• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hrs
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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-assist bicycle tour to the Ancient Appian Way. You’ll check out the ruins of the Aurelian Walls, the thermal Baths of Caracalla and the ancient Roman aqueducts, all the while enjoying the countryside scenery without putting in too much effort.

This small-group tour (limited to 10 people) comes in two variants: a shorter four-hour version and a longer six-hour one. The two variants are identical in itinerary, but differ in their inclusions. For more info please check the Important info section.

Highlights

  • 4- or 6-hour electric– assist bicycle tour along the Ancient Appian Way in Rome
  • Cycle deep into the Roman 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 (or Saint Sebastian) catacombs and learn of Roman burial traditions (only on the 6-hour version of the tour)
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from the guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Aqueducts Electric-assist Bicycle Tour

The Ancient Appian Way

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 road, jump on your electric-assist 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 Caracalla, 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 (enjoy a guided visit of the catacombs in the 6-hour version of the tour). Your tour ends with return to central Rome. Total biking distance on the Appian Way tour is approximately 17 miles (27 km).

Your tour ends with return to central Rome. Total biking distance on the Appian Way is approximately 19 miles (30 km).

Customer Reviews

Doodoo Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Awesome tour. The electric bikes made it soo much easier and our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. It was the highlight of my trip!

Traveling Matt United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It is a long ride, thank goodness for the electric assist bikes. Federico was a great guide. This took the whole six hours and you get to see some great places. You stop at the last working farm within Rome for some awesome cheese and bread.

The catacombs were interesting

It rained most of the trip and we got a tad muddy but hey its an adventure.

falker42

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I would definitely do this again. The electric bikes were great. the appian way is charming and the aquaducts...really...how the heck are you going to see them unless you are on a bike.. Our tour guide, Bruno, was fantastic. He has a history degree and has an immense amount of knowledge of the history of the Romans and the appian way. The farmhouse that we stopped at for wine, bread and cheese was nice. Our daughter really liked all of the animals. Great trip for our family!

Shannon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was well worth it and a chance to get out of the busy city. The catacombs tour and aqueducts are amazing! The electric assist on the bikes makes this tour possible for all physical levels. Nice to get some exercise and fresh air while still seeing the sites of Rome. Make sure you have a big breakfast or bring a small snack along though as we did have a nice snack of cheese, bread and wine at a farm but this was near the end of the 6 hour tour. The bikes have a container attached on the handles to put cameras, snacks, water etc.

Alan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wow! Another amazing tour with Emanuel a passionate and caring tour guide passing on a wealth of information and his knowlege of Rome!

Collin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This is a great tour! An absolutely wonderful way to spend the day.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour!! A fun way to experience Rome! The bike ride was easy and if you got tired you can always turn on the electric assist to help you paddle!!

susie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We biked all over Rome and ended up at the Colosseum with the night lights. There was a couple in wedding gear getting their picture taken. It was beautiful. Our guide took us to an ancient farmhouse where we had wine and homemade bread and cheese. I wish I had been in better shape. The electric bike and our wonderful guide and the awesome sights made this trip great.

Claudia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was the bomb! Many miles of back roads including the Appian Way traveled but with the ebike, it was easy to do! Great guidance given at the sites and overall we had a fabulous time.

Jayne E S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide Ambra was amazing. Set a pace that was both enjoyable and got the territory covered. I was very impressed with
the picture file she referenced at stops to highlight the history of the location. I wouldn't hesitate to refer to others....even wish
I could repeat the experience.
Jayne

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