Amalfi coast on a Vespa
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Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
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Sun May 19, 2019 12:51 pm quote
We are excited about our August trip with the vespa trip tour company. Has anyone done this? Their pics and blogs are fabulous. www.thevespatrip.com
Molto Verboso
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Fri May 24, 2019 5:05 pm quote
We have been looking at that, but are undecided. Keep us informed and we may sign up for next year.
Molto Verboso
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Fri May 24, 2019 5:13 pm quote
Sledge wrote:
We have been looking at that, but are undecided. Keep us informed and we may sign up for next year.
Will do!
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Sat May 25, 2019 2:28 am quote
We are also undecided and will be looking forward to reading a trip report from you with pics of course!
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Wed May 29, 2019 2:31 pm quote
You can rent scooters in Sorrento by yourself and ride the amalfi coast road if you want. Itís really not that bad aside from traffic sometimes. Scooters zip in and out based on your comfort. Tons of little towns along the coast with jaw dropping views everywhere.

We went exactly 1 year ago. Didnít ride but it was fun nonetheless. Iíll definately ride it when I go back.
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 29, 2019 7:36 pm quote
velobuff wrote:
You can rent scooters in Sorrento by yourself and ride the amalfi coast road if you want. Itís really not that bad aside from traffic sometimes. Scooters zip in and out based on your comfort. Tons of little towns along the coast with jaw dropping views everywhere.

We went exactly 1 year ago. Didnít ride but it was fun nonetheless. Iíll definately ride it when I go back.
It is rather expensive but we like the idea of the support vehicle and the hotels already setup.
Moto Giro Titan
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Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:53 pm quote
As a frequent Europe scooter renter, this looks like a great opportunity for folks not in a club already. We don't always get Vespas, in fact only in Italy, but our trips to Greece, Spain, France, and now Portugal have been absolutely amazing. We're doing Portugal in September, and hope to be back in Greece in 2020. You'll have a blast, and wonder why you didn't go sooner.
Molto Verboso
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:42 am quote
You will have a Wonderful Experience
Soul Surfer,

Several years ago, I was staying at a hotel in Positano (Amalfi Coast) and
rented two Vespa 50cc scoots from Sorrento. They delivered the scoots
to our hotel and later picked them up. We went two up on the small scoots and got around just fine.

What a great time we had. Traffic was not an issue, we just scooted around it
all. If you get a chance, ride up to Ravello. It is up in the mountains above the actual city of Amalfi. Best view in the world.

Hey, if they have a scripted route - go with it. You are going to have the time of your life. Italy has a helmet law. I expect the service will provide helmets.

Please post some pics when you return.

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:26 am quote
Funny, I was just talking last night about going to the Amalfi coast with my parents next summer. I joked we should rent Vespas cause they are in their 60s and have never ridden a scooter or motorcycle ever and don't really have any interest in it. I just sent this to them as an option!

After checking that site out, I am definitely thinking of renting one for myself on this trip while they can get a car!

https://www.hpmotorrad.rentals/en/vespa/157-piaggio-vespa-300-gts.html
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
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Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:49 am quote
Re: You will have a Wonderful Experience
Bob Copeland wrote:
Soul Surfer,

Several years ago, I was staying at a hotel in Positano (Amalfi Coast) and
rented two Vespa 50cc scoots from Sorrento. They delivered the scoots
to our hotel and later picked them up. We went two up on the small scoots and got around just fine.

What a great time we had. Traffic was not an issue, we just scooted around it
all. If you get a chance, ride up to Ravello. It is up in the mountains above the actual city of Amalfi. Best view in the world.

Hey, if they have a scripted route - go with it. You are going to have the time of your life. Italy has a helmet law. I expect the service will provide helmets.

Please post some pics when you return.

Bob Copeland
Frost Bite Falls Minnesota
Bonnie and I are so pumped. Weíve been working on getting the ďiron butt monkeyĒ muscles in shape, by riding as much as possible, here in Toronto.

We intend to document and chronicle the ride. We start August 26 in Naples from the hotel Virgilis. I will create a RIDE thread when that happens.

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Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:21 pm quote
Can't wait to see the photos and read the ride report!
Molto Verboso
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Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:26 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Funny, I was just talking last night about going to the Amalfi coast with my parents next summer. I joked we should rent Vespas cause they are in their 60s and have never ridden a scooter or motorcycle ever and don't really have any interest in it. I just sent this to them as an option!

After checking that site out, I am definitely thinking of renting one for myself on this trip while they can get a car!

https://www.hpmotorrad.rentals/en/vespa/157-piaggio-vespa-300-gts.html
Interesting. And it's cheaper to rent a BMW G310GS than it is to rent a Vespa for a couple weeks.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:52 am quote
T-minus 14 days till we depart. Oh and by the way, we are both in our 60's. Try not to let the "age", influence the fun.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:49 am quote
Age is only a number. Your state of mind is what matters and being on a Vespa makes you as young as youy want to be.
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