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Rome: Appian Way E-Bike Tour to Aqueducts and Natural Spring

4.9 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: the Red Bicycle

Rome: Appian Way E-Bike Tour to Aqueducts and Natural Spring

Activity provider: the Red Bicycle
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From US$ 51.70 per person

Take a break from the bustle of the city on an electric bike tour of Rome's countryside. Ride an ancient Roman road to the Aqueduct Park and visit a natural spring for a taste of local life.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride an ebike through the countryside of Rome
  • Cycle along the Appian Way
  • Visit the Park of the Aqueducts
  • Drink spring water at the source
Full description

After having your bicycle allocated and being introduced to your group, your guide will start by leading you through the Circus Maximus. This is a great opportunity to test your bike and make sure you are comfortable for the rest of the tour. The first leg of the tour is along the Appian Way, an ancient Roman road running through the countryside past Roman tombs and villas. Peddle to the old city walls and the gate of St. Sebastian. It is said that St. Peter was to have passed through here on his way out of Rome. Following a short stretch along cobbled paving stones and past the obscured ruins of an old Roman villa, reach the first real breath of fresh air in the sanctuary of the Catacombs of St. Callisto.

Admire the Catacombs of St. Callisto from the outside, and listen as your guide describes the importance of this ancient Christian site. Cycling a bit further, arrive at the Tomb of Cecilia Metella and the first stretch of original stone paving used to build the Appian Way.

Continue over this 2,300-year-old road to get the most out of your Appian Way Bike Tour experience. There are trails and paths running alongside this bumpy road allowing the group to bike easily for most of the way until reaching the Park of the Aqueducts. At the Park of the Aqueducts, get up close to the ruins of Rome's most impressive aqueduct, the Aqueduct Claudius. It towers overhead and offers an amazing backdrop throughout this second leg of the tour as you make your way to Cafarella Valley. Visit a natural spring for a scenic break in Cafarella Valley. The area is home to many Roman ruins such as Ninfeo Egeria. At the natural spring, take time to use the toilet and try some of the mineral water. You'll also have the chance to sample local cheese and wines while there.

Includes
  • Electric bicycle
  • Child seats
  • Mineral Water at local spring
  • Third wheel attachment (available as an add-on)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the Easy Bike bicycle rental shop at the bottom of Circus Maximus.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • If you are lactose intollerant, please let the provider know and they will try find alternatives
  • The activity provider needs all participants responsible for their children and themselves to sign a waiver, online
  • See the voucher information section for the link to the waiver
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

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

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Really great morning Our guide was perfect, competent, cultured, and above all very kind and attentive In addition to the historical sites, he had surprises in store for us: tasting of Loquat fruit, strawberries at the natural spring of Egeria, etc... equipment adapted to the skills of each I absolutely recommend this activity

June 22, 2022

Amazing! Glenn, was such a great guide. My girlfriend was a bit nervous about riding in Rome but he made her feel fine with it. Amazing views and the ride itself was brilliant. Glenn really made the whole day though with how kind, funny and caring he was with us both. We was the only English speaking people but he would always make sure to tell us what everything around us was. Great trip and would 100% recommend anyone to do it, even if your not a massive fan of biking; the bikes were great and could set the bike as if your hardly peddling! Would definitely want to do it again when we come back to Rome!

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June 20, 2022

Definitely not for beginner bikers! You will bike in traffic and there are some hairpin turns right adjacent to traffic. The ride itself is easy due to the e-bike, you will not get exhausted, but the traffic and terrain were very difficult. Overall I am very glad I did this excursion and highly highly recommend it, but only if you are proficient on a bike! The tour guide was great and we had plenty of stops for shade, water, and history lessons.

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June 13, 2022

Product ID: 111283