Grade

Easy

When

all year round

Accomodation

3*& 4* Hotels

Price 3* Hotel

€ 640

Price 4* Hotel

€ 860

E Bike Rental

€ 150

Trekking bike

€ 80

Road Bike

€ 125

From: 590

Description

South Puglia Coast Tour

Cycling Tour South Puglia. All year round
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Cycling Tour South Puglia on E-bike or Trekking bike

This bike tour is a perfect way to see all the best parts in the south of Puglia in the Salento region. During this self-guided bike tour, you’ll cycle along all the coastlines of South Puglia. Start your first day in the beautiful town of Lecce “Florence of the South”. This cycling tour allows you to immerse the best of South Puglia. Experience the culture of Puglia, taste the local traditional regional food, breathtaking coastlines, wonderful nature, and much more! This cycle tour is perfect for those who like short distances.

On your first bike day you cycle through Lecce here you see old and new olive trees, ancient ruins and protected areas part of the Regional Natural Park also called “Woods and Marshes Rauccio”. On your next day you go to Gallipoli here you reach the sea at the edge of the Reserve of Porto Selvaggio. From Gallipoli you cycle to Leuca don’t miss the beautiful harbor of Leuca. The next day you cycle up to Otranto exploring hidden bays and caves. Day 6 is a day around beautiful Otranto with so many magical places. Finally, your last cycle day will lead you all the way back to Lecce.

Cycle the South Puglia coast Tour and visit also these sights in Italy

  • Regional Natural Park “Woods and Marshes Rauccio”, the Megalithic and Park the Natural WWF Park “Le Cesine”.
  • visit of Santa Maria in Cerrate, a medieval settlement where monks lived, worked, and prayed
  • Pass vineyards, olive groves, crops, and small villages.
  • The “Beautiful City” of Gallipoli has been the most important Mediterranean olive oil trade center in Italy
  • Otranto, its castle, and its imposing Cathedral
  • Legends, local stories, and workplaces from the past.
Day 1
Check in
Check-in around 14.00 at your charming hotel in Lecce. There will be a briefing, bike fitting and the tour organizer explains the coming itinerary of this road cycling trip. Airport transfers (on request).
Day 2
Lecce loopride 45 km
A day in the countryside between Lecce and the closest coast to the town, where locals can enjoy the sea even if there is not much time available. Frigole is probably not the most famous marine resort but the area around it deserves to be known for its hidden treasures. Cultivated fields and renewable energy plants coexist with old and new olive trees, ancient ruins, and protected areas part of the Regional Natural Park “Woods and Marshes Rauccio”. You will go back in time through the visit of Santa Maria in Cerrate, a Medieval settlement where monks lived, worked, and prayed. It’s on the route of the old southern Via Francigena. A tasty stop will be at a surprising bakery in an old Masseria, a big agricultural center during the Second World War, where you can buy hot specialties and fresh products from the farm. Overnight in Lecce
Day 3
Lecce to Gallipoli 50 km
You'll leave the main city to go towards the sea on the Ionian coast. But first, you have to pass vineyards, olive groves, crops, and small villages. Copertino has a pretty small historic center and a well-preserved Angevin castle: a quick stop for a coffee with ice and almond milk in Lecce style! From here you will cross Nardò that deserves a look on its magnificent Baroque square, Piazza Salandra, maybe with a nice glass of wine of local production sitting at one of the numerous bars. You will reach the sea at the edge of the Reserve of Porto Selvaggio, a real green lung defended and wanted by the population. This coast is famous for its sunsets: arrived at Gallipoli enjoy it from the small bay of Purità, down from its walls. Overnight in Gallipoli
Day 4
Gallipoli to Leuca 50 km
The “Beautiful City” of Gallipoli has been the most important Mediterranean olive oil trade center in the past: the underground oil mill at Palazzo Ganafei will tell you this piece of history. From Gallipoli you will cycle along the road parallel to the coastline passing Torre San Giovanni, a small harbor between volcanic low cliffs and fine white sand. Keep going straight to Punta Ristola, the extreme edge of Salento peninsula, a small rocky boss, place of legends, and numerous finds dating to the Neolithic. From here a wonderful view of the harbor of Leuca and, even further, of Punta Melisso. Now it would be perfect a boat trip to discover the many sea caves of Capo di Leuca: there are various ticket offices in the kiosks near the port! Overnight in the Finis Terrae of Puglia.
Day 5
Leuca to Otranto 55 km
Up to the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Leuca, white and blue are the colors all around: you can breathe calm and spirituality looking at this infinitive horizon made of the various shades of blue from sky and sea. Prepare yourself to get surprised many times today along the path. A panoramic stretch of road overlooking the sea will take you until the end to the beautiful Otranto, but before hidden bays and caves, breathtaking cliffs and canyons, enchanting villages full of history will give you many chances to get a break. Among gentle ups and downs, you will reach your final goal of the day, your “home” for the next two days. Otranto overnight
Day 6
Day around Otranto 30 km
A day around Otranto, an important little town always been, thanks to its position, a connection point for trades, cultural exchanges, invasions between the western and the eastern world. You will explore magical places such as the Megalithic Park near the village of Giurdignano, which preserves an evocative atmosphere of rituals and legends, myths, and pagan cults related to the peoples who over the millennia have inhabited and traversed these lands. Then a farm in the middle of nature, that promotes social activities ranging from biodynamic agriculture to handicraft production of rare fabrics. Before returning to Otranto, you can decide to visit La Cutura Botanical Garden, born from the love of a man for travels and… succulents! Otranto overnight
Day 7
Otranto to Lecce 55 km
One last greeting to Otranto, its castle, and its imposing Cathedral, an incredible but especially free museum. You can see the largest and most complex paved Mosaic in southern Italy, realized by a monk, Pantaleon, today considered a true encyclopedia of images of the time and culture of the Middle Ages. You will cycle close to the two Alimini lakes before riding again along the coast. Admire the wonders of the bay of St. Andrea and of the Cave of Poetry near the archaeological site of Roca Vecchia, maybe trying the experience of a jump in the sea. A regenerate ride through the Natural WWF Park “Le Cesine”, along with the discovery of Acaya, a fortified town where time seems motionless, will make gradual your return to the modern civilization and the charming Lecce. Overnight in Lecce
Day 8
Departure day
Departure day.Time to say goodbye..., a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers on request.

Airport

  • The Salento airport of Brindisi is about 40 km from Lecce and is well connected to the city by a shuttle bus service or private transfer.
  • The airport of Bari-Palese is about 160 km from Lecce. From Bari and Brindisi you can also reach Lecce by train or taxi service.

Train

  • Train station Bari-Paleise is 1h 45 min away from Lecce
  • Train station Brindisi is only 25 min away from Lecce

Bus

  • Lecce is also accessible by bus every 30 min their leaves a bus from Bari-Paleise and Brindisi



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  • All prices are per person in double rooms
  • For bookings & inquiries info@cycleclassictours.com
Technical details
  • Mostly flat with wavy lines. This Puglia tour is suitable for anyone with a minimum of training to the bicycle. The daily mileage goes from 30 to 55 daily kilometers, with programmed pauses for visits and refreshments. The bike will be a way to work off the good food and enjoy the many landscapes offered by this land. There will also be strictly cultural moments and the possibility of a refreshing swim in the clear sea of Puglia.
Support
  • The morning of the second day, after breakfast, you will have a welcome meeting. In case of need, you can call an emergency number ON h24
The Standard tour offers accommodation in simple B&B and selected 3* hotels. The Superior tour offers accommodation in charming B&B and 4* hotels. All rooms are ensuite.
  • 2+1 nights in Lecce
  • 1 night in Gallipoli
  • 1 night in Leuca
  • 2 nights in Otranto
7 breakfasts included. All other meals are not included.

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All prices are per person in double rooms. For bookings & inquiries info@cycleclassictours.com
  • 7 nights with breakfast
  • Welcome briefing and bike fitting
  • Travel App (maps, tracks, route notes)
  • Luggage transportation hotel to hotel
  • Phone assistance 08:00-21:00
Season prices Standard
  • Low Season 01/02/2022-26/03/2022 598 euro superior 790 euro
  • Mid Season 27/03/2022 -07/04/2022 655 euro superior 875 euro
  • High Season 08/04/2022 -17/04/2022 845 euro superior 1065 euro
  • Mid Season 18/04/2022-24/06/2022 655 euro superior 875 euro
  • High Season 25/06/2022-24/07/2022 845 euro superior 1065 euro
  • Peak Season 25/07/2022-04/09/2022 990 euro superior 1220 euro
  • Mid Season 05/09/2022-25/10/2022 655 euro superior 875 euro
  • Low Season 26/10/2022-16/12/2022 598 euro superior 790 euro
  • Transfer IN and Transfer OUT
  • Bike rental Trekking bike 80 euro
  • All road bike 130 euro
  • E-Bike 150 euro
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees and tips
  • Hotel tourist taxes (about € 14,00)
  • Extra nights
  • Single room supplement

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