Tour code: 5284APPIAN
To see more of Rome’s ancient sights than what you find in the historical center, get out of the city on this electric bike tour to the Appian Way. You’ll check out the ruins of the Aurelian Walls, the thermal Baths of Trajan and the San Callisto catacombs, which date back to the 2nd century. Learn about the burial customs of Ancient Rome and enjoy the countryside scenery without putting in too much effort, thanks to the bike’s electric motor. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.

Highlights

  • 6-hour electric bike tour along the Appian Way in Rome
  • Cycle deep into the Italian countryside
  • Discover Roman ruins such as the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius and the Tomb of Caecilia Metella
  • Visit the 2nd-century San Callisto catacombs and learn of Roman burial traditions
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from the guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Appian Way covers lots of off-road and hilly terrain, but your electric bike makes pedaling easy. Explore ancient Roman ruins outside the city and travel effortlessly through rural Italy.

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What You Can Expect

Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient Appian Way by electric bike with your guide

Your bike tour starts at a central Rome location, where you’ll meet your guide and travel out of the city center to the Appian Way. Dating back to 312 BC, the Appian Way was constructed to connect Rome to Southern Italy and became one of the most important thoroughfares in the Roman Republic.

When you arrive at the start of the road, jump on your electric bike, which is outfitted with a small motor that kicks in when you pedal, allowing you to cover a lot of ground with minimal effort while you enjoy the fresh air of the Roman countryside. (If you prefer a little exercise, however, standard bikes are also available.)

Following your guide, ride past ancient sights like the thermal Baths of Trajan, the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius, the Tomb of Caecilia Metella and the Park of the Caffarella. Admire the rural Italian scenery, and hear stories from your guide about these centuries-old ruins. When you reach the San Callisto catacombs, go inside the subterranean tunnels, dating back to the 2nd century, and learn about the burial traditions of the ancient Romans.

Your tour ends with return to central Rome. Total biking distance on the Appian Way is approximately 19 miles (30 km). Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.

Customer Reviews

Piyush K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent family activity. We really enjoyed it. Our guide was great about coming back and finding anybody who go lost or fell behind. The wine and cheese tasting was a very nice break. I like bicycle tours because they allow you to see more territory than walking more intimately than a vehicle.

Laurq P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Imka was an amazing tour guide. So knowledgeable about the history of Rome and presented it in such a fun and interesting way! Our bike ride was challenging and everything we were hoping for when we signed up for it! Thank you Imka!!

mfharman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved this tour. I opted for an E-bike which was a new experience for me and I wasn't disappointed, it made the tour far more enjoyable as I was able to concentrate more on the country-side and not the terrain which by the way was very doable on a normal bike. My husband had a brand new carbon frame bike which he loved. The tour took us out of Rome and along the Appian Way, over centuries old cobble stone roads and through wonderful country-side, stopping off at a very local farm. I would highly recommend this tour, with or with E-bike. A very professional company.

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a blast and our guide was so much fun. highly recommend

Curtis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was great, funny and informative and the tour had a ton of beautiful sites and spots.

Tia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was absolutely fantastic! Our tour guide had a wealth of knowledge and we were able to visit many unique places throughout Rome and the outskirts of the city.

Lauren C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Best thing by far that we did while in Rome!! Jesse our guide was fantastic and seemed to know absolutely everything about the history of the area. It was absolutely amazing getting out into the countryside while never actually leaving the city. It was a real highlight for us!

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great tour, it started at 2pm and finished about 8pm, six hours flew by and electric bikes were a great idea for just a few of the inclines, active cyclists would have no problems with using non-electric bikes too. The tour guide Federico was very helpful, informative, courteous and professional at all times and the stop off at the catacombs and farm-house were special experiences. Recommend this highly, for a great way to see Rome you won't be disappointed, throw the leg over the crossbar and set off for a great experience.

Zach P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The bike tour was one of the highlights of our trip!! We would highly recommend it!!

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Rick was a great guide, who had vast knowledge not only of the Appian Way, but of ancient Rome as well, and he was more than delighted to share his knowledge with us. The wine and cheese was a wonderful surprise, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves along the trip. One note of advice would be to ensure that everyone is physically fit and able to ride a bicycle with relative ease. We had a lady on our tour who was slightly slower than the rest, and I felt that the tour could have been slowed down a little to accommodate to her. However, overall, definitely a must-try experience for the adventurous!

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