The Via Appia Via Appia

Up to 10 Nights
190 km
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
April to October
Week from €400
Gerry, United States - 2016
"We walked the Camino Ingles through The hotels we stayed in were the best available on the route. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Luggage transfers went without a hitch. We enjoyed all meals- breakfast and dinner- but one. Our packets gave valuable trip information and tips. The hotel information was very good. CaminoWays responded immediately to our pre-trip questions. We felt it was a good deal for the money spent. We are planning another Camino and will certainly book through Camino Ways again!"  
Carolyn, UK - 11/2014
"I would highly recommend Camino Ways to everyone. From my initial enquiry to coming home, they were really great to deal with - answering any query quickly, the same day, with confidence and competence and my whole experience was truly superb. My friend and I had a wonderful experience walking the English Way. Our hotels were all very different and the staff were ALL so helpful and friendly. We thought each accommodation had been hand picked by the Camino Ways team and we wrote to thank them immediately we got back to UK for one of our best ever treks."
Christine, Canada - 09/2013
“My sister and I booked with “Camino Ways” and were very glad we had taken this route. The hotels we stayed at were clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. Having our luggage transferred for us made our daily walk along “The English Way” worry free. We knew our luggage, a hot shower, a good meal and a comfortable bed awaited us at the end of the day. I would recommend “Camino Ways” anytime and have already done so. Thank you to all the staff who always answered my questions promptly and did a great job organizing this hike. I would not hesitate to use this company again in the future.”

This cycling trip along the Via Appia will take you 10 nights, from the beautiful coastal town of Formia, northwards to Rome. Along the way the route passes along stretches of the original Via Appia known as the Via Appia Antica.

This route was Europe’s first ‘highway’ and one of the most important Roman roads. Built in 312 BC, the Via Appia connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy. It was from here that Roman ships sailed to Greece and Egypt. As it was originally built for military purposes you will be walking in the footsteps of Julius Caesar and other Roman leaders. The famous slave leader called Spartacus was crucified on the Via Appia in 71 BC. The route passes through the stunning Italian landscape and past wonderful Roman ruins.

The final stretch of the Via Appia is surely one of the highlights of any trip in Italy as it takes you along the ancient cobbles past the ruins of countless Roman mausoleums and Villas before entering the ‘Eternal City’ via the Porta San Sebastiano in the old city walls.

This is a cycling package as it passes along the route of the ancient Via Appia which in places is still in use as public roads.

Select ‘Let’s Go’ to create your trip. You can walk or cycle.