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 a departure point near the Colosseum, in the old race track called the circus Maximus. 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.
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Cycling in Rome
What a great idea, but in reality its actually not that easy. Full of beauty and history, Romes center is busy and congested but unlike most capital cities the streets are nothing more than cobbled narrow alleys. Obviously there are modern roads which have been purposefully built to ease the build up of traffic and street side parking but there isn’t much space for walking, let alone cycling!
Often you will see pedestrians weaving between parked cars as the sidewalks are non-existent in some parts of the Italian capitals center. Other parts of Rome do offer however a great place to go for a bike ride such as along the river front. There has been a lot of progress made since the end of Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 to provide safe cycling routes with the creation of ovr 200kms of cycle lane cross crossing the capital. The historic center of Rome however is still not reachable by these bike lanes, however this isn’t to say that you cant. Besides with so much to see outside of Rome, cycling in the center is perhaps not necessary. Not to mention the fact that its so compact the best way to get to see the main sites such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps is by foot.
The introduction of Ebikes over the last few years has helped to boost cycling in Rome known for its 7 hills and enjoy a bike tour to panoramic view points. In particular, the Aventine Hill with the Garden of the Oranges is a great site to visit at sunset with a view over the river and the Keyhole nearby. An exciting itinerary to tour Rome by bicycle taking in the sites around the river front, jewish ghetto and Capitoline Hill.