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

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours

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

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours

From US$ 103.03 per person

Join a relaxing and safety-conscious e-bike tour of the Ancient Appian Way. Discover the Roman Aqueducts by e-mountain bike with a guide and enjoy a guided visit of the Catacombs.

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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
  • Explore the Appian Way and ancient Roman Aqueducts to discover their history
  • Visit the catacombs of St. Callixtus or St. Sebastian with an informative guide
  • Enjoy cycling on a comfortable Bosch E-Mountain Bike in Caffarella Park
  • See Caracalla’s Thermal Baths, Cecilia Metella’s tomb, and the Circus Maxentius
  • Take plenty of photos on a memorable day of fun and safe biking
Full description

Indulge in all things Ancient Roman on this Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs, and Park of the Aqueducts E-bike tour. Ride through the Roman countryside, discover the engineering genius of the ancient Romans, and delve into the early Christian history that shaped the world to come.

Meet your guide and leave the city through St. Sebastian's gate in the Aurelian Walls, and enter the Ancient Appian Way - a 2,400-year old thoroughfare that tells the story of Rome's rise, golden age, and decline.

Make a stop underground at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus (or St. Sebastian) for a guided visit through its crypts and corridors. Next, cycle further on the Appian Way, passing mausoleums, tombstones, and sprawling villas of ancient aristocracy.

Finally, head to the Park of the Aqueducts, where stretches of colossal arches rise against the warm afternoon light. After following these aqueducts back to modern civilization, cross the green Caffarella Valley. At its exit, you will begin your short ride back to the starting point - but not without one last highlight.

Includes
  • An electric-assist mountain bike (with anti-puncture tires)
  • Children e-mountain bikes (for those aged 9 and older)
  • Child bike seat (if needed)
  • Local guide
  • Guided visit of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus (or St. Sebastian)
  • Helmet (use is mandatory) and 5-litre handlebar bag
  • Bottle of water
  • Poncho (in case of rain)
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • The length of the tour is 27 kilometers (17 miles), 60% of which is off-road. The level is intermediate (difficult with a child seat or child extension).
  • Around 40% of this tour takes place in the city. The tour runs on carefully chosen streets, but some traffic is unavoidable to connect the Appian Way to the Aqueducts Park. In the remaining 60% of the route (riding in the parks), there is no traffic.
  • On Wednesdays (and in the period 19.01-14.02.2023) the Appian Way tour lasts 6.5 hours.
  • 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
  • Children aged 5-8 years old join the tour a child extension
  • Children aged 9 and above can independently ride an E-bike
  • This tour doesn't include any food/drinks; however, the route offers possibilities to purchase some (to be consumed during a suitable break)
  • A minimum of 4 participants applies. In case it's not reached, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 527 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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Very fun and very educational. Klaus was upbeat and made us all feel safe. He was enthusiastic and educated about Roman history. Fun guy for sure! I was worried since I haven’t ridden a bike in 10 years but the e-bikes are easy to operate with little effort. Highly recommend!

October 27, 2022

This is an excellent way to see Rome outside of the city center! Our guide, Arina, was exceptional! For us the catacombs & a heard of goats on the ancient Roman roadway were highlights! The only negative for our experience was an older couple who said they had not ridden a bike in 50 years. The poor couple had a terribly difficult time riding, navigating traffic, and staying with the group. Therefore, my recommendation would be - only do this if you are comfortable on a bicycle. You will be on roads with cars/trucks for a portion of the time.

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October 12, 2022

We had a lovely experience taking the e-bikes through the Appian Way. Alberto was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Rome even questions outside of the tour. We got to see so much of Rome that you typically would not get to see when you are limited to only walking. By being on the e-bikes you effortlessly get to enjoy and relax while taking in the sights. Will note for e-bikers with a little more experience, there will be people on your tour that are not as comfortable so do not expect to go fast. Overall, we loved being able to be on the bikes and see so many things in only a few hours.

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October 7, 2022

Product ID: 19378