Day trip

Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours
Day trip

Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours
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From US$ 106.14 per person

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Join a relaxing and safety-conscious e-bike tour of the Ancient Appian Way. Discover the Roman Aqueducts by e-mountain bike with a guide and enjoy a guided visit of the Catacombs.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the Appian Way and ancient Roman Aqueducts to discover their history
  • Visit the catacombs of St. Callixtus or St. Sebastian with an informative guide
  • Enjoy cycling on a comfortable Bosch E-Mountain Bike in Caffarella Park
  • Ride past Caracalla’s Thermal Baths, Cecilia Metella’s tomb, and other sites
  • Take plenty of photos on a memorable day of fun and safe biking
Full description

Indulge in all things Ancient Roman on this Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs, and Park of the Aqueducts E-bike tour. Ride through the Roman countryside, discover the engineering genius of the ancient Romans, and delve into the early Christian history that shaped the world to come.

Meet your guide and leave the city through St. Sebastian's gate in the Aurelian Walls, and enter the Ancient Appian Way - a 2,400-year old thoroughfare that tells the story of Rome's rise, golden age, and decline.

Make a stop underground at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus (or St. Sebastian) for a guided visit through its crypts and corridors. Next, cycle further on the Appian Way, passing mausoleums, tombstones, and sprawling villas of ancient aristocracy.

Finally, head to the Park of the Aqueducts, where stretches of colossal arches rise against the warm afternoon light. After following these aqueducts back to modern civilization, cross the green Caffarella Valley. At its exit, you will begin your short ride back to the starting point - but not without one last highlight.

  • Cannondale Quality E-Mountain Bike (with anti-puncture tires)
  • Local guide
  • Guided visit of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus (or St. Sebastian)
  • Helmet (use is mandatory)
  • 5-liter handlebar bag
  • Biodegradable bottle of water
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Babies under 1 year

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • On Wednesdays (and in the period 19.01-14.02.2023) the Appian Way tour lasts 6.5 hours
  • The length of the tour is 27 kilometers (17 miles), 60% of which is off-road. The level is intermediate (difficult with a child seat or child extension).
  • Around 40% of this tour takes place in the city. The tour runs on carefully chosen streets, but some traffic is unavoidable to connect the Appian Way to the Aqueducts Park. In the remaining 60% of the route (riding in the parks), there is no traffic.
  • 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
  • Children aged 5-8 years old join the tour a child extension
  • Children aged 9 and above can independently ride an E-bike
  • This tour doesn't include any food/drinks; however, the route offers possibilities to purchase some (to be consumed during a suitable break)
  • A minimum of 4 participants applies. In case it's not reached, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 546 reviews

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Bikes were in excellent condition, comfortable, powerful, easy to ride. Our guide, Steven, did a great job keeping us safe by informing us of riding conditions and strategies for navigating difficult areas. He spoke very good English and was very personable as well. Tour was great, Via Appia is incredible, as were the aqueducts. Tour includes a 40-minute guided tour at the catacombs and several stops for sightseeing. If I had to change one thing it would be riding along the large standing aqueduct for longer, we kind of passed by it, then followed a smaller aqueduct on the way back to the central city. I would recommend TopBike to anyone, just top notch.

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March 7, 2023

Great way to see parts of Rome that are a bit more difficult to access without a car. The electric bike gives you lovely experience of cycling without any effort! Just pres a button and pedal with ease. Our gide was knowledgeable and carrying, making sure we all had a good time.

December 26, 2022

What a great way to see parts of Rome that we would have otherwise snot see. The Appian Way and Aqueduct park are truly amazing and beautiful. My family has people of all different fitness levels and ages and we could all do the tour just fine. The e-bikes were very easy to use and comfortable. Our tour guide, Alberto, was the best! He was so knowledgeable and passionate, and good with my kids.

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December 31, 2022

Product ID: 19378