7 Days Tearing Through Sri Lanka in a three-wheeled rickshaw.
- 5th - 12th May
- 13th - 20th October
Price: £1795 per team (3 people)
A week of tyre-tearing madness hurtling across the spectacular scenery of Sri Lanka in a comprehensively terrible 10.5hp rickshaw that's barely powerful enough to carry itself.
Your trip includes:
- A rickshaw, pimped to your own design
- All the necessary paperwork to drive the vehicle
- Test driving, and startline shenanigans
- Huge launch and finish parties
- A jerry can and a few key spare parts plus the tools to change them
- A week of some of the most underpant-stirring adventuring possible in a rickshaw
- The honour of being one of the first to attempt this stupidity (pioneer edition only of course)
The humble auto-rickshaw. The perfectish adventuring machine. Kind of.
The engines on our Sri Lankan beasts are an impressively pathetic 10.5bhp. They have tiny wheels, shite ground clearance and bad suspension. They have no real protection from the elements. And they're incredibly unreliable.
All of this pretty much guarantees something will go wrong. Which is where you find out what you're really made of. Hopefully it's stern stuff.
Some of the off-road tracks in Sri Lanka are properly gnarly. Thankfully, with a mere 198cc at your command, this should mean you get utterly stuffed.
Another advantage of that insignificant engine is that it hardly ever needs refuelling. Boom.
Sri Lanka, the teardrop shaped island just south of India. Hopefully it hands you out equal measures of both tears of joy and frustration.
Beaches, jungles, off-road tracks in the middle of bloody nowhere, the crumbling remnants of past kingdoms, mountains, elephants and remote villages. All this goes towards making an adventure that will basically melt your face with awesomeness.
Because we'll be using the Pioneers of the May 2018 edition as our guinea pigs, the exact route is currently unknown. It's going to start on the Western coast of the island, near Kalpitiya, on the Kalpitiya Peninsula. It will finish deep in the south. It'll be up to you to etch your own way into the map.
If that deems a bit too soft, then we'll maybe make it a complete circumnavigation of the island. Who knows.
This is exactly what the May pioneers will find out. Think you have strong enough undercarriage to be a Pioneer?