Via Appia is a mandatory destination for those who have both the passion for biking and an appreciation for art and culture. start discovering this route from the bicycl-e store on the lungotevere cycle path, pacing at your rhythm until the ancient road. since this is not a real and proper bike track, we recommend following this itinerary on a sunday because appia antica is closed to traffic. ride among mausoleums, stadiums and sepulchres along with christian churches and catacombs. the regional park of ancient appia will gift you unique with emotions. for adventurers and trained individuals we recommend to go further beyond cecilia metella and visit villa dei quintili. be careful, it is quite easy to fall, since some sections of the road aren't as paved as others; therefore we recommend to stay near the edge of the road and, especially near the large masses of roman pavement, get off the bicycle and continue on foot until the road becomes easy to travel on again.
The Appia Antica pavement system, later found on all the roads dated from the roman empire, was the first to use large blocks of stone that allowed the passage on any type of vehicle in all weather conditions.