We’ve already covered the best spots in America, but if you want to super-size your off-roading experience, you’d better grab your passport. Spanning countless countries and even continents, these trail-blazing activities challenge you with some of the most demanding terrain on Earth. Better bring your big truck!
Rohtang Pass, India Translating to “pile of corpses,” this pass in the eastern Himalayas will give even the gnarliest rides a run for their money. And at more than 13,000 feet, it’s the highest point on earth accessible by ORVs.
Iceland The Land of Fire and Ice’s legendary unbeaten paths offers multiple types of terrain. Scale moon-like solidified lava ash near Þingvellir or hit the ice on a glacier tour in Reykjavík. Then reward yourself with a reindeer hot dog, of course.
Baja 1000, Mexico Battle on the Baja Peninsula manning anything with wheels. Motorcycles, buggies, and various fabricated customs take to the desert for this world-renowned Mexican loop race. Definitely not for the faint of corazón.
G4 Challenge, Worldwide The successor to the infamous Camel Trophy, this worldwide competition among Land Rover enthusiasts challenges drivers to conquer courses ladent with everything from mud pits to rock climbs across the globe.
Banff, Alberta, Canada It’s not every day you find lush green forests beneath your wheels. Situated in the Canadian Rockies, Banff offers a variety of offloading terrain. Take a detour and check out the Radium Hot Springs. Better bring your Raptor!
Dakar Rally, South America This rally-raid style race—which started in 1978 as a journey from Paris to Dakar—has reclaimed its off-road status in South America. Modified road vehicles manage camel grass, dunes and heavy rock while covering up to 500 miles a day.
Polar Off-Road Adventure, Russia Amphibious rides transform from ice-crushing machines to functioning boats on frigid Arctic waters. Grab a parka and hop in a truck, which’ll cost a cool 750 large. It’s like the America’s Cup for guys with bigger stones.
Laos Trails Backpacking is a lot more fun with wheels. Travel through the jungles of Southeast Asia on the three-day White Elephant Trail or spend a week navigating the blue lagoons.
Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana What’s better than an African safari? Driving your own off-road rig Ace Ventura style through plains full of roaming African wildlife. Keep an eye out for Big Five (a.k.a. lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros).
Moab, Utah Here’s one option closer to home. Revered as an off-roading holy grail, Moab’s turf mimics Mars-like craters and plateaus that provide perfect grounds for ripping and roaring till your wheels fall off.
Atlas Overland, Alps Range A nontraditional European holiday, this trip takes you through Spain, France and Switzerland over the Alps Mountain Range. The two-week long pilgrimage gives you plenty of time to put your truck to the test.
Spanning countless countries and even continents, these trail-blazing activities challenge you with some of the most demanding terrain on Earth.