Buzz through the narrow and mazy cobbled streets of Funchal’s old town, or experience the spectacular panoramic views of the coast from Cabo Girão or Garajau. Climb up the hills to the picturesque villages of Monte, Camacha and Curral das Freiras ( Nuns Valley), breathe the mountain air and feast your eyes on the dramatic mountain views and local arts and crafts. In a Tukxi we will offer you an exclusive perspective and intimate approach to the island’s history and culture with local and skilled guides. Tukxi Madeira was founded in 2013 and operates three wheel modern-day versions (electric and petrol) of the Piaggio Ape Calessino that was popular with the 1950’s ‘Dolce Vita’ lifestyle (the good life, full of pleasure and indulgence). Tukxi Madeira is now regarded as one of the best touristic service providers in Madeira with recognition from its clients and partners. Experience a tour on a Tukxi and enjoy a unique and exciting way to discover the charm of Funchal and its surroundings.
Tukxi Tours is a new and exciting way to discover the charms and beauties of Funchal, built upon ecological and inovative criteria, directly inspired by the italian Dolce Vita glamourous style and the iconic three wheeled Ape Calessino. Fruit of Madeira entrepreneurship, Tukxi Madeira, is a dynamic and innovative business project , materialized in 2013 , aims to establish itself as a quality benchmark in the segment of tourist entertainment destination in Madeira. The Tukxi tours, duly licensed by the tour operator license nº 141/M/2013 and declared of interest for tourism in the region by the regional Department of Tourism , represents a new way to discover the charms and beauties of the city of Funchal , based on criteria of innovation and ecology, directly inspired by the glamor of the Italian Dolce Vita . This new concept of tourist circuits developed by TUKXI aims to strengthen , differentiating and qualitatively , the perception of the potential of the Madeira Islands , through the introduction of the iconic tricycle Ape Calessino , Trademark of Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles , Piaggio & CSPA , in the design and development of tourist products specifically designed to meet the increasingly demanding and cosmopolitan tourists.
It is using this legendary vehicle that combines style , comfort, safety and sustainable mobility that TUKXI wants to offer tourists who visit us an exclusive and unique perspective of city mobility able to maximize the potential of the historical and cultural city of Funchal. It is in this context of increased demand and for a differentiated product, that TUKXI Tours ranks in terms of supply , providing a service that combines modernity with history, in order to provide those who visit us a different perspective of Funchal , maximizing characteristic of cosmopolitanism and openness to the contemporary trends that characterize it . To materialize its mission, Tukxi adopted a business philosophy based on the absolute satisfaction of our passengers , due to the persistent demand for the quality of their service together a team of professionals motivated and committed to creating a product of excellence , environmentally friendly. In this regard , the TUKXI intends to establish itself as a reference in the urban electric mobility , calling itself the pioneer in adopting environmentally friendly means of transport to the scale of public transport , thus breaking the brave green world with the introduction , in spaces urban public , private charging stations for electric vehicles . Declared of touristic interest by the Regional Department of Culture, Tourism and Transport.
Tukxi is an Italian Piaggio Tri-Vespa, a Piaggio Ape Calessino to be exact. Tukxi’s historical past began at the Italian Piaggio manufacturing facility in Pontedera, close to the leaning tower of Pisa. At the end of Entire world War II, most Italians, terribly affected by the war, lacked practical modes of transportation, and far more importantly, the financial signifies to purchase total-sized 4-wheeled vehicles. In 1947 the inventor of the Vespa, aircraft designer Corradino D’Ascanio, came up with the idea of developing a light 3 wheeled professional vehicle to electricity Italy’s inexpensive reconstruction, an thought which found favour with Enrico Piaggio, the son of the firm’s founder, Rinaldo. The quite initial Ape model and the mark instantly subsequent it had been mechanically a Vespa with two wheels extra to the rear, with a flat-mattress composition on leading of the rear axle. In the early sale brochures and adverts the car was referred to as the VespaCar or TriVespa and expense a hundred and seventy.000 liras. The very first Apes featured 50cc, 125cc or 150cc and much more recently 175cc and 422cc diesel engines as well as the sophisticated limited edition electric version. By the time of the 1964 Ape D a taxi was extra to safeguard the driver from the elements. The Ape has been in continuous production since its inception and has been produced in a range of distinct human body designs in Italy and other areas of the world.
The cars arrives in a variety of configurations such as vans and pickups for load carrying (it was well-known with postal administration in some nations around the world) and an autorickshaw for human transportation. Far more not too long ago Piaggio have made way of life designs this kind of as the Ape Cross Nation and the Ape Web aimed at the young. The Ape is also commonly utilised as a promotion resource. Marketing hoardings are mounted in the load bay. The Ape’s uncommon appears can assist attract attention to a manufacturer or enterprise. The Ape is a frequent sight in Italy where its compact dimension permits it to negotiate slender city streets and park practically anywhere. It is also typically noticed at the roadside the place the load spot is utilized as an impromptu market stall by farmers. The Ape is created in India by Piaggio India, and a similar vehicle is made by Bajaj Auto. In India the Ape is most generally discovered in the kind of an autorickshaw. Today two model ranges are provided: the “Ape 50” with a forty nine.8cc Petrol Motor and the greater “Ape TM” which will come available with a 218cc Petrol motor or a 422cc Diesel motor. The “Ape 50” can have a hundred and seventy kg whilst the “TM” can carry seven-hundred kg. A minimal edition named the Calessino was manufactured offered: this had retro styling and arrived in an autorickshaw entire body. The bodywork was shut to the Ape of the fifties and sixties and was made to evoke memories of the era of remarkable economic development in Italy recognized as La Dolce Vita.
The Tukxi Madeira has the world’s largest fleet of electric Ape Calessinos . Restricted in a production of 100 units only, launched in 2010 to celebrate the sale of over two million units worldwide APE , and intended primarily for collectors and connoisseurs of the Italian lifestyle, the fleet of 10 of Tukxi Madeira, making this the world’s largest fleet of electric EPA Calessinos, now available to all those who visit Madeira and no longer accessible only to a restricted group of private collectors. Apart from electric cars, the Tukxi Madeira has 8 units petrol model EPA Calessino 200, launched in the European market in 2013 . The fleet Tukxi Madeira , composed of 18 cars and with an overall carrying capacity of approximately 50 people comfortably allows responding to the needs of existing tourist transport in the Madeira Islands, particularly in the area of incentives and groups or organizing publicity events corporate or large.
The Tukxi tours, duly licensed by the tour operator license nº 141/M/2013 and declared of interest for tourism in the region by the regional Department of Tourism, represents a new way to discover the charms and beauties of the city of Funchal, based on criteria of innovation and ecology, directly inspired by the glamor of the Italian Dolce Vita . This new concept of tourist circuits developed by TUKXI aims to strengthen , differentiating and qualitatively , the perception of the potential of the Madeira Islands , through the introduction of the iconic tricycle Ape Calessino , Trademark of Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles , Piaggio & CSPA , in the design and development of tourist products specifically designed to meet the increasingly demanding and cosmopolitan tourists .