It all started with 20 buddies going on a road trip
The Norwegian Arve Stallvik discovered this fairytale of a journey in 2003 and brought with him 20 buddies on what was supposed to be Norway’s coolest boys-trip. Stallvik, as a news journalist, travel journalist and author embarked on the trip together with his friends.
Just a few years later, what started with 20 friends increased to more than 1000 “travel buddies”. By 2008, what had started as a hobby had turned into the world’s largest U.S Route 66 company. With over 30 organized trips and over 1000 participants, this marked the beginning of what is today known as Route 66 International.
Participants from Europe, South Africa and South America
Today, Route 66 International has participants from all over Europe, South-Africa and South America and organizes adventure tours all over the world. The company has its very own Route 66 Publishing Company, its own Route 66 vehicles and buses, its own Route 66 whiskey and staff situated in various European locations.
The company also holds a patent on The Original Route 66 Collection. The Original Route 66 jacket is the natural collection item. You can find out more about this jacket and our clothes collection which was started during the company’s 10-year anniversary in 2013.
Arve Stallvik has been working as a Norwegian journalist, traveling around the world for 20 years in search of the biggest travel experiences this wondrous world has to offer. He has been on a ski trip on the North Pole once, and on a boat trip to Antarctica twice. 14 years ago, he was riding U.S Route 66 as a journalist doing an article for Norway’s biggest men’s lifestyle magazine.
Arve got so fascinated about the trip along The Mother Road of the U.S, he proclaimed it as the best adventure trip he had ever made. He decided to start bring friends with him and ride together just for fun, as a boys’ trip during vacations.