Appia Antica Picnic

Includes a Picnic Lunch

Appia Antica

Full Description

Cycling out of the old roman walls and into in the countryside is a thrill in itself but leaving tourists and busy streets behind, you soon forget you are in Rome. A short bicycle ride and we reach the old roman road called The Appian Way. With tombs and pine trees running alongside as well as ancient christian burial grounds and even aqueducts not that far away makes this tour an ideal getaway from your usual tourist trails in Rome. To give you a taste of roman living, we visit a local spring where we organize a picnic lunch and refill our water bottles (provided) with natural spring water. We also stop for a visit of one of the catacombs where you can join a guided tour of the underground chambers.

-The Appian Way-

Go cycling along the Appian Way, an ancient road that runs through the roman countryside and park of the Appia Antica, and see first hand some of Romes most important achievements.

-The Roman Aqueducts –

A network of overhead channels bringing thousands of liters of water into ancient Rome every second.

-The Christian Catacombs-

Visit the underground sanctuary of the early christians as they hid from the romans and buried their dead, with 28kms of tunnels spread out over 4 floors.

-Picnic at a Natural Spring-

Stop for a hearty picnic in the Santa Egeria park where there is a natural spring! Fill up your bottles with fizzy water from the spring and enjoy something to eat and drink.

  • Aurelian Walls & St. Sebs Gate
  • Appian Way & First Mile
  • Catacombs (1 hour Visit)
  • Cafarella Valley & Spring
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Fiscal Tower & Park
  • Park of the Aqueducts
  • Appian Way & 5th Mile
  • Price : 60 euros/person
  • Start time: 9.30am
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Schedule: Daily except Wed
  • Not included: Catacomb entrance fee (8 euros+ Electric Bicycle (€15). 

We will provide you with a mountbicycle (electric bicycles available at a premium), helmet and bike bag (for carrying small objects) In the event you will be cycling with infants, we have attachments such as child trailer, baby seats etc. Please add this to the booking comment section.

4 Responses
  1. Tony, Jane and Josh

    This was our second tour with Glen and we thoroughly enjoyed both. The catacombs are a must see and what better way to go than by bike. The tour is fun and the cycling not to tough. Our 12 year old coped fine. Glen is an excellent guide and very personable. We rode along paths and tracks you’d never visit any other way. If you want to get away from the crowds take this tour, you won’t regret it!

  2. Davis

    If Musa is still there, ask for him to guide your tour. He’s such an intelligent, thoughtful and fun guide. Rome is special, but this tour will add much to your experience.

  3. This tour is just perfect if you want something off the beaten path. Glen was our guide and he was fun,informative, and easy going. He was knowledgeable of the area, answering all questions we had. He did not rush us and let us make all the stops we wanted. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed!

  4. Naveeta

    We were in Rome in July and did the Appian Way Tour with Musa. What a great guide! He knew so much and it was clear he had studied things in his own time. A really interesting person to chat to. The tour takes you off the beaten track to things you would never see without a local. It was a fantastic tour, a bit hot, but it was one of the best things we did in Rome. I would highly recommend this to anyone.