The Ancient Appian Way by bike in 6 days

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

6 days

Duration

179Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Rome
Arrival and overnight stay in Rome at the San Giovanni BB Hotel.

Day 2: Rome - Via Appia Antica - Lanuvio (35 Km)
From the hotel, we will follow the Aurelian Walls and take the Via Appia Antica directly from the Porta San Sebastiano, reliving history along the traditional Sampietrini. We will then take the road that leads to the Catacombs of San Callisto and continue straight ahead, along cobbled paths or beaten tracks, leaving the Via Appia Antica near Ciampino airport and arriving shortly after in the towns of Santa Maria delle Mole. The journey becomes even more interesting as we follow the Via Nettunese to cross the town of Cecchina, which borders the more famous Abano. If we previously shared the road with traffic, we will then go through beautiful and comfortable country roads to reach the farmhouse "Il Borgo", in the countryside of the municipality of Ariccia, which has an ancient farm, a restaurant and is engaged in the production of wine and oil.

Day 3: Il Borgo - Velletri - Cisterna di Latina - Sermoneta (56 Km)
We will leave the farmhouse to get closer to the history of the Roman Castles. We will cycle on pleasant country roads until we reach Latina Cisterna. Immediately after begins the Pontine plain with its picturesque landscape full of mountains and cultivated lands. The route is flat, except for then steepening at the foot of Sermoneta. We will skirt the famous Oasi di Ninfa Park, considered one of the 10 most beautiful parks in the world. The road will continue towards Sermoneta and before starting the climb, we will inevitably stop at the Cistercian Abbey of Valvisciolo at the foot of the hill. The climb will be magnificent, little frequented, and offer a splendid panoramic view of the Pontine plain that extends to Mount Circeo and overlooks the vastness of the sea. Sermoneta is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, nestled at the foot of the Caetani Castle that dominates the plain. The day ends with the luggage being settled at Hotel Principe Serrone.

Day 4: Sermoneta - Sezze - Terracina (58 Km)
After a hearty breakfast, we will start the fifth day of our tour! Back on the bike, we will retrace the downhill road that leads us into the Agro Pontino. During this pleasant ride, we will be able to admire not only the agricultural landscape but also the buffalo farms as this area produces the famous Mozzarella DOP. We will immerse ourselves in the silence of the Pontine plain and cross it to admire the ancient swamps, which following the creation of the Pontine Reclamation has made these lands so fertile. We will then arrive in Terracina, an ancient city bordering the Papal State at the entrance to the Kingdom of the 2 Sicilies. In this wonderful land, we will admire its beautiful seafront and the port with its fishing boats. The day ends with the luggage being settled at Hotel Torre Del Sole.

Day 5: Terracina - Sperlonga (30 Km)
Bike riding, we will head into the Apennine towards Campobasso, riding the Via Appia Antica again! We will visit the historic center, a collection of ancient and overlapping architectural remains, a Roman city in which Etruscan remains can still be seen. Then we will go down to the sea, with the Pontine Islands in the background on one side and Ischia on the other. The province of Latina is one of the most important for agricultural productions. Indeed, we will follow an exceptional country road rich in greenhouses where the production of tomatoes, strawberries, zucchinis and much more good stuff this land produces. Finally, we will arrive in Sperlonga, unanimously considered the most beautiful town of the Lazio Coast, a white-painted village reminiscent of the typical Greek landscapes. The day ends with the luggage being settled at the Grand Hotel Virgilio.

Day 6: Sperlonga
After breakfast, end of services. The FS Station is 10 km from the town, many trains regularly connect it with the Roma Termini Station in 1h20. The hotel will help you to book a possible taxi to the Fondi/Sperlonga station if necessary.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • City tax
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

The Ancient Appian Way by bike in 6 days

  • To dominate the capital from the Pincio Terrace
  • To admire the Grand Mosque of Rome, the largest place of worship for the Muslim community in Italy and the largest in Europe
  • To cycle the Ancient Appian Way, traverse the original stretch with its traditional Sampietrini up to the Apennines
  • To immerse yourself in the Pontine plain with its picturesque landscape full of mountains and cultivated lands
  • To cycle through the Park of the Oasis of Ninfa, considered one of the 10 most beautiful parks in the world
  • To dive into the past, between ancient and overlapped architectural remains, a Roman city where one can still see Etruscan remains
  • To see Sperlonga, a white painted village reminiscent of typically Greek landscapes
  • To enjoy a vacation discovering Lazio by bike among culture, good food, landscapes and dream beaches

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