Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Electric Bike Tour

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5284APPIAN
Explore rural Italy and discover ancient Roman ruins on this 6-hour Appian Way, catacombs and Roman countryside electric bike tour. Cycle the ancient Appian Way by electric bike with your guide. Marvel at Roman ruins such as the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius, the thermal baths of Trajan and the Tomb of Caecilia Metella. Delve deep into the 2nd-century San Callisto catacombs to learn of Roman burial traditions and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
Meet your guide in central Rome in the morning or afternoon (depending on option chosen). Then, travel into the surrounding countryside to the start of the Appian Way. Construction began on the road in 312 BC to link Rome to Apulia in southern Italy, and it soon became one of the most important roads in the Roman Republic.

On arrival, hop onto your electric bike (pedal bikes are available if you prefer) and head deeper into the countryside with your guide. Take in top attractions such as the thermal baths of Trajan and Caracella, the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius, the Tomb of Caecilia Metella and the Park of the Caffarella. Enjoy panoramic views over rural Italy and listen as your guide sheds light on the many ancient sights you see.

Stop at the San Callisto catacombs — built in the 2nd century and named after the deacon St Callixtus — and explore the underground tunnels with your guide. Learn of their fascinating history and gain insight into ancient Roman burial traditions.

After cycling approximately 19 miles (30 km) along the Appian Way, travel back to central Rome to conclude your tour.

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6 hours (approx.)
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10:30am 6-Hour Tour
Code: EN10306h

6-hour bike tour departing at 10:30am

USD $85.34
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2pm 6-Hour Tour
Code: EN02006h

6-hour bike tour departing at 2pm

USD $85.34
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Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Electric Bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way

  • Guided visit of the Catacombs of S. Callisto
  • Aperitif in Caffarella Park
  • 27-gear trekking bike
  • Helmet
  • Rain coat (if necessary)
  • Local guide
  • 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: Jennifer Ellen W, November 2015

Fantastic way to go. Excellent and conscientious guide. No issue on short sectins of city riding.

Reviewed by: Michele S, November 2015

Best tour in Rome. Electric bikes are so easy to ride and exploring the countryside was beautiful! Frederico was our guide and he was very informative. Highly recommend.

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Tour code: 5284APPIAN