Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour with Catacombs
- Small group
- Duration: 6 hours
Not only is cycling Rome's antique streets and hills a great way to keep fit, it also grants you access to views and landmarks that bus tours simply can't reach inside this densely-packed city!
See this magnificent former pagan temple from the Piazza della Rotonda. Its importance as a Catholic church since 609 AD means it's perhaps Rome's best-preserved ancient building.
Dating back to 1762, the Baroque Trevi fountain is one of the most famous in the world. Tossing coins into it is a popular custom, and raises a daily €3,000 to help feed Rome's poor!
Sunny day? There's no better way of spending it than cycling out of Rome to explore ancient aqueducts and the Circus of Maxentius along this historically significant road.
The "Field of Flowers" is, in fact, one of Rome's favorite market squares. Even if you arrive too late for the daily market, it brims with life well into the night.
A multicultural heritage has formed a unique way of life in Trastevere, beloved by tourists and locals alike. You won't get a tour bus down its narrow maze of lively alleys!
Rome is renowned for its hills and, with so much to see, the city's bicycle tours average about three or four hours. If you're unsure, choose an itinerary that avoids scaling hills wherever possible, or contact your tour provider for more information.
The threat posed by Rome's infamously dense traffic is balanced out somewhat by how slow-moving it is, and the city has seen a huge upsurge in the number of cyclists taking to its streets since the recession. It's safer than you might think, but the transition into a truly bike-friendly city is still underway. Don't think you can get away without a helmet and hi-vis vest!
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The tour was fantastic!!! I should be an absolute "must" to any Rome- stay! The route was well selected and the equipment new, in absolute good shape. Our guide was amazing. He showed us so many interesting things, and handled the tour with that much flexibility after due to vovid-19 the catacombs of S. Sebastian were closed, that we really missed nothing and didn't feel that something was skipped! And he had chosen such a nice, small bar for lunch break, we will always remember. A really really great event and experience!!!
The tour was great defiantly the first thing you should do in Rome. Our host was Lucille she was very fun and friendly and took lots of pictures for us with the sights. We saw pretty much everything in 3 hours and was good fun. The route was flat which made it nice and relaxing also. Lucille also sent us some tips afterwards to carry on our trip. Great tour, great value, great host.
I did the tour with my son (10 years) on a Sunday morning and we had a perfect last day in Rome. Our guide was very friendly and professionnal regarding the anecdotes of the history of the Via Appia. Some small parts are a bit more tricky to ride because of the car traffic. Overall I recommand the tour to everyone who can ride a bike.
Most enjoyable part of our visit to Rome for my teenage boys, and we loved it too. Our guide Fabrizio was very knowledgeable and charming, and it was lovely to see all of the sights of Rome at twilight, from the best vantage points. We would definitely recommend this tour, a very relaxing way to see a magnificent city.
We spent a great few hours with Arthur who was so friendly and helpful. He showed us many sights of Rome and was very knowledgeable. He even waited with our bikes as we had a drink and something to eat. We would highly recommend his tours and we will be booking him again on our next visit to Rome.