Spend a morning cycling between cypress trees, roman aqueducts and protected parkland on our Appia Antica Bike Tour.
This tour is great if you want to go outside into the countryside, escaping the crowds and concrete of Rome for a few hours.
The tour includes a visit to the catacombs as well as a picnic lunch at a local spring.
Approximately 4 hours long (with one hour inside the catacombs), you should get back to our starting point after lunch.
Morning & Afternoon
Having allocated bicycles to all participants based on size and specific requirements such as posture etc, we start by giving a brief explanation on bike usage and safety.
Following the instrucions given by your guide, we begin to cycle towards the Appian Way: An ancient roman road buried in the countyside outside of Rome. Upon arrival the Gates of Rome, we stop to admire the Porta San Sebastian.
Cycling downhill towards the catacombs, our tour takes us into the complex of San Callisto, romes most well preserved catacombs. Here we will stop for a visit whilst the guide remains with the bicycles and those that dont feel like walking through the underground tombs.
After a visit to the catacombs, its a nice ride through the sacred woods of the cafarella Valley to the Spring of Santa Egeria for lunch. The lunch is comprised of selected local cheese, ham, bread, fruits and seasonal produce.
Continuing along the trail brings us to the Park of the Aqueducts where we find the remains of 3 roman aqueducts. Once Romes life line, these magnificent ruins are still testament to her power.
A short cycle uphill and we find ourselves at the old roman road which has given its name to the area, the Appia Antica. Cycling along this trail allows us to enjoy nature and history as we pedal easily along a downhill slope back into Rome.