I’m sure there are other fabulous guides for this agency, but when you book this tour, you’ve got to ask for Stefano! He was so ridiculously fun. We took the tour at 5pm and didn’t return until well after 8pm. We rode through city streets alive with people. We rode though narrow alleys and cobblestone sidewalks with smiles plastered on our faces.. it was electric. Stefano had so much knowledge of the city and each attraction we visited. Not only did we learn actual history, he gave us the legends and myths behind each site. My husband is a lover of hats and shared that he really wanted a proper Italian hat. Stefano made sure to stop at several beautiful hat shops and gave us time to shop around (the next day we went back and got a Borsalino..thanks Stefano!). We had the best time that night. You cannot see enough of the city, the real meat of the city, from a train or subway or even from a taxi. So.. schedule your bike ride around the city with Stefano at Wheely!!
This tour is an absolute must! Thank you to our guide Katarina, her knowledge of the city together with her excellent interpersonal skills made the morning a truly memorable one. We cycled on a Sunday so some of the route was traffic free and there was plenty of opportunity to take photos
This would have been a great tour but too many people to try and bike around. My wife fell 3 times. I wished that she would have used a smaller bike. The tour hits all the spots and the biking is easy but you need to be a good biker to do this. You are on the streets with all of the cars and mopeds and is difficult to maintain balance in very, very tight spaces.
I will start by saying Viator is amazing! We had booked this tour and the day of there were torrential downpours. We called and they rebooked us later in the week. The reason I give it a 2 star is because our guide was nice but was not concerned in the least with our whereabouts or safety procedures. Big bustling city there are still rules to crossing through traffic. She would take off in front of on coming traffic not willing to wait for the light to turn green she was almost hit twice during our excursion. There were numerous vehicles and pedestrians stopping to give her a piece of their mind. We also had an issue with one bike that required additional time at a stop and she was gone through the square and down an alley before we caught up to her. She did not look back once to check on us. We brought our own water and glad we did. There were no convenience stops. We were able to hold our own as we were familiar with Rome however I can't imagine this tour with a larger group or children.
We were so lucky with this tour. There were four of us and just the four of us on the tour. Perfect. Our guide was lovely and gave us a whistle stop tour of Rome, stopping at all of the prime tourist spots and allowing us enough time to take a quick look and take a few photos. She gave us lots of information about the various historical sites. We were so lucky with the weather too, it was forecast rain with thunder and lightning, but we only had a 15minute quick shower. I can't quite imagine that we would have enjoyed it as much if it had rained the whole time. We would usually tend to do a walking tour, but I have a problem with my foot at the moment which meant that I wanted to try and limit the amount of walking I was going to do over the course of the few days we had in Rome, so the bike tour was a perfect solution and ticked all the boxes. Any tour like this, gives you a start on getting your bearings with where everything is and can even give you more ideas on places you might not have originally considered seeing and also on spotting bars and restaurants to try out. Not sure how well it would work when it is high season, with more pedestrians and cars to deal with. But for us it was definitely well worth it.
Arrived to find the cycle co knew nothing of our booking. As a result, we had to go with a French-speaking couple. The guide had limited information and time, trying her best to speak to both couples alternately. It really reduced the point and pleasure. The bike co offered a free alternative but..
A beautiful day in Rome traversed by bike. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely patient as we peddled through the streets of Roma. He gave us plenty of time to take our wacky photos and he even offered to watch our bags.
Catalina was amazing! She shared lots of information and history on all the locations and as we rode around town. We made all the highlights that we were hoping to see and couldn't be happier. It was a perfect way to explore the city.