Biking through the Appian Way and Aqueducts park in Rome

Bike Tour of the Appian Way and Aqueducts Park in Rome

6 h
Tours on wheels
difficulty Medium
Wheelchair Not Accessible
Best reviews

The bikes are great and comfortable.


Outdoor activity: Tour of Appian Way and Aqueducts Park by Bike

Come and join us for the ultimate tour into the beauty of Roman countryside and rich history still perfectly preserved. Our bike tour of Rome includes the Appian Way, the Catacombs and the Aqueducts Park near Rome, but also other historical landmarks.

Biking through the Appian Way and Aqueducts park in Rome highlights: 

  • Explore the Roman countryside with a bike tour of the historical heritage
  • Includes a guided visit of the ancient catacombs
  • Ride your bike along the famous ancient Appian Way
  • Admire the great ruins along the itinerary
  • Visit the fascinating Caffarella Park and have a light snack

Discover with us one of the least known but most authentic parts of Rome, where few tourists ever go and enjoy a half day tour of the Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts Park.

Discover the Appian Way with this bike tour

This is a veritable experience in Rome, where you cycle along the ancient famous Appian Way, a cobblestone street that might have been the place for Imperial parades and marches several millennia ago.
With a small group of 10 and led by an expert guide, you will explore the countryside close to Rome, discovering a charming place filled with history and culture. Along a wonderful itinerary of about 30 kilometers and also including several hills, this bike tour of ancient Roman heritage is for experienced cyclists and people with above average fitness level.

Visit the Catacombs and the Aqueducts Park

An amazing adventure in Rome, a journey back in time that will have you ride along the renowned Appian Way, passing by ancient palaces and aqueducts, a mysterious sepulcher and other landmarks.
You will be guided through the ancient Roman Catacombs and discover a hidden part of Rome that few people get to see. You will also get the chance to cycle through Caffarella Park, where history is beautifully preserved in the Roman countryside.

The best tour to explore the nature around Rome

There are also other magnificent landmarks featured in this half day tour of Rome by bike, including the thermal baths of Trajan, the Aurelian Walls, the Circus of Maxentius and many others, each one presenting an interesting insight into the past of Rome and the life of its people.
This is truly one of the most inspiring Rome experiences ever, combining the discovery of the Appian Way, the ancient catacombs and aqueducts, with the exploration of the Roman countryside by bike.

More tours to visit Rome by bike!

If you are interested in taking a tour of Rome by bike, but you want to discover the city centre, check out our Rome city centre bike tour, our panoramic tour of Rome or our Rome in one day bike tour, the best choices to explore Rome in an eco-friendly way.

  • Trajan's Thermal baths
  • Caracalla's Thermal baths
  • S. Sebastian Door
  • Aurelian Walls
  • Ancient Appian Way
  • S. Callisto Catacombs
  • Circus of Maxentius
  • Tomb of Caecilia Metella
  • Tombs and Tumulus Ruins
  • Ninfeum of Villa Quintili
  • Aqueduct Park (Claudius and Felix)
  • Caffarella Park
  • Ninfeum of Egeria
  • a 30-gear top quality trekking bike or a carbon mountain bike
  • a helmet
  • a local guide in English
  • the guided visit of the Catacombs
  • the "Cheese & Wine" aperitif
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

The meeting point is close to the Colosseum.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


We suggest you to wear comfortable clothes, appropriate for a biking experience.
Please note: the cheese and wine aperitif included in the activity only takes place around 1.5 hours before the end of the tour. For this reason, we advise to bring some snacks with you.
The Cancellation Policy for this eXPerience provides the opportunity to cancel your reservation in the following ways:

  • up to 8 days from the date of the eXPerience: 100% refund.
  • from 2 days to 7 days from the date of the eXPerience: 50% refund.
  • from 1 day to no show: No refund.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Bike Tour of the Appian Way and Aqueduct...

Reviewed by Andrea M. from

Una esperienza da non perdere

Veramente non avrei potuto pensare a un modo migliore per visitare il parco della via Appia Antica e dintorni, combinando una visita culturale con una piacevole attività fisica. Siamo stati accolti da personale molto gentile e preparato, e con nostra sorpresa ci siamo trovati con una guida personale solo per la nostra famiglia. La guida era molto preparata e ben organizzata. L'itinerario è stato studiato con molta attenzione ad evitare strade proncipali e a massimizzare il percorso su strade non aperte al traffico o viottoli di campagna. Ovviamente, questa gita è stata molto apprezzata dai bambini, sicuramente di più delle più delle visite ai musei ... :). Ho trovato questa idea mentre cercavo altre cose sul sito di ItalyXP e alla fine è risultata una delle esperienze migliori della nostra visita a Roma.
Reviewed by Travelsolo1 from Stati Uniti

Great Appian Way Tour

We spent a wonderful 6 hours exploring the Appian Way, Catacombs and viaduct area outside Rome city center. Daniele was a great guide and very concerned with our safety and interests. He was so knowledgeable and the book he used to illustrate what we were seeing added to his wealth of knowledge. We loved the stop at the sheep farm and brought back delicious cheese to share with our relatives in NY for the holidays. There were a few hills but the bikes were in excellent shape so the hills weren't so bad.
Reviewed by louiseh124 from Stati Uniti

Cycling the Appian Way

A wonderful day full of terrific views and surprises. A real feeling of peace and gettng away from it all after the bustle of the centre of Rome. Top Bike were great - professional and genuine. Thoroughly recommended.
Reviewed by ChicagoAnnabelle from Stati Uniti

Great way to experience the Appian Way.

Our family with 2 adults, one teenager and three young adults (ie. college students) took the 6 hour Appian Way trip and consider it the highlight of our week because it took us back to places we had been but also got us out of the city. The farm stop with wine and cheese was really a great break and extremely tasty. Our guide Frederico (sp) was great and gave us a great description of the aqueduct. The bikes we used were great and considering that the Appian Way can be a little bumpy we all managed well. We would highly recommend this tour but would give a heads that there is city traffic to manage through at times during the ride. You need to listen to your guide and follow his/her lead. You don't have to be an athlete to accomplish this tour, but you need to have some bike riding skills and have some amount of physical fitness to truly enjoy this tour.