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Countryside Picnic along the Appian Way

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Countryside Picnic along the Appian Way

19 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Countryside Picnic along the Appian Way

bike ride

Countryside Picnic along the Appian Way

19 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will start by providing you with electric bikes so that you can get over the hills and through the route in no trouble, available in kids sizes as well. As for the tour itself, its mostly all through the countryside away from traffic and the crowds of Rome. First we cycle along an ancient roman called called the Appian Way out of the roman walls and into the country. Arriving at the Park of the Aqueducts, we have our first real stop to explore the aqueducts, put our feet in the cool waters and take pictures overlooking the scenic landscape and these massive overhead structures (the aqueduct Claudius). Then we continue to the Mercato Rionale Quadraro. A local farmers market which is an wash of colors and has an abundance of italian food to buy for your picnic. Here you can spend some time sourcing whatever you want to eat for lunch at our picnic stop about 25 minutes away. Our next stop is at a mineral spring where we sit down alongside a little brook to eat together. As well as the picnic there is also the spring itself to enjoy as this is part of a old story about how water comes up from the ground since ancient roman times. Finally on our way back to the Colosseum and starting point, we pass through the Cafarella Valley.

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Glenn

I have been living in Italy since 2007 and leading bike tours since 2012. Having started my own bike tour agency and built an online presence on sites like Tripadvisor and Google, I have been working hard to build an even better reputation on Airbnb. Thanks to the fact that Airbnb aim to offer more personal experiences where you can actually meet the person behind the scenes, means that I am finally able to offer my authentic blend of outsider opinion with local knowledge. Something that gets overlooked by many tourists and yet when you get to experience it for yourself, you too will realize what difference it makes having the "expert" by your side. From including little known facts or just taking the road less travelled, these are some of the reasons I hope you choose to see what I have planned for you!

What's included

Equipment
Bicycle (electric and normal bikes included) Helmet

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Where you'll be

Natural spring and visit of source Local Farmers Market Quadraro Park of the Aqueducts Ancient Roman road Appia Antica Cafarellla Valley and Roman Countryside Ancient city walls Picnic in the park

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. You must be able to ride a bicycle even if not very well.

What to bring

Closed shoes

More tips

You don't need to know how cycle very well or be athletic . This tour is 90% outside of Rome and free of traffic.

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Glenn
Countryside Picnic along the Appian Way
19 reviews
From $74/person
19 reviews
From $74/person