Ein Skelett in der Rimal Al Wahiba Wüste
Top regions not to miss
The Best Routes
Get ready to go – with OutdooractiveOff-road adventures begin where paved roads end. With off-road vehicles you can explore deserts and forests, remote mountain regions and tundras. Driving over hill and dale is something you have to learn and it requires the right equipment. But with a little knowledge and preparation, this kind of travel is absolutely incomparable to anything else!
Discovering the world off-road
For many people, there is nothing better than discovering the world in an off-roader. Many off-road vehicles are suitable for traveling – or can at least be converted accordingly. There are almost no limits to the imagination: from a rooftop tent on the off-road vehicle to a cabin on the loading area to a professional expedition vehicle.
The destinations are as diverse as the travelers themselves: While some travel between the volcanoes and geysers of Iceland, others explore the vast plains of the Near East or even cross the deserts of Africa.
The “4x4“ for every off-road expedition
Your first off-road adventure
Although the equipment for off-roading is anything but inexpensive, you don’t have to be wealthy to experience the sport. Off-road vehicles can be rented in many places. Often, professional off-road tour operators are behind the offers, who will also advise you on the choice of route, provide you with a complete equipment package, instruct you comprehensively on site and even accompany you if necessary.
If you prefer to plan your expedition yourself, we recommend a special intensive course as preparation, which slowly introduces you to the world of off-road driving and teaches you the most important skills in terms of driving technique. There are, however, routes that should better not be driven alone. A second vehicle provides additional safety in the event of a breakdown and in remote regions.
Off-road and the environment
Motorised sports admittedly have a hard time in the eyes of nature lovers and environmentalists. This could be because people often equate off-road sports with fast-paced rally events or muddy slopes in off-road parks.
“Normal“ off-road adventures and nature conservation, on the other hand, do fit together quite well. You often travel with little effort and luxury, only need the bare necessities and in any case move away from the big tourist crowds – and that is already much closer to nature than package tourism.
Nevertheless, off-road adventurers naturally bear a great responsibility for the environment when they travel on lonely tracks in an off-road vehicle. We have collected some tips for you on how to make your trip as environmentally friendly as possible.
- Familiarise yourself with your vehicle and learn how it reacts in different terrain. Slowly get to grips with steep climbs and descents, banking and water crossings. Special training courses also help you to learn how to drive in an environmentally friendly way.
- Check your vehicle thoroughly before you start your journey. This way you can rule out possible damage or malfunctions in advance.
- Simply speeding through untouched nature is taboo. In many regions, driving off the beaten track is even prohibited by law. If possible, stay on recognisable paths and adapt your speed to the terrain at all times.
- Observe all designated protection zones and avoid any possible damage to the flora and fauna.
- True to the motto “Home is where you park it“, you can theoretically stay overnight anywhere on an off-road holiday. However, please find out whether wild camping is allowed at your destination and inform yourself about the conditions. Also, remain quiet at the place where you are staying and don’t leave anything behind.
Benefits and more
Benefit from Exclusive Offers from our Partners
As a Pro and Pro+ member not only do you have access to additional features and the best maps at your disposal, but you can also benefit from exclusive offers from our partners, ensuring you are always fully equipped for the outdoors!