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Accommodation

A selection of locally owned 4* hotels, boutique guesthouses and vineyards.

Trip Highlights

Drive your very own tuk-tuk (ape as its know locally). Fully supported with mechanic and luggage support. Complete fun daily challenges to immerse yourself in local Italian culture. Meet other like minded adventurers from around the world

9 Days from £1650 GBP incl. taxes View Dates & Prices

Explore the lakes, vineyards and contrasting landscapes of Northern Italy.

Welcome to our Italy Tuk-Tuk Adventure – The ultimate combination of Italian adventure and cultural immersion! 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’. 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 adventure – 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.

On this fabulous journey you’ll be forgoing most of the “classic” tourist sites in favour of everyday spots and experiences: that restaurant run by your friends aunts second cousins grandma who makes the best handmade linguine on the planet and who crushes her own grapes barefoot to create the finest wine known to man. You will stay in the most marvelous of locally-run guesthouses and hotels that you’d never find on your lonesome and of course, the kind of backroads and lesser-known routes that never make it into the guidebooks.

Though naturally little more laid-back than our Sri Lankan, Cambodian and Indian offerings, the Italy tuk-tuk adventure will still test your wits, endurance, navigational skills and grasp of the Italian language to the absolute maxxx (yes, three x’s). What else is there to say? As far as we’re concerned, there are two ways to see Italy: in a tuk-tuk, or not in a tuk-tuk. And we’re going with one. Who’s coming?

Route

Our Italy Adventure

April, May, June, July & August 2021
* Route and hotels for reference only & subject to change.

Day Kms Checkpoint Accommodation
1 Arrival Milan Enterprise Hotel
2 Training/Exploration Day Milan Enterprise Hotel
3 125 Bellagio Hotel Bellagio
4 82 Angera Vecchiaa Capronno
5 130 Barolo Il Gioco dell’oca
6 120 Arenzano The Grand Hotel Arenzano
7 89 Bobbio Relais Sant’Ambrogio
8 60 Milan Enterprise Hotel
9 Departure Milan N/A

Details

  • 1000 km travelled (approx.)
  • 8 nights
  • 9 days
  • 10  teams
  • 20 challengers

We arrange all of your accommodation, your tuk-tuk, mechanical support and some delicious food. All you have to do is turn up, get in and drive the damned things. You won’t find another adventure like it.

FAQs

Read our general FAQs here, or contact us if you have any specific questions.

Price breakdown

Team of 3 – £1650 per member
Team of 2 – £1700 per member

Inclusions

  • Training and driving lessons on arrival day. 
  • Hire and use of 1 genuine, ready-to-roll tuk-tuk (Ape) for the duration of the Adventure. Third party liability insurance included.
  • Accommodation for 2 or 3 people (8 nights) in double, twin or triple rooms. 1 room per team.
  • 8 delicious locally-made breakfasts.
  • Welcome dinner in Milan, the first night.
  • Italy tuk-tuk Adventure logistics & legal stuff (mechanics, support team, permits, luggage truck).
  • Welcome pack (sim card, map, t-shirt, event bag, phrase-book, navigational sheets).
  • Emergency & Medical travel insurance for the duration of the Italy Tuk-tuk adventure.
  • Awards ceremony & farewell party.

Other costs

  • Flights, visas, airport transfers
  • Spare parts and repairs (approx. total £40-120 per team).
  • Fuel (approx. total £100 per team).
  • Day to day costs (approx. £30 per day for lunch and drinks).

Dates & Prices

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Italy Adventure April 2021

Apr 02 2021 - Apr 10 2021

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£399 (per team)

Italy Tuk Tuk Adventure May 2021

May 07 2021 - May 15 2021

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£399 (per team)

Italy Tuk Tuk Adventure June 2021

May 28 2021 - Jun 05 2021

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£399 (per team)

Italy Tuk Tuk Adventure July 2021

Jul 23 2021 - Jul 31 2021

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£399 (per team)

Italy Tuk Tuk Adventure August 2021

Aug 20 2021 - Aug 28 2021

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£399 (per team)

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