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Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour with Catacombs

Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour with Catacombs

From US$ 127.56 per person

Explore the ancient Via Appia of Rome on an electric bike tour. Discover the old ruins and pristine beauty of the Appian Way Regional Park. Marvel at the monuments of the Imperial City and take in its unique atmosphere.

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Duration options: 6 hours
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The experience
  • Ride along the Appia Antica, one of Ancient Rome's most important roads
  • Discover Roman ruins and aqueducts
  • Tour through the countryside, far from the noise of the city
  • Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of central Rome on an e-bike tour of the ancient Via Appia. Travel along the old Roman road into the countryside and through woods and country lanes. Reach the Ancient Appian Way and travel past tombs and the ruins of an Imperial Palace. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. A visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano is included as well. See the Park of the Aqueducts and stop for a little break to cool down in the flowing water from the Aqueduct Felice. Before cycling back, admire the ruins of the archaeological site of Capo di Bove.
Includes
  • Catacombs of Rome guided tour
  • Access to Catacombs of Rome
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Electric bike
  • Light lunch
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Helmet
  • Child bike seat
  • Tag-along bike
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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      Location: Via Labicana 49 From Metro COLOSSEUM (10 to 15 minutes): At the main exit turn left, then walk straight, passing by the Colosseum. Continue following the street as it becomes Via Labicana. Continue walking for about 5 minutes. You will find the number 49 on the right side of the street. From Metro Manzoni(about 10 minutes): Walk down Viale Manzoni towards the Colosseum. Continue walking straight down the street, which turns into Via Labicana. You will find number 49 on the left side of the street.

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      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes

      Know before you go

      • The length of the tour is 17 miles (27 kilometers), of which 70% will be off-road. The level of the activity is intermediate.
      • Children aged 1-4 years can attend on a child bike seat.
      • Child bike seats have a maximum weight limit of 55 lbs (25 kg).
      • For children aged 5-8 years old, a tag-along will be provided.
      • Children aged 9 and above can independently ride on an appropriately sized bike.
      • This tour involves some riding in the city.
      • On Wednesdays in 2020, the route will involve an unavoidable deviation. The tour will be 30 minutes longer.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.9 /5

      based on 433 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.9/5
      • Transportation
        4.5/5
      • Value for money
        4.6/5
      • Safety
        4.7/5

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      One of our favorite things we have EVER done in Rome. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Rick, was so kind and so attentive in making sure everyone in the group was doing well. He pointed out potential hazards and when we would need to walk our bikes. We all just loved him. It says “light lunch” on the tour info, but we had plenty of food left over. The E bikes are rugged and easy to use. You get to ride them on the Appian Way which you don’t want to do for a long time, but it will give you a sense of what traveling was like back then. You see incredible lengths of aqueducts and the descent into the catacombs and the things you see and learn down there were awesome. Rick also stopped along the way many times to point out historically significant structures. His explanations were always insightful. We had a mixture of bike riders on our tour, including someone who hadn’t ridden a bike in 25 years. We all made it just fine.

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      October 2, 2021

      Alessandro, the guide was absolutely amazing. He was extremely personable and informative. The tour was tremendously fun, very easy on the ebike (especially for myself who hadn’t ridden a bike in 4+ years). I would suggest this tour to anyone who wanted an activity in Rome that would take you off the normal paths. It’s a great way to spend 6 hours.

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      August 24, 2021

      The best tour to get out of the city and lern about the history of Rome, Via Appia and Aquaducts. The E-Bike ist extremly helpful. Wear sunscreen!!! It'll be hot and sunny. The staff is very nice and helpful. A active day out of the city with spectacular views and a nice history.

      July 26, 2020

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      Product ID: 19378

      VA ID: 390355