Circus of Maxentius

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Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

1. Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Hop aboard a comfortable bike on this guided electric mountain bike tour along the Appian Way. Admire remarkable sights like the 2,300-year-old Ancient Appian Way roads, Roman aqueducts, Christian catacombs, and the defensive Aurelian Walls. Start with a short ride to the Ancient Appian Way. Pass ancient tombs and the ruins of an imperial palace. Along the way, your guide will point out the beauty of the Roman countryside, the engineering genius of the ancient Romans, and the early Christian history which shaped the world.  Discover how the Appian Way, aqueducts, catacombs, and Aurelian Walls played an important role in Rome's rise, golden age, and decline. Take a break from riding to head underground to the catacombs of S. Callisto, or S. Sebastiano, and uncover the haunting history within on a guided tour.  Continuing by bike, pass mausoleums, tombstones, and villas. Stop at the Park of the Aqueducts, where stretches of colossal arches stand out against the afternoon sky. Explore Rome's urban texture at the Caffarella Valley and enjoy a surprise before riding back to the starting point.

Rome: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Sightseeing Guided Tour

2. Rome: Golf Cart Catacombs & City Sightseeing Guided Tour

See the highlights of Rome without breaking a sweat as you zip around the city in a golf cart on a private tour. Marvel at Trajan's Column, Piazza Venezia, and many more of Rome's top attractions. Meet your guide on one of the city's quieter side streets and get ready to discover Rome's most iconic sights. You'll also be provided with a headset to make sure you can hear your guide the whole time. Stop at important landmarks, including Trajan's Column, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Circus of Maxentius, the Colosseum, and more. Spend between 5 and 10 minutes at each of these sites and learn about each location from your guide. Then, go underground to see Rome's ancient catacombs and crypts. Discover this immense underground cemetery and learn about its origin and decline. Your tour ends back in the quiet side road where it began.

Rome: Half-Day Ancient Appian Way & Aqueducts E-Bike Tour

3. Rome: Half-Day Ancient Appian Way & Aqueducts E-Bike Tour

The Roman countryside boasts plenty of remarkable vistas. There’s plenty to take in on this half-day cycling tour, from the 2,300-year-old cobblestone roads to the ancient ruins and the incredible scenery. After a short urban ride, you will reach the beginning of the Ancient Appian Way and then continue to cycle past ancient tombs and the ruins of an imperial palace. As you ride, your guide will share interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. Leaving the Ancient Appian Way, you will follow the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside, where you might feel like you are in the wild side of Rome of centuries ago. After a pleasant ride back, your tour ends with a return to central Rome.

Appian Way, Aqueducts Park, Tor Fiscale and Caffarella Park

4. Appian Way, Aqueducts Park, Tor Fiscale and Caffarella Park

This half-day bike tour through the Roman countryside begins when you get on the bike path that runs parallel to the Lungotevere. Leave the bustling city behind to travel along the ancient Appian Way. You’ll be traveling along a path whose history dates all the way back to 312 BC! During your journey, you will take breaks to explore the historical sites along the Appian Way, enjoy the beautiful sights, and continue your ride to the Roman burial sites. Follow your expert guide to gain first-hand experience of the ancient aqueducts of Rome in the Parco degli Acquedotti. This tour will provide a deeper understanding of the history, nature, and art of the Eternal City - what the Roman poet Tibullus called Rome in the 1st century BC. Then you will head to Parco della Caffarella and the Parco Tor Fiscale. Here, you will be immersed in the lush nature of the Roman countryside while exploring the historical remains of Ancient Rome. Pay attention to your guide as he fascinates you with the many rich stories of Ancient Rome. Make sure to utilize the free time allotted for taking pictures before heading back to the meeting place, where the tour will end.

Rome: Wine & Oil Tour along the Appian Way by E-bike

5. Rome: Wine & Oil Tour along the Appian Way by E-bike

Discover the historic olive grove that embraces the Azienda Agricola Regina Viarum on an e-bike. Escape the noise of the city and relax with a breathtaking view of ancient Roman ruins, with the calming breeze blows through your hair. After the tour is finished, enjoy wine and oil. Grab your helmet and take the Via Appia (Appian Way), one of the most important access routes to the city of the historical Roman Empire. Follow your guide through extraordinary aqueducts, landmarks such as the Catacombs of San Callisto. Cross the Appian Way Regional Park until you reach the reserve, where you will begin to delight your palate with excellent wine and oil accompanied by local food tastings. Inside the reserve, experience a sense of well-being and relaxation upon your arrival. Begin your visit to the reserve in the historic olive grove, passing through the organic vegetable garden, up to the garden of the farmhouse. Here, taste a glass of wine and local oil, accompanied by local specialties.

Rome: Private Appian Way & Albano Lake Full-Day E-Bike Tour

6. Rome: Private Appian Way & Albano Lake Full-Day E-Bike Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of central Rome for a full-day mountain bike tour in the surrounding countryside and follow a route through pristine nature and landscapes that have inspired some of Italy’s best known artists. The moderately difficult 50-kilometer route will take you past some of Rome’s most historic sites, such as Trajan's Baths, the Ninfeum of Egeria, Villa dei Quintilli and Caracalla’s Baths. Departing from near the Colosseum, bike through Caffarella Park to the Aqueduct Park, named after the historic aqueducts that run through this part of the Appian Way regional park. Because of its idyllic ambiance, Aqueduct Park is often used as a film location. Take the train from Capanelle to Castel Gandolfo, before hopping on your mountain bike to explore the surroundings of Lake Albano. Stop at a local restaurant with a wonderful view of the water and relax as you enjoy a traditional lunch of Italian cuisine. Lake Albano is also known as Castel Gandolfo Lake, after the castle and the Pope’s summer residence that overlooks the lake. After lunch, head back to Rome, cycling a nice descent to set you up for the Appia Antica. Relive the glory days of the Roman Empire as you bike along cobblestone streets that date back 2,300 years. Pass ancient tombs and ruins from the Roman Republic.

Rome: Appian Way Bike Tour from CIA Airport

7. Rome: Appian Way Bike Tour from CIA Airport

Roma caput mundi: the Italian capital is the cradle of Roman culture par excellence. From the union between the glorious past and modern sustainability comes the unusual experience for your Roman holiday, the experiential transfer of the Appian Way: Fly & Pedal through centuries of history of the Roman Empire. You will enjoy a unique and healthy experience: an electric bicycle tour through the glories of Ancient Rome. Did you know that the enchanting Appia Antica is 200 meters away from the Ciampino Airport? We are ready to welcome you as soon as you get off the plane to immerse you in Ancient Rome. In 5-hour maximum by electric bike you will arrive in the center of Rome. This guided tour will make you touch the Roman wonders that only the freedom of the bicycle can make you discover. We will ride together between stories and anecdotes about the Roman Empire, admiring the Roman Aqueducts or visiting the Catacombs (you will have several options). The tour starts from where you are, wether it’s the airport or the hotel: we will deliver the bicycles to your home while we take care of your luggage. You will only have to get on the saddle and enjoy the experiential transfer of the Appian Way. No traffic, no hit and run: you will take home a fantastic memory of an unusual experience, steeped in millennia of history.

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What people are saying about Circus of Maxentius

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 668 reviews

We are really glad we chose to do this on our last day of three weeks in Rome. Something totally different. Heads up though, don’t expect to see skulls and bones like Paris, these tombs have been looted or the bodies moved so they are empty… still stunning though, we give it a thumbs up!

The Golf Cart Catacombs and Sightseeing tours were well worth the time. Our driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fascinating. He also possessed a lot of patience as he worked his way through the Rome traffic while making sure we were all safe and comfortable.

Very fun and very educational. Klaus was upbeat and made us all feel safe. He was enthusiastic and educated about Roman history. Fun guy for sure! I was worried since I haven’t ridden a bike in 10 years but the e-bikes are easy to operate with little effort. Highly recommend!

This was a great tour - lots of interesting historical facts and cool sites to stop at outside of what you’d typically visit in the city or on other tours. The e-bikes were very easy to use and not physically demanding.

The trip was great. Bikes were in good condition, guide spoke English well enough and knew the area and history. The route itself was beautiful.