have a peek into the lives of the Mennonites in Paraguay, in a moderate community as well as a conservative community.
Chased from Japan’s inland by a 4-day typhoon, we return to the coast and camp at Okhinohama Beach, one of Japan’s most beautiful beaches.
Summer on Shikoku? It has thus far been a good choice. Empty beaches and a wilderness camp in the forest along crystalline rivers.
What better announcement of spring is there than sakura – the cherry blossom season?
After an hour of fruitless trying piranhas were suddenly flying into the boat. Piranhas! We had hit a school of them and reeled in one after the other. Pablo carefully …
Paraguay has more than enough to offer for overlanders to check it out.
Rocket launches, sloths, winti rituals, gold mines and car rallies are among the experiences that make traveling to the Guianas unique.
Some of Brazil’s most fascinating sites lie in the Northeast, the Sertão: Jalapão, Serra Capivara National Park, Sousa, and Pai Mateus.
Visiting the Demilitarized Zone, in shorti DMZ, in the east of South Korea: the Eilji Observatory and the 4th tunnel, both near Yanggu.
The Andes Mountains covers 7 countries and 4,300 miles. Here are 9 mind-blowing mountain passes in South America that we crossed.
Where are we – South Korea 3: Landcruising through the southern part of South Korea: cherry blossom, temples, food, hiking, camping, people.
Mountain runs, hanging coffins, rice terraces, and old colonial towns.
“Guyana? Where is that?” “Guy… what?” “Is that an island in the Pacific?” Clearly, Guyana is not the best-known country in the world, and even among South Americans you’ll find many …
Overlanding in Venezuela: making new friends and becoming part of Destinos Inteligentes for a weekend.
Our journey in Argentina took about a year. Here we share a number of stories on our trip.
For those who love off-roading to the back of beyond, add Pauji to your list to enjoy an incredible road trip in Venezuela.
Our #1 destination in Venezuela: the Gran Sabana. Lots of space, tranquility, off-road and rough camp opportunities.
The Andes Mountains: stunning, friendly, clean, and pleasant temperatures. What’s there not to like?
Staying with indigenous people, welcomed in a workshop, invited to visit hatos and being part of one of the country’s biggest festivals. Yes, we like Venezuela.
We crossed Los Llanos in Colombia, a spectacular 6-day road trip across vast plains with cattle, wildlife and oil business.
Away from the Pan Americana, driving in Colombia is spectacular through remote regions. Here are our 5 favorite road trips in Colombia.
Where’s the line between being foolish and adventurous? Getting the best info we could, we decided to drive to the Chocó, in Colombia.
A photo somewhere on the Internet was enough reason to check it out ourselves: the Amagá railroad bridge, south of Medellín. Like in other South American countries, once flourishing railroad systems …
Enjoy an impression of Pakistan through road signs, bill boards and other texts found along the way.
Signboards in Iran are intriguing: the influence of Khomeini is visible, what do all those birds mean, and what about western penetration?
The 120-km-long Vía Auca goes deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon. We indadvertedly leave the main road and meet the Huoarani indigenous people.
We crossed the little-used border crossing of San Miguel between Ecuador and Colombia, and drove across Putumayo to Mocoa.
Road Travel in Peru continues with photos on and along the road from Arequipa to Lima via Paracas, plus the Cordillera Blanca and Cajamarca region.
Photos and impressions of Landcruising Adventure from the Bolivian border to the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Arequipa.
Our first impressions of Ecuador give reason for despair as well as hope. Who to blame for all the deforestation and can the damage be undone?
Impressive ruins, mountains without tops, and a beach with sunny weather; a nice mixture in north Peru.
Part 2 on our Travels in Peru: chores & friends in Lima, exploring fantastic mountainous regions and sightseeing in Chavin.
South Peru brings a couple of scary moments: how serious is that tumor, and will the rock tumbling down that vertical wall hit our Land Cruiser?
The story behind the creation of a photo book featuring Bangladesh, a country of rickshaws, rice & jute, historical wealth, and beautiful people.
Landcruising Adventure in Peru starts at Lake Titicaca, characterized by bucolic scenes, beautiful colonial churches and a Temple of Fertility.
It is time for a new overland road trip, leaving Bolivia, via Copacabana at Lake Titicaca, and crossing the border to our next country: Peru.
We decided to check out the Most Dangerous Road in the World, the Death Road. Is it really that dangerous? Where was everybody?
After 4 extensive visits, totaling some 600 days we are leaving Brazil…
Lobster on the menu: enough reason to stay another day, isn’t it?
Sometimes we’re not in harmony with ourselves, each other, or our surroundings. And then, suddenly, everything changes…
From a blown-up battery in a horrible tourist town to a magical night in the dunes.
Windshield Views from Asia give a peek of landscapes, off-roads, animals, details, and a lot of other things during our overland journey to Vietnam.
We drive to the end of the world, meet Bertoldo and get landcruisingadventure.com in the air. How does that work?
Stopped by the traffic police during a roadblock in Bélem. Are we speaking the same language as the police officer?
A private tour through a gold mine!
There are blockades in Guyana and we have to calculate how much diesel we have, and how much more we need Or can we get to Mahdia after all?
Europe in South America: French Guiana. It has the euro and lots of good wine and cheese. It’s also on a major drug trafficking route – how safe is it?
Part 2 of Off-Road in Sertão, Brazil: fixing the spare tank, driving rally terrain, hitting the start of the rainy season.
From the coast to Fazenda Lajedo de Pai Mateus: Sertão, caatinga, farms, cacti and palma, and friendly, helpful people.
Driving through the Amazon during rain has its challenges: tarantula’s, midgets, mosquitoes and dengue.
Cruising the Altiplano of North Chile, which is characterized by llamas, vicuñas, ceremonial villages and colorful landscapes.