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Easy

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12 days / 11 nights self guided

From € 970

9 days / 8 nights self guided

From € 850

8 days / 7 nights

From € 690

12 days Road Bike - 9/8 days

€350 - €250

12 days E-Bike - 9/8 days

€300 - € 210

12 days Hybrid Bike - 9/8 days

€120 - €90

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Giro di Puglia guided & self guided

Giro di Puglia guided & self guided cycling tours in Puglia from Matera to Lecce
Every day all year round. For guided options from 4 persons or more send us an email.

A bike tour to “get the whole picture” of Puglia – starting from its borders with neighbouring region Basilicata. You will start in Matera, the city of “Sassi” and UNESCO world heritage site. Discover Apulia/Puglia one pedal stroke after the other, its changing landscapes that flow from one beauty into the next. From Murgia to Salento: architectural and natural wonders, sites of immense historical and cultural interest, and of course, unsurpassable culinary specialties!

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A guided Apulia bike tour to discover the most beautiful and unspoiled corners of Puglia Italy. You don’t have to take care of anything except pedal along the most beautiful bike routes of this beautiful region. The tour starts in Matera, the famous UNESCO city of the “Sassi” and the European Capital of Culture for 2019. This 12-day/11-night cycling holiday is the best option to know Puglia far and wide, starting from its beating heart, the country of the trulli (the conic-roofed rural houses) and the masserie (local fortified farmhouses). To top off the tour, you will ride on the flat back roads of Salento, staring at one of the most beautiful coasts in Italy.

At the end of the journey, Puglia will have no secret for you anymore – or at least a few kept for your next tour!

Immerse this unique self-guided Trip in Pulia in the “heel of Italy”. From its dramatic beaches along the Adriatic coast to World Heritage sites like Matera and the trulli of Alberobello. You’ll discover two sites declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO: Matera, the city of the Sassi and Alberobello which is especially relevant because of its typical roofs of the houses cone-shaped. Furthermore is Puglia enjoying beautiful quiet country roads as you head down “the heel of the boot”.

  • Soak up the Puglian sun on two wheels!
  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads and fine food making Puglia a cycling paradise
  • Wander through the old medieval towns of Lecce, Ostuni and Alberobello
  • Discover the “Sassi di Matera”
  • You stay in the World Heritage Town of Alberobello the “city of Trulli”
  • You’ll cross the Itria Valley with its typical whitewashed houses
  • Apulia is famous of its Baroque palaces, beautiful countryside and also their stunning beaches.
Day 1
Matera Check in
Arrival in Matera and check-in. Take a day off to discover this unique town, Unesco World Heritage and European Culture capital of 2019. You will be caught by its thousand-year old history, the “Sassi” district and cave churches, and its famous bread!
Day 2
Matera Briefing
Briefing and bike fit with a member of Puglia Cycle Tours crew
Day 3
Matera - San Basilio
Self guided
  • The first stage runs almost entirely in the Ravines Regional Park, in the middle of wheat fields and wide panoramas. You will have the chance to visit the town of Laterza, famous for the tasty bakery products and the beautiful pottery. Enjoy your stay in San Basilio hamlet, in a noble mansion of the XIX cent. Approx 60 km
Guided 
  • Same as self guided
Day 4
San Basilio - Alberobello
Self guided
  • You still cycle the first kilometres in the “Terra delle Gravine” ( Ravines Land), amongst deep canyons, carved by rivers over millions of years. You will even cycle upon one of them, over a stone bridge! Leaving the ravines it’s time to discover the iconic Puglia scenery: dry stone walls, old masserie (fortified stansteads) and trulli, our typical rural houses with a conic roof, built without any cement or mortar. Your daily destination is Putignano, famous for hosting European oldest carnival. Approx 55 km
Guided San Basilio - Alberobello
  • You still cycle the first kilometres in the “Terra delle Gravine” ( Ravines Land), amongst deep canyons, carved by rivers over millions of years. You will even cycle upon one of them, over a stone bridge! Leaving the ravines it’s time to discover the iconic Puglia scenery: dry stone walls, old masserie (fortified stansteads) and trulli, our typical rural houses with a conic roof, built without any cement or mortar. To reach Alberobello, the UNESCO capital of the Trulli, the daily destination, you cycle in a beautiful countryside and through Noci, as well: this town is like a temple of good food – good to know in case you get hungry along the way! Approx 55
Day 5
Putignano - Alberobello
Self Guided
  • Leaving the medieval centre of Putignano, cycle in the lush countryside to reach Castellana Caves after just a few kilometres. It is the main karst site in the South Italy: we do recommend to stop for a visit! After the caves, continue along the rolling lanes of the countryside where olive, almond, apricot and cherry trees grow, in their marvelous colours according to the season. The daily destination is a UNESCO heritage site: Alberobello, the world capital of Trulli. Approx 35km
Guided Alberobello loop ride
  • Alberobello Loop ride Let’s play a game: are you able to cover even a single stretch of the daily route without spotting a trullo? They are everywhere in the Itria Valley, the very heart of our region. Cycle along the Apulian Aqueduct cycling route, the “Ciclovia dell’Acquedotto”, towards Locorotondo, one of the “borghi più belli d’Italia” (most beautiful villages of Italy). Then before riding back to Alberobello, pass by the quaint town of Martina Franca, known for its baroque architecture. Approx 50km
 
Day 6
Alberobello Loop Ride
Self guided
  • Let’s play a game: are you able to cover even a single stretch of the daily route without spotting a trullo? They are everywhere in the Itria Valley, the very heart of our region. Cycle along the Apulian Aqueduct cycling route, the “Ciclovia dell’Acquedotto”, towards Locorotondo, one of the “borghi più belli d’Italia” (most beautiful villages of Italy). Then before riding back to Alberobello, pass by the quaint town of Martina Franca, known for its baroque architecture. Approx 45 km
Guided Alberobello - Monopoli
  • It’s time to say goodbye to the lovely Alberobello and its trulli! You slowly ride down to the Adriatic coast and reach one of its most fascinating town: Polignano a Mare, perched on the side of a cliff; explore the old town and reach one of the terraces, with their stunning view overlooking the sea. Riding further on the coast, you get to Monopoli, a perfect mix between beautiful sea and history. Your accommodation is in the old town, a few steps away from the old fishermen port and the Castle. Approx 45km
Day 7
Alberobello - Monopoli
Self guided
  • It’s time to say goodbye to the lovely Alberobello and its trulli! You slowly ride down to the Adriatic coast and reach one of its most fascinating town: Polignano a Mare, perched on the side of a cliff; explore the old town and reach one of the terraces, with their stunning view overlookig the sea. Riding further on the coast, you get to Monopoli, a perfect mix between beautiful sea and history. Your accommodation is in the old town, a few steps away from the old fishermen port and the Castle. Approx 45
Guided Monopoli - Ostuni
  • Your today cycle starts through the courtyards and arches of the old town of Monopoli, then continues along shores and little coves, arriving in a marvelous scenario: an expanse full of century and thousand-year old olive trees. Little by little, you will spot a white outline amid the hills: it is Ostuni, known as “the white town” because of its whitewashed houses and walls. To perfectly end the day, indulge a stroll in its old town, a sort of Mediterranean Kasbah of narrow alleys and white stairs, getting lost in the light of sunset. Approx 45km
Day 8
Monopoli - Ostuni
Self guided
  • Your today cycle starts through the courtyards and arches of the old town, then continues along shores and little coves, arriving in a marvelous scenario: an expanse full of century and thousand-year old olive trees. Little by little, you will spot a white outline amid the hills: it is Ostuni, known as “the white town” because of its whitewashed houses and walls. To perfectly end the day, indulge a stroll in its old town, a sort of Mediterranean Kasbah of narrow alleys and white stairs, getting lost in the light of sunset. Approx 40km
Guided Ostuni - Acaya
  • After a short ride by train from Carovigno station, you will reach Lecce, take some time to explore the town before starting your ride again. From Lecce, you cycle in the most authentic countryside, passing through the fortified village of Acaya, dry stone walls and imposing “pajare” (Salento typical “trulli” with a square base) , until you reach the “masseria” (fortified farmhouse) where you will stay for the night. Approx 15 -20 km
Day 9
Ostuni - Borgagne
Self guided
  • After a short ride by train from Carovigno station, you will reach Lecce, one of the most important cities of the South: take some time to explore the town! From Lecce, you cycle in the most authentic Salento countryside, passing through thefortified village of Acaya, dry-stone walls and imposing “pajare” (Salento typical “trulli”), until you reach Borgagne, a quiete and nice village where you will stay for the night. Approx 15/30 km
Guided Acaya - Otranto
  • It’s time to explore the most impressive part of the Salento area: centuries-old olive trees, the “Grotta della Poesia” (Cave of the Poetry), ranked among the 10 most spectacular natural pools in the world, impressive cliffs overlooking the sea, blue jewels which are the Alimini Lakes, and finally Otranto. This town will enchant you, thanks to the scents of the Mediterranean Sea, its unique history, the feeling of a past which is not vanished yet. You will understand why it is listed in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage! Approx 45km
Day 10
Borgagne - Otranto
Self guided
  • It’s time to explore the most impressive part of the Salento area: centuries-old olive trees, the “Grotta della Poesia” (Cave of the Poetry), ranked among the 10 most spectacular natural pools in the world, impressive cliffs overlooking the sea, blue jewels which are the Alimini Lakes, and finally Otranto. This town will enchant you, thanks to the flavours of the Mediterranean Sea, its unique history, the feeling of a past which is not vanished yet. You will understand why it is listed in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage! Approx 45km
Guided Otranto - Leuca
  • Leaving the famous Castle of Otranto behind you, you cycle following the coast southwards for more than 40 km. Let’s head to Leuca now, the “finibus terrae”, since it is the southernmost spot of the Italian mainland where the Adriatic and the Ionian sea meet and their currents cross. You will enjoy the view of the deep blue sea, breath-taking panoramas, tiny fishing villages and quaint tourist towns. You will top off this unforgettable day with the final stop in the square of the Leuca shrine, like the pilgrims on the Via Francigena.Approx 55 km
Day 11
Otranto - Lecce
Self guided
  • This last stage is a postcard to say goodbye, but moreover a see you soon, to Puglia! From Otranto following the Idro Valley to discover Salento hinterland, where you will often come across some ancient megalithic monuments, the menhirs. Then you cycle along enchanting countryside lanes heading to the “Grecìa Salentina“, where you can still ear ancient greek influences. Lecce, with its elegant baroque old town, will be waiting for you at the end of the trip.Approx 55km
Guided
  • Same as self guided
Day 12
Lecce - Departure day
After breakfast, end of services.

Airport

  • Brindisi airport is one of the most important hubs to Puglia, it was established in the 1930s with the construction of a military runway. The airport is about 6 km from the city center and there is a regular bus service with the center.
  • Bari airport (Karol Wojtyla Airport) the airport owes its name to the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, John Paul II.

Train

  • There are trains departing from many cities in Italy to Brindisi and Bari. An express train runs to Naples, Roma and other destinations in Italy. In Brindisi trains leave to places such as Lecce and Bari from the train station at the Via Bastion Carlo V.

Matera is easily connected with Bari airport. A metro and several shuttles (but also trains, taxi and hire cabs) let you get to Bari central train station in a few minutes. Here you can take one of the many daily trains of the Ferrovie Appulo Lucane, (F.A.L.) to Matera. The same is the case for Bari port, situated a few steps away from the Central Station.
Matera is also 140 km far from Brindisi, where you can find both an airport and a port with several international routes, too.
If you are travelling by car, take the Bologna-Taranto highway until you get to the exit “Bari Nord”. Keep driving to the “zona industriale” (industrial area) and then to Altamura-Matera, i.e. SS96 and then SS99.
Anyway, a private transfer service with driver from all Apulian airports, stations and ports is also available on request.

 

 




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Accomodation self guided tours ( based on availability)
  • Matera: Palazzo Viceconte
  • San Basilio: Casa Isabella
  • Putignano: Petrantiche
  • Alberobello: Trullo
  • Monopoli: Albergo Diffuso
  • Ostuni: Hotel La Terra
  • Borgagne
  • Otranto: Hotel San Giuseppe
  • Lecce: B&B Arco Vecchio
Accomodation guided tours ( based on availability)
  • Matera: Dimore dell’Acqua -
  • San Basilio: Casa Isabella
  • Alberobello: Il Gabellota Resort
  • Monopoli: Albergo Diffuso
  • Ostuni: Hotel Ostuni Palace
  • Masseria Copertini
  • Otranto: Hotel San Giuseppe
  • Lecce: Risorgimento Resort
 

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12 DAYS - 11 NIGHTS Self guided
  • 11 nights in typical guest houses or 4-star hotels with breakfast
  • 1 dinner (beverage not included) on Day 2
  • Luggage transport
  • GPS device with uploaded tracks
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • FULL assistance
  • Low season - € 970
  • Mid season € 1060
  • High season € 1190
9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS Self Guided 
  • 8 nights in typical guest houses or 4-star hotels with breakfast
  • 1 dinner (beverage not included) on Day 2
  • Luggage transport
  • GPS device with uploaded tracks
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • FULL assistance
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS Self guided
  • 7 nights in typical guest houses or 4-star hotels with breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • GPS device with uploaded tracks
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • FULL assistance
12 DAYS - 11 NIGHTS GUIDED
  • 11 nights in typical guest houses or 4-star hotels with breakfast
  • 2 dinners at the hotel (beverage not included)
  • 2 local food tastings on the route
  • English-speaking guide
  • Luggage transport
  • Transfer by bus from Leuca to Otranto (Day 9)
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • FULL assistance
  • Low season - € 1990
  • Mid season € 2190
  • High season € 2290
9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS Self Guided 
  • 8 nights in typical guest houses or 4-star hotels with breakfast
  • 1 dinner (beverage not included) on Day 2
  • Luggage transport
  • GPS device with uploaded tracks
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • FULL assistance
  • Low season - € 1490
  • Mid season € 1590
  • High season € 1690
Self guided 12 days 
  • Hybrid bicycle rental: € 120,00
  • E-bike rental: € 300,00
  • Road bike rental: € 350,00
  • Smartphone with mobile and GPS Navigation App: € 20,00
  • Pannier rental: € 25,00 ( each)
  • Helmet rental: € 10,00
  • Half board supplement (dinners): on request
  • Single room supplement: € 30,00 per night
  • Private Transfers: on request
Self guided 9 days - 8 days
  • Hybrid bicycle rental: € 90,00
  • E-bike rental: € 210,00
  • Road bike rental: € 250,00
  • Smartphone with mobile and GPS Navigation App: € 20,00
  • Pannier rental: € 25,00 (each)
  • Helmet rental: € 10,00
  • Half board supplement (dinners – beverage not included): on request
  • Single room supplement: € 30,00 per night
  • Private Transfers: on request
Guided 12 days
  • Hybrid bicycle rental: € 120,00
  • Road bike rental € 350.00
  • E-bike rental: € 300,00
  • Pannier rental: € 25,00 (each)
  • Helmet rental: € 10,00
  • Half board supplement (dinners): on request
  • Single room supplement: € 30,00 per night
  • Private Transfers: on request
Guided 9 days
  • Hybrid bicycle rental: € 90,00
  • E-bike rental: € 210,00
  • Pannier rental: € 25,00 (each)
  • Helmet rental: € 10,00
  • Half board supplement (dinners): on request
  • Single room supplement: € 30,00 per night
  • Private Transfers: on request

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