Rome: Guided Villa Borghese Gardens Bike Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
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We arrived late but everyone was understanding. Helmets were provided. Bikes were not top of the line but fine.The historcal knowledge of our guide was very impressive and he did a great job of adjusting to our 3 childrens levels of understanding. Most of the tour was in the gardens however the minimal amount of street riding gave us bragging rights to cliam we went biking in the city of Rome! Doing tours like this is a great way to keep the kids having fun while gaining knowledge of history and appreciation of another culture. Water was provided and a great cafe right next door made it possible to refuel after the ride. I'd love to do a longer tour of the city streets early morning when traffic is light. Guide and shopworkers spoke perfect English. Great website mades booking reservation before you leave for your trip to Rome easy. Rome would be a better place to visit and live if all the tourists used bikes and not buses. Support bike tours in Rome by taking this fabulous tour.
Nice tour - also through the city ... past ice cream parlors and through the pedestrian zone. To get to the park you have to climb one of the mountains of Rome on your bike - to be able to do it, but to know beforehand. The park itself is worthwhile, and exploring by bike is also recommended. However, you should know what there is to see in the park, and it is also advisable to have a city map with you to orientate yourself. The view over the city is fantastic. Our guide was friendly but not very well informed - if we asked about certain things they were shown to us - overall the guide made a rather disoriented impression. The wheels were OK at best - two out of six broke on the ride - but were quickly replaced. All in all, a nice introduction to our vacation in Rome - we would do the tour again at any time.
We did this tour with our two boys, age 11 and 13 and it was wonderful! We all really enjoyed it! Nicolo, our guide, was very knowledgeable and personable. There are a couple spots on the tour that require biking on the streets to get to and from the gardens and Nicolo was very conscientious about keeping us together and feeling safe. (the tour company also had bike helmets for us). Most of the time is spent in the garden and it is beautiful and serene - a really lovely way to enjoy all the information Nicolo shares on the tour along with wonderful views of Rome. He timed stops along the way perfectly and was always willing to take pictures of us. Highly recommend this tour and Nicolo!
We were lucky and only for two did a tour with Nicolo in English. It was a super pleasant and different way to explore the city and the Villa Borghese park. Nicolo also gave us a lot of knowledge beyond the Villa Borghese. Only the bicycles were not entirely up to date, but completely sufficient. The short climb to the Spanish Steps was easy to drive, the rest of the tour was pure relaxation. A nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Vatican. Highly recommended, grazie Nicolo!
We can highly recommend the tour with Nicolo! It was a very interesting and funny tour. We were lucky, because it was just the two of us and Nicolo, so it was kind of a private tour. Nicolo showed us many beautiful places and had a lot to tell about them. He also shared a lot of other intersting facts about Rome. Also the guys from the agency were were friendly. To sum up: We really had a great time and certainly will book another tour next time! Thanks Nicolo!