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

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours

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

Activity provider: Topbike Rental & Tours
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From US$ 104.46 per person

Hop on an electric-assist bike and ride along the Ancient Appian Way. Pass aqueducts, the grand Aurelian Walls, and descend into Christian catacombs.

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

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
  • 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, 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Babies under 1 year
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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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • FFP2 mask

Know before you go

  • The length of the tour is 27 kilometers (17 miles), 70% of which off-road. The level is intermediate (difficult if a child seat or child extension mounted on the bicycle)
  • Approximately 30% 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 70% of the route (riding in the parks), there is no traffic.
  • On Wednesdays, the Appian Way tour lasts 6.5 hours
  • Helmets are mandatory
  • Infants under 1 year are not allowed on the tour
  • 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 (streamliner) is provided
  • Children aged 9 and above can independently ride on an appropriately sized E-bike
  • This tour doesn't include any food or drinks; however, the route offers possibilities to purchase some food or drinks (to be consumed during a suitable break)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 480 reviews

Review summary

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

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Overall my friend and I really enjoyed this experience on the bike tour. It was informative, entertaining, and a great form of exercise. The E-Bikes are powerful so if you’ve never ridden one be sure to test it out first. Loved the catacombs and the gates to rome. Unfortunately with about an hour to go on the trip I went down a steep hill, lost control of the bike, and severed a vein in my leg and needed to be evacuated via ambulance to the hospital. The guides were very reassuring and prepared with a first aid kit when I was bleeding profusely. I mention this to commend the guides on their preparedness and ability to call emergency services swiftly. The organizer, Stefan, even called me several times in the hospital to make sure I was okay. Would definitely recommend this experience, would just recommend walking the bike down any steep hills.

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June 13, 2022

Excellent experience in every way. Very organized bike shop with friendly and helpful staff, e-bikes in good condition, super tour guide (Alessandro), one of the highlights of my week in Rome - nice to get outside the city center for the day, ride on the historic Appian Way, see the catacombs and aqueducts, learn all the history, and enjoy the countryside. Highly recommend!

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June 12, 2022

A really fun experience and a great way to get outside the city walls of Rome. The biking is not strenuous at all and you have an electric motor to help. A few patches of rough cobblestone and a few streets to cross in the city. The Appian Way is beautiful. Stop at a restaurant to have lunch (not included). Overall highly recommend it.

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June 10, 2022

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