Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

From US$ 120.48 per person

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

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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Location: Via Labicana 49 From Metro COLOSSEUM (10 to 15 minutes): At the main exit turn left, then walk straight, passing by the Colosseum. Continue following the street as it becomes Via Labicana. Continue walking for about 5 minutes. You will find the number 49 on the right side of the street. From Metro Manzoni(about 10 minutes): Walk down Viale Manzoni towards the Colosseum. Continue walking straight down the street, which turns into Via Labicana. You will find number 49 on the left side of the street.

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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
  • 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 396 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The best tour to get out of the city and lern about the history of Rome, Via Appia and Aquaducts. The E-Bike ist extremly helpful. Wear sunscreen!!! It'll be hot and sunny. The staff is very nice and helpful. A active day out of the city with spectacular views and a nice history.

July 26, 2020

The tour was fantastic!!! I should be an absolute "must" to any Rome- stay! The route was well selected and the equipment new, in absolute good shape. Our guide was amazing. He showed us so many interesting things, and handled the tour with that much flexibility after due to vovid-19 the catacombs of S. Sebastian were closed, that we really missed nothing and didn't feel that something was skipped! And he had chosen such a nice, small bar for lunch break, we will always remember. A really really great event and experience!!!

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July 11, 2020

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

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