Frequently Asked Questions
Isn’t it dangerous cycling in a busy city like Rome?
We understand your concern, but safety comes first with us! The Tour will take you along back roads and across beautiful piazzas (squares). We cross main roads at zebra crossings and of course under the supervision of the tour leader.
Is wearing a helmet compulsory?
Yes, wearing a helmet is compulsory and we supply helmets free to all our guests.
Can children join in with the Bike Tours?
Cycling with the family is the ideal way to see the city, because it is quick and convenient. It’s actually one of the most enjoyable activities for children during a visit to Rome.
For what ages is Cycling in Rome suitable?
Children from one year old can join in; the very smallest can ride on a child seat in front of or behind a parent.
(Please let us know in advance if you need any of the following equipment so that we can make sure it is available.)
For children from one to four years old we have childseats for in front or behind a parent.
Front seat up to 15 kg (33 lb)
Rear seat up to 22 kg (49 lbs)
Children between five and eight years old can ride in a trailer behind a parent’s bike.
From nine years old children can ride their own bike under parental supervision.
Private Tours only: Children’s bikes and small mountain bikes are available; these are of course only suitable if the child is a good independent cyclist.
Are electric bikes also available?
Electric bikes are indeed available for the Bike Tour for an additional charge of 7 euros per electric bike. We only have ladies’ models of electric bikes, to make mounting and dismounting easier.
Can I bring my own bike on the Bike Tour?
You certainly can bring your own bike, and if you do we’ll give you a discount of 8 euros for each bike you supply yourself. We expect you to also bring your own tools and materials in case of a flat tyre or other mechanical problems.
What kind of bike are used for the Bike Tours?
We supply excellent quality bikes, with hand brakes and 21 to 27 gears, which are a pleasure to ride!
How big are the groups for the Bike Tours in Rome?
We try to ensure groups of 12-15 participants. If a bigger group is unavoidable it is accompanied by an extra tour leader, so that the group is always well guided.
Do the Bike Tours take place on Sundays and holidays?
Our Bike Tours take place every day, including Sundays and holidays, with only a few exceptions such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
What happens if the weather is bad?
Predictions in Britain are often different from the actual weather in Rome! If the weather is bad, or you find it too bad to cycle then you can always see if the BikeTour can be moved to another day, in consultation with our people in Rome and bearing in mind the availability of English-speaking guides.
Is reservation necessary or can we simply turn up and join a BikeTour?
It’s very useful for us to have advance notice so that we and our tour leaders can plan ahead. Accordingly we ask you to please book in advance.
Can a Bike Tour booking be cancelled?
If something unexpected comes up and you have to cancel, then that’s possible. We’d like to know 24 hours in advance, since we have to inform our English-speaking guide as soon as possible.