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Travelling on land routes not accessible to regular road vehicles. Typically but not necessarily by 4X4.

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Costa Rica: How necessary is a 4x4 car?

We are going to visit Costa Rica in the following months. I have been reading a lot about how necessary is a 4x4 car or a standard car could be enough. Some of the pages I read say one thing, some ...
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4x4 Rental in Northern Idaho

I have some things to do in Northern Idaho that would require a day or two of driving on maintained-but-rough gravel roads and dirt driveways that I have my doubts about being able to get my compact ...
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Offroad motorcycling across Australia

Where can I find a map of off-roading areas and trails in Australia for motobike? Would it be possible to cross from Brisbane to Perth going off-road for the majority of the way? What are the laws ...
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Offroad / 4x4 car rental with camping equipment in Morocco [closed]

I am planning to visit Morocco for some weeks. While I find a lot of SUVs to rent, it is hard to find a proper 4x4 car so far. My favorite would be a Toyota Hilux or similar, like it is found in ...
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Self guided backcountry Monument Valley tour in a car like Outback?

I am planning to visit Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona. I am going to take a new Subaru Outback we bought. Is it possible to do self guided back-country tour there, if I have a car like Outback? Or do ...
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Australian driving / routing site that understands dirt / un-made roads?

Inspired by an episode of the TV show Queensland Weekender, we were pondering taking a "quick" trip out to Outback Queensland in Australia. We tapped the proposed destination into the Google Maps ...
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Bhutan Tourism - Medieval Places to visit in Bhutan [closed]

Can anyone help me with some historic and medieval places to visit in Bhutan. I am planning to go a ride from India to Bhutan with a group of 8 people. Any other travel tips will be helpful. Our ...
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Is there any need to rent an SUV on Grand Cayman Island?

As per my cell phone question I will be on Grand Cayman Island next year for vacation. I will be renting a car while I am there, but is there any reason to rent something like a Jeep as opposed to ...
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Process for booking an AWD/4WD car online

I am trying to rent an all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive (AWD or 4WD) car. However, none of the sites I normally use to look for cars (AutoSlash, Kayak, CarRentals, directly at a few rental companies' ...
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How do I find out if cars are allowed to drive on a particular off-road track in the UK?

I want to know if it is legally permitted to drive on these two trails in the county of Bath and Northeast Somerset: https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=inglesbatch#map=16/51.3537/-2.4316 One ...
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Would it be safe to travel from Europe to South-East Asia overland with an ex-USSR-military truck?

I am thinking of travelling overland from Europe to South-East Asia with my own truck, but I concerned about personal safety in some areas. I am concerned about my safety, driving from Europe, via ...
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What campsites exist between Gaborone and Windhoek?

We are planning a trip from Gaborone, Botswana to the Namib desert, not far from Windhoek, Namibia. By google its about 15h drive. We are looking for campsites along that route, without diverting too ...
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Sahara in Morocco - Do we need 4x4 car?

I plan a roadtrip which will start in Tanger and ends probably in Marrakech. We want to go mostly through Eastern Morocco. Tanger -> Rif ... etc., then go through Sahara as long as possible. We are ...
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Driving On Utah Salt Flats

Are you able to just whip off the road and on to the salt flats and drive around (When its dry of course) or do you have to go to an entrance of a sort. I was not able to find much info on this ...
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Where can I find details on the level of difficulty of ATV/4x4 trails in Ontario, Canada?

Motivated by videos such as 1, 2, 3, my grandparents desire to rent a SUV with all-wheel-drive (ATVs appear too risky to them) to explore such trails situated in the wilderness. Ontario Trails ...
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Contain the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario any 'drive-through' parks or wildlife areas?

'Southwestern Ontario' means Wikipedia`s definition, as depicted in the reddened area of Wikipedia's map below: it includes the Georgian Triangle, but excludes the Niagara isthmus and Golden ...
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Can Algonquin Park (in Northeastern Ontario) be explored by vehicle?

My grandparents ask whether Algonquin Park (in Northeastern Ontario) satisfies the criteria in this broader post.
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Does Central Ontario contain any 'drive-through' national parks or wildlife areas?

Meaning of 'Central Ontario': Henceforth, Central Ontario refers to Wikipedia`s definition and the reddened area of Wikipedia's map (abridged by me) below, which excludes Manitoulin Island. Central ...
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Mountain road between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe

Is it realistic to hire a "taxi" or a marshrutka to go from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe and then to Borjomi via the mountain road? The idea is to see the sights, those ancient bridges, etc. How much may ...
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Do I need a 4x4 to reach must-see places on Maui? [closed]

We'll be visiting Maui for a week or so next spring -- our first time in Hawaii. Are there any must-see places that require a 4x4 to reach them, or will we be fine with a regular car? I'm not talking ...
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Maps of dirt roads in Europe?

I've found maps of the various official long-distance recreation trails all over Europe, and of course there's Google maps to see every other road. But I'm wondering where or how I can get a map of ...
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Is a 4x4 a must in Iceland in April/May?

To rent a 4x4 small car is about 740 € (2 weeks) vs a small compact that is just 260 €. I have some experience driving off-road and I know that a "normal" car cannot go through some f-roads I've seen ...
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"One of the most dangerous roads in the world": Where is it?

A video recently seen floating about Facebook purports to show one of the "most dangerous roads in the world". But where is this road? Is it open to the public? The video, and a couple screen caps:
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Land Rover in Mongolia with no hired driver

I am planning to visit Mongolia next year, mainly for wildlife and I wonder if it is possible to rent a Land Rover and drive it on our own, without hiring a driver. Is this possible?
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Is a 4x4 essential in Iceland at end of August?

We are making a 4 day trip to Iceland from 24-28 August 2013. We want to rent a car. We heard that the F-roads (for which you would need a 4x4) are normally closed in August. Questions: Are the f-...
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Offroad experience in Germany

I'm looking for a offroad park in Germany, where I can rent an offroad vehicle (but not an ATV) and have some fun for 2-3 days. The best case would be such a place in Hesse or Rhineland-Palatinate, ...
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How does one visit a cult leader Vissarion?

This is perhaps a strange question but I'm curious if anyone knows more about it or if there's any chance someone here has been there. Somewhere in Siberia is a religious cult leader of the name ...
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What is the northernmost location on the north american continent, reachable by four-wheel drive?

Since my original plan (Driving to Barrow, Alaska) seems impossible without turning the start of my world-trip into a major overland expedition, I'm trying to find out what the most northern location ...
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Getting to Barrow, Alaska overland

I would like to drive to Barrow, Alaska. Mainly because it is the northernmost inhabited place still on the north American continent. However, I understand there are no regular roads going to the ...
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Where can we Rent/Ride ATVs and Off-Road Motorcycles near San José?

We're in Costa Rica in the San José area (Santa Ana), and we are looking for a place to rent and ride ATVs and off-road motorcycles, perhaps in the mountains. Are there any businesses in the area ...
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Cost of jeep / 4WD tours in Wadi Rum

Photo credit: Adam Reeder Wadi Rum seems to be quite an other-worldy place from pictures I've seen. Unfortunately, it's the sort of place that I cannot see on foot and as a budget traveller, I'd need ...
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What are the offroad regulations in UK?

May I ride a motorbike through a non strictly forbidden trail? Do I need some specific permission?
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