Hyper local experience: Barrel Rolling – A team building activity

07/02/2024

In the vast world of team building activities, only a few truly capture the essence of coming together to achieve a common goal. At Smartway, we prefer to talk about experiences rather than simple activities. Why? Because we enrich the goals of team building with the history and tradition of the places that host these adventures, making each experience unique.

Barrel rolling is the perfect example of how an activity can transform into an unforgettable experience, enriched by the historical and cultural context in which it takes place.

A “contrada” more than a team

In the heart of Italy, among the rolling hills of Tuscany in Montepulciano, there’s a team building activity that goes beyond simple collaboration: barrel rolling.

This transforms a corporate event into a journey through time, a dive into tradition, and a true test of teamwork. Here’s why:

Picture yourself alongside your colleagues, all focused on supporting and pushing a giant barrel along the streets of Montepulciano, aiming to surpass the finish line in front of the majestic Duomo. This is the essence of our barrel rolling activity, inspired by the Bravìo delle Botti, a centuries-old competition where the contrade of Montepulciano compete in a breathtaking race. Beyond the adrenaline and pure fun, there’s something deeper at play: the invaluable value of teamwork.

A metaphor for teamwork

The barrel, in this context, becomes more than just an object: it’s a living metaphor for the team. To reach the finish line, it’s essential to support each other, correct errors in real-time, maintain trajectory, and flow smoothly. It’s a practical lesson in taming the laws of physics together, but above all, in the strength of unity and collaboration.

Prepare for an excellent muscle wake-up, because barrel rolling is also an excellent physical exercise.

But beware! The side effect is just around the corner: you might discover, upon your return to the office, that someone on the team has become a super supporter of one of the historic contrade competing in the Bravìo delle Botti. These are the unexpected moments that create unbreakable bonds among colleagues.

One great team, one spin at a time

So, put on your gloves, gather your team, and get ready to push. This isn’t just a race to the finish line; it’s a journey to discover the authentic values of teamwork, immersed in the beauty and tradition of one of Italy’s most charming villages. With Smartway, barrel rolling becomes an opportunity to unite forces, strategies, and passions, transforming a team building activity into a moment of collective and individual growth.

And remember, beyond the challenge, what makes this experience unique is the spirit of community, the joy of being together, and the opportunity to live a tradition that has spanned centuries. With Smartway, it’s not just an activity, but a journey into the heart of Italy, an experience you’ll carry with you forever.

Discover with us how the tradition and beauty of Italian villages can turn your next offsite into an unforgettable team building adventure. Because with Smartway, every experience is unique, just like your team.

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