I warn you right away, this article is going to make you travel in an original way because I’m going to talk about a crossing of Italy…in Vespa
What’s the plan?
In the category of original roadtrips to do in Europe, the Vespa Trip is at the top of the list. This small trip of 5 to 6 days allows you to take the road on a Vespa to discover one of the following regions in Italy: Tuscany, Sicily or the Amalfi Coast. A bit like a trip in a Volkswagen van, the retro aspect brings a nice touch to this trip.
Each day you take a new road. Your hotel is booked and your Vespa too…you just have to enjoy it
You have an itinerary planned that you can decide to follow to ride with the other participants and meet new people. Or you can decide to follow your own itinerary and reach each city by your own means. The advantage is that you are free to decide at any time what you want to do, if one day you feel more like going it alone, you can go your own way and if the next day you want some company, you can join the group. In spite of the organization, you are free to do what you want…and that’s not bad in a roadtrip.
You can participate to the Vespa Trip alone or in pairs, but an extra charge is required if you travel alone.
As I told you, you can choose the region you want to do in Italy:
- Tuscany around Florence, Siena, Pisa…
- Sicily with trips to Corleone, Marsala, Segesta…
- The Amalfi Coast with visits to typical villages like Monte Faito and a visit to Pompeii.
All the details are here: www.levespatrip.com
In each region an itinerary passing through several cities has been set up, the opportunity to discover hidden gems in the country. Here are the details of each program:
Meeting point: Hotel la Pace, Pisa
Address:Viale Antonio Gramsci galleria B, 14, 56125 Pisa PI, Italy
The Tuscany trip is a grand tour of the entire region, and is the longest trip offered by the Vespa Trip since it extends over 6 days instead of 5. The itinerary is as follows:
- Pisa – Siena
- Siena – Florence
- Florence – Lucca
- Lucca – Pisa
- Your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel by a driver
- You can take a GPS on the Vespa for 30€
Meeting point: Hotel Cetarium 4*
Address: Via Don Leonardo Zangara, 45, 91014 Castellammare del Golfo TP, Italy
Sicily is a huge movie set, with its small roads, traditional restaurants and timeless villages. And with the Vespa Trip you can visit one of the most beautiful parts of it: the north, especially the area of Corleone. You will stay in the hotel Cetarium, which is located in the heart of the bay of Castellamare del Golfo. This is the starting point for all the excursions on the following days:
- The shuttle from Palermo airport to the hotel is included
- The GPS on the Vespa is included
The Amalfi Coast
Meeting point : Hotel O Sole Mio 4*
Address :J969+89 Massa Lubrense, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful in Italy and even one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is clearly the place to go on a roadtrip and stop in the small typical villages or take a break on one of its beautiful beaches. For this trip the Hotel is O Sole Mio towards Sorrento, the different trips you will do are the following ones:
- Positano and its coast
- Villagio Monte Faito
- The shuttle from the airport to the hotel is included
- The GPS on the Vespa is included
What are the dates?
- In Tuscany
Departures from May to September
- In Sicily
Departures from June to August
- On the Amalfi Coast
Departures from June to September
How much does it cost?
The week starts at 570€ depending on the date/options chosen.
This price includes:
- Vespas rental
- 5 days and 4 nights in 3*-4* hotels
(except for the Tuscany itinerary which is 6 days and 5 nights)
- The organization of the race (roadbook, luggage transport, guide…)
- Civil liability insurance for any damage you may cause to third parties
There are also some supplements:
- 50€ for a Vespa driving course
- 120€ if you want to be alone on your Vespa
- 250€ if you sleep in a room alone
- 5 to 6 days on the roads of Italy
- 2 per Vespa
- 4 to 5 nights in hotels
- Tuscany : Departures from May to September
- Sicily : Departures from June to August
- Amalfi Coast : Departures from June to September
Cost : From 570€ depending on the date
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I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!