Cycling to the Appian Way and visiting the Catacombs of Rome has got to be one of the top things to do in Rome! Taking a bike tour to the Appian Way leads you away from busy city center and into the roman countryside, making it ideal for a quick getaway from Rome. Read more about what there is to see to see, Terms and Conditions for Bike Tours how long it takes and FAQ in this article dedicated to one of the best things to do in Rome.
The Appian Way Bike Tour is something you can do in Rome. It starts from near the Circus Maximus – The Appian Way Bike Tour Departure Point – and takes you to the roman countryside. It is an ideal way to escape the busy center of Rome for a relaxing experience in the countryside.
Caution needs to exercised when cycling along the Appian Way due to sections of the original Appian Way, paved by the romans with blocks of basalt rock.
Between 4-5 hours if you include a visit to the Catacombs
It is not suitable for neonati (just born children) due to the bumpy road, it also might not be a good idea if you have back problems or balance issues.
Being able to start from Rome by bicycle and reach the countryside easily, whilst avoiding traffic and crowded areas makes The Appian Way Bike Tour the perfect way to do some exercise in Rome.
Cycling the tree lined path that the Romans laid thousands of years ago past through fields, along dirt trails and cobbled roads is a great combination of healthy living and exercise. It will help you to feel relaxed and you will return to Rome feeling energized.
There are many sites of interest, places that are mentioned in guide books as well as the bible.
The first thing you will reach is the ancient city walls and the gate through Saints Peter and Paul would have passed.
Running alongside this ancient roman road were many pagan tombs as well as temples, inns and even bath houses much of which are now ruins lining the Appian Way. One tomb worth noting is that of Cecilia Metella since its still intact with white stone lining its walls.
One of the most notable ruins along the Appian Way is the Castrum of the Caetani, since it would be this noble family and the tax they imposed upon travelers/traders to reach Rome that changed the course of history. (read about the history of the Appian Way)
During a Bike Tour of The Appian Way, you can stop for a visit to one of the many catacombs of Rome. These sites were the start of the christian community that would take control of the roman empire.
Perhaps the most scenic park in the world, it has got remains of 6 of Roman Aqueducts plus a current aqueduct still working. Visit this on the Appian Way Bike Tour to cycle alongside the aqueducts.
As for the rest of what there is to see and do along the Appian Way Bike Tour, once you are on your way back to Rome you can enjoy a picnic style lunch in the shade of eucalyptus trees at the Sant Egeria natural spring. This little secret site along The Appian Way Bike Tour is a haven for locals for its good food, healthy water and relaxing environment.
If you have heard enough and want to join us for our Official Appian Way Bike Tour, then get in touch or book a tour online. Please remember to sign this waiver prior to arrival:
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