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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.
I've been to Rome many times and this allowed me to see Rome from a different perspective. I loved this tour very much. Federico, our guide, was very enthusiastic and allowed us to stop for photos along the way. He even climbed a few fig trees in search of some ripe figs for us to try since they were in season. The lunch stop was a nice surprise (farmhouse located within a park only 3 miles from the city center) with all food made from the farm products. Delicious. We rode 32 km in 6 hours and the temperature was perfect in September. My only complaint was that I did not want the tour to end. Bravo Federico!
thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. excellant guide. getting to see non touristic areas. Brilliant
Really interesting bike ride and Georgia was an excellent tour leader informing us of the history making it a very worthwhile day out in the hot sun. Fortunately there were plenty of water stops and we stopped in the shade to look and listen. The catacombs were worthwhile to go down into not only for the cooler temperature but to learn how they buried people in those earlier times. The wine and cheese stop enabled us to get to know the other people on the ride and enjoy some local cheese with bread and wine. Biking over ancient cobblestones is amazing then to come back and ride around the Colosseum on the way home was great.
This was one of the highlights of our trip while in Rome. We like to do things off the beaten path and this was certainly off the path. Our guide, Georgia, was fabulous as was the wine and cheese stop in the park. I would not recommend this for children less than teenage due to the bike handling skill required. If you want to see another face of Rome away from the crowds (after you have seen the usual sights) you must take this tour.