Doreen and I spent the weekend in Rome. And our visit included a 4 hour bike Tour.
We had a fun guide – he was certainly a character – but enthusiastic. While we may not be the fastest cyclists ever, we seemed to be almost Olympian compared to his usual clients. But after a while he understood that we could ride faster than 5 km/h.
On the map at the bottom I’ve highlighted a few of the many historic sites we passed. It was a great way to get a feel for the city and helped us plan the rest of our stay. However, a few thoughts:
- We had a blast on the cycling tour.
- But Rome is not a great place to cycle. Virtually no bike lanes, and lots, and lots of fairly crazy traffic.
- The official Rome bike share program has collapsed. We visited Torino earlier in the Year and their bike share program (pick up/ride/drop-off/change bike/etc.) made the entire weekend so much fun. But sadly all the Rome bike-stations have no bikes, and are now used as parking spots for Vespas. What a shame.
And some more tourist photos: