Cycling in Rome can be quite stressy so why not opt for a relaxing ride outside the city wall in the countryside of Rome!
A stones throw from the aurelian walls surrounding the original roman city lies the Appia Antica Regional Park. Its been protected from speculating surveyors and construction companies since the introduction of the Parks Department Law forbidding any construction on the 3500 acres of land that flank the old roman road “Appia Antica”.
Follow this path running through the roman countryside from the Gate of St. Sebastian as far as the foothills of the Colli Albani, an extinct volcano south east of Rome. For the most part the route is uninterrupted and you can cycle continuously for 17 miles following the path of the ancient romans as they marched to Bari 600kms away, the final destination of The Appian Way.
Appian Way Bike Tours – Main Sites
Appian Way Original paving (2-5th Mile)
Aurelian Walls and Gate of St. Sebastian
Catacombs of St Callisto & St. Sebastian
Capo di Bove
Park of the Aquaducts
Parco Egeria & Natural Spring
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