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Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Aqueducts Electric-assist Bicycle Tour

  • Explore without breaking a sweat on an electric-assist bike tour from Rome
  • 2 tour length options (4.5- or 6-hour) with identical itinerary, but different inclusions
  • 27 km (17-mile) ride, 70% of which off-road (intermediate level of difficulty)
Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Aqueducts Electric-assist Bicycle Tour
From US$67.50
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9am 4.5h EN tour (no catacomb)Most Popular
4.5-hour bike tour departing at 09:00 am (in this version of the tour, the guided tour of the catacombs is NOT included)
From US$67.50
10:30am 6-hour tour in French
6-hour bike tour departing at 10:30am
From US$97.25
10:30am 6-hour tour in German
6-Hour Tour in German departing at 10:30am
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Explore the Roman countryside with ease on an electric bike tour. Navigate the highlights of the area—including the ancient Appian Way, the Aurelian walls, and the Parc of the Aqueducts—without breaking a sweat on a pedal-assisted bike. Escape the crowds of Rome and discover monuments you didn't know existed. Plus, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions in a small group limited to 10 people.
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 6-hour 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.
Reviews (418)
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Reviewed today
Very unique and fun experience for family

This was a highlight of our time in Rome. Our guide Myriam took us on an amazing 18-mile tour, starting in the city and leading out to the Catacombs, the Appian Way, and the Aquaducts. We never would have seen these unique and beautiful sights...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank TripMurray
Reviewed today via mobile
What a find!

This is one of the best tours I have been on. Our guide Akram was knowledgable and engaging speaking English perfectly. He made sure we had time to look around the sites and ask questions so it a very relaxed day. The bikes are well...More

1  Thank Natalie050
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Absolute must-do in Rome!

As a frequent visitor to Rome, I love nothing more than discovering a great, local company that deserves my return business and TopBike absolutely fits this description! This was my third tour with this company in two years and actually my second time doing this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Rosalinde T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Ancient Appian Way and Roman Aqueducts Electric-Assist Bicycle Tour by TopBike

I took the tour with my 14-year-old son on a rainy day in April 2019. Rik, the guide, was excellent. The e-bikes were wonderful and required little exertion. TopBike provided rain ponchos. The tour was a nice contrast to the crowded attractions in the city.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank SamTEdward
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mom, Dad and 12 year old son all thought best part of 12 day trip

Was great to be in a little less hectic part of the city and the scenery could not be beat. Edwardo made great efforts to keep us all safe and we enjoyed the information he shared. The lunch was one of our better meals in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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20 April 2019|
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Response from ez2plze | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was in the morning, and did not include food. We did stop at a lovely cafe along the way, where we could purchase baked goods and coffee, and use the rest room.
5 March 2019|
Response from babsindra | Reviewed this property |
Yes she can do it for sure! We did the tour with the e-bikes and it was super easy. It's like flying up the hill. Sometimes the streets are a little bit bumpy but you have no stress and you can walk over the not so easy... More
4 March 2019|
Response from richard t | Reviewed this property |
different tours at different times....you will have to check with company or web site