Rome Food Bike Tour

Eat your way through Rome on this unique Bike Tour

Italy is known for its food, and Rome has a distinct culinary culture worth celebrating. On this food bike tour, you'll get the best of both worlds - a fun bike tour combined with a delicious food tour! Since we aren't limited to walking distance, we can take you to some of the most interesting and mouthwatering spots in the city. We'll cycle through two of Rome's most charming neighborhoods: Trastevere and Testaccio.

The first stop is near our office in the Jewish Ghetto for fried artichoke, one of the best known dishes of Roman cuisine and a must-try. Next, we'll cycle off into the picturesque Trastevere to stop at a family run "salumeria" to sample locally produced meats and cheeses from the Roman countryside, just outside the city, along with locally produced wine. Then we'll zip over to a super popular "tavola calda" to try suppli, the famous Roman fried ball of rice & cheese.

Hope you're still hungry, because now we'll ride across the river and over to Testaccio Market where you can see your fresh pasta being made while you wait (and of course learn about the most important typical Roman pastas). A wine producer inside the market will supply the wine to go along with this meal.

No Italian food tour is complete without a sampling and discussion of pizza (Roman style, of course). We'll end the tour with the all-important Italian dessert: a creamy gelato.

We'll have 8 stops and 11 tastings total:

  • Coffee (espresso, cappuccino, or an alternative drink)
  • Fried artichoke in the Jewish Ghetto
  • 3 meats, 3 cheeses & local wine at a family-run salumeria 
  • Suppli (fried rice & cheese ball)
  • Freshly made pasta at the Testaccio Market
  • Wine from a wine stand at the Testaccio Market
  • Two types of pizza
  • Gelato

Everyone has a check-list of must-eat things while in Rome, and you can taste them all on this 3-hour tour. See the city by bike as you eat your way through it! Buon appetito!

Tour Highlights

  • Live Guide
  • Trastevere neighborhood
  • Testaccio neighborhood
  • Testaccio Market
  • Tiber River
  • Roman bridges
  • Eight food/drink stops
  • 11 tastings included
    • Live Guide
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but not required)
    • Food & Drink Tastings
  • This tour meets at our office, located at Via dei Delfini 35/36, Rome. We are about a 5 minute walk from Piazza Venezia.

  • English
    • All guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or older.
    • We have 20" and 24" wheeled bicycles available for children. Contact our team if you aren't sure which size is best for your child to ensure we reserve the right size for your child.
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes.
    • Our tours run rain or shine, and we encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly. In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.
    • Pregnant women are strongly discouraged from joining bike tours due to cobbled streets.
    • Please let us know any dietary restrictions in the 'Comments' section at check out. While we will try our best to satisfy any special dietary needs, we do not guarantee we will be able to do so, and ask that you let us know about those at least 48 hours prior to the tour. Failure to do this might result in not being able to accommodate your needs but will not warrant a refund.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at our office, located at Via dei Delfini 35/36, Rome. We are about a 5 minute walk from Piazza Venezia.

  • Expand/Collapse What cycling skill level do I need for this tour?

    While all of our tours maintain a leisurely pace, we want our guests to have fun and be safe, so being able to ride a bike is paramount.

    Our Rome Bike Tour is perfect for intermediate bike riders. You should have good balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. Most of this tour is on roads and although we stick together as a group and carve out a lane for ourselves, we ask that all guests feel confident with their riding ability. The road surfaces in Rome vary and may include cobbled streets as well as smooth gravel and pavement.

    Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety.

    If you're not sure how you'll fare, we invite you to come to our office about 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to try the bikes.

  • Expand/Collapse How many tastings are there? What type of food do we eat?

    There are 8 stops and 11 tastings on this tour! You can expect to be full by the end. The exact food/drink included on tour is subject to change based on market availability, but here's an example of what you will eat:

    • Coffee (espresso, cappuccino, or an alternative drink)
    • Fried artichoke
    • Three meats
    • Three cheeses
    • Wine
    • Suppli (fried rice & cheese ball)
    • Freshly made pasta
    • Pizza
    • Gelato
  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    BIKING

    This bike tour is a wonderful way for kids comfortable on bikes to discover Rome. We only ask that your children have been riding for a while, are comfortable riding in a group, and can navigate riding a bike on various surfaces including cobbled streets.

    Please keep in mind that children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

    • We have various sized city bikes to accommodate just about every size of rider, from extra small 20 inch wheeled bikes for riders that are 3.3ft (100cm) to extra large for riders up to 6.5ft (198cm).
    • Unfortunately, we do not have tricycles, tandems, or bikes with training wheels for adults or children that may be less confident in their riding ability.
    • Due to limited availability, please book 20” and 24” wheeled bikes in advance. 
    • Please Note: All extra small 20 inch and small 24 inch bikes are equipped with hand brakes.

    FOOD/DRINK

    The legal drinking age in Italy is 18 on your own, or 16 if you're accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

  • Expand/Collapse Since there's wine on the tour, what is the legal drinking age?

    The legal drinking age in Italy is 18 on your own, or 16 if you're accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Expand/Collapse Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

    Please let us know any dietary restrictions in the 'Comments' section at check out. While we will try our best to satisfy any special dietary needs, we do not guarantee we will be able to do so, and ask that you let us know about those at least 48 hours prior to the tour. Failure to do this might result in not being able to accommodate your needs but will not warrant a refund.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

    Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office free of cost. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.

    In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.

  • Expand/Collapse Is a helmet included? Do I have to wear one?

    Helmets are provided, however in Italy adults are not compelled by law to wear a helmet. We have helmets of all sizes available in our office.

    Studies have shown that helmets can reduce head injuries by at least 85%.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

  • Expand/Collapse Does this tour include enough food to replace lunch?

    Yes, we expect you to be full at the end of the tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    Please contact our Private Tours team to see what options we have.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to get there for my tour?

    We ask that all guests arrive 10-15 minutes early for the scheduled tour.

    This gives us time to get all of our guests checked-in, fitted correctly for bikes, and a chance to get comfortable on your bike before we take off.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I join the tour if I am pregnant?

    Pregnant women are strongly discouraged from joining bike tours due to cobbled streets.

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