Bicycle Italy: Cycling Tours in Rome
If you have dreams to bicycle Italy, keep in mind Italy's capital can be hectic, to say the least. We've included several bicycle tours in Rome's outer regions, which get you away from the traffic and endless mazes of this ancient city.
Cycling through Rome's lesser explored regions provides its own appeal: you get to bike through one of the world's most fascinating cities and experience first-had the history and culture from thousands of years ago.
Rome Bicycle Tours
Bicycle Tours in Rome
The first Roman cycling tour rides along Appica Antica, the ancient road that lead into Rome. It's also a glimpse into the history of Etruscan culture (a 7th century BC civilization that predates the Romans). The Rome History Tour winds through Rome's ruins, and then into the suburbs before ending up in the fun-loving, cheap-drinking town of Frascati. Learn more about this self escorted tour of Italy.
The second Italy bike trip starts outside Rome , in Tarquinia, and winds through farmland and more Etruscan countryside.
Best Months to Cycle
Cycling Rome in July or August should be avoided. Tourists flock to Rome during the summer holiday, and the extreme heat can make biking a drag. The best times to cycle Rome is April-May and September-early October.
Planning Your Bike Tour
Before leaving, visit the tourist center, which offers plenty of maps and advice for navigating Rome's often-confusing roads.
Via Marghera 8a
06 445 18 43
APT Office at Fiumicino airport
06 487 12 70
APT Office on Via Parigi
06 488 99 212
Bicycle Italy at Night: An Incredible Experience
If possible, take your bike out for a ride in the early evening. Weeknights are great; Sunday night is best. There is (relatively) little traffic and lamps cast eerie shadows along crooked pathways.