When I was a kid I was addicted to adventure books like “80 days around the world” by Jules Verne, “Lindbergh’s Flight Across the Atlantic” by Mary Tucker, or the works of Ernest Hemingway and Daniel Defoe! I always dreamt to live adventures like this myself and become an explorer!
Since I was 16 I was absolutely hooked on classic Vespa and Lambretta Scooters. Back then it was my only way to move around. I lived in rural Bavaria and public transport was scarce and bad. I have also always been a bit of an adrenaline junkie! I started Bungee Jumping, became a Paratrooper later, and also went diving with sharks and such. Since that time I always had a minimum of one scooter in the house and in 2014 I started long-distance travel on classic Vespas and PiaggioApe.
How little did I know back then how much Vespa will become a way of life for me and that classic scooters will carry me literally all around the globe – even under 80 days!
Vespa Scooter World Travel as a Challenge!
My Vespa World Travel was not meant to be a holiday trip from one hotel to another hotel, but rather a real adventure challenge pushing the scooters and me to my limits – physically and mentally! Crossing Deserts and Mountains, sleeping wherever necessary, and withstanding blistering heat, cold, and surviving storms and animal attacks. Take an inadequate old vehicle plus a tight budget and set yourself an unrealistic timeframe and enormous distances as a goal and you get the recipe for a true adventure challenge!
Let me take you on some trips through time and around the world with me to show you the world of “La Vida Vespa”
Jules Verne was only writing stories but I lived them!
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