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Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour with Catacombs

Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour with Catacombs

From US$ 100.78 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
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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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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 483 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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    I have been on several tours and participated in several planned activities with my friends on this trip to Italy (a gondola ride in Venice, a Murano glass demonstration, a wine tasting in a Tuscan vineyard, Pitti Palace, the climb of Il Duomo in Florence, Vatican, Colosseum, etc.) but this tour was the BEST “la più bella” of all those activities. Our tour guide Caterina was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The staff at the shop was kind and approachable. I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to see Rome from a different view. This is my third trip to Rome but today I saw things I’ve never seen before and with local insight (from Caterina) that put it in perspective. This is good for families too. I was with my 14-year-old godchild and there were two other kids around her age too.

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    July 16, 2022

    What a perfect day in Rome. Luckily the weather was a little cooler and drier than it had been in the weeks before so there was a lovely breeze as we rode around the Appian Way. My first time on an e-bike - how lovely to really be able to just enjoy the surroundings. I highly recommend this activity for someone who wants to enjoy some outdoor time in Rome. I don't usually do guided tours but really loved this experience.

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    July 12, 2022

    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

    Product ID: 390355

    VA ID: 390355