Epic Overland Adventures with Adventures Overland

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

When thinking about road trips, most people usually think about driving for a few hours until they reach their destination. However, members of Adventures Overland have decided to take overland adventures to the next level and set a world record.

They drove through Australiainfo-icon for almost a month, covering over 17 000 kilometers. With this, they made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for accomplishing the longest journey by car in one country. Keep reading if you are interested in joining one of their epic overland adventures.

Who doesn’t love a good road trip? Getting together with your friends, loading up the car with snacks and drinks, putting on some great music and hitting the road. If your navigation system happens to lead you along some scenic routes, all the better. Thinking about how great it is and how you could literally do it for days or even weeks? Stop thinking and start doing.

Join Adventures Overland if you love driving, visiting new places and are up for an adventure. The Indiainfo-icon-based travel company offers epic road trips to the broader public. Apart from their record-breaking journey through Australia, they have embarked on journeys that took them through as much as fifty countries.

They offer overland adventures of various durations, so you can choose based on how much time you have. If time is not one of your concerns, then you might want to consider the roughness of the terrain, because some of the trips will take you along some rough and icy roads.

Longer Expeditions

South America is full of diverse landscapes.

You have some time on your hands and would like it to pack it with adventure. Well, how about driving along the entire continent of South Americainfo-icon, from top to bottom? This road trip through South America lasts two months, and it will take you from Cartagena in Colombiainfo-icon all the way down to the most southern city on the planet, Ushuaia in Argentina. 

On this road trip, you will see everything from sandy deserts to icy glaciers. Apart from soaking up the scenery, you will have the chance to visit some famous spots, such as Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. After you reach the south, you will drive up the east coast to Buenos Aires where you can take part in fun activities such as learning how to do the tango.

Another popular option is Road to London, which will take you through eight time zones. This epic journey starts in India, but the route doesn’t take you straight to the UKinfo-icon. You will be making a detour through South East Asiainfo-icon, after which you will drive around Chinainfo-icon for a while. Of course, you will stop to visit the Great Wall of China. Only then will you head to Europeinfo-icon. In order to get there, you need to pass the largest country on Earth, Russiainfo-icon. After entering the Schengen area, the road will take you through nine countries in two weeks. 

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How exciting is that? If you have less time on your hands, it is possible to join some of the Adventures Overland longer overland adventures for a limited amount of time, but there are also shorter expeditions, such as the Self Drives.

Bespoke Self Drives

Riding a camel through the salt marsh of Rann of Kutch is an unforgettable experience!

If you don’t have time for a longer expedition through countless countries, then the Bespoke Self Drives might be the best choice for you.

The one-week long salt marsh drive in Rann of Kutch is a short, but still exciting drive through dry and barren terrains, as well as a beautiful sparkly salt marsh. Apart from enjoying breathtaking views, you can also participate in fun activities, like a camel ride or attend the Rann Utsav, which is a cultural event that takes place all over Kutch. The tourism in Rann of Kutch is pretty developed, so you can expect many more fun activities!

The overland adventures you take with Adventures Overland aren’t just about the ride, but getting to know the locals, participating in traditional activities and enjoying the delicious food. 

The Lahaul and Spiti Valley drive will also take you through a variety of landscapes, from dry terrains to snow-capped mountains. The ride is organized, so you always get to your next destination on time to witness a beautiful sunset or enjoy your lunch at a beautiful lake.

Short, But Wild Overland Adventures

Russian winters are tough, but show the true natural beauty of Russia.

Just because a trip is short, doesn’t mean it is less exciting.

One of the craziest road trips Adventures Overland offers must be the Snow Drive in Russia, which only takes eight days, but is action packed. Russian winters are rough, but it is the time of year when the landscape is the most beautiful. Additionally, traveling by car gives you the freedom to visit not only the famous cities but also places which aren’t on any tourist’s radar.

One of the highlights of the trip is the opportunity to drive the SHERP vehicles, which are designed for the roughest, iciest terrains and even water since they can float. Would you dare to drive one of those?

If any of the above sounds like an adventure you can’t miss, be sure to visit the Adventures Overland website and take a look at their offers. Sign up for the most adventurous road trip of your life and happily drive off into the sunset.

Natasha Car freelance content writer at aSabbatical.com
Travelling is the best way to broaden your horizons. We all overestimate our knowledge about the world, until we start exploring it.