To the Amalfi Coast….on scooters.

Amalfi Coast, Italy – October 19th, 2009.

Daniel and I meet up in the morning and grab a decent (not so decent) breakfast and head off into Sorrento to get some scooters. It wasn’t overtly bad – about 30 euros for the day and a tank costs about 5 euros. Score.

We burn through the streets of Sorrento and make are way to the cliff. We get to the cliff and its just a brilliant sight and advenutre. Swerving and carving our way around the cliff tops towards Positano. The views are sensational. And the breeze in your hair is something else.

Amalfi coast and winding roads.

We stop off at Positano as a) we’re starving and b) its getting a bit cold. So we park our bikes in this little parking lot. Take a few pictures, then start to walk down the road. Only for some old guy across the road to yell at us and say we can’t park there as its for resturaunt customers only. Oh well. A few hundred metres down the road we find a little cafe open and grab a coffee and a mouth watering pizza!

Pizza at Positano.

We then head on a long the cliffs, stopping every few kms to take in the views. Its fricking gorgeous. Going through Praiano and Veticca Minora. Before getting to Amalfi. We kind of skip Amalfi and head straight up for a town up in the hills. Its a slow winding road, and its a bit wet. For some reason the scooter has some bald tyres and I end up sliding all up the mountain. Good times.

Jigsaw puzzle perfect.

We get to Ravello and park our sweet rides. Grab an espresso at  a small cafe. Before wandering around. Its a small and quaint little town. Not much to see, but there are some sweet views of the coastline. If only the day was sunny.

We burn down the mountain, much faster than our ascent. And burn through Amalfi, stopping for a classic amalfi background shot on the scooter.

The beasts and Dan.

Its so much fun burning around on these scooters. I could definitely ride one back home around the streets, so much fun. So we get to just outside of Sorrento and a car attempts to turn onto the road, whilst I’m in their road! So I give them a bit of a ”what are you doing” in italian gesticulation only for them to chase me for a bit. Interesting times. I forgot that the mafia are nearby. Shit. haha.

Anyway, we get back to Sorrento and dump our bikes and go back to the hostel. We chill out and after one last chicken dinner I set of for Napoli. And the last stop before I head back to London. Thanks to running out of funds! haha

The trip to Napoli is straight forward on the train. Really easy. Though I should of taken the bus to the hostel! haha The walk down the main road from the station was long and it sucked. Not to mention I was thinking how I look like a massive target for someone to rob considering this is mafia heaven.

The hostel is pretty cool, I end up drinking a bottle of vino and ordering the best pizza you will ever have in your life whilst playing wii with a few other travellers. A pretty quiet night, but I can’t really afford to go out big time!

A huge thanks to Dan for “letting” me steal some of his photos from this part. Thanks camera memory card, you jerk!

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4 thoughts on “To the Amalfi Coast….on scooters.

  1. The Amalfi coast is where I fist fell in love with Vespas. The “Blue Riband”, from Sorrento to Positano, on the back of a hot Italian boy’s scooter.
    You guys sound like you are having a great time.
    Lucky you.

  2. Scooters are big in Europe, I wanted to hit Romania on my own, hoping to do that in the next year or so. Italy looks beautiful. THanks for sharing pics.

  3. I am a true scooter lover. Enjoy riding ours often here in America, but would truly relish the opportunity to do so in Europe. Great pictures, I’m sure you had a most memorable experience!

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