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Rome: Appian Way 3-Hour Bike Tour

Product ID: 136253
Depart Rome for a 3-hour bike tour from the city center to the rich landscape of the Appian Way. Follow in the footsteps of ancient armies, stopping at sites such as the Circus of Maxentius and the catacombs of San Callisto.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Ride a bike along the ancient Appian Way of the Roman Republic
  • See the remains of the archaeological sites of the Circus of Maxentius and Capo di Bove
  • Admire the mausoleum tomb of Cecilia Metella
Full description
Ride a bike from central Rome to the surrounding countryside and see the ancient Appian Way of the Roman Republic. An experienced guide will escort you along the historic route of Roman armies to discover ancient monuments, natural beauty and much more. Meet your guide near the Colosseum, the ancient arena of the Roman Republic. Then, pedal out of the city center towards the Appian Way and Appia Antica Park. Pass the ruins of the Thermal Baths of Caracalla and the imposing Porta San Sebastiano gate in the Aurelian Walls.

Travel along the Appian Way towards the catacombs of San Callisto, an ancient funeral area for early Christians and burial site for at least 50 martyrs and 16 pontiffs of the Catholic church. Continue past the ruins of the Circus of Maxentius, one of the best-preserved of all the Roman circuses, and second only in size to the Circus Maximus. See the mausoleum tomb of Cecilia Metella and admire the ruins of the archaeological site of Capo di Bove.

The tour will include a stop at Porta Celimontana, the Thermal Baths of Caracalla, Arch of Drusus, Porta S. Sebastiano, the Aurelian Walls and the catacombs of S. Callisto (visit not included), catacombs of San Sebastiano (visit not included), Circus of Maxentius, tomb of Cecilia Metella, Via Appia Antica and Capo di Bove.
  • High-quality city bike
  • Helmet
  • Tour leader
  • Free bike seat for infants aged under 4-years-old
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees

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Meeting point

Via Labicana 118, a few meters from the Colosseum and a short walk from the Colosseo metro station (Line B).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Please note that the tour route is approximately 15 kilometers (9.4 miles)
• Please ensure that you bring an identification document for each participant
• Infants should be strictly booked with no less than 2 adults
• Tours operate rain or shine, please dress appropriately
• Please note that the total duration of the tour is flexible and adjustable according to the group's average speed and it could be maximum half an hour less or more than the indicated time
• All customers 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
• Each child using a tag-a-long or a child seat must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We all were fitted on our bikes and helmets, if we chose them. Then we spent 3 hrs out of Rome on the ancient road. Being Sunday it was a bit quieter but there's still traffic, but guide was good at keeping us together and getting us around safely. It was good getting away from the city and seeing some more of Rome, parts I wouldn't have seen unless I did this tour. We had electric bikes which helped with climbing some of Rome 7 hills. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, the guide and recommend to others.

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October 28, 2019

we had a young woman as a druid and luck that we were only two. that made the tour a lot more individual. The lady knew all around, gave us time to look around and answered all questions. I can only recommend. The shop where we got the wheels and started is not far from the Colloseum

October 5, 2019


November 8, 2019

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Product ID: 136253