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 Ancient 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 ancient road,you can relax and enjoy the scenery while riding on your electric-assist bike - 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 Caracalla, the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius, the Tomb of Caecilia Metella and the Park of the Aqueducts. Admire the rural Italian scenery, and hear stories from your guide about these centuries-old ruins. In the 6-hour version of the tour, enjoy a guided visit of the catacombs, delve inside the subterranean tunnels, 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 tour is approximately 17 miles (27 km).