Where there's more for less
How much extra you spend on the trip depends on your style of travel. We’re going to average it out and assume that you won’t be sleeping in the boot of your car, nor will you be getting your collagen facial at the Hilton.
We can’t force you to rent a Yugo. You can bring your own car with all its airconditioned comfort. But that’ll automatically deduct 100 points from your checkpoint tally. Because that just ain’t the way we do it here in the Balkans and if you’re signing up for this adventure then commit to doing it right. A Yugo will cost you €40 per day so €560 for two weeks. It’ll be the raddest €560 you’ve ever spent.
Deposit for the vehicle
When you rent a Yugo, there is a mandatory €300 deposit which you will get back granted that you bring the car back to Rijeka in the same state that you rented it from us. Any required repair work or towing costs will incur additional fees. You know how it is, you break it, you fix it.
Petrol and tolls
Each toll can cost you up to few euros if you get stuck on your way but remember – No highways!
The Yugo goes through around 8 liters per 100 km and you’ll drive between 4000 to 6000 km on your way.
Repairs and modifications
Treat the Yugo like your favourite grandparent – with respect! It’s amazing but old, wise but rusty. When it breaks – you repair it. Luckily every mechanic in the Balkans knows how to repair a Yugo and the parts are cheap. Likely from 10€ to 100€.
This trip is best experienced through nights camping under the stars, sharing stories on hostel balconies overlooking riverbanks or on the couches of local’s homes. This can cost you anywhere from nothing to 20€ per night. How you do it is up to you. Want to splurge on a couple of nights on a nicer BnB? Go for it. Remember we throw in a few free nights during the trip.
None of the countries on the road trip require visas for European, American or Australian citizens EXCEPT Ukraine and Moldova – details can easily be found online. We highly recommend you double check anyway.
From 20€ to 100€ depending on your country residence. Again – easily found online and we highly recommend that you get good coverage.
Getting to Rijeka and back
Whether you fly, drive, train, hop, skip or jump – there’ll obviously be travel costs involved. Contact us if you need advice specifically within Rijeka, otherwise google can help.
Don’t be extra. Take the essentials – clothes for the beach, mountains and towns, shoes that won’t fall apart, a basic tool kit, a medical kit, camera. We’ve compiled a more extensive list for beginners that we’ll send to you.
Food and drink
In the Balkans you can eat like royalty on a peasant’s wage. But again it depends on how many fancy pit stops you want to make. 300 – 400€ will more than cover you for 2,5 weeks.
You get the Balkan Roads VIP treatment with proper discounts. However there will still be a cost involved. Plan for approximately 300€ for a mix of adventure and cultural experiences.
Don’t forget that they USUALLY come with 20% or more reduced price for you as a Balkan Roads family member.