I thought Switzerland sometimes has tiny little streets. And it does. People here drive quite cautiously and they will let you pass. Amalfi Coast is a different story. I was happy that we didn’t rent a car. Honking all over the place (sometimes explainable), cars parked on the sides so it makes the street even more narrow, the cars (not all) look like they have been taken from a dump. So how can it work? Getting around the Amalfi Coast with no stress?
1. RENT A KAYAK
Kayak is a good idea. Gives you another perspective. It is not the fastest way of transport but you can’t have it all. When the sea is a bit choppy it might not be the best idea ever. Watch out for the boats passing by – yes, they create quite big waves. You can rent kayaks almost all over the place. We did on the beach in Positano and 3 hours costs 35 Euro.
2. BOAT/ FERRY TIME
There’s boats and ferries parting from Sorrento, Positano etc. You can take a day on a boat tour or just buy a ticket to one destination. Always an option. Not that much traffic and another experience. Prices vary but to go from Positano to Capri it costs around 24 Euros, while taking a boat tour might get quite expensive.
3. RENT A SCOOTER
That is my favourite way of transport on Amalfi Coast. There’s always a place for the scooter on the road, it is faster than traveling there by car and less dangerous. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not an extreme sport driving a car on Amalfi but I wouldn’t feel comfortable. You can leave the scooter almost everywhere and continue with your day. We rented one in Positano and for the whole day we paid 70 Euros. We parked it on one little hill and continued hiking. Perfect solution for one day village tour. Feels like you’re in one of those American comedies that take place in Italy. Perfect.
There’s quite good bus connections on the Amalfi Coast. It’s not expensive and yes it will take you to your destination. The only problem for me was that it takes long and you are tied up to a schedule. It is a bit time consuming and you don’t feel that freedom as you do with scooter anymore.
Taxis are expensive. We took one to get to one restaurant in Montepertuso from Positano and paid 30 Euros. For us it was a good solution since there was no buses at this time and we didn’t feel like walking 1000 stairs up just before dinner.
Text: Agnieszka Wajs