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Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs, and Roman Aqueducts E-Bike Tour

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Explore rural Italy and discover ancient Roman ruins on this 4.5- or 6- hour Ancient Appian Way, catacombs and Roman Aqueducts electric-assist bicycle tour. Cycle on the Ancient Appian Way with an electric-assist bike with your guide. Marvel at Roman ruins such as the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius, Caracalla's thermal baths and the Tomb of Caecilia Metella. Delve deep into the 2nd-century San Callisto or San Sebastiano catacombs (only in the 6-hour version of the tour) to learn of Roman burial traditions and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
This tour comes in two variants: a shorter 4.5-hour version and a longer 6-hour one. The two variants are identical in itinerary, but differ in their inclusions. For more info please check the Important info section.
  • Explore without breaking a sweat on an electric-assist bike tour from Rome
  • 27 km (17-mile) ride, 70% of which off-road (intermediate level of difficulty)
  • 2 tour length options with identical itinerary, but different inclusions
  • Guide commentary provides in-depth history of ancient Rome
  • Tour covers all the highlights of the Appian Way and its surroundings
  • Small-group size means personalized attention and the chance to ask questions
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at a central Rome location (address shared after booking), and pick up your electric, pedal-assisted bike and helmet. If the hilly journey through the Roman countryside doesn’t intimidate you, regular bikes are also available.
Led by your guide, you will ride to the beginning of the Ancient Appian Way, from which point you can relax and enjoy the scenery and the riding ease of the assisted bike. Get views from the ground up without the barrier of a tour vehicle window between you and the scenery.
Learn about the history of the Appian Way, constructed in 312 BC, through your guide’s informative commentary. Cycle around the area’s most important landmarks, such as the Caracalla's thermal baths, the Circus of Maxentius, the Aurelian Walls, the Tomb of Caecilia Metella,  and the monumental Aqueducts of antiquity. Listen as your guide sheds light on the history and significance of the ancient sites.
In the longer version of the tour, stop at the San Callisto or San Sebastiano catacombs—built in the second century and named after the deacon St. Callixtus—and explore the underground tunnels with your guide. Learn their fascinating history and gain insight into ancient Roman burial traditions.
Return to your central Rome meeting point with a deeper understanding of ancient Rome and its traditions, history, and culture.
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour was a joy! The scenery was beautiful and captivating, the e-bikes were surprisingly easy to ride for first timers like ourselves, and we quickly got used to them to the point we actually contemplated buying one. But the tour wouldn't have been half...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This bike trip and have been more enjoyable especially due to our tour guide Klauss. Highly recommend you ask for him. He couldn’t be in more knowledgeable and fun to be with. The bikes were fabulous. Very easy to ride. Don’t worry about the traffic...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Q1610ZGwilliamb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day out. A huge thank you to our tour guide, Pablo. Six hours flew by! The ebike made everything very easy - barely broke a sweat in the 38c Roman weather. Highly recommended.

Thank 971christopherw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Appian way tour was wonderful! Our guide Max did a fantastic job leading the tour and describing the history of what we saw. We felt very safe on the bikes and the electric assist made it so easy. Would definitely recommend the longer 6hr...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AbelFive
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All Top Bike staff and mechanics were excellent, friendly and patient! Highly recommend our guide, Klaas. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of our tour, explained the e-bikes, and was a very friendly and person. We enjoyed a nice break with great conversation!

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30 July 2019|
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Response from gsgman777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we stopped there. It was one of the first stops, and the guide stopped there to tell us about the arch and that we were about to leave the old city wall.
7 July 2019|
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Response from drTX2 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped in front of it for about 5 min and discussed with our guide
20 April 2019|
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Response from 650daniep | Reviewed this property |
No food included. However on the tour there are a couple of places you can stop and buy really nice food/Sandwiches
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