Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $94.10

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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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Rome
6 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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10:30am Tour in English
Code: EN10306h

6-hour bike tour departing at 10:30am

USD $94.10
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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
  • Electric assist mountain bike or carbon mountain 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
  • Electric assist mountain bikes are available only for participants minimum 140CM
  • 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)
  • You will cover an area of approximately 19 miles (30 Km); the level of the ride is intermediate, 60% of the ride is off road (no asphalt).  A medium level of fitness is recommended and one should feel at ease on a bicycle.
  • Are the tours safe? The answer is: Yes. The tours follow carefully planned routes which have limited access to traffic, and some have no traffic at all
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: James B, October 2016

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Rome. The guide was fantastic. Was able to see so much of Rome on the bike that otherwise I would have missed. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by: Jane N, October 2016

Our bike ride was the high point of our trip to Rome, and even though it rained, it still didn't spoil our enthusiasm. Emmanuelle was an caring and excellent guide. We highly recommend this experience. The route, the catacombs, and acquaducts, and the Ancient Appian Way will not disappoint!