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Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

From US$ 124.49 per person

Hop on an electric-assist bike and ride along the Ancient Appian Way. Pass aqueducts and the grand Aurelian Walls. Descend into the Catacombs and enjoy lunch/ an aperitif in the shade of an aqueduct.

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Duration 6 hours
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Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow your guide for a day of outdoor adventure
  • Bike past Circus Maxentius and other Roman ruins
  • See the amazing aqueducts that the Romans built
  • Cycle along 2,300-year-old cobblestones on an bike
  • Enjoy a break with a light lunch for morning departures or aperitif for afternoon departures
  • Head underground to the Catacombs of St. Callisto
Full description

Embark on a guided tour of the Roman countryside on an electric-assist bike. Admire remarkable locations from the 2,300-year-old Ancient Appian Way roads, to the Catacombs of S. Callisto.

After a short urban ride, arrive at the Ancient Appian Way and pass ancient tombs and the ruins of an Imperial Palace. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting historical facts about each monument.

Head underground to the Catacombs of S. Callisto (or S. Sebastiano) and uncover the haunting history within. Roam the ancient corridors and visit the Crypt of the Popes.

Continue along the Appian Way, stopping for a light lunch (morning departure) or tasty aperitif (afternoon departure in English) before following the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside. Make your return journey back to central Rome where your tour will end.

Includes
  • Helmet (use is mandatory)
  • Local guide
  • Guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callisto (or Saint Sebastian)
  • An electric-assist mountain bike
  • Light lunch (morning departure) or aperitif (afternoon departure)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the length of the tour is 27 kilometers (17 miles), 70% of which will be off-road. The level of the tour is intermediate (difficult with a child seat or child extension mounted on the bicycle)
  • Please note that this tour involves some riding in the city (to reach the Appian Way Park, to connect with the Aqueducts Park, and to return to the shop)
  • 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
  • For children aged 5-8 years old, a child extension (child streamliner) is provided
  • Children aged 9 and above can independently ride on an appropriately sized bike (e-bikes also available)
  • On Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021), the Catacombs are closed (therefore, the 6 hour tour will not include a visit of the Catacombs). On the other hand, the light lunch/aperitif (according to the option chosen) on this day will include an extra course
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 437 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Excellent tour that takes you to so many interesting places in just half a day. The city walls, aqueducts, catacombs, Via Appia, etc. One of the best things we did in Rome! Highly recommended. Prepare for a bumpy ride on Via Appia, but the e-mountain bikes make it easy and fun. Did this tour with my 13-year old and he had a huge smile in his face the whole day. It’s a great activity for families with teens as well.

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November 5, 2021

One of our favorite things we have EVER done in Rome. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Rick, was so kind and so attentive in making sure everyone in the group was doing well. He pointed out potential hazards and when we would need to walk our bikes. We all just loved him. It says “light lunch” on the tour info, but we had plenty of food left over. The E bikes are rugged and easy to use. You get to ride them on the Appian Way which you don’t want to do for a long time, but it will give you a sense of what traveling was like back then. You see incredible lengths of aqueducts and the descent into the catacombs and the things you see and learn down there were awesome. Rick also stopped along the way many times to point out historically significant structures. His explanations were always insightful. We had a mixture of bike riders on our tour, including someone who hadn’t ridden a bike in 25 years. We all made it just fine.

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October 2, 2021

Alessandro, the guide was absolutely amazing. He was extremely personable and informative. The tour was tremendously fun, very easy on the ebike (especially for myself who hadn’t ridden a bike in 4+ years). I would suggest this tour to anyone who wanted an activity in Rome that would take you off the normal paths. It’s a great way to spend 6 hours.

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August 24, 2021

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