Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

From $117.49 per person

Hop on an Electric-Assist Mountain Bike and ride into the Roman Countryside, to experience the Ancient Appian Way, the Roman Aqueducts and the grand Aurelian Walls. Descend into the Catacombs and savor a light lunch/aperitif in the shade of an aqueduct.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • 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
  • Enjoy a break with a light lunch for morning departures or aperitif for afternoon departures
  • Head underground to the Catacombs of St. Callisto
Full description
The Ancient Roman countryside boasts plenty of remarkable vistas. From the 2,300 year-old Ancient Appian Way roads, to the incredible scenery, there will be plenty to see on your tour or Rome by electric-assist bike. After a short urban ride, you will reach the Ancient Appian Way and travel past ancient tombs and the ruins of an Imperial Palace. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. Your visit to the Catacombs of S. Callisto (or S. Sebastiano) is included as well. Continuing with your ride on the Appian Way, you will stop for a light lunch (morning departure) or tasty aperitif (afternoon departure in English) before following the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside, where you might feel like you are in the wild side of Rome centuries ago. After a pleasant ride back, your tour ends with return journey to central Rome.
  • Helmet (use is mandatory)
  • Local guide
  • Guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callisto (or Saint Sebastian)
  • An electric-assist mountain bike
  • Light lunch (morning departure) or aperitif (afternoon departure)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
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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    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please note that 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 with a child seat or child extension mounted on the bicycle)
    • Please note that 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)
    • 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 bike (e-bikes also available)
    • On Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021), the Catacombs are closed (therefore, the 6 hour tour will not include a visit of the Catacombs). On the other hand, the light lunch/aperitif (according to the option chosen) on this day will include an extra course
    Customer reviews

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    4.9 /5

    based on 405 reviews

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    An unusual path and a greater contact with Roman life and culture than the classic tourist destinations. The Appian Way is literally fascinating and the explanations of the guide to the various stops, where things have happened, give shape and substance to the memories linked to school studies, especially those of elementary school.

    August 31, 2020

    The best tour to get out of the city and lern about the history of Rome, Via Appia and Aquaducts. The E-Bike ist extremly helpful. Wear sunscreen!!! It'll be hot and sunny. The staff is very nice and helpful. A active day out of the city with spectacular views and a nice history.

    July 26, 2020

    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!!!

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    July 11, 2020

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