Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour

Activity provider: the Red Bicycle

From US$ 51.76 per person

Hop on your electric-assisted mountain bike and experience the Ancient Appian Way. Explore Rome’s rich countryside filled with aqueducts and old ruins in the company of an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • 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 at least 1.5-meters tall may ride their own bike
  • The level of the tour is intermediate (challenging with an added child seat or child extension)
  • This tour includes some riding in the city, however, about 70% of the tour will take place off-road
  • Ride along the Appia Antica, Ancient Rome's main road
  • Enjoy a guided bike tour through the Roman countryside
  • Discover the ruins of the Appian Way Regional Park
  • See the amazing aqueducts built by the Romans
Full description
Explore the Roman countryside and its remarkable scenery on this half-day cycling tour. Cycle along 2,300-year-old cobblestone roads to ancient ruins. After a short urban ride, you will reach the beginning of the Ancient Appian Way. This was one of the first roads in Rome, also known as the “Queen of the Streets”. Continue to cycle past ancient tombs and the ruins of an imperial palace. As you ride, your guide will share interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. Leaving the Ancient Appian Way, you will follow the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside. After a pleasant ride back, your tour ends with a return to central Rome.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Electric bike
  • Helmet
  • Child bike seat
  • Children's bike
  • Tag-along bike
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Easy Bike bicycle rental shop at the bottom of Circus Maximus.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 310 reviews

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    This was a great tour to have booked! If you take the metro to get there, it's super easy to walk from the nearest metro station to the bike shop (or you can taxi/uber). Glenn was our tour guide, and he was fantastic! It's an absolutely beautiful trail you ride on, with plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the scenery, take some photos, and hear a little about the history of the Appian Way. We stopped to see a few of the ancient aqueducts as well! One of my favorite parts was where we stopped for lunch - it's a small local-run market type of area, with several local vendors selling fresh fruit, delicious wine, and many other choices for whatever you're looking to eat! There are bathrooms and a place to fill up your water bottle here as well. Glenn seemed to know some of the vendors and introduced me to one of them, where I tried their wine and chatted for a bit (he helped translate for me!) Overall, I would book this tour again and recommend you do too!

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    May 2, 2022

    Had an amazing time being shown the Appian way and more by bike by our very knowledgable guide. He gave us nice bite sized palatable bits of information of all the key sites we came across (which is a fresh break from some dry info tour guides you get) and knew how to answer any questions we had. The motor assisted bikes mean that its suitable for all levels of fitness so no one gets left behind, so you can have an easy or as hard of a time as you wish peddling about! So glad that this is something that is available, as it makes such a refreshing change from your standard tours. It was definitely hands down the best part of our trip! Would definitely recommend to those looking for a more interesting and fun way to explore Rome. We will totally do it all over again should we visit.

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    March 1, 2022

    We did the Appian Way bike tour with guide Glen. Simply Fabulous. Recommended. A whole morning, a stone's throw from the center, surrounded by greenery and history. Glen was great, patient and kind. Do not miss this tour, the most beautiful done in the 9 days spent in Rome. Thank you very much and Tania Casanova

    March 1, 2022

    Product ID: 390881

    VA ID: 390881