Cycling Through The Catacombs
Follow our guide on this fun-filled adventure as you cycle on the Appian Way to visit of the famous Catacombs and stop for a drinks and cheese aperitif along the way.
Going deep underground to visit the famous Catacombs is already a fascinating adventure, but reaching them by bicycle along the Ancient Appian Way makes it even better!
Meet our 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 and along the Ancient Appian Way (a road build during the Roman Empire).
Taking only cycling paths for a safer and more comfortable cycling tour, you will be able to enjoy being outside of the city and away from the dense traffic of Rome.
In the Caffarella Park, get ready to go underground and visit the Catacombs. This is where thousands of people were buried some 2,000 years ago! All 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.
Then, you will 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.
Visiting the Catacombs have never been as much fun with children!
Length: 10-11km, 90% of which off-road (dirt paths and cobblestones)
Difficulty level: Given the rough riding surface, participation in this tour requires intermediate biking skills (participants should be confident on a bike).
- A private e-bicycle tour along the Ancient Appian Way
- A visit of Caffarella Park
- A guided visit of the Catacombs of St.Callixtus (not private)
- A stop for a light lunch or aperitif in Caffarella Park
|Price per family (6 people max)||
|Duration of the activity||4 hours|
|Minimum age||8 years who know how to ride a bicycle without small wheels|
|Restrictions||Tour starts at 10:00am or between 2:30pm and 3:00pm.
Closed on Sunday afternoon and Wednesdays
|What is included:||
– A private bicycle tour along the Appian Way and Caffarella Park
– A joint visit of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus
– A light lunch or aperitif
They loved it – Becky and her family of 5: “We absolutely loved the bike ride to the catacombs. It was perfect and a great chance to get out of the crowds and see a different side of Rome”