Can you only imagine what it would be like to enjoy an overlanding adventure? Then this Italian Tuk Tuk road trip is for you
Plenty of people have seen Italy. But how many people have seen Italy from behind the wheel of a traditional Italian Piaggio Ape (which, as far as we can tell, is a tuk-tuk with an Italian accent)? We don’t know for sure, but we reckon it’s somewhere between ‘basically a few’ and ‘maybe not that many people’. Join this Northern Italy overlanding adventure to be one of the few!
The tuk-tuk you will be driving on his great Italian adventure will be a classic Piaggio Ape, as you might imagine, being Italian, its naturally better looking and just that tiny bit sexier than all other tuk-tuks. Are you with us so far? Good.
Anyway, on this week-long Italian Tuk Tuk road trip – during which you’ll drive around as part of a team or 2/3 and complete challenges to accrue points – through northern Italy, you’ll channel your inner alter ego “I am a participant on Race Across the world or Amazing race” while being dumbfounded by rugged Italian beauty and spending very large chunks of time getting wonderfully lost down idyllic country lanes.
Simply delicious… This is a country of culture: Pavarotti, mozzarella, gelato, Michelangelo, fashion, the Mafia, vineyards, the Roman history, pizza, etc. And while Vespas might be the two-wheeled vehicle of choice in this fine and very delicious nation, there is a superior way to get around. That’s right, Ferraris tuk-tuks.
Our Italian tuk-tuk road trip does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s in Italy. It’s an Adventure. You drive your own tuk-tuk’s. And an Italian adventure is pretty much guaranteed. But really, there’s so much more in the tin than that: there’s vineyards, outrageously delicious food, getting lost and the occasional bit of road rage. If that sounds like your particular brand of fun, read on.
Getting sweaty and dirty when you have a nice bed to look forward to is fun; getting dirty when all you have to look forward to is more dirt is no fun at all. That’s why we like to look after you after a hard day on the open road: a few nights in some lovely handpicked hidden rustic gems and a few nights in some pretty awesome boutique hotels tucked away in the hills. We’ll also chuck in delicious breakfasts during the challenge.
The winning team isn’t the team that finishes first, it’s the one that accumulates the most Challenge points during this Northern Italy overlanding adventure. How do you get points? By nailing various challenges, we set you along the way. That means that racing is not encouraged. In fact it’s actively discouraged. There’s no need to set a new Italian ground-speed record (very difficult to do on a 200cc Rickshaw, but still…)