Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe?

Following routes that avoid cycling amongst traffic, designed by cyclists for daily use means YES!

Are the tours safe for kids?

Most of the tours have been specifically designed with families in mind. If one of your little ones is a new rider however, we suggest the Catacombs Cycle.

Do you provide helmets?

Included on the tours are helmets and rain gear, should the weather be a bit wet.

How many people on a tour?

On average 4, but we limit the groups to 10 max.

Where do we meet?

Our shop is very near the Colosseum. Please read the directions on our Arriving Here page.

Whats the easiest way to get to you?

From the Colosseum metro, we are a 2 minute walk.

What should we bring?

We recommend loose fitting clothes and hard soled shoes. If you want to bring bottles for water, we have bottle cages on the bikes.

What happens if we need to cancel?

Please let us know if you won’t be coming as its very rude to keep us all waiting if you decide to not come. If you have paid, we will refund you in full if you cancel before the tour date.

What happens if its raining?

We will still go. Although we will provide you with some essential rain gear, it is recommended you bring a rain jacket if you have one.

Can we take photos?

As long as its not whilst you are riding. This can be dangerous.

Do you tell us the history?

Your tour leaders are firstly cyclists, secondly guides. Their aim is to make your day enjoyable and safe so with this in mind, don’t expect them to know “The Lives of the 12 Ceasars” although they all share a common interest in Rome’s varied history.

About the author

Originally from South Africa, I moved to Italy in 2007 after having finished school in England. My grasp of the Italian language was basic but enough to get to know people. By the end of 2008 I had mastered an intermediate level of italian and would continue to progress onto higher levels. Today my proficiency of the italian language is enough to fool some italians into thinking I'm one of them! Although I never manage to be as charming... My other interests besides Italy, the Italians and the Italian way of life are: Cycling, Languages and Travel. At the moment I am heavily involved with the day-to-day running of The Red Bike Shop and am a keen cyclist, taking part in races and especially Grandfondos (one-off races). My goal for the future is to open a fully functional bike shop in the center of Rome.