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    Amalfi Coast (or Naples) October...rental options?

    Planning 10 day trip to Italy in early October with my son....would ideally like to spend some time in Rome and 5-7 days in Amalfi coast area with a couple of bikes.. I can find bike rental places in Rome, but not so much in Naples or Amalfi area.
    Also might consider renting in Rome/Naples/Amalfi and dropping off on Adriatic side or maybe even Sicily, if the dropoff charges are not too steep.


    Any advice/ideas or positive feedback on rental options

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcdal View Post
    Planning 10 day trip to Italy in early October with my son....would ideally like to spend some time in Rome and 5-7 days in Amalfi coast area with a couple of bikes.. I can find bike rental places in Rome, but not so much in Naples or Amalfi area.
    Also might consider renting in Rome/Naples/Amalfi and dropping off on Adriatic side or maybe even Sicily, if the dropoff charges are not too steep.


    Any advice/ideas or positive feedback on rental options
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    Having "been there" it's kinda funny to post in "off the beaten path" for Amalfi,Italy?
    I mean well here but just remembering the tour buses parked all over the place & hordes of people in a beautiful place that's very well "discovered"...
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    One way rentals are not common. Most rental places are independent, many are new bike dealers that have a small fleet of bikes for hire. So the cost of them driving miles to retrieve them is costly, even if they have the manpower to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    Having "been there" it's kinda funny to post in "off the beaten path" for Amalfi,Italy?
    I mean well here but just remembering the tour buses parked all over the place & hordes of people in a beautiful place that's very well "discovered"...
    One of the best meals we had in all of Italy! Trattoria on the left, as you walk uphill past the church. Enjoy

    I have been there once as a side trip from a cruise I took with my very young kids. I agree it isn't off the beaten path, but I couldn't really find a more appropriate forum. I am hoping that October will see the whole coast less overrun by those pesky tourists (I of course am never a tourist...just a displaced local). We are probably going to stay in one of the smaller towns along the coast to further avoid the high tourist area. Exploring some of the off-the-coast towns is another reason I would prefer a bike vs. scooter.

    I still have not found anyplace outside of Rome to rent a motorcycle in southern Italy. This place http://www.amalfibikerental.com/ has all of ONE 600cc bike, the rest are scooters.

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    We were there in Oct. & was a very busy place. Hotel reservations recc. etc.! Neat place & extremely scenic spot. I was just poking fun with the snarky "off the beaten path" comment. Actually, no other "best place" on this forum for that stuff? In Italy car rentals are a "more guarded" thing as thefts are common-maybe that carries over to MC's too? My VISA CDW doesn't cover rental auto theft there.
    FWIW, my fave part of Italy is the Dolomite region and that area is a MC riders delight!

    Seriously, a scooter would take you as fast as you can ride along that Amalfi coast. Inland, I still see a scoot as a fun ride.
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