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When

All year round

Price 3* Hotel - B & B

From € 870

Price 4* Hotel

From € 1245

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Trekking bike

E Bike hire

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Self guided cycling tours Puglia

Self guided cycling tours Puglia
Sassi di Matera to Salento South Italy.
Every day all year round.
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Self guided cycling Trip Puglia – on 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 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”.

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
Check-in around 14.00 at your hotel. Transfer to Matera not included. This beautiful town will be your starting point for the upcoming week. Depending on your time of arrival you can visit the city Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful old town of Matera. Overnight in Matera.
Day 2
Matera to Alberbello 76km
Early morning there will be a briefing and bike fitting for this Sassi of Matera -Salento self-guided cycling trip. First Today you will cycle through the southern part of the Murgia to reach one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, Alberobello, universally known as the capital of the Trulli. The village of Alberobello is famous for its Trulli constructions that are part of the World Heritage of UNESCO. A Trulli (Trullo) is a Type of stone often white and you see them frequently in the province of Puglia & Basilicata. Overnight stay in Alberobello.
Day 3
Alberbello to Ostuni 50km
Today you will ride the Itria Valley. The Itria Valley is red soil, green groves and vineyards, and white trullo houses under a serene blue sky. You will cycle through the beautiful white villages. Your first stop is in LOCOROTONDO for a typical Italian aperitif tasting the white wine produced in this region. The second stop is in MARTINA FRANCA, for a short visit to its marvellously intact historic centre, the beautiful square, and stunning Palazzi and last but not least you visit 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 cathedral as its sparkling centrepiece. Overnight stay in Ostuni.
Day 4
Ostuni to 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. Explore the beautiful Baroque city, losing yourself among its baroque palaces. Do not forget to visit the cathedral and its square, the Church of Santa Croce, and the old Amphitheater. Overnight stay in Lecce.
Day 5
Lecce to Otranto 50km
Leaving Lecce, after a short ride you'll reach Acaya, a very small fortified town. The rest of today's stage runs along the Adriatic coast: you will cycle to the seaside village of Torre Dell’Orso where you have the opportunity to swim in the suggestive Grotta della Poesia, to relax. Cycling along the Alimini Lakes. You finally reach Otranto. If you want you can have a delicious seafood dinner and take a walk through the historic centrer. Overnight stay in Otranto.
Day 6
Otranto to Gallipoli 60km
Today your tour will lead you from the Adriatic coast to the Ionian coast. On your way, you will cycle through the town of Melpignano. crowded with more than 100.000 visitors during the Night of the Taranta, which takes place in August, and Corigliano D’oranto with its wonderful castle. From here you will cycle to your destination: Gallipoli. Don't miss the chance to spend your evening strolling around the beautiful streets of the old town and to have a drink with a great view of the sea. Overnight stay in Gallipoli.
Day 7
Gallipoli to Lecce 50km
Today's first stop is Galatone, where you can visit the Sanctuary of the Crucifix, and Galatina. Take time to visit the Mother Church and the Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria with its 15th-century frescoes. Then you'll cycle back to Lecce. Use your time to wander among the numerous alleys of the historic center where the Baroque art shows itself also in the decorated balconies and terraces of private homes. Overnight stay in Lecce.
Day 8
Departure day
Departure day…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!

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.

 

 




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  • Base package B&B & 3 *** hotels 870 euro low season
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Trekking bike rental
  • Bike equipment: Helmet, water bottle, lock, pannier,
  • Repair kit: Spare tube, pump, tire lever
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