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To see more of Rome’s ancient sights than what you find in the historical center, get out of the city on this electric bike tour to the Appian Way. You’ll check out the ruins of the Aurelian Walls, the thermal Baths of Trajan and the San Callisto catacombs, which date back to the 2nd century. Learn about the burial customs of Ancient Rome and enjoy the countryside scenery without putting in too much effort. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people.

Highlights

  • 6-hour electric bike tour along the Appian Way in Rome
  • Cycle deep into the Italian countryside
  • Discover Roman ruins such as the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius and the Tomb of Caecilia Metella
  • Visit the 2nd-century San Callisto catacombs and learn of Roman burial traditions
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from the guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Appian Way covers lots of off-road and hilly terrain, for which you ride an excellent mountain bike, either carbon or electric. Explore ancient Roman ruins outside the city and travel effortlessly through rural Italy.

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What You Can Expect

Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Electric Bike Tour

Explore the ancient Appian Way by electric bike with your guide

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 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 road, jump on your electric bike, which is outfitted with a small motor that kicks in when you pedal, 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 Trajan, the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius, the Tomb of Caecilia Metella and the Park of the Caffarella. Admire the rural Italian scenery, and hear stories from your guide about these centuries-old ruins. When you reach the San Callisto catacombs, go inside the subterranean tunnels, dating back to the 2nd century, 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 is approximately 19 miles (30 km).

Customer Reviews

Jesse E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

it was nice to see the outside of the city in a unique way. Our guide was helpful in many ways. He protected us, told us about things we wanted to know, and made it fun.

Linda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great time on the electric bicycle tour. The guides were great and the route was just what we wanted, an out of Rome experience. I highly recommend it!

Mei Kwan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was worth every bit of it. Emanuele, the tour guide, was very supportive and which helped boost my and the children and #39;s (we are not avid bikers!) confidence. We were able to navigate the more rugged path with ease. Would highly recommend the trip to any family, couples and solo travelers.

sherrera4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was amazing. Emmanuele was our guide and he took us on the main streets and back roads. We visited a farm and had fresh cheese and wine. You have to take this tour!!!

Marita R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome tour, great guide! Everyone was made to feel safe and encouraged. Much fun!!

JohnMark E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip. The people at the bike company were awesome. I definitely recommend this trip

renee m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous, worth every penny. The bikes were great, the guide was helpful, informative and very safety conscious. It has been very hot this week, but there was plenty of shade. My 10 year old used an extension ony husband and #39;s bike, or she wouldn and #39;t have been able to keep up. 12 year old loved it.

ASHLEY M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful tour of Appian Way and Aquaducts. Danielle was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable. The 6 hours flew by. It was so much fun!!!!

printerkingpaul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fantastic tour. Nice to get outside of the busy city. The Bikes were fantastic and they did a great job of explaining how the Electric Bikes worked. Also nice that they supply a bike bag for the handle bar so you can put your camera and personal items in. The Guide was fantastic was so very careful to make sure that everybody was safe while riding in the city. It was a very interesting a educational tour. I would highly recommend this tour for something different.

Mark P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Absolutely fantastic -- Jesse was a GREAT guide and my family got to see places and history far away from the Rome crowds. Highly recommended.

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