Most wonderful bike trip!

Rome at its best – the hidden gems, the little piazzas, the aqueducts and the Roman walls – whatever you want to see… read more

We had the most wonderful bike trip last weekend with Lorenzo, it really was the highlight of our trip to Rome! We are a family of 5 – to include 2 mid-50s adults and 3 adults in early to mid-20s, so a range of cycling ability from beginner/intermediate to experienced. Lorenzo has the wonderful combination of being relaxed and easy-going and knowing how to gauge his cycling companion’s limits along with a passion for showing Rome at its best – the hidden gems, the little piazzas, the aqueducts and the Roman walls – whatever you want to see, Lorenzo will do his best to show! This is a Roman trip at its best! Strongly recommended – the most magical feeling of both being within the intimate areas of Rome and suddenly being outside the Roman walls and seeing the panoramic Rome, wonderful!
Nichola, Ireland

Private family bike tour

We have learn’t so much today and will treasure our adventure forever… read more

My husband, our 8 year old daughter and myself were taken by Simone on the most interesting bike tour on Tuesday morning. If there is one thing you should do in Rome then definitely do this authentic bike tour! We have learn’t so much today and will treasure our adventure forever. Thank you Simone for educating, enriching and entertaining us, much love Claire (Mrs. Bean) Mark and Katie.
Claire, UK

We came, we saw, we conquered!

This tour was easily the best money and time spent on our holiday… read more

The tour with Lorenzo was the best way to learn about Rome and to see a substantial portion of the city in one day. We have a young family with four children. Lorenzo was very detail oriented in addressing every aspect of the tour, from ensuring that safety and security was the top priority to assisting us customize our bikes before departing so we were most comfortable. Lorenzo was born in the center of Rome and knows the city as if it were his back yard. As noted in other reviews, Lorenzo introduces his guests to vantage points and locations that only a local would know about. He did an outstanding job sharing information that was appropriate for both the children and adults in the group. His relaxed demeanour and approach to the the length of the tour meant that we did not feel rushed. We requested that we stop at some point for gelato at a location that he might recommend as a local. He seamlessly integrated into the end of the tour a stop at small local cafe where we were able to enjoy some of the best gelato we had during our 10-day trip to Italy. This tour was easily the best money and time spent on our holiday. We can recommend Lorenzo without reservation. Thanks to him, we can say that we came, we saw, we conquered Rome!
Noelle, USA

Just the best way to see Rome

We always felt safe, and it really was a wonderful way of seeing this unique city… read more

We are a family of 5, with 3 boys aged 14, 12, and 9. We requested a private tour, as we weren’t very confident about cycling on the roads. Simone took great care of us so we always felt safe, and it really was a wonderful way of seeing this unique city. There were some hills, but a very easy pace and lots of stops. Simone really shared his love and knowledge of Rome and its history, and even though it was my third time here, I learned so much. The boys loved it too (the youngest did get tired but revived after a pizza stop and kept up really well) and this will be the highlight of our trip here. I would definitely do it again. Totally recommend it!
Jane, UK

Tour info


Schedule

Every day

Meeting time

At any time: morning, afternoon, night

Duration

To be arranged at time of booking

Language

English

Level

Leisure

Meeting Point

Close to Piazza Venezia – Maps

Including

24 hours bike rental

Booking

No fee

Price

Request your tour for quotation

How does it work?


1. Request your tour

Fill in the request form with your details to receive price quotation and availability for the tour. We will reserve the bicycle for you.

2. Enjoy your tour

Get to know your personal local guide at the meeting point. He will take special care of you, help you to adjust the bike and share his knowledge and passion for Rome with you.

3. Payment

You can pay at the end of the tour only if you are 100% satisfied. The price of the tour includes 24 hours’ bike and equipment rental.

Good to know


Exclusive itinerary

Your personal local guide will design the best itinerary for you according to your wishes. We will lead you off the beaten track, you will discover hidden gems and experience the city highlights from a different perspective. If you are concerned about traffic, the route will take you along back streets, riverside, bikepaths, pathways and park routes.

Quotation

Request your tour to receive the price quotation and availability for the tour.

Kid friendly

The Family & Kids Private Bike Tour is ideal families, we can design for you a kid-friendly tour, focused on safety and fun. Timing and breaks can be set according to your needs. Kids bikes are available. Kids that are not able to ride can join in on a child seat or on the child extension attached to their parent’s bicycle.

Local food break time

Upon request we can include some local food stops, you can taste our favourite pizza, pasta, gelato and much more.

Bicycles

We will assist you in choosing the right equipment. Bicycles and helmets are included. Kids’ bikes, child seats and child extensions are available.

Skills you need

Our tours are not challenging, they are suitable for everyone. The pace is always slow and we stop regularly during the tour. Anybody can enjoy our bike tours, no matter their fitness level. It’s important that you know how to ride a bike. If you’ve never ridden a bike before you cannot participate.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to make a reservation or can I just show up?

Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations allow us to notify you of changes to the tour, due to weather or anything that could disrupt the tours. You must have requested your tour and received our confirmation before turning up to a tour. All tours provided by Free Bike Tours Rome are on demand only, if you just show up we cannot guarantee availability.

Is the tour in English only?

Yes all our tours are scheduled in English only.

How to request a tour?

In order to participate in any tour provided by Free Bike Tours Rome, you must request your tour using the request form on our website; Free Bike Tours Rome will let you know the availability afterwards. If the tour you requested is available, we will send you the confirmation via email. You can pay at the end of the tour only if you are 100% satisfied.

We do work on the honour system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up, or bail on us last minute, this might affect your future reservations.

Why should I submit my phone number when making a reservation?

You will receive your tour reservation confirmation via email. We ask, however, that you leave a phone number by which you can be reached on the day of the tour. This way, we can get in touch with you if there are any short notice changes to the tour. Your phone number will be only use for the booking procedure, we will not sell or use your data for any commercial purposes.

How far in advance do I need to book a tour?

Tours can even be booked last minute, but it’s preferable to reserve a few days ahead of the tour date.

Do I need to pay anything in advance?

No booking fee. If the tour you requested is available, we will send you the confirmation via email. You can pay at the end of the tour only if you are 100% satisfied. The price of the tour includes 24 hours’ bike and equipment rental.

We do work on the honour system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up, or bail on us last minute, this might affect your future reservations.

What happens if we arrive late to the tour?

Please, be on time. We recommend arriving at the starting location at the specified meeting time. We also recommend checking online how much time you need to make it to the tour on time and allow some extra buffer time. I you are going to be late contact us immediately and we will try to wait for you. Not contacting us, or doing so at very short notice might affect your future reservations.

We do work on the honour system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up or bail on us last minute, that this might affect your future reservations.

Do the tours ever get cancelled for rain?

We don’t think it’s pleasant to ride a bike under the rain, Free Bike Tours Rome may cancel or postpone the tour due to bad weather conditions. All reserved guests will be informed via email in case of cancellations. Please ensure you check your emails regularly before the tour.

Where does the tour start and end?

The tour starts and ends from the meeting point located in the center of Rome, close to Piazza Venezia – Maps. You will receive further information about the meeting point in your tour confirmation email.

Which is the best way to get to you?

We are located in the center of Rome, close to Piazza Venezia – Maps. You will receive further information about the meeting point in your tour confirmation email. Please check online which one is the best way for you to reach us by: foot, public transportation or taxi.

At what time should I arrive for my bike tour?

Please be aware that every tour has a specific meeting time, which will be sent to you with the confirmation email of the tour. Please, be on time. We recommend arriving at the starting location at the meeting time. We also recommend checking online how much time you need to make it to the tour on time and allow some extra buffer time.

Where do I get my bicycle?

At the meeting point your local guide will assist you in choosing the right equipment. Bicycles with multiple gears and helmets are included in the tour price. Kids’ bikes, child seats and child extensions are available. Request your tour and we will reserve the bicycle for you.

Do you have tandems and three-wheeled bikes?

No, sorry, at this point we use only traditional bikes.

Can I continue with my bike after the tour is over?

Absolutely! 24 hours bike rental is included in the price of the tour, and our staff can recommend some great options to continue riding after the tour is over.

How challenging are the tours?

None of our tours are challenging. The pace is always slow and we stop regularly during the tour. Anybody can enjoy our bike tours, no matter their fitness level. Timing and breaks can be set according to your needs. However it’s important that you know how to ride a bike! If you’ve never ridden a bike before you cannot participate in the tour.

I’m not a confident cyclist, will I enjoy this tour?

It will be more enjoyable if you are a confident cyclist. If you are totally like an octopus on a bike, we suggest you take a walking Tour. We reserve the right not to include people considered unable to follow the tour.

How safe is it to take a cycle tour?

We take safety seriously: your local guide will constantly be in touch with all riders as to what is coming up so you are free to cycle with confidence throughout the tour. All of our tours avoid busy roads, instead taking advantage of your guide’s expert knowledge of quieter back streets, riverside pathways and park routes. As experienced cyclists, who are highly familiar with the routes being taken, your guides are also more than able to ensure your safety at all times. If you know how to ride a bike then this really is the best way to see Rome.

How is safety guaranteed during the tour?

All the bikes are checked by the rental mechanics. However, we recommend that you check the brakes and gears before setting off on the tour, so that we can sort out any problems that are detected straight away.

Do I need to wear a helmet during the tour?

No you don’t need to wear a helmet, in Italy it is not mandatory. If you feel more confident wearing one, the store will provide the helmet included in the tour price.

How long is the ride?

Every tour is different so it is not possible to define the exact distance travelled, however we rarely exceed 15 km / 10 miles in total. The tours are approximately 3 – 4 hours in length. Let us know if you want to do a longer tour, in time and length. The pace is always slow and we stop regularly during the tour. Timing and breaks can be set according to your needs.

What do we see on the bike tour?

Every tour is a different and unique experience. Your local guide will design the best itinerary for you according to your wishes. Feel free to let us know your wishes, passions and interests. We will lead you off the beaten track, you will discover hidden gems and experience the city highlights from a different perspective.

Do I need to include children in my reservation?

Yes. Reservations are required for all, regardless of age.

Are the tours suitable for children?

Children can be included in the group tour only if they are competent riders. Children who do not have experience in cycling cannot take part in the group tours, you may only book a private tour.

We are a family with children. Can we join a scheduled tour or do we need to book a private tour?

Children can be included in the group tour only if they are the competent riders. Children who do not have experience in cycling cannot take part in the group tours, you may only book a private tour. A private tour gives you more freedom to customize the itinerary, to fit your family’s needs and fitness level as best as possible. We can design a kid-friendly tour, focused on safety and fun. Timing and breaks can be set according to your needs, there will be plenty occasions for gelato and pizza break. By booking a private tour you will have the opportunity to choose between: the kid’s bike wheel size 20” or 24” for children that know how to ride, the child extension attached to a parent’s bike or the child seat on the back of a parent’s bike.

Can I leave my bag/luggage?

Yes. You are welcome to leave luggage in the bike rental shop while you are on the bicycle tour.

Do you stop for a break and toilet?

Yes, your local guide can include few stops for a snack and toilet, please ask directly to the guide before the tour starts for special needs. Upon request we can include some local food stops, you can taste our favourite pizza, pasta, gelato and much more. However we recommend to have eaten enough and have used the toilet before the tour starts. Please note that in the area of the meeting point there are several bars and restaurants that can provide these services/facilities.

What should I bring on the day?

Please dress appropriately and for the weather, casual clothes are fine. Wear warm layered outfit in the cold season and for the sunset tour, sneakers (no flip-flops or sandals). Also bring your sunscreen and camera.

Do you go inside Museums, archaeological sites?

During the tour we stay mainly outside, sometimes we enter uncrowded places with free admission.

Will we be able to take pictures at the stops?

Of course! We will stop at many places for photographs. However we strongly recommend you not to use your smartphone or camera while biking, it could be dangerous. See terms and conditions.

Our cruise ship docks in Civitavecchia harbour between 7 and 8 am; will we be able to join your Morning or Sunset tour?

If your boat gets in to Civitavecchia in the morning and you are scheduled to leave that same evening you won’t be able to participate in either our scheduled morning or sunset tours. The only option is to book a Private tour.