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The Red Bicycle in Rome

English run bike shop located near the Colosseum in Rome specializing in guided bicycle tours.

The tours we run are usually less than 5/6 people and allows us to navigate safely and easily through the city center. Our personal approach and enthusiasm for cycling creates a great environment for cycling in Rome

We also offer repairs and services for cyclists on site at our shop with the possibility of renting one of our fantastic Klass bikes, plus various other makes of vintage bicycles as well.

Not only do we rent bicycles and organize bicycle tours around Rome but venture further out of Rome on Day Trips, Overnight and Multiple Day Cycling Holidays.

The Red Bicycle supports all those who make an effort to get on a bicycle, even if it is only on holiday! Come meet us out at our shop, its only a 2 minute walk from the Colosseum. From guided bike tours of Rome to Italian Cycling Holidays, renting bikes and even Cycling Equipment.

With discounted rates for children, groups, second tours and returning clients your holiday in Rome will be made that much more enjoyable by cycling with The Red Bicycle.

Tours Tomorrow

Thu 26 May

All Day Tour
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
City Morning
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Appian Way
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Appian Way
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City Afternoon
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunset Cycle
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Customer Satisfaction

Last Minute Booking

  • Show Up on the Day
  • No Reservation Necessary*

*No guarantee tour will be running

Our Guarantee

  • Online Booking Confirmation Email
  • Fully Refunded Cancellations
  • Possibile to Change Days/Tours
  • Immediate Response To Emails

Services Offered

Bicycle Tours

  • Small Groups
  • Unique Tours
  • Informative and Personal Guide
  • Family Run

Bike Hire

  • Half and Full Day Rates
  • Discounted rates for multiple days
  • Locks, Helmets and Maps provided
  • Wide range of bikes to choose from

Bicycle Repairs

  • Immediate Repairs done on site
  • Accessories for Cycling Travellers
  • Courtesy bikes available

Available Options


  • Panniers/bags for carrying luggage/jackets
  • Bottle racks for water bottles
  • Baby seats for infants
  • Third Wheel Attachments
  • Trailers


  • Mens and Womens bicycles available.
  • Childrens Bicycles Available
  • Various Sizes Available
  • Mountain, Trekking & Touring Bikes

Daily Guided Tours of Rome

Rome Bicycle Tours

Rome Bike Tours

Follow a local guide through the city center in a maze of small side streets and traffic free zones. In addition to our daily bike tours of Rome we organise private tours allowing you to choose where and when you want to go.

The tours offer cyclists the chance to go inside monuments (those that don’t require tickets or long lines) and learn about the reason why these sites are important or what the current opinion is. The groups are usually very small, not more than 4 people.

Appian Way Bike Tours

Alternatively we offer bike tours of the roman countryside known as the Appia Antica Park.  The main areas of interest on a guided bike tour of this area are the Catacombs of St Callisto,  Aqueduct Park and the a local Spring Santa Egeria.

Experienced Lead Cyclists

The bicycle tour leaders are there to guide you along the route and make sure you ride safely. At the same time they will be explaining the history of each site, answering questions and taking photos for you. Where there is time allocated for entering the monuments, your guides will wait with the bikes whilst you enter.

Modern Bikes & Equipment

  • Included on all the tours is a bicycle, helmet and carrier bag (for small objects like cellphones, wallet, camera etc.).
  • These are available in various sizes, which we will allocate on the day.
  • In addition you can request a baby seat (for toddlers) or a bigger carrier bag (for carrying jackets) at no extra charge.

Bicycle Rental Rome

Bicycle Rental Rome

Rent a bicycle from The Red Bicycle, a  fully equipped bike shop in the center of Rome.

Choose your preferred type of bike and size plus extras such as panniers and baby seats. We will provide you with a lock and helmet free of charge to get you started. We will also take a minute to familiarize you with the best cycling areas and map out bike lanes and traffic free routes around the city and to the Catacombs.

Full Day – €15

€15 from 09:00 till 18:00 . Please read our Terms & Conditions relating to Bicycle Rental in Rome.

Half Day – €10

After 13:00 till 18:00 (shop closing time). Perfect if you wont be renting the bikes for more than an afternoon.

Extras & Options

  • Late Night Dropoff & Overnight Rental – €5
  • Baby Seats – €5
  • Bags and Panniers – €5
  • Third Wheel attachment – €10
  • Garmin route tracker – €10
  • Go Pro action camera – €15

Cycling Areas, Bike Lanes in Rome

In addition to providing you with a city map, lock and helmet, we will also spend a minute or two getting you going in the right direction. By marking out points and ideal routes we try to help you make use of the cycling lanes  and areas in Rome.

We have also included a link to Romes Municipality website with a map of the bike lanes. Click on the image to the right.

Rome Bike Lane Map

Appian Bike Tour

Reserve your Bicycle Here

We recommend making a reservation in advance as there is limited availability. Please read our terms and Conditions that apply to renting bicycles in Rome before doing so.

Location and opening hours

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Send us mail


Via dei S.S. Quattro, 81, 00184, Rome
Tel: (+39) 06 4554 8934
Email: Glenn@TheRedBicycle.Org

Shop Hours

Monday. Tuesday. Thursday. Friday – 09:00 till 18:00
Saturday. Sunday – Mornings Only (Close 13:00)
Wednesdays – Closed

The Red Bicycle Lead Cyclists

Cycle with the Leaders.

Our aim was to set a trend in Rome which we hoped would have an impact on the way people came to see Rome but also how the city saw itself.

Most Romans don’t consider the bicycle a valid alternative to the car or motorized means of transport. Part of what we do is help others to see that it isn’t true.

The bicycle can take you places no other means of transport can, its freedom to go where you like when you like.

Whats better than a bicycle? Perhaps nothing, maybe just a red one!

Glenn Newland - Lead Cyclist

Owner and originator of The Red Bicycle Tour Org.
Owner and originator of The Red Bicycle Tour Org.

I started the Red Bicycle in 2010 when an old friend of mine lent me a bicycle which I painted red. Since then I have learnt how to manage groups of bikers eager to see and feel Rome, so I hope that I do this as well as I should! My languages include English (mother tongue), Italian and Dutch. I am originally from South Africa but have been working and living in Italy since 2007. I am responsible for organizing the routes, tours and guides but its not uncommon that I actually lead the tours as well!

Musa Dibouf - Lead Cyclist

Rome Bike tour Guide Musa

I have been working with Glenn as a tour leader since 2012. My languages include English, French and Italian. I am originally from Senegal but have been living and working in Italy since 2007. Currently I am responsible for the Appian Way and Catacomb bike tours as the area outside of Rome in the countryside is my preferred area of expertise. I enjoy showing people the park of the Aqueducts and the Spring of Santa Egeria.

Leonardo Storace - Lead Cyclist


Born and Breed Roman! My passion is for sharing with you the charms of this beautiful city. I hope you like to listen! I haven’t been working with the Red Bicycle all that long but am ready for more! Some of the biggest challenges are faced as I have to guide with young children through the city but it is easy now. My favorite areas are the Castelli Romani but I am mainly responsible for leading the tours through the City. I speak English fluently and Italian.