Ancient Appian Way And Roman Countryside Bike Tour - Rome

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Via S. Calisto, 9 Trastevere
  • Departure Details :
    Vicolo di S. Nicola de' Cesarini, 4, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Ride along one of Rome's most impressive ancient roads with a bicycle tour on the Appian Way. Built in the 5th century BC and running for 330 miles (530 km) across southern Italy, this route takes you through historic ruins of Roman civilization, including temples, catacombs, and even an aqueduct.
Meet your guide at Largo di torre argentina, an ancient square surrounded by temples that date back to the Roman Republic, and set off to discover the ingenuity of the ancient engineering around the city. The Appian Way leads you out past ruined monuments, 2 Christian catacombs, and the church that marks the site where Saint Peter had a vision of Christ.

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Jump on a sturdy and confortable mountain or hybrid bike and starting at 10:00 am from our shop located at largo Argentina you'll lead to discover the amazing ruins of the ancient Rome.
You'll bike through the Jewish Ghetto, and you'll admire the well preserved Theater of Marcello, the Temples of Hercules and Jupiter till reaching the Circus Maximus, an imponent stadium located in the valley between Palatino and Aventino hills.
Biking toward South along the masted avenue of Caracalla, you'll admire the huge thermal complex of the third Century.
Reaching the Aurelian walls and passing through the S. Sebastiano Roman gate, you'll be on the old Appian way, between nature, mirable ruins and monuments, testimonies of a grandiose civilization.
You'll visit the little church of Quo Vadis,built in the place of the meeting between S.Peter and Jesus Christ, and biking along the park of the Catacombs of S. Calistus, you'll reach the Circus of maxentius, the Tomb of Cecilia metella ( the simbol of the regional Old Appian park), the Capo di bove thermal complex and, along the original Roman Basolato, you'll see the Complex of S. Maria Nova and the Monumental Villa dei Quintili with its marvelous decorations and mosaics.
After acrossing the New Appian Way you'll reach the fantastic Aqueducts Park and, biking trough the Caffarella valley, apiece of the Roman countryside still uncontaminated in the center of the City, you'll end your adventure
- Unique & pleasant way to explore the sights of Appian Way
-Chance to see less-known sights like the Baths of caracalla
- Views of Palatine hill & Parco degli Acquedotti on the route
- Experienced guide leads the way ensuring a fun time for all
- Numerous stops to enjoy sights & take many fantastic photos


Local guide

Use of bicycle

Use of helmet


Food and drinks


Hotel pickup

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Minimum age is 8 years

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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  • 02-Nov-2022

    The scenery was great and we did enjoy the trip for the most part. We do have issues as to how the trip is described on Viator. The 20 mile distance was not disclosed nor that they were e-bikes and we would be charged an extra 15 for our bikes. And you should disclose that you will riding up rocky hills.

  • 05-May-2022

    Our tour guide was excellent and we were lucky to have a tiny group - just my family and the host. But the bike hire part was disappointing: the bikes were poorly maintained. This is a generous, long tour, so having good bikes matters.

  • 11-Apr-2022

    Great way to experience Roman countryside and get away from the hustle of city. Martin was excellent.

  • 12-Jun-2021

    Partenza ore 15 da Trastevere e poi catapultati nella Roma antica in compagnia dello straordinario Francesco "cicerone" eccellente Tour in ebike tra le meraviglie della via Appia consigliatissimo

  • 14-Jul-2020

    Gé-nial Vraiment. Tout était top... une super guide!!! Et ça change tout! Elle est un véritable puits de connaissances sur la ville de Rome.. riches en anecdotes et en culture. Le tour est complet... ça a duré environ 4h-4H30... pour environ 22-25kms de vélo. La voie apienne est riche en émotions. Le tour se fait en vvt et on comprend pourquoi vue l’état des routes... Attention, je ne vois pas mes parents ou enfants en bas âge faire cette ballade... car du vrai VTT. Encore merci à la guide. Dans un très bon français, une belle découverte.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    Great Day out and very well looked after. Brilliant way to see the city and environs. Recommend this tour

  • 23-Feb-2020

    Just back from a fantastic bike tour with Alessio and Antonella. Tailored made for our group of 3 adults and 2 teenagers. Adventure, history and Roman culture. I would highly recommend this company, and it’s wonderful tour guides. From the Scottish crew.

  • 05-Aug-2018

    We LOVED this bike trip. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the tour. Our guide was excellent and the trip was fantastic. It was great to get outside the city and the tour was fascinating. We saw many great spots on the back roads of Rome. You don't have to be an avid rider to manage this trip.

  • 05-Aug-2018

    We LOVED this bike trip. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the tour. Our guide was excellent and the trip was fantastic. It was great to get outside the city and the tour was fascinating. We saw many great spots on the back roads of Rome. You don't have to be an avid rider to manage this trip.

  • 12-Oct-2017

    If I were just to rate the actual experience it would be a 5. The bike ride along the Appian trail and all of the stops along the way were incredible. The history of the trails, the stop into the catacombs, the mausoleums along the route and lovely ride into the countryside to the aqueducts was a highlight of our Rome trip. It was so good to get out of the city for the day.

    However, from an organizational point of view Id give it a 3.
    Our guide was 45 minutes late, the bike shop we were told to go to had no idea what was going on and didnt have electric bikes, which is how the tour was marketed. We had to ride over to the main shop to get three electric bikes. Also, our guide,albeit knowledgeable, had a thick Russian accent and spoke incredibly fast which made it difficult to understand the facts and figures. We also werent given helmets which was fine - but some of the routes along the busy streets and narrow paths are crazy for the inexperienced rider.

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