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Rome: 3-Hour Private Appian Way by Bike

Product ID: 74805
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On this private bike or e-bike tour, explore the Appian Way, one of the most ancient and famous of Roman roads. Upgrade your experience to also include a wine and food tasting of local, biological products at a traditional farm right on the Appia Antica.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

Hotel pick-up is available for a surcharge.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover this historically significant corner of Rome filled with natural beauty and incredible Roman ruins
  • See why Via Applia is considered one of most extraordinary experiments of rural planning in ancient times
  • Experience a fun and ecological way to explore the famous Appian Way, Rome’s most important ancient road
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Tour the Ancient Roman Appian Way by bike with this highly rewarding 3-hour experience. Set your own pace and observe sceneries and sights you would be unable to access by bus or by car. As a cycling traveler, you can unite the tranquility of visiting several destinations and stopping for as long or little as you wish. Discover this remote, charming and historically significant corner of Rome filled with natural beauty and incredible Roman ruins. Choose to experience the Appia via traditional city bike or upgrade your experience with an e-bike.

Begin your bike tour on the Appia cycling past ancient tombs, villas, monuments, catacombs and ancient ruins. While at it, your friendly bike tour guide will explain to you refreshing historical facts. The Appian Way has witnessed some of the most important events characterizing the history of Italy from Imperial Rome till today. Over the centuries, generals, emperors and popes have all chosen the Appia as the stage for their triumphs. One of the most stunning characteristics of the Appian Way is the road’s peculiar construction in straight segments. The construction resembles a modern highway – the clear objective being to reduce the distance to be covered between two points. Most importantly, the construction of the Via Appia brought about the development and the reclamation of the surrounding rural areas, and to this day, is considered one of most extraordinary experiments of rural planning in ancient times. As you cycle further, you’ll learn how Via Appia Road was eventually extended to Benevento and Brindisi as Rome’s influence over the peninsula and regions of the Mediterranean Basin grew. You will also learn how the development of Regina Varium and Via Appia actually influenced the works of ancient architects like Sangallo and Bramante. 

Want to make your private bike tour of the Appian Way an extra special experience? Then choose the wine and food tasting upgrade to join this unique cultural itinerary with the gastronomic excellence of the historic Fattoria wine estate of Fiorano. This wine estate, located along the Appia - was founded by the Prince Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi in the 40s and today belongs to his three nephews. Here, you’ll embark on a sensorial experience between culture, excellent wine and the biological cuisine of the restaurant L’Orto di Alberico. 

Itinerary: 

- Parco Colle Oppio
- Terme di Traiano
- Celio, Colosseo
- Porta Mura Serviane
- Basilica di San Paolo e Giovanni con i resti del Tempio di Claudio
- Terme di Caracalla, Porta di San Sebastiano
- Catacombe di San Callisto o Parco della Caffarella o Acquedotto Romano
- Tomba Cecilia Metella, Villa Capo di Bove
- Tumulo dei Curiazi
- Tumulo degli Orazi
- Casalrotondo
- Tempio di Ercole
Includes
  • Qualified tour guide with license
  • Helmet
  • Security lock (to be used every time you park)
  • RCA Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Map of Rome
  • Wine and food tasting (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (available for an additional fee)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Minimum age to ride a bike is 7-years-old. Children 6 and younger may ride in a seat attachment. Please advise in advance if a child 6 or younger will be participating in the tour
• For tours by city bike, a medium-high level of fitness is required. This requirement does not apply to the e-bike option
• This tour is not advisible for pregnant women
• Hotel pick-up is available for a surcharge. Please contact the local tour operator immediately after booking this tour for more information
• Bike tours run rain or shine
• Private tour with expert local guide just for you and your group
• Upgrade to an e-bike and let the bike do the work for you
• Upgrade your experience to include a wine and food tasting of local, biological products at a traditional farm right on the Appian Way

From £237.37 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 74805