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Tour Rome & Italy by Bicycle

The Red Bicycle is a small, independently run bicycle shop in the center of Rome. From our location right next to the Colosseum, we organize bike tours through the city and out into the countryside along the Appian Way.

Our fleet of modern bicycles are well maintained, thanks to our onsite mechanic Tasso. Together with Glenn & Musa who have been leading the tours since 2012, makes us the best choice when it comes to reliability.

All our tours are authorized by a local travel agent, with a full money back guarantee in the event you are unable to attend or need to cancel.

Why Choose Us?

Better Prices

Direct Contact

Flexibilility

Child and Group Discounts

Immediate Confirmation and Response

Flexible guides and small group size

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Lead Cyclists and Staff

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Start your family vacation or weekend trip away from home with those that make you feel at home!

Being a group of passionate cyclists with years of experience, we are able to provide a better experience than any other bike tour in Rome.

The bicycle can take you places no other means of transport can, so we take it to the max! Never expect us to leave any stone unturned when cycling through Rome, taking in the extra sights along the way that other bike tours overlook.

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

Glenn

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. My languages include English (mother tongue), Italian and Dutch.  I am responsible for organizing the routes, tours and guides but its not uncommon that I actually lead the tours as well.


Musa

Rome Bike tour Guide MusaI have been working 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.


Tasso

Im the Red Bicycles mechanic and maintain the fleet of bicycles we use for the tours and rentals. I am responsible for other cyclists who bring their own bikes in for repairs and build up bikes to specification, using vintage italian bike frames and parts.  

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Rome Bicycle Tours

Rome Bike Tours - Private or Group

Getting around Rome can be pretty tiring. With so much to see and a limited time, why not try a Rome Bike Tour? The best way to see Romes monuments like the Colosseum and Vatican, visit its various quarters and learn about Roman history.

The Red Bicycle leads daily tours of Rome by bike from our cycle shop near the Colosseum, starting at 9.30am, 3pm (summer time) and 5pm. For those who have already been to Rome, or want to do something outside in the roman countryside, there is also the Appia Antica Regional Park. An extensive area of 3200 hectares this park has aqueducts, catacombs, natural springs and an old roman road called the Appia Antica running through it.

Please note that as there are many sites and monuments to visit, within Rome as well as through the Appia Antica Park and we try to cover as much as during the time allocated, we only allow about 5/10 minutes for each stop. Except for the Catacombs which require 45 minutes.

WHATS INCLUDED ON OUR ROME BIKE TOURS:

  • Enter inside the accessible sites  (those that don’t require tickets or long lines)
  • Historical information about the area and monuments
  • Live commentary from a local guide in chosen language
  • Bicycle (in your size)
  • Helmet
  • Small bike bag for carrying phone/camera etc.

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Private Rome Bike Tours

Planning on visiting Rome but want to decide your own schedule?

Perhaps you are a group and need your own private guide or want to have a tour suited to meet your needs?

Send us an email by clicking the button below or choose one of our planned itineraries.

Group Rome Bike Tours

Group Tours are a great way to hop onto an already existing tour with a set start time and itinerary.

You will be cycling with a small group hopefully although we limit the group size to 10 people. In addition the group tours take into consideration the ability of all participants, even if someone is not such a good cyclist.

Hiring a Bicycle in Rome

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.

Or Just Email Us to Confirm Your Bike Hire

Full Day – €15

€15 from 09:00 till 19:00 . 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


  • Overnight Extra fee – €5
  • Baby Seats -Free
  • Bags and Panniers – €5
  • Bike Drop Off/Pick Up – Contact Us

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.

Fully supported Day/Overnight Rides

Cycling Italy

The Red Bicycle tour organization, together with local expert guides and agreements with genuine accommodation and local food sources, has created a brand new formula for bike trips. Based out of our bike shop in Rome, we organize long distance rides of one or more days with the support of a vehicle.

Join us for a weekend cycling break or even during the week for a 3 night cycling holiday. The itineraries are created in order minimize the use of motorized transport so we get to cycle more. We will have a support van on standby to assist us on en-route.

Avoiding busy roads and staying in select accommodation  brings us into direct contact with the locals and atmosphere as well. Not to forget the important topic of food, as italian cooking is a national sport, there will be made available many specialties of the regions/areas we visit.

Luggage and Logistics

To facilitate the clients, we will have our driver come and pick them up at a specified location as well as take them back to Rome afterwards

  • Luggage storage available onsite
  • Suggested item check list for trip
  • Baggage handling and transport included
  • Pick Up and Drop Off arranged

Technical Details

Our customers will be provided with a modern bike suitable for the trip we intend to do.

  • bikes tested and perfectly working for all the duration of the trip
  • Equipped with racks and panniers / bags
  • A guide (or more than one, depends) will be always with you during the ride to ensure the right amount of fun and safety
  • Time for the privacy of the customers (own time)

Availability & Cost

When

Available dates are from Spring through to Autumn. Please check the individual trip itineraries for more details or contact us to ask for an extra date to be added.

Cost

Depends on the itinerary and length but as a basic guide will be between 300/400 euros per couple and 250/300 euros per person.

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Rome Bike Shop – Packaging and Courier Service

Rome Bicycle Packaging and Courier Service

Cycling holidays can be a great way to explore Italy and have an

Sending a bicycle by courier

Boxing a bike in Rome

adventure, although they can be tricky logistically. If you don’t feel like going on one of our organized cycling holidays and prefer to make your own way, at least let us take care of some of the hassle!

For those who are touring Europe by bicycle and need to ship bicycles back home, we offer a bicycle boxing and packaging service to be able to send your bicycle on board an aeroplane or high speed train as well as offer a courier service for sending bicycles to a destination.

The Bicycle Courier Service covers the following areas: United Kingdom and European Union (including Denmark, Norway and Sweden), The United States and Canada, Australia.

Sending a bicycle from Rome with us can save you time and money, considering that you can:

  • Leave the bicycle and any extra equipment onsite, no extra charge
  • Let us pack it for you safely, no extra charge
  • Pick it up at your desired destination within a week
  • Prices depend on destination but start as low as 90 euros

The Bicycle Boxing/Packaging Service is useful for those who already have a way of carrying their bicycle but need it boxed and more importantly so that when it arrives, it has no damage.

  • Same day Bike Boxing Service with a days notice 60 euros
  • Next day Bike Boxing Service with a days notice 40 euros
  • Simple Bike Boxing Service (We sell you a box) 20 euros

To make an appointment to have your bike boxed or for quote on how much it would cost to send you bike by courier, please send us an email or call.

Opening Hours:

  • Morning 09:00 – 13:00
  • Afternoon 15:00 – 19:30
  • Closed Sundays and Monday morning (unless by appointment)

Contact & Location

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Directions

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Public transport/ Walking

Our Bike shop is located very near to the Colosseum Metro. Walk left out of the Colosseum metro and at the traffic lights cross both pedestrian crossings. Turn right and take the second street on your left Via dei Santi Quattro, number 81. We are situated infront of the Hotel Celio which has flags hangin off its walls.

From Civitavecchia (the port of Rome)

Pronounced chi’v’ta’vekia this old port has become a stopping point for most western mediterranean cruises. It has a beautiful castle which is prominent as you disembark from the boat. The only way of getting to Rome has to be by train. There will be many taxis waiting to take you but the traffic will almost certainly be worse than the driver tells you. Additionally the train costs much less and offers more leg room.

From Fiumicino airport

Of the 2 airports serving Rome, this airport is usually the preferred arrival point due its trans-atlantic flights. The easiest and quickest way to Rome from the airport is by train, but there is also a national bus service. Avoid using taxis and private transfers as they are expensive and prone to delays.

From Ciampino airport

This airport is the closer of the 2 to Romes city center, but isnt aswell connected. There is a train to Rome but it doesn’t leave from the airport, hence you need to take a bus and then the train. The best way to get to Rome from Ciampino, which is used by alot of smaller airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet, is to use the local bus service to the Metro Anagnina. From there its a simple matter of getting off at the nearest stop to your hotel, apartment etc.

Driving in Rome

Avoid at all costs! If you have rented a car and want to join a bicycle tour with the Red Bicycle, there is parking available at the a garage near by. The location is easy to find via google maps, just click here.

THE RED BICYCLE SRL
Address: VIA DE SANTI QUATTRO 81 ROME
Contact: +39 327 538 7148 (also Whatsapp)