Rome: Appian Way and Albano Lake Full-Day Bike Tour

Rome: Appian Way and Albano Lake Full-Day Bike Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Cycle the off-road paths of the Roman countryside
  • Discover the Roman ruins and aqueducts of the Appian Way Regional Park.
  • Enjoy a lunch of traditional Italian food overlooking Lake Albano
  • See the summer residence of the Pope
  • Pedal along cobblestone streets that date back more than 2,300 years
Explore the ancient Via Appia of Rome on a moderately challenging off-road, 9-hour bike tour, and discover old Roman ruins and the aqueducts of the Appian Way Regional Park. Visit the Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, and more.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of central Rome for a full-day mountain bike tour in the surrounding countryside, and follow a route through pristine nature and landscapes that have inspired some of Italy’s best known artists.

The moderately difficult 50-kilometer route will take you past some of Rome’s most historic sites, such as Trajan's Baths, the Ninfeum of Egeria, Villa dei Quintilli, and Caracalla’s Baths.

Departing from near the Colosseum, bike through Caffarella Park to the Aqueduct Park, named after the historic aqueducts that run through this part of the Appian Way Regional Park. Because of its idyllic ambiance, Aqueduct Park is often used as a film location.

Take the train from Capanelle to Castel Gandolfo, before hopping on your mountain bike to explore the surrounds of Lake Albano. Stop at a local restaurant with a wonderful view of the water, and relax as you enjoy a traditional lunch of Italian cuisine. Lake Albano is also known as Castel Gandolfo Lake, after the castle - and Pope’s summer residence - that overlooks the lake.

After lunch, head back to Rome, cycling a nice descent to set you up for the Appia Antica. Relive the glory days of the Roman Empire as you bike along cobblestone streets that date back 2,300 years. Pass ancient tombs and ruins from the Roman Republic.
What's Included
  • Professional mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • English-speaking guide
  • Ticket for the train
  • Lunch at an Italian trattoria
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Via Labicana 49, Rome. From the main exit of the Colosseum metro station, turn left and walk straight, passing the Colosseum. Continue along the street until it becomes Via Labicana. Continue walking for about 5 minutes. You will find number 49 on the right hand side. From Metro Manzoni (about 10 minutes), walk down Viale Manzoni towards the Colosseum. Continue walking straight until it turns into Via Labicana. Number 49 will be on the left hand side

What to Remember
• This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants. If the minimum is not reached, the tour will be cancelled and you will be refunded
• Please note that the tour lasts 9 hours and covers 50 kilometers (32 miles), with an elevation of 150 meters (165 yards). It is rated as of intermediate difficulty, with 70% off-road terrain that becomes challenging when muddy

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