When you picture an Italian city you probably get an image of narrow roads, lots of traffic, small café’s and crowded streets. While some of this is true for many parts of the country an excursion to Sardinia doesn’t have the imposing crowds or gridlocked city centers. This is why a Vespa tour is so popular there.
The island that is found off the western coast of the peninsula might not be as crammed and fast moving as Rome for instance however that doesn’t mean that the Vespa isn’t an icon of one of the most culturally significant places in Italy. With tons of sightseeing and to be done, what benefits does touring around Sardinia on a Vespa have and why is it such a good mode of transportation?
Most of the year Sardinia hovers around the 60-80 degree temperature mark (15 to 30 degrees in Celsius) and traveling around in a car can be a hot and humid experience.
However with a Vespa tour you can navigate the winding coastal roads with the sea breeze cooling you off. A much better mode of transportation that being squashed in a stuffy car or bus and longing to experience some fresh air. In fact, the narrow roads and tight turns that are a key feature of the island are much more suited to a small bike like the Vespa as well and it means you can get around easier.
If you want to experience sightseeing in Cagliari, the Antas temples, Domus de Maria and everything else that Sardinia has to offer on an iconic mode of transport such as the Vespa then all you need is a driving license.
If you have every ridden a bike then you can ride a Vespa and they are incredible easy to drive especially to these excursion locations. Its 125 cc engine will allow you to get about the island is a speedy fashion without being too difficult to handle or ride.
If all the tourists who visited the 2nd largest island in the Mediterranean Sea for sightseeing hired cars then the amount of carbon emissions produced and petrol burned would seriously damage its beautiful surroundings.
However, Vespa tours are low on carbon emissions and offer a clean and environmentally friendly way of getting about. They are small enough to limit any environmental impact but are big enough so that you can be visiting the caves of Su Mannau on an excursion in the morning and eating fresh seafood in Fluminimaggiore at lunchtime.
With a Vespa tour you not only get the use of a Vespa to travel around one of the most beautiful areas in southern Europe but you also get half-board accommodation, guided sightseeing of all the main sites in the region and transfers to and from the airport in Cagliari.
Even if riding a Vespa is a daunting prospect for you, you can team up with a friend and hire one between you taking turns as you go along.
Travelling Sardinia is a fantastic experience no matter how you do it however with a Vespa tour you can soak up the islands culture in a unique but highly enjoyable way.