- Ride your bike to Rome’s 7 pilgrimage churches
- Enjoy the pilgrimage lunch, a typically Roman menu
- Admire the artwork in the most important churches of the Catholic faith
Since when Pope Bonifacio VIII created the Jubilee in the year 1300, Rome became the main pilgrimage destination for Catholics, replacing Jerusalem and the Holy Land as the heart of world Christianity.
These seven churches became well known in the mid-16th century mainly thanks to the work of St. Philip Neri who spent much of his life assisting pilgrims and introducing them to the seven basilicas. The number seven is linked to the fact that Jesus Stations of the Cross were seven, as well as the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Sacraments and the Works of Mercy.
Pilgrims had to visit them all once they were in Rome, and this tour will allow you to do it in 6 hours! They are all beautiful and so full of art and history. They are St. Maria Maggiore (the most ancient church devoted to Mary), San Lorenzo (burial place of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr), Santa Croce (housing the Passion Relics), St John Lateran (the first ever seat of the Pope), San Sebastiano (catacomb church), St Paul Outside the Walls (burial place of Saint Paul), St. Peter’s (current seat of the Catholic church).
• Santa Maria Maggiore
• San Lorenzo
• Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
• San Giovanni in Laterano
• San Sebastiano
• San Paolo fuori le mura
• San Pietro in Vaticano
- High quality trekking bike
- Helmet and chain lock
- Tour leader
- Pilgrim Lunch
- Insurance Liability
- Free bike seat for infants 0-4 years
- Lunch for infants 0-4 years (maximum EUR 15.00, to be paid on the spot)
- Be sure to bring your ID.
- Lunch for infants 0-4 years: to be paid on the spot if needed (maximum EUR 15.00).
- Free bike seat provided for infants aged 0-4 years.
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
If you cancel between 3 and 7 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.
There is no reimbursement in case of bad weather.
Usually in Rome there is never such a bad climate to stop you from riding a bicycle.
But if it rains too much, we will propose you to change the date, without any penalty.
In any case we will give you excellent rain capes.