Amalfi Coast by motorbike or scooter: tips on the most beautiful itineraries to discover

Amalfi by ScooterWith its mild temperatures all over the year and the many sunny days, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most perfect destinations for an “on the road” trip on two wheels. It’s not a coincidence that an increasing number of tourists decide to cross this extraordinary region every year on a motorbike or scooter. Adventure lovers who choose the freedom that only these vehicles can give.

That’s why, after introducing the most interesting places to see, now we want to provide you some specific advices on “how and why” we suggest to visit the Amalfi Coast by motorbike or scooter, with tips on the most beautiful and scenic itineraries to follow.

Why should you choose to visit the Amalfi Coast by scooter?

Positano Scooter
Motorbike in Positano

Visiting the Amalfi Coast on two wheels has numerous advantages.

Especially if you are planning to organize your trip in the high season, for example in the months of July and August or during the Christmas holidays, when the number of tourists and cars on the road increases exponentially. In these cases, in fact, moving by motorbike or scooter through the most beautiful places on the Coast is preferable to driving by car for the following reasons:

  • You will have less trouble to find a parking.
  • It will be easier to move in the narrow streets, such as those that characterize almost all the historical centres of the area.
  • You will have more freedom of movement and you can decide to use the scooter also to move between places close to each other.
  • You can stop easily every time you see a place that catch your interest, even if not included in your itinerary.
  • You will easily reach the most isolated destinations and beaches.
  • You will be able to fully enjoy the beauty of the wind on your face and the lights of the sunsets.

For all these reasons, more and more tourists choose to rent a scooter for their holiday on the Amalfi Coast.

At this regard, Sorrento Trips, a tour operator specialized in scooters rental and convertible cars, offers many solutions at advantageous conditions.

Amalfi Coast itineraries by motorbike or scooter

Here below we propose some of our favourite itineraries, as well as the most popular for tourists, to follow on a trip on two wheels along the Amalfi Coast. These are three essential and classic itineraries to discover the most beautiful places in the area and the most scenic roads.

On the Sorrento Trips website, however, you will find many other ideas for routes to be taken in one or more days on two wheels.

Itinerary 1: from Sorrento to Pompeii

Punta Scutolo view from Scooter
Visit Pompei by Scooter
Sorrento Pompei by Scooter

The first itinerary joins two of the important places of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompeii, for a total of 25 kilometres along the SS145 state road. Most of the time you will be on a road of a charming beauty: we are sure that you will stop dozens of times to take a photo of the extraordinary panorama of the sea.

After visiting Sorrento its historical places, museums and the most beautiful beaches in the surrounding area, continue to north. You will meet numerous viewpoints and other beaches where you can stop for a dip before reaching Vico Equense, where you can try the typical ”meter of pizza”. Moving away from the state road you will enter in the Lattari Mountains National Park where you will travel in contact with unspoiled nature and enjoy wonderful views. Trekking lovers can enjoy the many marked trails along the way.

Once back on your scooter and, before reaching Pompeii, we suggest a stop in Castellammare di Stabia. Here you can visit the beautiful Quisisana Palace, as well as the suggestive Medieval Castle and the excavations of Varano and Stabia. Finally, proceed to Pompeii and be ready to explore an authentic wonder of the world, a place of an inestimable historical value.

Itinerary 2: from Sorrento to Vietri sul Mare

Positano Sorrento on the road by Scooter
Positano Sea Love
Itinerario Sorrento Vietri

Here we have a more classic itinerary, the one that most of the travellers choose to visit the Amalfi Coast by scooter. A route of about 50 kilometers, along the SS163 state road.

Always starting from Sorrento you will travel along the southern part of the coast, through the most famous locations and the most fascinating villages. Unmissable stops of this on the road on two wheels are Positano, Praiano, the Fiordo di Furore, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, Minori and Maiori, Cetara and, finally, Vietri sul Mare.

A route that offers an extraordinary mix between the naturalistic and architectural beauties of the region. An itinerary that can include an incredible number of program changes: you will soon realize how it will be easy to be caught by the curiosity and visit every cove and every village that you will meet along the way.

Itinerary 3: Discovering the most beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast

Positano view from Arienzo
Spiaggia grande Positano

The third itinerary is dedicated to lovers of sunbathing and diving, that means to the ones who cannot stay too far from beaches and sea.

Starting from Sorrento, we suggest exploring the coast in search of the perfect beach, that will not be hard to find. The Amalfi Coast, in fact, has beaches suitable for everybody, from the most famous ones to the most hidden and solitary ones, from the sandy ones to the cliffs.

We give you some ideas: the stops that we recommend you to do along the way are Puolo, Nerano, Fornillo beach, Marina di Praia, the Fiordo di Furore and the Emerald Grotto, Maiori beach and, finally , the one of the Two Brothers, in Vietri sul Mare. But, as already mentioned, these are just some of the most beautiful and famous beaches you will see.

Amalfi Coast by motorbike, where to sleep

Where to sleep on the Amalfi Coast? If it is true that motorcycles or scooters give you the freedom to stop when and where you want, is also true that during the high season, because of the high influx of tourists, it is advisable not to improvise but to book in advance your accommodation. In this way, you will avoid unpleasant inconveniences and the desperate search of a last minute room.

However, If you choose a low-season period, it will not be difficult to find a place to stop even without an advance booking. Your trip “on the road” of the Amalfi Coast by scooter will give you the freedom to decide day after day where to stop for the night. In this way, you will not need to schedule anything.

In general, our suggestion to decide where to stay is to look for a place in the larger tourist centres, such as Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento, to have a greater choice at any level and for any budget.

On the other hand, looking for a hotel or a B & B out of the historic centres and in less touristic areas it will be easier to find solutions with more advantageous prices and better conditions (for example: quieter rooms, more exclusive locations, more beautiful views, etc.).

Instead, if during your holiday you want to spend a lot of time by the sea, the advice is to look for hotels near the most beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast  that you can in the previous paragraph.

Scooter in Positano Town

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