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Ancient Appian Way and Roman Countryside Bike Tour

4.9 / 5

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Ancient Appian Way and Roman Countryside Bike Tour

From US$ 67.88 per person

Ride along history's oldest road - built in the 4th century and running for 330 miles - with a bicycle tour on the Appian Way. Go past ancient Roman ruins, statues, an imperial palace, Christian catacombs, and pagan mausoleums along the way.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Learn about the secrets of the first road built by the Romans
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Roman countryside
  • Active travelers will love this cycling tour
  • Take a deep delve into Rome's ancient history
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Leave the bustling city center of Rome behind and enjoy a bike ride through the Roman countryside, which inspired 19th-century travelers such as Byron, Goethe, and Stendhal. Ride on history's first highway: the Appian Way, also called Regina Viarum, which still retains most of its original paving. Constructed in the 4th century BC, it was used as the main route to transport military supplies and for important families to build their tombs and mausoleums. On this ride, you will go past ancient Roman ruins, statues, an imperial palace, Christian catacombs, and pagan mausoleums. The tour will stop in front of the mains tombs and catacombs (Saint Callixtus and Saint Sebastian) to explain how this road was conceived as a place of union between political, military, and religious power. You will also discover the wonderful Aqueducts park, the only park in the world that preserves 2 Roman aqueducts that are still in excellent condition. In the second half of the tour, go back through the Caffarella park, which contains several archaeological sites and a working farm and has considerable ecological value.
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    4.9 /5

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    Enchanting trip through the Felix Romana countryside, on the ancient Appia, incredible landscapes and monuments, unique in the world as evidence of a great past culture. Very well prepared and very nice Mario, our guide, who accompanied us with care and in complete safety, through an ancient and fascinating world just outside Rome, delighting us with exhaustive explanations and anecdotes along the way, entertaining us with a very pleasant and never boring conversation . Also very kind Mrs. Caterina, who provided us with pedal assisted bicycles, very professional in solving any type of problem, as well as very nice and friendly.

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    August 19, 2021

    Very pleasant experience with a knowledgeable guide

    August 24, 2021

    Great tour, interesting spots and lots of relevant facts were shared. Highly recommanded.

    August 10, 2021

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