Adventurous Appetites Seville Roman Bike Tour
COMBINE FRESH AIR, SIGHTSEEING, EATING AND STUNNING ROMAN RUINS ON A HALF-DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIP TO ITALICA
Join us on a fantastic bike tour to the Old Roman City of ITALICA, the first Roman Colonial City founded in “Hispania”, at just 9km from Seville
Escape the city and enjoy a beautiful morning riding a mountain bike along the River Guadalquivir and through the sunny countryside around Seville to discover the mystery of the ancient city of Italica,
Visit the Amphitheatre where the gladiators fought for glory, the Houses, the Theatre, the Thermal Baths, Discover how the Romans used to live in this stunning site, which saw the birth of two Roman Emperors, and brought the luxury of Rome to Italica and Spain.
The tour starts at 10:00 a.m at Bike Centre Sevilla in Los Jardines de Murillo (Paseo Catalina de Ribera Nº2, Sevilla), where you will receive your bike, helmet and a snack and water pack (to see a map of the meeting point please click here).
The bike ride:
A safe, comfortable and almost flat ride, by designated bike path in the urban area and then by dirt road without cars as we move away from the city. No great physical ability is required; for regular bikers it will be a pleasant and effortless pedal, and if you are not such an expert cyclist, you´ll just need more water, a more plentiful lunch and you will sleep like a baby at night, maybe a little saddle-sore but content at having completed the challenge!
Your expert local cycle guide will take you along some of the the best tracks between Seville and Santiponce/Italica, making brief stops to show you points of special interest. They will explain the history and origins of this ancient city, and will guide you through some of the most impressive parts of the Roman archaeological complex.
After a morning’s biking and sightseeing you will undoubtedly be starving!! We will refuel with a 3-course "Menu del Dia", or daily menu (Tue-Fri) or weekend menu (Sat-Sun), where you will have a wide choice from which to pick a starter, a main course (meat, fish or vegetarian) followed either by dessert or coffee, washed down by a Spanish wine, beer or soft drink. (NB: Additional food and drinks outside of the fixed menu are to be paid for by the client.)
Return to Seville:
We will return to Seville along another route which will take us through fields and along the river.
Guided bike tour
Bike route 98% on bike path or dirt track (no traffic)
Fresh air and exercise
Visit to Santiponce
Visit to Italica
3 course Spanish lunch
Entry fee to Italica
Typical Spanish 3 course lunch
81.50GBP per person (Tues-Fri
91.50GBP per person (Sat-Sun)
A carry pack, appropriate clothing (padded cycling shorts if you have them), sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses.
Approximately 6hours. Timings will be governed by things outside our control, such as pace of the group, weather conditions etc
START TIME: 10AM
Outward bike journey to Santiponce/Italica (1h:30´)
Visit to Santiponce and the Roman remains still hidden in this village (00:30´).
Visit to the Roman Archaeological Site of Italica (1h:30´)
Typical Lunch in Santiponce (1h:00´)
Return Journey to Seville (1h:00´)
FINISH TIME: 4PM
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday inclusive (Saturday and Sunday tours are subject to a weekend supplement)
Group Size: We do have a minimum group size of two (2) people but if you are a solo traveller, please do request a tour as we may well be able to fit you in a group. We try to limit groups to an average maximum of eight (8) people, but bigger groups can be organized on request.
Also Available (subject to supplement):
30€ per person
Transfer in car/minivan
30€ per group
Min 3 pax.
Prices to be converted to GBP on billing.
Basic Insurance: We will ask clients to provide us with their ID details (names, date of birth, passport or national ID number) before the tour so that we can sign all clients up for basic insurance.
NB We require all clients to provide us with their details at least 72 hrs before the start of the tour, otherwise we are unable to register you for insurance. If we have not received the details CLIENTS WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO OUR BASIC INSURANCE UNDER THEIR OWN RESPONSABILITY.
For details of what is covered please see here. We STRONGLY encourage clients to contract personal insurance if they require further coverage.
PLEASE NOTE CLIENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS AT ALL TIMES WHILE CYCLING, OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE GUIDE.
Pricing: The tour cost is GBP81.50 per person* (Tues-Fri) The price includes bike hire, helmet hire, travel pack, basic insurance and lunch.
*There will be a supplement of GBP10 pp for Sat and Sunday tours
Once we have confirmed the date and service that you would like to book, we will send you a payment request. For UK residents we would appreciate payment by electronic transfer directly into our UK bank account - details to be provided on choosing this payment option. Alternatively, you can pay by credit/debit card via our secure online payment system. Please see terms and conditions.
The weather in Seville is pretty dry but this tour does go off-road - Should we feel that for reasons of safety the tour cannot go ahead due to climatic conditions we will offer you a change of date or full refund.
Tour tips: Sevilla does get incredibly hot so, although we will provide you with a basic travel pack, please do dress appropriately (padded cycling shorts if you have them), apply sunscreen liberally, and a hat and an extra bottle of water are good things to bring.
TOURS ARE NOT REALLY SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14 YEARS
Adventurous Appetites Seville Roman Bike Tours will be run and billed by Adventurous Appetites Activities Ltd Registered Co. Number: 7899011, Registered in England and Wales and are subject to English law.
Unfortunately it has just been announced that the main archaeological complex of Italica will be shut between 3rd and 18th May 2018 as they film the last season of Game of Thrones. This means we will not be able to take you round the site on your tour.
HOWEVER during this period they will be opening the Roman Theatre outside the main complex, which until now has not been open to the public.
To compensate for it being shut, over this period, we would be delighted to replace it with a self-guided visit to the Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo (whose monks actually discovered Italica), which offers a stunning wander around the tranquility of the little-visited Monastery with its porticos, claustra and amazing murals. Please click on the photos below to get an idea.