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The Gira #ViveLaFrance, Lille - Montpellier


A wonderful adventure across France! For the fist time with TheGIRA! #vivelafrance The biggest event since Jean d'Arc, even if she probably rode a horse, while you'll be riding a funny rickshaw. Starting from Lille, heading South till Montpellier. And in the middle 7 days of light-hearted trip. You will love it!

You'll end up in places you've never thought possible, and you'll enjoy it! Places those you'll discover thanks to The GIRA. And the road will become your friend, in the most light-hearted vacation you can imagine!


Saturday night, the eve before the start, we'll set up a big party and a short brief in Lille.
You'll be able to meet other crews while partying!

Sunday, 8:30 AM – rickshaw delivery, warm up and start!

7 day of freedom across France!
Plan your movements to get closer to Montpellier
Our advice is to set a stop every 200 or 220km per each day.

Saturday, within 5:30PM – rickshaw delivery at destination, in Montpellier. And you'll miss it so much!

We start and end our adventure in places easily accessible by public transport and close to airports or stations.

You must have a valid Driving licence which allows you to either ride a Motorcycle (at least category A1) and/or a Car (category B), (see Article 4- DIRECTIVE 2006/126/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 December 2006 on driving licences). Furthermore we require you to be at least 18 to drive this awesome vehicle! If you do not have an EU driving licence, we strongly recommend that you have an International Driving Permit issued, which makes it easy to prove the correspondance of your licence with EU licences.

Should you get stopped by the police, you won't be "sweating bullets"! if you've got your paperwork in order.

Sunny roads

Just like everywhere else, there are different types of roads in Italy: from big multi-lane highways to small and winding gravel country roads. The one you've probably heard of is our real roman heritage: the Autostrada (or Autostrade, in the plural). A great highway network , and it's probably the fastest way to get from A to B in Italy . But not for you- we strongly suggest NOT to take an Autostrada. They are shown by green signal: simply avoid them!
It's more or less the same for Spain and France: avoid highways, be carefull and enjoy your journey! ehi, don't forget in Spain and France highways indications are on blu signal… You will fall in love with our country roads!

Drive safe

The rickshaws have basic coverage insurance, including theft and fire. It is impossible to have full coverage insurance (aka "kasko insurance") on these three-wheelers: so you will have some more reasons not to be reckless!

The GIRA Adventures are not just incredibly cool and exclusive. But also affordable!

The teams can be up to 3 people, but you can travel also if you are only 2.
And if you are alone, don't worry, we'll find someone traveling with you!

What is included in your Rickshaw Adventure:

  • The Rick rental! Undoubtedly, the best vehicle ever!
  • Basic insurance, covering damage to third parties (but don't be reckless!) and theft
  • Wifi connection and GPS on the Rick: we do want all your friends know how brave you are and be part of our supporting team!
  • A wonderful kick-off party! yes, there will be a party before you start your adventure, an occasion to meet all the other teams and socialize.

What is NOT included:

  • The fuel for the rickshaw. It should be roughly 10 to 15€ per day in average
  • insurance for damage to the rickshaw. Be carefull, this is a true adventure. Don't dare destiny
  • Any kind of support, help, soothing or pampering along the road. No concierge and luggage service (you have to put everything in or over your rickshaw)
  • Flights, trains or travel arrangements
  • Food and drinks and lodging.
The GIRA (and Pinktrotters) is not a travel agency but a spicy run, full of freedom.
That is why we are not taking care of your flights or travel arrangement.
We start and end our adventure in places with international airports or easily accessible by public transport.

How to organize your trip

All Adventures are structured the same way.
The eve before the start, The GIRA organizes a party where all the crews can meet, and set up an operative brief. We strongly advise to arrange all the flights, trains or transfer in order to be at the party!For the return, consider to deliver your rickshaws at the arrival by 5PM. You can therefore book a late evening flight or train.

Where to stay during the Adventure

As you have read and understood what it's all about, you should know The GIRA is an experience of freedom: no set routes and the possibility to choose to go wherever you like.

If you consider to book your accommodation in advance, here some advice:
– You can easily manage driving for 220-250 km per days (135-155 miles). The average speed of our three-wheelers is about 45km per hour (28miles per hour)
– Look for blogs and suggestions from people who already travelled with us last summer. You'll find a lot of tips and addresses and indications. Look for instance on "handluggageonly" blog, or google #thegira

If you don't need to have everything properly scheduled than wait till last minute and team up with some other crew you'll meet and then book as you get closer to your daily destination.
You can also consider to sleep in a tent or on a beach!

When to book

As soon as possible! We have a lot of rickshaws, but not an endless number! So, hurry up in order to be sure to have one reserved.
If you have some issue later on, we guarantee full reimbursement if you cancel within 2 days from the start of your Adventure.
P.s. The GIRA creates addiction. The organization declines all responsibility for Rickshaw sickness after the Adventure!

Want to make this adventure yours?
Click on the BOOK EVENT button and follow the simple instructions!
After the payment our Team will put you in contact with The Gira staff!
Please note that the price refers to 1 person, you can add your friends as well while paying!
Have a safe and fun trip!

Other costs:
There are no other costs from The Gira side.
We only will ask you for a refundable deposit of 1200 eur.
It is a simple safety procedure for us to guarantee that the rickshaw will be returned in good spirits and conditions!

Note: Please note that this event is not hosted by PINKTROTTERS so unfortunately we are not liable for any issues that members may have. We will do our best to accomodate any problems that may arise.

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Lille, France


28th August - 3rd September 2016



What's included

  • The Rick rental! The best vehicle ever!
  • Basic insurance, covering damage to third parties (but don't be reckless!) and theft
  • Wifi connection and GPS on the Rick: we do want all your friends know how brave you are and be part of our supporting team!
  • A wonderful kick-off party! Yes, there will be a party before you start your adventure, an occasion to meet all the other teams and socialize.

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