Thinking of joining a guide for a bicycle tour of Rome, well this information should be relevant.
Firstly there are many companies that offer guided bike tours of Rome. Some are better than others, better organized and even free but the real difference is what route you will follow. When deciding on joining a bike tour of Rome you should take into consideration the following 3 aspects:
In the next section you can find details about the various areas of Rome broken down into sections about how easy it is to get there by bike, what there is to see in each area and if its worth spending money on a bike tour to do so.
The most relevant question to the topic of where to go cycling in Rome is: What areas can considered Rome?
Rome can be divided up into 4 main areas:
Perhaps the best use of a bicycle in Rome: Cycling the Appian Way!
Although this area, known as the Park of the Appian way is not inside the old city, its really close to the old walls. Infact as soon as you leave the old roman walls from Porta St Sebastian, you will already be able to feel like you are in the countryside.
Cycling along the old roman road called the Ancient Appian or Appia Antica in Italian, is great fun and safe since there are no cars. You will be able to visit the following sites of interest along the way:
For those with a bit of know-how there is also the Aquaduct Park off to the left although its a bit tricky crossing the new modern road Appia Nuova to get there. Perhaps cycling the Appian Way is also easier with an electric bicycle since the terrian is mostly off road. Read more about Guided Bike Tours of The Appian Way.