Tours & activities by Andre McGann from Viator

Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Bike Tour

185 Reviews

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5284APPIAN

Reviewed by: L B A, June 2015

Excellent, well organised, informative and good quality bikes. This was the highlight of our trip to Rome, tiring afternoon but saw so much and the stop for cheese and wine was lovely. Thoroughly recommend this.

Reviewed by: Anna, June 2015

absolutely fantastic! best way to explore the outskirt of the ancient city. the tour was very easy with eBikes and still easy with a normal mountain bike if you cycle regularly. to see the appian way and the aqueducts on the bike was magical. the stop at the farm on the way back was perfectly positioned and timed. We had the best cheese ever and enjoyed chatting and getting to know the other cyclists - a definite highlight of the tour. If you have an afternoon in Rome without any plans this is the thing to do. the starting point is very close to the Colosseum.

Reviewed by: simkanis, June 2015

This tour was awesome!!! It was the highlight of our trip for many of us. Our guide, Jesse was amazing, and we did put him through a lot. It was wonderful to be out in the countryside riding and seeing how the locals spend their Sunday afternoon. We saw sites most tourist don't get to see. Jesse was very informative telling us about the history of the Appian Way along with the other sites we saw. All the regular stops, along with the unexpected ones gave us a chance to take a breath and soak in the surroundings around us. This is a great way to see many interesting sites, but be warned , this is a long and sometimes difficult ride. Prepare yourself, not for novice riders!! If you are, use the e-bikes. Thank you Jesse for taking such good care of us. I know we gave you a few first experiences. We had such a great time and we all talk highly of our bike ride in Rome. I hope to do it again some day!!

Reviewed by: Alicia W, June 2015

Highlight of my trip to Italy! Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and energized. I will recommend this as a must do for anyone visiting Rome. It was my second time visiting Rome and it was a game changer - I fell in love with the city!

Reviewed by: Mary H, June 2015

This was much better than the city tour. It was a really fun way to see parts of Rome and the surrounding area that I would not have seen otherwise. Also, aside from the catacombs tour, you really get away from the tourists and see a side of Rome the locals see.

Reviewed by: Donna P, May 2015

I encountered a bike accident early on the tour. It was no fault of anyone. It just happened. The guide, Matteo was wonderful. He was careful and protective of us as we rode at a slow pace through Rome to get to the Park. It was a freak thing that I got thrown of the bike. I needed to go to the hospital. Matteo made me feel safe. The group waited till the ambulance came. Matteo secured my camera. I needed attention to a cut on my left brow and a bruise on the palm of my hand. Everyone was very nice and patient. I was traveling alone. When I was released a little later I was feeling shakey but returned to the bike tour office and the staff was so nice. They gave me juice and water and chatted with me till I left and they called me a taxi. Fleurin, at the office came to my hotel in the evening after hours to return my camera! I was departing Rome the next morning and unable to go back for my camera. They were all so wonderful! I feel badly that I missed the bike tour. The bike tour company and Viator agreed to return my money since I did not get to enjoy the tour. I would love to return to Rome and complete the tour sometime in the future. Thank you!

Reviewed by: Christian B, May 2015

this was awesome but not for the novice bike rider the computer bike was outstanding!!! we saw beautiful sites and while I was afraid of the traffic, allessandra was amazing at keeping it all very safe. I loved it. she was so attentive-I fell of my own accord off the bike and she was promptly there with a first aid kit/washing the area and putting bandaid on.. so kind. the catacombs were gorgeous and the appertif of cheese bread and drink was much needed and loved by all. I would do this again in a minute-I must say top notch equipment from the bike to helmet to the computer-wow. definitely recommend this for a nice change of pace

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Tour code: 5284APPIAN