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Wow! One of the best tours of the trip! Mateo (Matt) did a great job guiding us around on this very beautiful and educational tour. From a few highlights of Rome - we were quickly out of the "city" and into what felt like open countryside. Matt was great with everything from safety tips to area orientation and information. We did a side tour of St. Sebastion's catacombs and it was great as well. The highlight of the tour is stopping at a local farm and sampling the local cheese made of sheep milk - fantastic! This was just the break from the crowds you need if you are there seeing Rome's busy highlights!
One of the best tours we have ever had. Well organised and would do it again.
Both our main cycle guide and the guide for the tour of the Catacombs, were both very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, making this an excellent way of seeing parts of the Roman countryside you would never see. Including an insight into the ancient monuments and architectural featured along the way. Not forgetting the excellent cheese and wine, resulting in a somewhat wobbly ride home. Would highly recommend it.
Nice ride, not too strenuous so don't put off. The aquaducts were impressive. Simone the guide was excellent.
This tour was the highlight of our stay in Rome! Our guides were very knowledgable and the small group allowed us to stop and see lots of things along the way that would have been missed if we had rented bikes on our own. We never felt rushed and throughly enjoyed our ride. Being outside of the busy city gave us a whole new perspective and this is a trip we will never forget.
This was a fantastic trip. I was initially worried that the intense heat would make 6 hours of cycling hard work, but I was very pleasantly surprised. We were split into two groups (two families of four in ours) and our guide supplied us with bottled water and helmets. After an introduction to our bikes and safety issues we were off. We head out of the city (passing the Coliseum) heading for the Appian Way. Our guide stopped traffic for us and also stopped regularly to allow us to refill our water bottles and tell us about the area. Catacombs were amazing and a great place to chill (literally) as the temperature is so much cooler underground, then we were off down the Appian Way heading for the Roman Viaduct - spectacular. Our final stopping point was a delightful farm in the countryside (yes it does exist) on the outskirts of Rome, where we enjoyed farm made cheese, bread and wine. This was a fantastic opportunity to have a good chat with the rest of our group. I would certainly recommend this trip and would look at doing one of their other trips when I'm in Rome again.
This is a fantastic experience where you will travel along ancient roads and paths that would be too difficult to find on your own. Our tour guide was wonderful, full of information about the region, both currently and historically. It was all so interesting. The wine and cheese were appreciated towards the end. On Sundays, the Appian Way is closed to traffic, so a pleasant and safe 6 hour bike ride.
Fantastico! Simone was an outstanding guide with a wealth of historic knowledge! The trip was an easy 6 hours with just a few climbs, but with the quality of mountain bike provided, not all that difficult. The catacombs, Appian Way, aquaducts, and sheep farm were definitely a day my wife and I will remember for the rest of our lives. We wish there was a longer day trip to go even farther down Via Appia Antica! Everywhere we went and viewed was a picture postcard! Grazie mille Simone!!!
This trip was a 10!!!! Mateo was a fabulous guide. The travels through the countryside right in and outside the heart of Rome are such a treat! Coming upon a field of goats with their bells around their neck creating a magical symphony was one of life's highlights! The catacombs was a bit crowded with tourists, but still an eerie and worthwhile piece of history to experience. The break of cheese and wine at a local farm was a good respite before continuing the last leg of biking. I would highly recommend this tour.
We took 7 tours with Viator, all were very good but this was most excellent. The guide Simone made the trip exceptional because of his knowledge and passion for Rome, past and present. Saw magnificent ancient Roman sites, learned a lot of interesting history and had a great time.At the end Simone took us to this very cool deli where we had the best sandwich while in Rome, met the owners and soak up the fine culture of Rome. Highly recommend this one.
Had a great day. Battled the heat but made it. Thanks Frederico for an enjoyable day. Enjoyed being out of the main tourist area and seeing the surrounding countryside. A great end to our trip.
Great!! Frederico was absolutely amazing and made this trip a highlight of our family vacation. Just with the catacombs tour guide waited for the groups and took more time. That depends on getting a good tour guide though by chance. We felt very rushed and missed some info. Bike Tour guides were great though!
This bike tour was one of our favorite activities during our trip to Italy. The guides do a wonderful job informing us about some of the sites of ancient Rome and keeping a nice relaxed pace. We loved our visit to the catacombs, the view of the ancient aqueducts, and the countryside tour. Getting outside the city walls of Rome was a fun and refreshing change. The wine and cheese stop was superb!
A fantastic tour! A great way to explore the outskirts of the city. Our guide was awesome!
This was a great tour. It is an excellent tour that takes you along the Appian Way, Catacombs, and Roman countryside/ruins. This tour lets you see much more of the Appian Way than you would see walking on your own or on a bus tour. You ride out of lively Rome and into the outskirts of the city. The tour takes you along a route that allows you to see and learn about the history of ancient Rome. When you reach the Appian Way and ride through Rome's parks to see the ruins and aqueducts, it feels like you are in the Roman countryside, but in reality you are only miles from the Colosseum and Forum, (which you will pass by on the way back to the bike store). There is plenty of time for photo breaks and to drink water from Rome's multiple fountains along the route. There is also a nice pit stop for wine and cheese. I highly recommend the 6 hour tour that goes to the catacombs. It is well worth it. If you are looking for a great experience and do not mind the excercise (it is not that strenuous), and are also seeking a tour that goes beyond the lifeless bus tours, this is for you.
We did this ride on our first morning in Rome. It was just amazing to see the country side that is so close to Rome city. It was absolutely worth doing this trip.
NANCY - JULIANA
One of the best times in ROme! To see more of Rome outside of the city I recommend this bike tour. To see the origional aquaduct and the origional Roman streets is really a diffrent experience from Rome. Including a visit on the Catacombs was also a chilling experience. 2 tumbs up!
This tour was fabulous. My friend and I had just finished a 6 day bike tour in Tuscany and wanted another day! The bikes were great, we had a very diverse terrain from the streets of Rome to gravel roads to dirt paths. Emanuel was a terrific, informative and funny guide. The Catacombs were a highlight, but also the stop at the sheep farm to eat cheese a bread! I would recommend this tour highly. (Probably not best for young children or elderly.)
Max, our tour guide, was very friendly and informed. Our safety was a top priority for him and he made the trip fun, interesting, and educational. I would highly recommend this trip to see and do something different in Rome!
Loved this tour! Bruno, our guide has a great love for history and had so much insightful information to share with us about all the places we saw. The day was fun and enjoyable and I would highly recommend this tour!
One of the most favored things we did in Italy. We are not cyclist and I worried about the reviews stating this was strenuous...not! There were 2 or 3 steep hills but in one case, he asked us all to get off the bike and walk. He was super courteous and the sights were incredible and completely off the beaten path. I had hoped to see an aqueduct. I did...we biked between two of them till they converged for about 1/2 mile. The biggest and most welcome surprise was the tour guides knowledge of Rome and Roman history. He was an expert and so that came as a bonus. Very, very fun!
The bike tour was a nice way to see things we wouldn't normally have thought to see in Rome. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was also nice that the group was small.
This was perhaps the highlight of my trip to Italy. I have been to Rome 5 times and this is the first time I have done a bike tour or have seen the Appian Way. It was not only an amazing tour due to the archaeological wonders, but was one of the most beautiful areas of Rome I have ever seen. A must.
It was an incredible experience for sure! I have no previous biking experience, but I was still able to really enjoy the beautiful 6 hour tour of the Appia and the Catacombs. The sights were beautiful and our guide, Emanuele, was very fun and knowledgeable. I really liked the aperitive towards the end that allowed us to converse and really get to know each other. I definitely recommend this tour!