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Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour with Catacombs

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours

Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour with Catacombs

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours

From US$ 105.74 per person

Explore the ancient Via Appia of Rome on an electric bike tour. Discover the old ruins and pristine beauty of the Appian Way Regional Park. Marvel at the monuments of the Imperial City and take in its unique atmosphere.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The length of the tour is 17 miles (27 kilometers), of which 70% will be off-road. The level of the activity is intermediate (difficult with a child seat or child extension mounted on the bicycle)
  • This tour involves some riding in the city (to reach the Appian Way Park, connect with the Aqueducts Park, and return to the shop)
  • Children aged 1-4 years can attend on a child bike seat
  • Child bike seats have a maximum weight limit of 55 lbs (25 kg)
  • For children aged 5-8 years old, a tag-along will be provided
  • Children aged 9 and above can independently ride on an appropriately sized bike
  • On Wednesdays, the route will involve an unavoidable deviation. The tour will be 30 minutes longer than usual
  • This tour doesn't include any food or drinks, however, the route offers a few possibilities to purchase snacks which can be consumed during the break
Highlights
  • Ride along the Appia Antica, one of Ancient Rome's most important roads
  • Discover Roman ruins and aqueducts
  • Tour through the countryside, far from the noise of the city
  • Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of central Rome on an e-bike tour of the ancient Via Appia. Travel along the old Roman road into the countryside and through country lanes. Reach the Ancient Appian Way and travel past tombs and the ruins of an Imperial Palace. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. A visit to the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano is included as well. See the Park of the Aqueducts and stop for a little break to cool down in the flowing water from the Aqueduct Felice before heading back into the city.

Includes
  • Catacombs of Rome entry ticket
  • Access to Appian Way
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Electric bike
  • Helmet
  • Child bike seat
  • Tag-along bike
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Location: Via Labicana 49 From Metro COLOSSEUM (10 to 15 minutes): At the main exit turn left, then walk straight, passing by the Colosseum. Continue following the street as it becomes Via Labicana. Continue walking for about 5 minutes. You will find the number 49 on the right side of the street. From Metro Manzoni(about 10 minutes): Walk down Viale Manzoni towards the Colosseum. Continue walking straight down the street, which turns into Via Labicana. You will find number 49 on the left side of the street.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 449 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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    TopBike’s tour of the Appian Way with our guide Alessandro, was a highlight of our Italian trip. Safe, informative, and fun- Alessandro guided our small group through city streets, ancient roads, and country side with ease and humor. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome, and we would absolutely do it again.

    May 9, 2022

    Our family, had a wonderful time with our guide, Klaas, despite heavy rain and a stop to change a punctured tyre. Since there were only 4 of us, Klaas took a lot of time to ensure our safety when crossing the road, share with us his knowledge about Rome and his own experience riding bicycle solo from Europe to Asia. We stopped by to have enjoyable lunch, simple but delicious pasta with great conversation with our guide. After we reached the end of the tour, Klaas shared with us his Dutch snacks. I would recommend Klaas and this company to everyone. They are very professional and even offered to refund us in full, when we were already at their shop, if we chose to cancel it because of the rain forecast. You can tell that they are good people and we glad that we went ahead with it although our shoes were soaking wet and we had to buy 3 new shoes . The e-bikes were in good conditions with front pocket to keep your phone, poncho and water bottles. 5 stars tour

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    December 10, 2021

    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

    Product ID: 390355

    VA ID: 390355