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

Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Product ID: 19378
Hop on an Electric-Assist Mountain Bike and ride into the Roman Countryside, to experience the Ancient Appian Way, the Roman Aqueducts and the grand Aurelian Walls. Descend into the Catacombs and savor a light lunch/aperitif in the shade of an aqueduct.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
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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 Ancient Appian Way roads, to the incredible scenery, there will be plenty to see on your tour or Rome by electric-assist bike.

After a short urban ride, you will reach the Ancient Appian Way and 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 in English) 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)
  • An electric-assist mountain bike or, if you prefer, an ultra-light carbon mountain bike
  • Light lunch (morning departure) or aperitif (afternoon departure)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

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)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 375 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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We had a great day out, the Appian way is beautiful and full of interesting history, the guided cycle trip included a visit to the catacombs, lunch and the Roman aqueducts. Our guide Paola was friendly, knowledgeable and kept us safe all day. We are already planning to come back and do it again. Trip is suitable for most people who are confident on a cycle, but you don't need to be extremely fit, the electric assist bikes make it possible for most healthy people and if you are fit you can do it on a good quality carbon mountain bike using your own steam.

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February 20, 2020

A great trip with a fantastic guide Carmen!

We had a great experience to go by bike to the Catacombs and saw the beautiful countryside with a fantastic guide Carmen! We will recommend this trip by bike to our friends! Carmen are so well educated in the historiy of Rom. The bike was great and the food taste good! This edventure was the best day of our trip!

September 16, 2019

Great bike tour to see outside of the city! Beautiful sights on the way with stops to explain everything. Our tour guide Max did a great job keeping us all safe and explaining everything we needed to know. Highly recommend!

November 21, 2019

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Product ID: 19378