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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Circus of Maxentius

Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs Bike Tour

Product ID: 19378
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Bike into the Roman Countryside for a day and take a look at ancient monuments, breathtaking natural beauty, and fascinating historical buildings. Your guide will show you the sights and invite you to appreciate this beautiful land in a whole new way.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Follow your guide for a day of outdoor adventure
  • Bike past Circus Maxentius and other Roman ruins
  • See the amazing aqueducts that the Romans built
  • Cycle along 2,300-year-old cobblestones on an bike
  • Enjoy a break with a light lunch for morning departures or aperitif for afternoon departures
  • Head underground to the Catacombs of St. Callisto
Full description
The Ancient Roman countryside boasts plenty of remarkable vistas. From the 2,300 year-old cobblestone roads, to the incredible scenery, there will be plenty to see on your tour or Rome by bike.

Beginning on the Roman roads, you will travel past ancient tombs and the ruins of an Imperial Palace. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. Your visit to the Catacombs of S. Callisto (or S. Sebastiano) is included as well.

Continuing with your ride on the Appian Way, you will stop for a light lunch (morning departure) or tasty aperitif (afternoon departure) before following the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside, where you might feel like you are in the wild side of Rome centuries ago. After a pleasant ride back, your tour ends with return journey to central Rome.
  • Helmet (use is mandatory)
  • Local guide
  • Guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callisto (or Saint Sebastian)
  • English, German, French and Spanish tours: An electric-assist mountain bike or, if you prefer, a carbon mountain bike
  • Dutch tours: An alloy mountain bike (electric-assist bike available as an upgrade on checkout)
  • Light lunch (morning departure) or aperitif (afternoon departure)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that the length of the tour is 27 kilometers (17 miles), 70% of which will be off-road. The level of the tour is intermediate
• On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), the Catacombs are closed. Therefore, the tour will not run on that day
• Infants aged 1-4 years traveling on a child seat (with a load capacity of up to 55 lbs or 25 kg) come on the tour free of charge
• For children aged 5-8 years old, a child extension (child streamliner) is provided
• Children aged 9 and above can independently ride on an appropriately sized bike (e-bikes also available)
• Please note that this tour involves some riding in the city (to reach the Appian Way Park, to connect with the Aqueducts Park, and to return to the shop)
• On Wednesdays in 2020, the route will involve an unavoidable deviation, so the tour will be 30 minutes longer (6.5 hours)
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Product ID: 19378