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Ride through Roman history
While the center of Rome bristles with Roman ruins and awesome artifacts, just outside the city lie the feats of ancient engineering and monumental roads that made this bastion of civilization possible. This bike tour begins in Rome before traversing the ancient route of the Appian Way, with stops at the Regional Park of Appia Antica, the Catacombs of Callixtus, or the Aqueducts en route, allowing you to cycle through history on an immersive, engaging, and family-friendly day tour.
Your bicycle tour begins close to the center of Rome before joining the ancient route of the Appian Way, one of the earliest and most important roads in the Roman Empire. This ancient route dates to 312 BC, and winds its way to Brindisi, in the very south of Italy. As you cycle along a portion of it, your guide’s vivid descriptions and engaging historical narratives will bring to life visions of the soldiers, senators, and emperors who walked this path millennia ago.
Cycling on, you’ll reach the Regional Park of Appia Antica. As the second-largest urban park in Europe, there’s no better way to traverse the vast landscapes and spot the myriad tombs, monuments, and villas that are dotted throughout than by bike tour. Now, choose between a visit to the Catacomb of Callixtus or the Roman Aqueducts.
If you choose the first option, your guided tour will stop at one of the most notable sightseeing landmarks along the course of this road: the Catacomb of Callixtus. This catacomb is famous for housing the Crypt of the Popes, which once contained the crypts of several Popes buried between the 2nd and 4th centuries. An adjoining crypt once housed the remains of Saint Cecilia, making this bike tour stop an essential sightseeing opportunity for anyone interested in Rome’s rich religious history.
Alternatively, your guide will lead you to the monumental ancient structures of the Roman Aqueducts. These towering constructions splice through the rolling hills of the park, standing as legacies of the Romans’ ingenuity and mastery of engineering. Your route will take you to monuments such as the Aqua Felix and Aqua Claudia, two of Ancient Rome’s most vital water sources, as well as Villa delle Vignacce, a ruined villa from the 2nd century AD.
Cycle out of the center of Rome and enter into the rich religious history and ingenious engineering legacies that lie at the very heart of Roman history. This bicycle tour is sure to be a riveting ride through Roman history for the whole family!
Days Start Finish Daily 9:00 am ~2:00 pm Daily 10:00 am ~3:00 pm Daily 3:00 pm ~8:00 pm
3 options available for morning departures
- Appian Way Bike Tour 4-hours (without Catacombs entrance & Aqueducts park)
- 5-Hour Tour with San Callisto or San Sebastiano Catacombs (without Aqueducts park)
- Appian Way & Aqueducts Tour (without Catacombs entrance)
Please arrive for the tour 40 minutes before departure time.
Rate EUR Adult, 5-Hour Tour with San Callisto or San Sebastiano Catacombs (without Aqueducts park) €85 Child (trailer Bike), 5-Hour Tour with San Callisto or San Sebastiano Catacombs (without Aqueducts park) €79 Adult, Appian Way & Aqueducts Tour (without Catacombs entrance) €80 Child (trailer Bike), Appian Way & Aqueducts Tour (without Catacombs entrance) €75 Adult, Appian Way Bike Tour 4-hours (without Catacombs entrance & Aqueducts park) €69 Child (trailer Bike), Appian Way Bike Tour 4-hours (without Catacombs entrance & Aqueducts park) €65 Child Rear Seat €0
The minimum number of participants for this tour to operate is 2.
The Appian Way, Regional Park of Appia Antica, Roman Catacombs, Aqueducts
- E-bike and helmet rental
- English Italian, German, French, and Spanish-speaking guide
- Bike lock
Meeting place & directions
Lungotevere delle Armi, 44, 00195 Roma RM
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