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Self-guided Cycling Tour Puglia

Self-guided cycling tours Puglia. 8 days – 7 nights
Sassi di Matera to Salento South Italy.
Every day all year round.
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Self-guided Cycling Tour Puglia – on an E-bike or Trekking bike

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 Sites 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”.

You’ll find amazing caves around Castellana’s Grotte, Ostun,i, and la Città Bianca, a whitewashed village high on a hill with astonishing views over the Adriatic Sea. There are many restaurants in the old town. Enjoy dinner at a typical Puglian trattoria of your choice. On day 6 you’ll cycle from the Adriatic coast to the Ionian coast, passing due to the old towns of Melpignano, a typical town of Salento, home of the “Notte della Taranta”. A cycling holiday in Puglia is off the beaten track!

Jump on your bike and discover this wonderful piece of nature!

  • Soak up the Puglian sun on two wheels!
  • Cycle from Sassi di Matera to Salento due to the typical Puglian countryside villages
  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads, and fine food make Puglia a cycling paradise
  • Wander through the old medieval towns of Lecce, Ostuni, and Salento
  • 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
  • Salento is famous for its Baroque palaces, beautiful countryside, and also their stunning beaches.
Day 1
Check in
Individual arrival in Matera. Famous for its Sassi and stunning landscapes, Matera, located on the border of Basilicata and Puglia, is not only breathtaking but fascinating: Its history goes back more than 30,000 years. There are several rupestrian churches open to the public, a reproduction of a typical cave house that you can visit, and refurbished caves made into hotels and restaurants. The Sassi districts are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (If you arrive late at night, we suggest you an extra stay in this wonderful and unique city). Overnight stay in Matera.
Day 2
Matera to Alberbello - Distance 78 km +650m
Bike and road map delivery, route description. Today you will cycle through the southern part of the Murgia to reach one of the most peculiar cities in Italy, Alberobello, universally known as the capital of the Trulli, distinctive, small, dry-stone building with a conical roof. There are about 1500 trulli scattered in Monti and Aia Piccola districts, both listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. Overnight stay in Alberobello.
Day 3
Alberbello to Ostuni - Distance 52 km +600m
Today you'll ride over the hills dominating the Itria Valley. Nature lovers will not be disappointed: With its still expanses of olive trees as far as the eye can see, the Itria Valley is red soil, green groves and vineyards, and white Trullo houses under a serene blue sky – essentially, a marvelous chromatic effect that repeats itself several times over. Before reaching your final destination, we suggest you stop first in Locorotondo for a typical Italian aperitif tasting the white wine produced in this region, second in Martina Franca, for a short visit to its marvelously intact historic center, its beautiful square, and stunning Palazzi, and last but not least in Cisternino for a lunch break, maybe in one of its typical butcher shops, where you can choose the meat you want to eat and they cook it for you. Finally, you'll cycle to Ostuni, the White City, whose whitewashed arches and houses shine like a pearly white tiara, extending across three hills with the magnificent gem of a cathedral as its sparkling centerpiece. Overnight stay in Ostuni.
Day 4
Train transfer: Ostuni - Lecce
Today you will travel by train from Ostuni to Lecce (55 minutes, 0 changes, ticket Eur 5.50 not included); You can carry your bike for FREE on regional rails. You can spend the day visiting this wonderful city, walking around its streets and alleys. Bequeathed with a generous stash of baroque buildings by its 17th-century architects, the city has a completeness and homogeneity that other southern Italian metropolises lack. Don't forget to visit Piazza Duomo and Piazza Sant'Oronzo with its amphitheatre, and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Overnight stay in Lecce.
Day 5
Lecce to Gallipoli - Distance 62 km +220
Today you'll cycle along the beautiful countryside of Salento. Your first destination will be Galatina. Take time to visit the Mother Church and the  Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria with its 15th-century frescoes. After the lunch break, maybe with a typical Rustico Leccese, you'll ride towards Gallipoli. Don't miss the chance to spend your evening strolling around the beautiful streets of the old town. Overnight stay in Gallipoli.
Day 6
Gallipoli to Otranto - Distance 68 km +390m
Today your tour will lead you from the Ionian to the Adriatic coast. In the heart of the Grecia Salentina, you'll cross the small towns of Corigliano d'Otranto, where ancient "Grikois still spoken by elderly people, and Melpignano, crowded with more than one hundred thousand visitors during the Night of the Taranta, which takes place in August. From here you will cycle to your destination: Otranto. If you want you can have a delicious seafood dinner and take a walk throughout the historic center and maybe buy some souvenirs from the local little shops. Overnight stay in Otranto.
Day 7
Otranto to Lecce - Distance 56 km +285km
In the morning, if you want, there's time to visit the city. Otranto is best appreciated in its amazing cathedral, where the bones of 813 martyrs are displayed in a glass case behind the altar. Less macabre is the cathedral’s other jaw-dropper, its medieval mosaic floor, which rivals the famous early Christian mosaics of Ravenna in its richness and historical significance. Cycling along the Alimini Lakes, you’ll finally reach the seaside village of Torre dell'Orso: don't miss the opportunity to swim in the suggestive Grotta della Poesia. Before arriving in Lecce you'll meet Acaya, a perfect stop for an authentic Italian espresso or for a drink at sunset in front of the castle. Overnight stay in Lecce.
Day 8
Departure day
Departure day... Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home, or else a pleasant stay in South Italy. Transfers to the airport (on request) according to the time of your flight!

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  • Low season Hotels Economy B & B & 3** €1075  - De Luxe option ( 4/5 star hotels) €1430 : 08th Jan - 31st May/23rd Sept - 22th Dec
  • ​Mid-season: Hotels Economy B & B & 3** €1275  - De Luxe option ( 4/5 star hotels) €1875 01st Jun-14th Jul/24th Aug - 22nd Sept
  • High season: Hotels Economy B & B & 3** €1475  - De Luxe option ( 4/5 star hotels) €2275 0From: 23th March To: 1st April From: 15th July To: 23rd Aug and From: 23rd Dec To: 7th Jan

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  • Base package B&B & 3 *** hotels 1050 euro low season
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Trekking - Gravel bike rental
  • Bike equipment: Helmet, water bottle, lock, pannier,
  • Repair kit: Spare tube, pump, tire lever
  • Luggage transfers
  • GPS with preloaded tracks
  • Roadbook with information material
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep's mobile number)
  • Low season Hotels Economy B & B & 3** €1075  - De Luxe option ( 4/5 star hotels) €1430 : 08th Jan - 31st May/23rd Sept - 22th Dec
  • ​Mid-season: Hotels Economy B & B & 3** €1275  - De Luxe option ( 4/5 star hotels) €1875 01st Jun-14th Jul/24th Aug - 22nd Sept
  • High season: Hotels Economy B & B & 3** €1475  - De Luxe option ( 4/5 star hotels) €2275 0From: 23th March To: 1st April From: 15th July To: 23rd Aug and From: 23rd Dec To: 7th Jan
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  • Dinners
  • Airport transfers (on request)
  • E-Bike €150 extra charge
  • Road bike €70 extra charge
  • Tourist taxes
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  • SINGLE ROOM: ​+30 % on the base quote




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