Appian Bike Tour – Choose between a city bike or an e-bike, then put on your helmet and start following your guide along the most important ancient long road.
During this tour, you will discover the Regina Viarium, the queen of long roads, better known as The Appian Way. There you will pedal along cobbles laid by the Romans many millennia ago. This road is one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads. Built to connect Rome to the port city of Brindisi, the Appian Way later became an early Christian burial site with underground catacombs, that flank many ancient ruins along the way. So nowadays, it represents one of the main memories of the Ancient Rome and its treasures that you can discover thanks to our Guided Appian Bike Tour of the Ancient Appian Way.
With this tour, we provide for you experience and competence of the best official guides, that will tell you all about the intriguing history of this incredible way, and they will comment on each stop you will met along the ride.
Left the starting point, your Appian Bike Tour will start from the Colosseum, the emblem of the Eternal City and the main roman ancient monument, more than be the main entertainment during the ancient period, characterized by fighting between men and wild beasts. From there you will be lead to the Circus Maximus, another entertainment place specialized in horse rides. Continuing your ride, you will arrive to the Baths of Caracalla, the second most important and largest roman baths, built during the reign of Septimius Severus and Caracalla, nowadays a great tourist attraction, even because it shows the genius of romans in engineering. Go on with your tour on a route extremely suggestive because you will see some of the most important monuments along the way. Admire the Catacombs of Saint Calisto, the most famous ones you will find on the road, and see ruins such as the Tomb of Cecilia Metella on an 12-mile (20-km), the symbol of the Appian Way, and after an hard riding on cobbles enjoy the countryside that stretches up to the Nymphaeum of Villa dei Quintili. Your tour goes on through the Caffarella Park, where deep in the nature, you can admire incredible ruins such as the Nymphaeum of Egeria, the Tomb of Annia Regilla, Roman cistern and the Aurelian Wall, that form together and incredible landscape out of the present time. Admire the greatness of the incredible Roman Aqueduct, that fed for centuries roman houses and baths and also was used as a sort of entertainment. After roughly four hours on your bike, you’ll finish back at the starting point. Along the way, it will be offered a soft drink to each participant.
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We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, protect you from the sun, and drink a lot during the ride.
You can even choose to have a tour with e-bike with just 10 euros more.
Price: 59 euro