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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

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Departure Point:
Central Rome
Duration:
6 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


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10:30am 6-Hour Tour
Code: EN10306h

6-hour bike tour departing at 10:30am

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USD $90.79
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2pm 6-Hour Tour
Code: EN02006h

6-hour bike tour departing at 2pm

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USD $90.79
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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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: C A N, August 2015

Excellent tour - a must do if you have the time. We did this tour with Paul as guide and he was very informative and knowledgeable. Our tour was on a day of 6C and we were nervous about doing it in the heat. We were offered electric bikes which was perfect. Paul always found places to stop in the shade for his talks which was perfect. The Catacombs were amazing and very interesting to do the guided tour. Option to stay outside under tree if you want to. Then along the ancient Appain Way with remainders of many Mausoleums along each side - fascinating to see. Onto Aquaducts which still remain although not all in one piece at places. Journey through the countryside which is lovely and shady too! We then had lovely wine and cheese at a sheep farm and could watch the sheep being milked as well. Back into Rome to see Baths of Caracalla, Circo Massimo and Colloseum. An excellent tour with excellent guide. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by: garrulousgg, August 2015

In five months of travel this was one of our enduring memories. One certainly does not have to a Lance Armstrong to cope. Anyone can. DO it!

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Tour code: 5284APPIAN