Guided tour

Rome: Appian Way and St. Callisto Catacombs Tour by E-bike

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: the Red Bicycle

Rome: Appian Way and St. Callisto Catacombs Tour by E-bike

Activity provider: the Red Bicycle

From US$ 72.83 per person

Admire stunning views of the Roman countryside on this guided e-bike tour along the Appian Way. Explore the St. Callisto Catacombs and see the Cafarella Valley.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Audio guide included
French, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Catacombs and the Appian Way
  • Stop en ruote for snacks and a drink
  • Get some great views of Roman countryside
  • Enjoy the sunset as you bike along the Appian Way
  • Venture outside of the city walls
Full description

Make your way to the Catacombs of St. Callisto on this guided e-bike tour through the Appian Way. Choose between a sunset or morning tour, and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Roman countryside. Starting from the bike depot, go on a quick ride to the Appian Way and visit the Catacombs of St. Callisto. See where the Christians met and prayed 40 meters underground in what would become the official cemetery for Rome's church. Afterward, continue biking along the Appian Way, an ancient road left buried in the countryside. Cycle past fields and woodland to reach the first section of original stones laid by the Romans 2300 years ago. See ruts left in the stone by the wheels of carts pulled along the road by horses over the years. Find your way between the old stones and head down towards a natural spring. This section of original blocks is also walkable. In the natural spring, fill in bottles with mineral water or wine at the wine cellar. It's a great way to see local life and tradition.

At the cellar, you can buy snacks and drinks to take with you to the snack stop at the Cafarella Valley, the last part of your tour on the way back into the city. From up high in the Cafarella Valley, appreciate the view of Rome's magnificent countryside along with the rolling hills and valley below.

See a fantastic variety of animals like birds, sheep, and goats. Keep an eye out for bunny families that live in the valley. Stop to enjoy a glass of wine or something else you brought from the spring before you return to the bike depot.

Includes
  • Tour of St. Callisto Catacombs
  • E-Bike with lights
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks and snacks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located right next to the Tamoil gas station. The nearest metro stop is Circo Massimo.

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Glenn with the Red Bicycle company was amazing!! He made sure everyone in the group was able to stay together. We loved being able to escape the city for a few hours and enjoy the countryside while learning more about Rome's history. It really is the perfect activity for families, couples, or going solo. Highly recommend making this apart of your Rome experience!

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November 17, 2022

My family (including 2 teenagers) loved everything about the trip. Our first time on e-bikes and they are such fun and make cycling so easy! It was great to get out of central Rome and into some green spaces learning about the Romans along the way. The visit to the Catacombs was really interesting and informative. Would recommend to anyone looking for something different, my teenagers rated it their favourite activity. Our guide Glenn was great, keeping the tour moving and fun.

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October 26, 2022

The trip was "fun and different" but a bit rough for some of us, who had minor accidents. I think the pace was too fast for those not used to these particular e-bikes, especially as we couldn't anticipate twists and turns and traffic stops the way the group leader could. Also, the guide at the catacombs was very difficult to understand because of his heavy accent. Overall, however, worth doing.

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October 23, 2022

Product ID: 421163