Old Appian Way bike tour at a glance
Tomb of Cecilia Metella
Domine Quo Vadis Church
The old Appian way bike tour will take you along a real ancient roman road! Through this 15 km itinerary, we will admire patrician cemetery, imperial monuments and a beautiful countryside landscape.
The old Appian way, called “the queen of roads”, was the most important of the consular roman roads. It was built by the censor Appius Claudius in 312 b.c. as far as Capua. The most attractive monuments are surely the Villa of emperor Maxentius: it included a palace, a circus and a mausoleum built in honour of his son Romulus. The other magnificent highlight is the massive tomb of Cecilia Metella, extremely well preserved!
This is one of the most relaxing and emotional tours in Rome!
Here is the itinerary of the tour:
Church of “Domine Quo Vadis”; Villa of Maxentius; Tomb of Cecilia Metella; Villa of Quintili and come back. If extended, the tour can include the Park of the Aqueducts.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Meeting point: Via Appia Antica, 60 (Info point Appia Antica)
Hotel pick-up: available for selected hotels, you must contact the guide after booking the tour
Drop-off: Via Appia Antica, 60 (Info point Appia Antica)
What’s included in the price (and what is not)
- 5-hour private tour with an expert licensed tour guide of Rome
- bike rental
- any other personal expense
Here are some important things to know in order to ensure you have the best possible experience with your Old Appian way bike tour tour:
- the path is plain and accessible to anybody, no need to be a professional cycler!
Things to bring (and not to)
Having a camera with you is your choice. Someone prefers to immerse in beauty not being distracted by taking pictures/making videos, someone else prefers to build printable memories of his trip. It’s really up to you.
If you are travelling to Rome in Spring/Summer time, it is highly recommended to bring with you a hat, high protection sun cream, sunglasses, water.