Villa Borghese Bike Tour in Rome

Roma, Italy

From USD 42.48

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Breathe in the beauty of Villa Borghese, Rome’s largest public park, on a guided bike tour. This monumental complex of gardens takes its name from 15th-century art patron Cardinal Scipione Borghese and boasts the stately Gallery Borghese art museum, a picturesque lake, ornate monuments, and ancient ruins. Pedal around highlights including the magnificent Lake Gardens, fountains, statues and temples, and the elegant gallery, home to works by Caravaggio and Bernini.
  • Explore the Villa Borghese in Rome on a guided bike tour
  • Pedal around the lake, monuments, and ancient ruins
  • See works by famous artists like Caravaggio and Bernini
  • Enjoy a personalized experience during this small-group tour

What's Included

  • Italian espresso coffee
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (If you want to visit the inside of the Borghese Gallery or the Bio Park, please specify when booking)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via del Fiume, 7
    Via del Fiume, 7, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Select a morning or afternoon tour on booking. Travel independently to the meeting and starting point in central Rome.

Put on your provided helmet and cycle to the west entrance of the Villa Borghese. Home to leafy avenues, grand buildings, and Roman ruins, as well as a lake and zoological garden, the Villa Borghese was originally a vineyard and the private garden of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, before becoming a public park in 1903.

From the entrance, set out on your bike tour around the park’s attractions and beauty spots. Admire the famous Fountain of the Sea Horses and trace the pine-fringed pathways to the Borghese Gallery, home to one of Europe’s largest art collections. Learn how Cardinal Scipione Borghese used his immense wealth to assemble much of this exceptional collection, including paintings and sculptures by such artists as Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian, Rubens, and Raphael. If you wish, purchase tickets in advance when you book so you can visit the gallery after your bike tour.

Cruise around other landmarks, and stop for a complimentary coffee. Visit Pincian Hill to absorb the sweeping views over Rome, circle the boating lake and pass the Bio Park, the zoological garden first opened in 1908, and home to 222 different species. Purchase tickets when you book if you want to visit the zoo after your cycle tour.

Villa Borghese

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Monte Pincio

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bioparco di Roma (Pass By)

Museo Pietro Canonica

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Silvano Toti Globe Theatre Roma

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The San Carlino Gran Teatro Dei Piccoli

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
  • If you want to visit the inside of the Borghese Gallery or the Bio Park, please specify when booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

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Featured review
Excellent tour with Sofia! she is passionate about sharing the history of Rome and also was a great company and knowledgeable about all aspects of history! Had a great time!


18 reviews
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Not a ‘must do’
Simon_G, May 2023
Having done other bike tours in Rome this wasn’t the best but worth doing if you’ve really covered everything else. The bike venue didn’t have a bathroom so there were no facilities until the coffee break at the end of the tour which involved a 30 minute queue in a cafe in the park. Be warned. The bikes were very basic, you have to back pedal to use the back break which is a bit awkward. There is quite a lot of uphill which some members struggled with more than others, a reasonable level of fitness is required. We visited on a Sunday when the park was very crowded so on the downhill you never get out of first gear.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We hope that our Tour guide was able to provide a satisfactory Tour despite all these challenges. Backpedal bikes can be quite difficult for the inexperienced, therefore if you had notified us of your difficulties in using them, we would have gladly provided an alternative bike to better suit you, as we have a vast amount of different types. We agree that a bike tour requires a reasonable level of fitness since it is in fact a bike tour but the uphill part could have easily been done on foot if the group was really struggling. We realize there might have been a line at the coffee bar where you took a break but we are sure the time spent resting and the espresso which was on the house has made up for it completely. Thanks once more for your feedback and hope to see you soon in Rome.
Loved my tour . My...
Tanya_S, Mar 2023
Loved my tour . My partner couldn’t make it, but I still went with guide and a couple from Switzerland. Much more history than biking. Our guide was incredible! So knowledgeable and friendly.
I called the tour...
Mike_L, July 2022
I called the tour operator about 10 minutes before the scheduled departure and told him that we might be late because we were having a problem getting a taxi. The operator rudely told me that he would not wait beyond 10:00 (the scheduled departure time). We have taken 3 Viator tour on this trip and without exception they have all started 10 to 25 minutes after the scheduled departure time. How do you think that I will comment about this tour? I reserved and paid for this tour for 4 people. I feel that Viator should refund what I paid for this tour and counsel the tor operator on customer service. I do expect a reply to this comment.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Customer your review is inappropriate. A Tour that departs late is not something to be proud of. A scheduled departure time is to be respected to maintain true professional standards, just like the departure time of a Train or Flight. Once missed the service is lost, which is normal. If this is too difficult to comprehend we understand your frustration. But it is beyond our control if you did not organize yourselves to arrive on time. There were another 10 customers, all who arrived on time, you were the only one who was not able to reach us. We tried in every way to assist you in arriving on time. Our staff is professional and, unlike your review, is proven by our numerous positive feedbacks. We work with passion, and that is why we are sorry to see reviews, such as these ones, that damage our image and slander our work when such claims are totally unfounded.
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Daniel_B, July 2022
My wife and I ended up getting a private tour with Stefano and Anna. They were so knowledgeable about roman history. The tour of Villa Borghese was awesome because its a part of Rome that I imagine most visitors do not see. Riding through the park and streets of Rome was truly a unique experience. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour, and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, 1CityTour
Worth it!
Orshi_A, Oct 2018
Excellent tour with Sofia! she is passionate about sharing the history of Rome and also was a great company and knowledgeable about all aspects of history! Had a great time!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Customer, We are so happy you enjoyed Villa Borghese and the Bike Tour! Thank you for the review, and we hope to see you again. Kind Regards 1 City Tour
Great time with Claudia on the...
Natalia M, Dec 2017
Great time with Claudia on the bikes. Love the tour, love Rome, and the weather was just right for such experience.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Natalia, Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed the Borghese Bike Tour, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, 1 City Tour
We had a wonderful bike tour in...
Tore Lunde H, Mar 2016
We had a wonderful bike tour in Villa Borghese and parts of Rome. Our guide Marco was very engaging and had deep knowledge of Villa Borghese. He gave us an unforgettable day with stories and views regarding past and present life in Rome. Recommended!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Customer, Thank you for the lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed Villa Borghese, and we hope to see you again soon for another experience with us. Kind Regards 1 City Tour
Visiter Rome autrement
Agnes_B, May 2023
Magnifique visite des jardins de la villa Borghese avec une guide très sympathique et intéressante . Je recommande vivement cette ballade.Pas nécessaire d’être un grand sportif ni d’avoir un niveau d’anglais élevé pour en profiter . Je recommande sans réserve
Qualité du guide...
Benoit_T, Dec 2022
Qualité du guide Grande connaissance de la ville Grande proximité Visite en anglais mais très facile ç comprendre
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Bonghjornu! ti ringraziu per a bella recensione, simu felici chì ti sia piaciuta l'esperienza. Sinceramente, 1 City Tour
Une matinée extraordinaire dans un cadre super. Un vrai contact avec les romains.
Dominique_V, Feb 2022
Le professionnalisme et le charisme du guide. Une visite plein de bonne humeur. Une grande attention sur la sécurité. Merci pour ce bon moment.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Bonjour! Merci beaucoup d'avoir partagé votre expérience avec nous. Ce fut un plaisir pour nous de vous rencontrer en personne! Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt
Bellissima esperienza da vivere con la famiglia
Pamela_P, Oct 2021
Un bellissimo giro in bicicletta con la mia famiglia nel parco della Villa Borghese. La guida è stata simpatica e molto professionale. Esperienza più che positiva.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Grazie mille della bellissima Review! Siamo contenti che il tour vi sia piaciuto, è stato un vero piacere per noi conoscervi. Speriamo di rivedervi presto!

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