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Sofa-bike V's the Jungle


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Sofa-bike V's the Jungle


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From off-road tracks over massive mountains in the Peruvian Andes to the biggest rainforest in the world in the Amazon basin, the Mototaxi Junket is rarefied adventuring stupidity in its finest form. Riding the length of Peru in a vehicle so crap it defies belief, the Junket is the pinnacle of adventuring silliness.

We've found that proper Adventure begins when carefully laid plans are thrown out of the window, when you don't know where you'll be at the end of the day or even if your humble steed will last that long. 

Teams on the junket utilise the three-wheeled mechanical farce that is the Mototaxi to traverse the mountains and jungles of Peru. With no set route and no back up the junket is one of the best ways of getting into trouble imaginable. 

Save the world while you're at it

As a team on the Mototaxi Junket we ask you to raise a minimum of £1000 for charity, at least £500 of which goes to the official charity: Cool Earth. Along with the teams on the other adventures, you'll be saving the world one rainforest at a time. Not because we’re tree hugging sandal weavers, but because the world would be shit without them. Read More

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The greatest adventuring machine in history


SORT OF

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The greatest adventuring machine in history


SORT OF

Stand back and behold... The Mototaxi

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We searched high and low to find the worst vehicle imaginable for our Peruvian escapade and this beauty ticks all the boxes. No power? Tick. Terrible handling capabilities? Tick/ Limited to no safety features? Tick. Woefully bad amalgamation of two inadequate vehicles? Tick. Inadequate protection from the elements? Big Tick.

After all where's the fun in taking on an adventure in something suitable for the task? If you don't get stuck and broken down you might as well go driving in the Cotswolds. This is what Adventure is all about.

Imagine a motorbike. Then imagine a smaller one. Then cut it in half and stick a not terribly comfy sofa on the back. With three wheels, half an engine, steering that works faultlessly in straight lines and brakes that slow you down gently, the Mototaxi re-defines modern travel in the 21st century. 

 

Test Driving The Beast

The Mototaxi is not the best machine in the world. You've probably gathered that by now. But there's still nothing like feeling this incredible marvel between your legs for the first time, and realising they really don't go round corners, speed up, slow down, go in straight lines or cope with altitude...

In order to break you in to the engineering un-genius of the Mototaxi, we give you three days of test driving before the launch to get acquainted with your steed. We'll be on hand to show you which is the front and where to kick it when you are really angry and there will be sessions with a mechanic about how to maintain the beast and what is likely to break. You must attend at least one of these test driving days.

 

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The Amazon and the Andes stand before you


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The Amazon and the Andes stand before you


The Un-Route

Peru is a blummin' big country. It's got everything the modern adventurer needs, mountain, jungle, desert... If you wanted to test a puny mototaxi and in doing so, test your own adventuring prowess you couldn't do much better.

It is likely you will overheat in the desert, probable that you will get stuck in the jungle, highly likely you will have to get out and push a lot in the mountains and virtually guaranteed that should you finish you will emerge a dirty hero.

In the 3,500km between the start and finish lines you will encounter huge parts of Peru unsullied by gap year students with backpacks.

Your exact route is down to you but you can take in the darkest depths of 'cocaine alley'; a part of the world not frequented by the police but instead by armed milititas. You also have the option of riding the ridge of the amazon mountain range taking some impossibly narrow roads along some very steep high mountains. Both these options are perfectly ill-suited to the puny mototaxi.

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WHERE? WHEN? HOW MUCH?


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WHERE? WHEN? HOW MUCH?


The Gold Nuggets

Facing up to an adventure like this is not totally free, but it is pretty cheap.

The entry fee

1 x Team = £1295

A team can be up to three people with a bit (OK a lot) of pushing up hills.

Other costs

Once you've lined you and your two chums up with a place on this monster, you will need to think about a few other costs too. Flights, money for food (you won't need hotels if you sleep in a ditch), insurance... Also you will need to give us a fully refundable deposit to ensure we actually get back the broken remains of our machines. We are rather fond of them you see,.

The When

2nd & 3rd October 2014: Test Driving
4th October: Launch Party
5th October: Launch Day
18th October: Finish Line Party

The Where

Straddling the length of Peru, from Sacred Valley in South Peru to Piura in the far north. Plus of course everything in between.

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Sign Up


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Sign Up

You probably want to sign up after all that right? For just 300 of your English pounds you can reserve yourself a spot on the Junket and pay the rest in installments a bit later.

We've even got a nice shiny sign-up button you can click to bag your spot. Look there it is to the right there. If you need more info there is another almost as shiny button below it, or if you've got specific questions you can use the form right at the bottom of this page, or just give us a call.

 

October 2014

Launch:  Piura, North Peru
Finish:  Sacred Valley, South Peru

Test Driving: 2nd & 3rd October 2014
Launch Party: 4th October
Launch Day: 5th October

Finish Party: 18th October

 

 

Don't just take our word for it...

I’ve been to a lot of places throughout the world and done some crazy things, including the Rickshaw Run, but this was and is still one of the craziest, most exciting adventures I have ever done. Thanks!
You guys didn’t lie about the shitty, worst vehicle in the world bit, it broke down pretty much every 5 minutes, making our trip very hard and difficult. . Anyways that’s what adventure is all about no?
It was amazing I’d loved it. Excluding knocking up my wife and the subsequent birth of our first child it was the best thing I have ever done, pushing getting married into third place.
I could write a novel on this single month of my life. Character re-defining experience. It was intense! Really good crew, really good travel mates, enough loose ends to not know what the hell is going on...a proper adventure! ...
As a whole, the trip was amazing. I would never have chosen to travel the route we took without having been part of it. The shit vehicle is a perfect way to force people like me to meet locals, beg for help, make friends with armed women and lose half of the odd bits of useful equipment I brought.
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