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Manuel was a terrific guide! finding this office is a bit difficult so don't leave it to the last miute. Manuel is very timely. the tour goes along city streets and some narrow spaces, so not good for people who are not deft maneuverers with a bicycle. We used Ghost bicycles which ahd terrific suspension and the office uses a special coating inside of the tire so if a flat occurs, it will seal the hole on its own without the tour guide having to take time to fix it. the actual tour was fantastic...learned lots even though i've been reading many guide books. it rained and hailed and lightning stormed on us, yet would definitely still recommend. if going in rainy weather, just wear your boots to keep your feet dry. They have rain ponchos, but perhaps bring a belt as they are quite long.
We had the perfect day....the bike tour was amazing and Bruno was a wonderful guide. Even our kids did great on this 30 km trek all over Rome!. We saw sites we never knew were there...only a couple sketchy parts of biking on the streets of Rome,,but Bruno made sure we were all safe. Worth doing!
We have visited Rome a number of times and been on most of the tourist tours; however we were apprehensive before we started this tour as neither my wife nor I regularly cycle, we need not have been concerned. Bruno was a fantastic guide his enthusiasm for the subject and his local knowledge made the tour come alive and he set the pace which was suitable for all members of the group. Riding along the 2500 year old road on the original cobblestones (for those in the group who chose not to ride along the edge) was amazing, the scenery along the route is fantastic and the buildings and architecture are not those you would have normally have seen when visiting Rome. The farm stop was great; having fresh cheese bread and wine in the open air in a traditional setting was lovely.
The Appian Way gives a truly fascinating glimpse into the history of Rome; this is one of the best and most memorable tours you can do in Rome, a “Not to be missed experience”
This was one of the best tours I have taken. Simone the guide was very knowledgeable and an effective communicator. The Appian Way is fascinating which I have been trying to experience for over 40 years. This is a must for the historian and Simone makes Rome come alive.
This trip is a delight for everyone who wants to escape from the crowd to explore more in and around rome with a fantastic guide. It is like a trip back in time and very personal due to the small groups they do. Absolutely recommendable.
This tour was a lot of fun. The guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. Lunch was great.
My wife and really enjoyed our time on the Appian Way bike tour . Our guide, Manuel, was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. I had so many questions and comments, but he was able to thoroughly answer everything! It was one of our favorite tours in Italy! Well worth the effort!
What a great way to see the outskirts of Rome and experience rural life. The bike ride was well mapped out to accommodate the busy streets of Rome. The stop at the farm was a real treat - excellent host, wine and delicious cheese. Matt was the best guide we could have had.
Fabulous tour! Really enjoyed it although I was a bit nervous at first about riding on the bike and dirt tracks. Really had a great time and our guide was great!
This tour was so fun! The group was small so we were all able to hear the guide, who was very knowledgeable, when he spoke. The wine and cheese stop was delicious, I just didn't want to get back on my back afterwards. You get to see so much that you wouldn't see just visiting Rome that I highly recommend doing this tour.
I was looking for something to do that did not involve hordes of tourists, getting out of the city and incorporating my love of cycling. This tour filled all requirements to the five star level. The guide, Simone Tacchi, was enthusiastic, knowledgable and an excellent host.
Fantastic. I would have liked a map/picture guide showing the route/pictures/explanations of what we saw along the route prior to or after the ride as a rememberance of our guide's tremendous job. We had a great Father/Daughter, Uncle/Niece bicycle ride and we would recommend this tour to all.
Awesome day! We did the Thursday tour. Traffic was OK and the guide took care to make sure we stayed safe. Highly recommended and easy ride, only one real hill all day and that was easy. Good bikes and the guide really gave us a great look around.
Bruno was awesome! I will definitely recommend him and the company to all my friends!
A must! Looking through my pictures now, I cannot believe all the biking we did and what we saw. In the middle of the afternoon we rode into a farm in the countryside for a stop of fresh cheese, bread and wine...an awesome way to see Rome! Our tour guide was just excellent...
I had a fantastic time on the tour and have recommended it to others. It was a really good way to see the Appian Way and the cheese and wine were amazing. Thank you so much for a great day.
The best tour we did in 5 weeks of touring Italy ... hands down! The guide, the bikes the locations were brilliant. An enjoyable ride, perfectly paced by our guide made the 6 hours pass in what seemed like a blink. Suggest if you are in Rome and reasonably fit ... DO IT!
Awesome ride and unbelievable scenery! Shocking that it is all within Rome. Our guide Simon was excellent and very informative. Definitely agree that if your not used to riding a bike this will be challenging for you due to some of the terrain. We don't work out regularly so as far as fitness level I don't think it's a strenuous ride as the gears are excellent but the large cobblestones on Appian Way make it challlenging. Don't be intimidated by the distance as there are many stops along the way so we were never winded. An awesome way to see the sights!
This was no easy ride in the park. The tour was cobbly, hilly and the dirt path was pretty crazy in places. I had to get off and walk on some of the hills and was riding on fumes towards the end, but this was the highlight of our trip to Italy. Our guide, Frederico, was the nicest, funniest Italian we met the entire trip. The path he helped set up is amazing. We came upon a golf course under the aqueduct,had lunch of just cured cheeses, wine and breads at a working ancient farm house, took a tour of the catacombs underground, saw parks and places only Italians seem to know about. My only suggestion would be to hand out a map of our actual trip at the end so we can have proof of where we went when we brag (hehe) to friends and family later.
We had an amazing time doing this tour our guide was very friendly and knowlegeable would recommend it to friends but you need some fitness.
This is a must when visiting Rome. You wil never get the view of the aqueducts as you get on this trip. The bikes were perfect. The ride extremely comfortable. Georgia (Georgia n my mind) was terrific. Her friend Anna at the sheep farm gave you plenty of cheese, pizza, bread, and wine. This was the highlight of our trip. If you go, ask for Georgia.
Steve,Cathy,Ken, Cindy from BuffaloNY
A great way to see parts of Rome that you don't typically get to see. Our guide Manuel was wonderful -- very knowledgeable and friendly and patient. I enjoyed every bit of it -- riding on the Appian Way, through the Roman countryside, and stopping for wine and cheese at a working sheep farm. I highly recommend this tour!!
Fantastic! This tour was one of the highlights of our holiday! Would recommend it to anyone! a brilliant guide and a lovely route!
This tour was really the highlight of my visit to Rome. I was a little nervous about a bike tour because I hadn't ridden a bike in 30 years, but the guide helped familiarize me with the bike, rode at a reasonable pace, and stopped often enough that the entire group could rest when necessary. I enjoyed seeing the countryside and the catacombs, and I very much enjoyed the company of the guide and everone else on the tour.