Since my teenage years I had Vespas and I have been dreaming of a long roadtrip on a Vespa!
In 2014 year I made it happen the first time and visited in one big Scooter Tour some friends all over Europe on my Vespa P200E from 1979 named Madalina! I also made a lot of new friends . It was the biggest travel adventure of my life so far and it changed my life! The Journey started in Kempten/Allgäu in South Germany. From there on I traveled in one tour over 130 days and visited 31 countries of Europe + Gibraltar + Morocco and covered 22450 kms on 2 continents
This trip was way cooler than I had expected and ‘La Vida Vespa’ became a way of life for me. I rode to Elefantentreffen in Vespa – the oldest and biggest winter motorcycle event in the world and set an inofficial world record on a Scomadi TL125 Scooter riding 1691 kilometers and passing 10 countries in 24 hours.
Since then I did a big trip every year one Vespas and in 2017 I first raised over 25.000€ for charity (Kids with cancer) on a Vespa Tour over 8900 kms through 5 countries in europe and then crossed the USA Coast 2 Coast on a Stella 150 2T covering 10.000 kms and 20 States.
All that was to prepare for the biggest Vespa adventure so far:
First ever Solo 80 Days around the world on a Vespa from the 30th of June to 17th of September 2018! I actually arrived on after 77 days but waited another 3 drinking wine with spanish friends to make it exactly 80.
Greets from the streets,and do not forget: Ride, Eat, Sleep, Repeat !
Markus aka Don Calvo