Rome bike. I give you information about bike rental, bike paths and bike tours. Here you can find all information about Rome for cyclists.
Rome bike · Bike or E-bike?
If you want to conquer Rome by bike, remember that Rome is built on seven hills. The whole city and the surrounding areas of Rome are very hilly and on many routes it’s constantly up and down.
You can find level courses along the Tiber banks, the Tiber bike path, in the city center between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia, from the Coliseum to via Appia Antica, and north from Piazza del Popolo along the Via Flaminia to the Tiber.
Capitol, Palatine, Aventine, Celio, Esquiline, Quirinal and Viminal are the seven hills, which are usually called. The Vatican is also located on a hill and to the south is the very charming Gianicolo. To the northwest rises Monte Mario.
To experience Rome by bike, you have to bring a certain level of fitnes or you use an e-bike.
Rome bike · traffic rules
The Roman drivers are in general very considerate to cyclists, accidents are rare.
Cyclists are usually treated as pedestrians. You can usually go through pedestrian zones and go on sidewalks. Also the journey in the opposite direction of one-way streets usually is not punished if you drive on the edge and threatens no other road users. Most secure you’re going in a group.
You can not rely on the other traffic participants to comply with the rules. Overhauling a car on the right at a crossroads can be deadly, because the driver may turn off without blinking and certainly does not look at straight-ahead cyclists.
Once you cross the road on a crosswalk, you should not exceed walking pace. The crossing of the roadway at pedestrian lights with the bicycle is common in Rome.
Rome bike · Paths and routes
If you want to be on your own, consider a ride through the center, along the Tiber, or from the Circus Maximus to the Appia Antica – but you will find cobblestones on this route.
Rome bike · Tiber bike path
The route along the Tiber banks is particularly beautiful and quiet. It goes almost entirely through the whole city. You have to overcome only the height difference of the city to the banks of the Tiber and can return anywhere on central points upwards.
Rome bike · Cycling in the green · villas and parks
Also rides through the Roman villas and parks are very nice.
Particular interesting is the park of the Appia Antica and the park of the aqueducts. On the traffic calmed part of the Appia Antica beginning at the tomb of Cecilia Metella you can cycle for many miles.
Rome bike · Cycling in the center
For trips by bicycle in the center of Rome, you should choose routes off the main roads. Right and left of the main roads you can drive through picturesque streets. Some beautiful pedestrian bridges are ideal for the crossing of the Tiber river. In the center, pass the Isola Tiberina, Ponte Sisto or the Angel’s Bridge, further in the North Ponte della Musica at the Olympic Stadium and Ponte Milvio.
Rome bike hire · bike rental
There are various places for bicycles in the city, where you can rent a bike by the hour or for several days. Please read our notes and tips!
Rome bike · Precautions on bicycle rental
Bicycles are very difficult to secure against theft. You should never leave unattended your bike. The lenders are usually not insured against theft and you have to replace the eventual damage.
Unfortunately, one can occasionally read about fraudulent lenders, especially when a deposit is required by credit card or passport. I have therefore picked out some bicycle rentals for you, which are well known and you can book online:
Vespa Style in Via Milazzo 3 a, near the main station Termini
Topbike in Via Labiana 49, near the Colosseum
Wheely in Via Labicana 118, near the Colosseum
Elebike in Via Labicana 118, near the Colosseum
Biking in the countryside · in Rome’s surroundings
Learn a special experience by bicycle in the surrounding countryside of Rome!
In the surroundings of Rome, there are beautiful destinations, which you can reach by bicycle, be it the coast or the mountains.
When riding a bike on country roads, especially in the mountains, I want advise you to the utmost caution. Unfortunately, there are always serious and fatal accidents.
If you are not a very experienced rider – and they are not immune from accidents – I advise you to book a guided tour for your trip.
You are safer in the group, and the tour management will, as far as possible, choose routes without or with little traffic.
Rome bike · our recommendations
Especially nice for cycling trips are the park of the Appia Antica and the associated park of the aqueducts. In these regional parks there are very beautiful paths without traffic in the midst of ancient remains.