Grade

Easy

When

Feb 1- Nov 1

Accommodation

4* Hotel

Price 4* Hotel

€ 880

Bike hire

Trekking bike Included

Bike hire

€ 90 extra charge E bike

880

Cycle Puglia coast and Itria Valley

Self guided cycling Trip Puglia Coast and Itria Valley. From February until November
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Self guided cycling Trip Puglia coast and Itria Valley

Jump on you bike and cycle from the beautiful city of Bari along the Adriatic coast through the Valley of Itria. Immerse a wonderful cycling holiday in undiscovered Puglia! This self guided Puglia cycling Trip starts from the city of Bari and ends in Monopoli. The roads are mostly secondary low traffic.

Cycle Puglia Coast and Itria Valley. You’ll cycle through the quite backyards of Puglia and even some road traffic does almost non-exist! The route is almost flat with a few undulating ups and downs. This self guided trip is one of the most fascinating trips of Puglia and features many highlights. In Bari you can wander around the old town. Going out of Bari you continue to the South East along the Adriatic Coast. You’ll pass some old country towns and many attractive places along the Puglia coastline. Visit the caves of Castellana, the beautiful terraces overlooking the sea of Polignano, the amazing Trulli of Alberobello (declared World Heritage by UNESCO). Finally you’ll visit the villages of the valley Itria and the famous white city of Ostuni.

Cycling “The Heel of Italy” through Puglia and Itria Valley

  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads and fine food making Puglia a cycling paradise
  • Grotte di Castellana is a very special attractions in Puglia and situated at the entrance of the Itria Valley.
  • Wander through the old medieval town of Bari
  • The unique UNESCO world heritage sites Alberobello
  • Ostuni also called the ”White city”
  • You stay in the World Heritage Town of Alberollo the “city of Trulli”
  • The Aragonese Castle and the cathedral with its impressive rose window in Otranto
Trip Overview
Day 1
Check in
Check in at your hotel in Bari. This beautiful city will be your starting point for the upcoming week. Depending on your time of arrival you can visit the city of Bari. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful old town and the famous Cathedral Basilica of St. Nicola. Overnight in Bari. There will be a briefing and bike fitting.
Day 2
Bari to Poligano a Mare 50 km
Today you'll cycle out of Bari. The route is simple and mostly flat, going out of Bari you continue south along the Adriatic Coast. Passing Mola di Bari. Soon you arrive in Conversano an old ancient town 30 km from Bari. The last 20 km are an easy stretch to your final destination Polignano a Mare. Overnight stay in Polignano a Mare
Day 3
Poligano a Mare to Alberobello 40 km
After breakfast you will cycle the backyards of Puglia. Here you will pass Castellana Grotte. Grotte di Castellana is a very special attractions in Puglia and situated at the entrance of the Itria Valley, a few kilometres from your final destination Alberobello. The Caves of Castellana attracts many foreigners from all over the world. Guided tours are available and it’s a must see! After your visit to the Caves you have a short leg up to Alberobello. Overnight stay in Alberobello.
Day 4
Alberobello to Grottaglie 50 km
Alberobello which means literally a beautiful tree is a small villages and its famous for its unique Trulli structures and buildings. The famous Puglian Trullies of Alberobello are limestone dwellings and are UNESCO heritage site since 1996. We recommend to start early today. Start in Alberobello, you leave first for Locorotondo. (Literally “round Place”, because form Martina Franca’s street you can see the Skyline, it’s a perfect circle). Don’t forget to enjoy a nice espresso in one of the Italian bars before you cycle to Martina Franca (The city of Barocco' s style in Puglia) and end in Grottaglie. Overnight stay in Grottaglie.
Day 5
Grottaglie to Ostuni 45 km
Grottaglie is the town of pottery and another cosy Puglian town and famous for its ceramic art. Its situated in the Salento peninsula. From here you cycle to Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino straight through the beautiful valley of Itria. The Itria Vallley is from Martina Franca/Locorotondo to Grottaglie-Ceglie- Messapica/Cisternoni. Take a lunch here in the old centre. Cisternino has remained almost intact for centuries. Wander around and walk or cycle along the narrow and shady streets. You will see plenty of whitewashed houses and historic churches. After Cisternino you cycle the last kilometres to Ostuni. Overnight stay in Ostuni.
Day 6
Ostuni to Monopoli 40 km
Unfortunately your last cycling day. From the famous white city of Ostuni you pedal to Egnathia. This is an archaeological place on the apian way. The Appian way connects Brindisi with Roma. Finally arriving at your very last destination Monopoli. Relax and discover the beautiful old town right on the sea. Monopoli is situated on Puglia's Adriatic coast roughly 30 km south of Bari. The old town is lovely. Don’t forget to dine or have a good lunch and a wander around the old town centre. Overnight stay in Monopoli.
Day 7
Departure day
Departure day…..First breakfast and then its time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in South Italy. Transfers (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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  • 6 nights lodging in hotel 4* with 6 breakfasts
  • Ortlieb bags, one handlebar and one side
  • Kit safety and repair tools
  • Car assistance (not traveling with tour)
  • Transfer luggage from hotel to hotel.
  • Trekking bike
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Guided visit, activities and tasting as indicates in “activities included” (see below).
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • € 90 extra charge E bike
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