A scooter is the easiest way to get around Capri
If you have limited time on Capri but don't want to miss any of the island's most famous sights, then renting a scooter is an excellent option! Explore the island at your own pace, in total freedom and stress-free...especially during the months from April to October when non-resident vehicles are not allowed to embark for the island.
It's easy to rent a scooter: as soon as you disembark at the Marina Grande port, you'll find a number of scooter rental agencies along Via Cristoforo Colombo that offer services for those who want to strike out on two wheels. Together with a full tank of fuel and helmets, you will be supplied with an island map with the best routes and parking lots marked for easy exploration of Capri. Scooters can be rented for a single day or multiple days.
For hassle-free pickup, book your scooter in advance! With a pre-booked scooter, you can set off as soon as you land on Capri to explore the island's sights. Capri scooter rental: book online with Oasi Motor!
Capri's main roads are relatively easy to navigate by scooter, especially for those with a bit of experience. You'll need to be able to take on curves, hills, and descents on roadways that are not very wide, however. Keep watch for buses traveling in the opposite direction, especially around curves along the road between Capri and Anacapri. For those who have driven a scooter before, this is the best way to get around Capri, as well as the Amalfi Coast and Positano. It's almost impossible to get lost or take the wrong road, as the island is small and there are only a few roads open to cars, motorcycles, and scooters. From Marina Grande, where most scooter rental agencies are located, there are only two roads you can take, both of which lead to Capri town. At the Due Golfi roundabout, the main roadway hub on the island, you can decide which direction to head.
Make your first stop near Due Golfi for a stroll through the Piazzetta and the warren of pedestrian lanes in Capri town. This area is famous for its luxury boutiques and artisan workshops that make island handicrafts like ceramics, perfume, leather sandals, and clothing and accessories.
Highlights in Capri Town
- La Piazzetta
- The Gardens of Augustus (overlooking the Faraglioni)
- The shops on Via Camerelle
In low season, from the Due Golfi roundabout, you can take the road towardsMarina Piccola, a tiny bay facing the Faraglioni. In the summer, this road is closed to traffic and there is no parking, so you have to reach Marina Piccola by bus, with a boat tour, or with a rental rubber dinghy.
If you are visiting Capri by scooter in the summer, after taking in the Piazzetta in Capri town, continue towards Anacapri, the inland town on the island, and explore the beaches beneath the town center.
Your time exploring Capri and Anacapri by scooter is guaranteed to be a highlight of your visit to the island of Capri. Zip along the winding coastal roads, pass through rolling landscapes and take in sweeping views over the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and Sorrento. The Provinciale Capri - Anacapri is one of the most scenic roads in all of southern Italy, together with the iconic coastal highway along the Amalfi Coast (another great area to explore by scooter).
The historic center of Anacapri is pedestrian-only, so park your scooter in one of the many public parking areas and take a few minutes to explore the old town with its traditional shops and eateries.
Highlights in Anacapri
- Church of San Michele
- La Casa Rossa
- Villa Michele and the Axel Munthe house museum
- Mount Solaro by chairlift
A scooter rental on Capri is also a quick and easy way to reach the beaches on the island without the delays and crowds of public transportation, especially in the busy summer months. In Anacapri, there are two great beaches for swimming, both just a few minutes away from town by scooter: the Punta Carena lighthouse beach, the only stretch of beach on the island that gets sunlight until dusk, and the tiny, rocky bay of Gradola, near the iconic Blue Grotto, which can be visited via small rowboat until sunset.