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Bike Tour of Ancient Appian Way (E-Bike, 4.5 hours)

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Bike Tour of Ancient Appian Way (E-Bike, 4.5 hours)

From: 61,00

DURATION: 4.5 hours

TIME: 9am

LANGUAGES: English

MEETING POINT: Via Labicana, 49

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate

 

*Please note only part of the payment is made online (€12 per person). The remaining payment of €49 per person must be made on the day of the bike tour.

 

Explore Rome with this guided bike tour. Pedal on the Ancient Appian Way, a 2300 year-old cobblestone Roman road while going past an ancient sepulchre, a Roman statue, the ruins of a circus and an imperial palace, the Christian catacombs and Pagan mausoleums; then leave the Ancient Appian Way to head towards the ancient Roman aqueducts rising over the fields on the horizon and follow them on their way back to Rome.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Bike Tour of Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs & Aqueducts Park Highlights

  • 4.5-hour off-the-beaten-path guided bike tour of Rome with quality electric-assist mountain bike
  • Baths of Caracalla
  • Aurelian Walls
  • Catacombs (entry in the Catacombs not included in this tour)
  • Ancient Appian Way Park
  • Circus of Maxentius
  • Mausoleum of Caecilia Metella
  • Park of the Aqueducts
  • and more

Bike Tour of Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs & Aqueducts Park Inclusions

  • 4.5-hour off-the-beaten-path guided bike tour of Rome 
  • Quality Electric-assist mountain bike (or if your prefer, a carbon frame mountain bike)
  • Helmet (mandatory)

Tour Exclusions

  • Transport
  • Optional gratuities
  • Meals

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10 reviews for Bike Tour of Ancient Appian Way (E-Bike, 4.5 hours)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Keri

    I LOVED this tour – first it needs to be said that to ride the electric boost mountain bike was effortless if you wanted it to be. I had never been on one, and did not know what to expect – with a click of a button, you just had to tap your pedal and you sailed forward with no exertion – it was perfect to limit distractions. Alessandra was a great guide – we felt safe in her hands as she stopped traffic and guided us with hand signals. Alessandra was not talking as we rode, so we could really stay in the moment and just enjoy as we passed through the various parks and sites outside of Rome on and around the Appian Way and aqueduct park. Every few miles we stopped and she explained the history of where we were at the moment. Some tips: wear gloves (even cheapies) if it’s under 60 outside. With the speed and wind, hands can get very cold – we did the tour mid December. The bike is very heavy so can be bulky and get away easily if walking it down a hill or path – use the breaks and go slow even as you walk. Some of the terrain can be tricky or rocky so care needs to be taken. We are young-middle agers and not dressed for sporty adventure and fared well. “Prepare your highest assist,” to quote Alessandra and book this tour!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Steven Wacker

    This was one of the highlights of our Italy trip, the tour guide was very knowledgeable on the history and just made the tour really enjoyable. If you can only do one tour in Rome this is the tour to do.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Hagate

    This is a must do while in Rome, myself and my 14 Y/O son did this and we would have to say it was one of the highlights of our trip, the Appian Way and aqueduct is amazing to see and the tour is very well done, our guide was a pleasure and very informative the E bikes are awesome and take the work out of the 4.5hour trip
    As a whole this is a 5 star tour
    Well done and thanks for the experience

  4. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Gentry Murad

    DO THIS TOUR!!!!!!!! We booked this tour for 4 adults, my 10 year old and, our 5 year old who rode in a seat behind my husband (they did not charge for the 5 year old). We ended up being in a group with another couple and they had 2 guides with us because of kids in the group. Our guide was fantastic (I hate that I don’t remember her name) and so upbeat, energetic, and very safety cautious. The E bikes make your life SO much easier to the point if you put it on turbo mode going up the hill it is like doing a casual bike ride on a flat surface. I kept mine on minimal or no assist a lot of the time to have more of a workout but, totally appreciated the turbo mode! My 10 year old (good bike rider) had no problem with the bike or the course. In the beginning and end you do have to ride in the streets and/or cross the streets but, our guides made it safe and were extremely attentive to where we were and traffic management. The only issue we had was, sometimes the trail was a bit difficult for my husband with our son on the back and it was a bit unsteady getting on and off or walking the bike over the curbs at some point but, the guide was there and ready to help. I think if you are used to riding with a kid on the back, it won’t be as difficult for you. We however, were not used to it. But, I would do it again with him because he loved every minute of it. You get to see such great things and get away from the chaos and tourists of Rome and see history in a different way. I have already recommended this tour to 2 people going to Rome with summer.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ana

    Nice tour! Our guide was very nice and helpful. A small snack – biscuit- would have been nice as this is a 4,5 hours tour.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl A. Lowitzer

    This experience far exceeded my expectations❣️ Our guide Alessandro was awesomesauce. His engaging personality, terrific sense of humor, and positive energy made for a delightful day. Learned so much about Rome, both past & present! Like others, I especially enjoyed riding along the Appian way to the old Aqueduct – truly spectacular in ways one can ONLY appreciate on a bicycle. So much more meaningful to me to feel more “local” than stand in midst of a crowded line at the usual Rome tourist spots.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Paul Williams

    A highlight of our holiday to Rome! Our guide Henriët was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Rome and obviously loved showing us around. My wife is an experienced cyclist whilst I haven’t ridden for years but I found it not too bad thanks to the electric bikes. Seeing the Appian Way and the viaducts was amazing! And it was lovely to get out of the bustle of the city for a morning. Thanks so much!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lalla L

    Our family had a brilliant day on our bike tour of the Ancient Appian Way and Aqueducts. Lorenzo is a fantastic guide! Thank you so much for the great time. We loved learning about the history of Rome and it was a fantastic to cycle around areas we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We’ll certainly remember this as one of our favourite days in Rome.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Two Scoops Travel

    If you’ve traveled with teens, you know making them happy is a challenge, to say the least. All 4 in our group (2 teen boys, 2 tween girls) rank this as their favorite experience in Rome! We were hesitant to book because (1) tween girls not great riders and (2) vintage parents not in the best shape. Would be be able to enjoy? YES! The key is the e-bikes which make everyone ride like Lance Armstrong (well, almost).

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vin C

    I would like to thank our guide Mies for such a wonderful tour and day!
    Her passion and interest for this tour made the day very special. From the rich history she presented along with her very engaging personality, she taught us some amazing facts as we rode our well maintained E-bikes and showed my son and I sights we will never forget. The ride along the Appian way to the old Aqueduct was truly spectacular. These sites are really best accessed by bike and are far removed from the usual Rome tourist crowded spots, you get to feel like a local instead of a tourist.


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TOUR ITINERARY

Pedal on the Ancient Appian Way, a 2300 year-old cobblestone Roman road while going past an ancient sepulchre, a Roman statue, the ruins of a circus and an imperial palace, the Christian catacombs and pagan mausoleums; then leave the Ancient Appian Way to head towards the ancient Roman aqueducts rising over the fields on the horizon and follow them on their way back to Rome.

Enjoy a ride through the Roman countryside that so well impressed 19th century travellers such as Byron, Goethe and Stendhal. An extraordinary tour of absolute beauty. A journey into a unique environment, in which miraculously intact nature, free from modernization, forms a backdrop to the continuous passage of historical, cultural and artistic events.

Length: 27 Km (17 miles), 70% of which off-road

Elevation: 200 mt

PLEASE NOTE

  • Payment: please note only €12 per person will be paid now, the remaining payment of €49 per person must be made on the day of the tour.
  • Minimum group size: a minimum of 4 participants. If 48 hours before the scheduled bike tour departure time the number of participants is less than 4, you will be contacted and offered other alternatives to the bike tour. If none of the alternative tours are of your interest you can cancel your reservation and receive a full refund.
  • Child policy: for obvious security reasons, infants under the age of 1 are not allowed to participate in bike tours. Children aged 1-5 years and weighing less than 25kg will participate in the tour on board a seat (front seat if the weight is less than 15kg, rear seat if the weight is between 15 and 25 kg) mounted on an adult’s bike. Children traveling on a seat are non-paying participants. Children weighing more than 25kg, and aged between 5 and 8 will use a baby-carrier extension connected to an adult’s bike. Children over the age of 8 can independently use a mountain bike or trekking bike as well as pedal assist bikes. All children traveling on a child-carrier extension or autonomous bike are considered adults for the purpose of the tour price.
  • Cancellation policy: full refund when the cancellation occurs with an advance equal to or higher than 8 days before the departure of the tour; for a cancellation in the last 7 days before the departure of the tour (therefore also in case of no show) a penalty of €11 per person.
  • Rain policy: In case of forecasted rain, customers can opt for one of the following 3 options: proceed with the tour (they will be provided with a poncho), move their reservation to another date or cancel the tour and receive a full refund. The decision for one of these options can be made /  communicated until the time of departure of the tour.
  • Please note that the route of this Ancient Appian Way tour includes some riding in the city (to reach the Ancient Appian Way Park, to connect it to the Aqueducts Park, and to return from it to the starting point).

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES (COVID-19)

  • the enforcement of mandatory mask-wearing to enter the shop;
  • the enforcement of a minimum interpersonal distance of 2 meters inside the shop;
  • separate lanes for entry to and exit from the shop;
  • large transparent protective screen at our reception desk;
  • daily disinfection of shared-use surfaces (such as pinpads);
  • installation of sanitizing hand gel dispensers in key points of the shop, together with information on the disinfectant’s correct use;
  • free provision of latex gloves
  • participants will be asked to maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters from the guide and from one another 
  • the free use of protective visor will be offered to all participants (optional).

 

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