In a city as big and popular as Rome, it is often hard to choose between the hundreds of different opportunities on offer to explore it. Do I want a private tourist guide? Do I want a hop-on hop-off bus? Do I want a Vespa tour? There is a wide range of services providers for all tastes, and the one we recommend is a bicycle tour. Though perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Eternal City, in recent years bikes have become increasingly popular, leading to the improvement of the cycle lane network, making it safer and more accessible for those who wish to explore the city in a new and exciting way.
For those of you who are new to the city, the best choice is a tour of the Roman highlights. In a few hours, your guide will take you to enjoy all the most famous sights. From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain; from the Jewish Ghetto to the Circus Maximus, you can marvel at the sight of ancient monuments and the testimony of centuries of history, all while avoiding the crowded pavements. Apart from being local and providing you with insightful information all along the way, your bike guide also allows you to dismount and take all the pictures you want, thus being able to take home the mementoes of a wonderful ride.
The advantage of going for a bicycle tour is that they provide you with a fresh perspective on being a tourist in a big capital. While still remaining close to the bustling everyday life, touring Rome by bike enables you to move faster between destinations, therefore making the most of your time there. If you’re travelling as a family, or even as a school trip, some of the tours are especially designed for kids, so that their experience can be fun and engaging as well as educational. If you’re already well acquainted with Rome’s beautiful landmarks and would like to give your holiday a little extra kick, there are panoramic tours. An itinerary like this will take you across the hills of Rome to discover little-known corners from which the views of the city are utterly breath-taking. When you have taken your fill of cityscapes, you could also try a tour along the Via Appia, a cobbled street thousands of years old that winds down to the south. Explore the countryside in the outskirts of Rome and follow the footsteps of countless travellers to truly savour the magic of Rome in an unconventional way.
Finally, if the thought of spending your holiday pedalling and sweating up the Roman hills doesn’t seem particularly appealing to you, fear not! You can still enjoy all the sights from your bicycle seat, you can always opt for an electric bike, so you can really sit back and enjoy the ride, as well as that extra little push up the hills. Otherwise, you can book a private tour, if you prefer to have an experience tailored on your needs and curiosities.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your bike and start pedalling! To discover Rome by bike we suggest you Baja Bikes, a tour agency spread all over the world which provide fantastic bike tours, walking tours or even just bike rental! Here you have more info to contact them (from 9 AM to 9 PM, 7 days per week:
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