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Rome

Cycling Through The Catacombs

Explore the catacombs of Rome as part of a privately-guided, family-friendly cycling tour.
Cultural Visit
4 hours
Private Certified Guide
Skip the line tickets
DESCRIPTION

Meet your private, expert guide and hop on your electric-assisted mountain bikes to reach the Catacombs of Rome, located in the Caffarella Park in the outskirts of Rome.
With safety instructions in mind, and protections worn (helmet), the tour will lead you to the Catacombs along the Ancient Appian Way (a road build during the Roman Empire), using only cycling paths for a safer and more comfortable experience.
The Catacombs is where thousands of people (early Christians) were buried some 2,000 years ago. All the human bones have been removed, but the guide will tell you countless amazing and creepy stories about this sacred burial place. Visits here cannot be private, so you will have to join other people for the visit.
Later on, cycle along the Appian Way and stop for a light lunch or aperitif (depending on the time of the day) in Caffarella park. This break is a great way to finish this fun-filled and interesting cycling adventure.

Warning: The tour is 10-11km long, 90% of which off-road (dirt paths and cobblestones). Given the rough riding surface, participation in this tour requires intermediate biking skills (participants should be confident on a bike). If a child cannot ride a bicycle, both the child and a parent will not be able to participate.

This tour is available in the following languages : English, Italian, French, Spanish, German

Meeting Point: At the entrance of Caffarella Park
Finish: At the entrance of Caffarella Park

PRICE PER FAMILY
895
MINIMUM AGE
8 years
DURATION
4 Hours
INCLUSIONS
A private, experienced guide who knows how to keep the children engaged and entertained during the cycling tour
A grouped visit of the Catacombs in Caffarella Park (not private)
Entrance tickets to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus (or other)
E-bikes for adults (bikes for children above 8 years)
A light lunch or aperitif
EXCLUSIONS
Transport to and from Caffarella Park
Tips and additional purchases such as souvenirs
HIGHLIGHTS
The beauty of Caffarella Park
The Catacombs of St. Callixtus (or other if this one is closed)
FAQ's
Is this tour private?
Part of it is, and part of it is not. The visit of the Catacombs (underground) is NOT private, and you will have to join a bigger group. But since the catacombs are narrow, groups are limited in size to maintain comfort.
How long and how difficult is the cycling tour?
The length of the cycling tour is about 10-11km (6-7 miles), 90% of which is off-road (dirt paths and cobblestones). The level of difficulty is intermediate for children, and quite easy for adults.
Are the parents staying with the children or separated?
We always promote a family-bonding moment, where parents and children enjoy an activity together as a family. So, parents and children will not be separated. However, if you choose to send your children on this activity alone, it is possible, provided that a babysitter accompanies the children regardless of the age, for insurance purposes (our guides are not responsible for the children).
Is it suitable for kids under 8 years old?
Not at all. There are no bicycles for younger children, and the length will be too long and difficult. We will not accept children below 8, or children who do not know how to ride a bicycle on their own.
Will we have to wait in line?
You might have to wait for a short period of time at the Catacombs, as the entrances are limited. But the waiting time is not very long (20minutes maximum).
How substantial is the light lunch and aperitif?
The light lunch is proposed when the tour takes place in the morning. It consists of 3 "antipasti" plates (pasta based dishes) such as paccheri with brocoli, mezze maniche with mushrooms and sausage and rigatoni all'amatriciana. These will change with the seasons, and also include wine and coffee (soft drinks for children). The aperitivo, served for afternoon tours, consists of a plate of delicious ham and cheeses + a prosecco (or soft drink for children)
Will my teenage kids like the tour?
Sure they will! There is not one teenager that will not like the bicycle part and the creepy stories inside the catacombs.
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