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Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours
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From US$ 103.30 per person

Hop on an electric-assist bike and ride along the Ancient Appian Way. Pass aqueducts, the grand Aurelian Walls, and descend into Christian catacombs.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow your guide for a day of outdoor adventure
  • Bike past Circus Maxentius and other Roman ruins
  • See the amazing aqueducts that the Romans built
  • Cycle along 2,300-year-old cobblestones on an bike
  • Head underground to the Catacombs of St. Callisto
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of the Roman countryside on an electric-assist bike. Admire remarkable locations from the 2,300-year-old Ancient Appian Way roads, to the Catacombs of S. Callisto.

After a short urban ride, arrive at the Ancient Appian Way and pass ancient tombs and the ruins of an Imperial Palace. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting historical facts about each monument.

Head underground to the Catacombs of S. Callisto (or S. Sebastiano) and uncover the haunting history within. Roam the ancient corridors and visit the Crypt of the Popes.

Continue along the Appian Way, following the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside. Make your return journey back to central Rome where your tour will end.

Includes
  • Helmet (use is mandatory)
  • Local guide
  • Guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callisto (or Saint Sebastian)
  • An electric-assist mountain bike
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Babies under 1 year
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • FFP2 mask

Know before you go

  • The length of the tour is 27 kilometers (17 miles), 70% of which will be off-road. The level of the tour is intermediate (difficult if a child seat or child extension mounted on the bicycle)
  • This tour involves some riding in the city (to reach the Appian Way Park, to connect with the Aqueducts Park, and to return to the shop).
  • On Wednesdays, the Appian Way tour has a duration of 6.5 hours
  • Helmets are mandatory on the tour (provided for free)
  • Infants under 1 year are not allowed on the tour for safety reasons.
  • Infants aged 1-4 years traveling on a child seat (with a load capacity of up to 55 lbs or 25 kg) come on the tour free of charge
  • For children aged 5-8 years old, a child extension (child streamliner) is provided
  • Children aged 9 and above can independently ride on an appropriately sized E-bike
  • This tour doesn't include any food or drinks; however, the route offers a few possibilities to purchase some food or drinks (which can be consumed during a suitable break)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 463 reviews

Review summary

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

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TopBike’s tour of the Appian Way with our guide Alessandro, was a highlight of our Italian trip. Safe, informative, and fun- Alessandro guided our small group through city streets, ancient roads, and country side with ease and humor. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome, and we would absolutely do it again.

May 9, 2022

Our family, had a wonderful time with our guide, Klaas, despite heavy rain and a stop to change a punctured tyre. Since there were only 4 of us, Klaas took a lot of time to ensure our safety when crossing the road, share with us his knowledge about Rome and his own experience riding bicycle solo from Europe to Asia. We stopped by to have enjoyable lunch, simple but delicious pasta with great conversation with our guide. After we reached the end of the tour, Klaas shared with us his Dutch snacks. I would recommend Klaas and this company to everyone. They are very professional and even offered to refund us in full, when we were already at their shop, if we chose to cancel it because of the rain forecast. You can tell that they are good people and we glad that we went ahead with it although our shoes were soaking wet and we had to buy 3 new shoes . The e-bikes were in good conditions with front pocket to keep your phone, poncho and water bottles. 5 stars tour

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December 10, 2021

Excellent tour that takes you to so many interesting places in just half a day. The city walls, aqueducts, catacombs, Via Appia, etc. One of the best things we did in Rome! Highly recommended. Prepare for a bumpy ride on Via Appia, but the e-mountain bikes make it easy and fun. Did this tour with my 13-year old and he had a huge smile in his face the whole day. It’s a great activity for families with teens as well.

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November 5, 2021

Product ID: 19378