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Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Bike Tour

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5284APPIAN
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience Rome as not many do! On a small-group Roman countryside bike tour of the ancient Appian Way and Catacombs, cycle in a group of 12 along a 2,300-year-old cobblestone Roman road, past an ancient sepulcher and an Imperial palace, as well as ancient Roman aqueducts. Finally, ride through Caffarella Park, a preserved strip of land in the Roman countryside that impressed 19th-century travelers like Byron, Goethe and Stendhal.

The challenging route covers a distance of roughly 19 miles (30 kilometers) including some seven or eight hills and lots of off-road terrain; for this reason, the tour is aimed at experienced cyclists with a better-than-average level of fitness.
An exceptional tour of absolute beauty, the Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Bike Tour is a fantastic way to explore the ancient sights and landscapes that surround Rome. It’s a journey into a unique setting, in which a miraculously intact environment, free from modernization, forms a backdrop to the continuous passage of historical, cultural and artistic events.

Choose from a 4.5-hour, 5-hour or 6-hour tour, and after putting on your helmet, set off behind your guide at a steady pace. All of the options follow an intense cycling route, covering lots of off-road and hilly terrain. Take the 4.5-hour tour to see the sights of the Appian Way from your bike -- with few stops -- or alternatively, take the 5-hour tour (October only) or the 6-hour tour. The longer options include lengthier stops; both include a visit to a Roman sheep farm to relax over wine and cheese, and the 6-hour tour includes a guided tour of the Catacombs, too.

All options include additional sights like:
  • Trajan's Thermal baths
  • Caracalla's Thermal baths
  • S. Sebastian Door
  • Aurelian Walls
  • Ancient Appian Way
  • S. Callisto Catacombs
  • Circus of Maxentius
  • Tomb of Caecilia Metella
  • Tombs and Tumulus Ruins
  • Ninfeum of Villa Quintili
  • Aqueduct Park (Claudius and Felix)
  • Caffarella Park
  • Ninfeum of Egeria

Please note: From January 1, 2015, tour will not visit the Catacombs anymore


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10:30am 6-Hour Tour
Code: EN10306h

6-hour bike tour departing at 10:30am

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2pm 6-Hour Tour
Code: EN02006h

6-hour bike tour departing at 2pm

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Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way

Inclusions:
  • Guided visit of the Catacombs of S. Callisto
  • Aperitif in Caffarella Park
  • 27-gear trekking bike
  • Helmet
  • Rain coat (if necessary)
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • We require all customers to wear a helmet (provided for free)
  • Infants aged 1 - 4 years of age travel free of charge. Baby seats are provided up to 45 lbs (20 kg)
  • During February the Catacombs are closed: tour will last only five hours in this case
  • You will cover an area of approximately 19 miles (30 Km); the ride is leisurely but eventually will go uphill and off-road, so a medium to high level of fitness is recommended
  • Are the tours safe? The answer is: Absolutely! The tours follow carefully planned routes which have limited access to traffic, and some have no traffic at all, meaning you are able to enjoy your ride around the city in total relaxation and safety and you won't have to worry about traffic
  • Please note: From January 1, 2015, tour will not visit the Catacombs anymore and the aperitif will be in Aqueduct Park
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Beverly T, December 2014

Great tour, although it was much, much easier than i anticipated. Our tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and very conscientious about ensuring that everyone on the tour was safe and accounted for as we rode through the traffic in Rome. As well, the bikes were in great condition which we both appreciated.

I understand you used to offer a longer, more ambitious ride up to a lake in the hill. Sounds like it would be a great ride! Sorry it's not available, but i will check next time we are in Rome in case you decide to offer it again.

Reviewed by: Christian H, December 2014

Awesome, but please if you are not physically fit enough to go up and down hills over uneven and rough terrain at fairly brisk pace avoid this tour. Tour guide was awesome, equipment was great, would do it all over again :)

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Tour code: 5284APPIAN