Ancient Appian Way and Roman Countryside E-Bike Tour

Roma, Italy
Ancient Appian way and Roman Countryside bike tour

From USD 80.52

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Ride part of the way along the ancient Appian Way road without getting lost on this bike tour. You’ll pass centuries of history as you cycle through the Roman countryside on the route that dates back to the fifth century BCE. Your experienced guide will show you famous and lesser-known sites along the route, and make sure you have enough rest and photo stops for an enjoyable, active day out.
  • Active travelers will love this cycling tour
  • Bicycle and helmet use is included
  • Learn about Rome’s long history by riding right through it
  • A convenient way of touring the countryside from Rome

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Use of an e-bike
  • Use of helmet
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza dei Calcarari, 2
    Piazza dei Calcarari, 2, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Rome For You shop Corner of Largo di Torre Argentina within 200 meters walking distance from the Pantheon and Piazza Venezia

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Circus Maximus

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palatine Hill

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani - Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parco degli Acquedotti - Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

You don't have to be an avid rider to manage this trip.


12 reviews
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Worth it!
Leslie_B, Sept 2023
Really cool tour. E-bike was very useful for me. It's not very hilly, but the terrain is so rough, it was actually a little hard to steer and pedal at the same time, so the electric bike kept my forward momentum. Our guide was very knowledgeable, but it got uncomfortable when his rhetoric slid into antisemitic territory. It was also a very long tour. We had several breaks for water, but we didn't have snacks, which I would recommend. Great way to cover a lot of historic ground.
This is not a leisurely bike ride-and should not be described as such
lynne_W, Nov 2022
The scenery was great and we did enjoy the trip for the most part. We do have issues as to how the trip is described on Viator. The 20 mile distance was not disclosed nor that they were e-bikes and we would be charged an extra 15 for our bikes. And you should disclose that you will riding up rocky hills.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Lynne, we are very sorry that you had not an excellent experience, the Appian Way tour is one of the most common tour for us and for all of the other agencies in Rome, but let me just clarify that the e-bikes are not included in the price of the tour you booked. We proposed to you the e-bike for an additional fee that you accepted, but was not mandatory. I'm sorry there was this misunderstanding... The Appian Way is an ancient road built in the 4th century BC immersed in the Roman countryside; of course is not like to ride in the city center with asphalt, but actually this is the reason why the people love it. Personally I do not consider it a difficult itinerary, also because we do it almost every day with thousands of people including families with children and the feedbacks are always very positive. Your guide has also changed the usual route to avoid some of the busier passages by taking you through the parks and quieter areas of the city. So, I don't know what to tell you, we believe that we did our best and probably you were not self confidence enough, that's why I suggest you, for your next trip to understand better what is in your physical possibilities and maybe read something more about the tour before to book it. Thanks for understanding. Best Regards
Great tour guide let down by the bikes
Thomas_V, May 2022
Our tour guide was excellent and we were lucky to have a tiny group - just my family and the host. But the bike hire part was disappointing: the bikes were poorly maintained. This is a generous, long tour, so having good bikes matters.
Great way to experience...
Ami_P, Apr 2022
Great way to experience Roman countryside and get away from the hustle of city. Martin was excellent.
We LOVED this bike trip. We were...
Monica_M, Aug 2018
We LOVED this bike trip. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the tour. Our guide was excellent and the trip was fantastic. It was great to get outside the city and the tour was fascinating. We saw many great spots on the back roads of Rome. You don't have to be an avid rider to manage this trip.
If I were just to rate the actual...
Greg_H, Oct 2017
If I were just to rate the actual experience it would be a 5. The bike ride along the Appian trail and all of the stops along the way were incredible. The history of the trails, the stop into the catacombs, the mausoleums along the route and lovely ride into the countryside to the aqueducts was a highlight of our Rome trip. It was so good to get out of the city for the day. However, from an organizational point of view Id give it a 3. Our guide was 45 minutes late, the bike shop we were told to go to had no idea what was going on and didnt have electric bikes, which is how the tour was marketed. We had to ride over to the main shop to get three electric bikes. Also, our guide,albeit knowledgeable, had a thick Russian accent and spoke incredibly fast which made it difficult to understand the facts and figures. We also werent given helmets which was fine - but some of the routes along the busy streets and narrow paths are crazy for the inexperienced rider.

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