Rome can be an overwhelming experience; thousands of years of history and hundreds of sites can leave you unsure of where to start. For those that want to get under the skin of Rome and walk away with a thorough understanding, a Private Rome Bike Tour is the perfect way to accomplish that, along with a dose of fun. Having one of our world-famous guides to yourself is truly invaluable, allowing more flexibility not only in what you see, but how much time you spend at each site. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and the benefit of a small, personal group allows much more depth of explanation at each site. As well as their almost infinite knowledge, our licensed guides know all the very best spots for photos, views and any other insider information you may need to turn a great trip into a perfect one. If you want to make absolute most of your time in the Eternal City, this is definitely the option for you.
If you are looking for a unique way to see and experience Rome, allow us to organize a private tour that includes all of the main sites in a 3 hour fun-filled cycle. See the famous landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Pantheon and many more! You will have a guide all to yourself, allowing you more time at the stops that interest you most, and less time spent waiting around for others. Your guide will share the history of each site with you in a fun and easy-to-understand way that will make you want to keep learning about this beautiful city well after the tour is over. Plus, we will be happy to take you to the best spots for amazing photo opportunities. The historic center of Rome has so much to offer that it can be difficult to take it in on foot. We can easily cruise from the Imperial Forums to the Circus Maximus on our comfy city bikes and still have time to stop for some pizza or gelato; or both! You can let us know the occasion for your trip; a family reunion or birthday celebration, or just a getaway, and we’ll be sure to pair you with the best guide for your group and tailor your experience so that it is the most memorable part of your Italian vacation. Our guides are locals who know and love their city, and they want to show it off to you! Learn about the hidden gems of Rome and experience breathtaking views of the city from various vantage points. On a private tour, we can access so much more of the city, and spend extra time taking it all in. In addition to your private guided bicycle tour, we are happy to organize skip-the-line entry into the Colosseum or include an exclusive wine tasting just for you; simply let us know if you have other ‘must-do’s’ on your list and allow us to create the perfect bespoke experience for you in Rome. Our guides can point out the best restaurants, neighborhoods, and museums to see after the tour is over so that you don’t miss out on anything.
Our guests' and staffs' safety is of utmost importance to us, both on and off of the bikes. We guarantee sanitized equipment and take care to clean all high-touch surfaces before and after use. We ask that all private tour groups maintain an appropriately distanced space from their tour guide, and we will provide hand sanitizer and masks free of charge. Guests are not required to enter our office to start the tour, but of course are welcome to do so provided they are wearing a mask.
This tour meets at our office, located at Via dei Delfini 35/36, Rome. We are about a 5 minute walk from Piazza Venezia.
The great thing about a private tour is that you can cruise at your own pace! We have a standard itinerary of sites that we'd like to include, but if you want to pedal slower or faster, or spend more or less time at certain monuments, we can make that happen.
We do ask that all participants be comfortable on a bike and riding alongside traffic. You should feel confident with starting and stopping, using hand brakes, and have moderate balance on a bike. There are varying road surfaces in Rome and several cobbled streets. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety. Your group is welcome to come to our office early to test the bikes should you be feeling nervous.
We think so! Biking is a wonderful way to discover Rome. We only ask that all children in your group be comfortable riding bikes, have been riding for a while, and can navigate on various surfaces including bumpy streets. We ask that all children under 18 be accompanied by an adult on the tour.
When booking for children, you can reserve the appropriate bike by scrolling down and selecting either a 20" or 24" bike. If your child won't require a smaller bike, simply leave this section blank. Please note that all children's bikes are equipped with hand brakes.
We are happy to offer 100% refunds if the Private Tour reservation is cancelled at least 7 days prior to the scheduled tour, less the cost of any non-refundable tickets already acquired (e.g. Colosseum, Vatican, etc.). Inside of 7 days, we will do our best to reschedule your tour based on the availability of equipment, tickets, and tour guides. Once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour, we are unable to make any modifications to your tour and we do not offer any refunds.
As we schedule a specific guide for just your group, it will be tricky to cancel tours last minute, and we plan on running rain or shine. Should you wish to modify the date of your tour due to weather, please reach out to us and we will do our best to accommodate, but unfortunately cannot guarantee availability. Guests are encouraged to consult the weather forecast and dress appropriately. We also have small rain ponchos available free of cost.
Rome gets extremely hot in the summer, so please bring/wear adequate sun protection and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, many Rome establishments do not offer air-conditioning.
Helmets are provided for everyone in your group free of charge but are only required for children. Studies have shown that helmets can reduce head injuries by at least 85%.
The Private Rome Bike Tour does not include entry into any monuments or museums, but we would be happy to accommodate special requests for an additional cost. Please reach out to us before or after booking to inquire about special entries.
If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +39 338 309 7398 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.
Pregnant women are strongly discouraged from this bike tour as the pavement in Rome can be quite bumpy.
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