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Puglia Bike Tour

Our Puglia bike tour is the best way to travel through southern Italy. It takes cyclists riding through Italy’s boot and amongst beautiful olive grooves. Our tour of Puglia leads you to the towns of Cisternino, Alberobello, Matera, Monopoli and Polignano a Mare. In the end, cycling in Puglia with DIGnGO is guaranteed to be a wonderful adventure.

Duration: 6 days
Level: Moderate
Price: $4,398
Sgl. Suppl.: $1,040

Details of our Puglia bike tour

Itinerary

Welcome to Puglia

Welcome to Puglia, a region often referred to as the “breadbasket” of Italy. From there, shuttle to Ostuni, a medieval town with fortified walls, white washed buildings and narrow streets. Then, after an introduction to the week to come, get on your bike and ride to your hotel, a 16th century masseria located along the Adriatic Sea.

Guided tour of Alberobello

Your tour today leads you to Alberobello. It is one of the 53 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The town features more than 1,500 Trulli houses. Those are cone-roofed houses that were built without mortar. The stones are sitting on the top of one another. Later, a guide takes you for a visit of the town before an exploration of a trullo house.

Cycling in Puglia

Today, the cycling is easy. Cycle through the Pugliese countryside filled with farmhouses and olive groves. Later on, ride to the ancient rock city of Matera. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and often referred as the 9000-year-old city. Before dinner, join a local guide for a lovely visit of the town.

Cycle to Gioia del Colle

This morning, cycle to Gioia del Colle. For lunch, there are wonderful restaurants to choose from but if you need recommendations don’t hesitate to ask your leaders. Then, get back on your bike and bike to your hotel, surrounded by olive trees, citrus orchards and located on the outskirts of Monopoli. In the evening, enjoy the beauty of this luxury 400 years old farmhouse.

A wonderful cycling holiday

During your cycling holiday, you get to visit wonderful towns. Today, you discover Polignano a Mare, a town located along the Adriatic coast. It is mostly famous for its caves and inlets that were carves by the wind and the waves.

End of your bike trip

The bike trip has to come to an end and today is the day. If you’re planning on staying a few more days in the area, we recommend that you visit Lecce and Otranto. If not, we wish you a safe trip back home and look forward to seeing you on another adventure in the future.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Masseria Torre Maizza (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Fasano
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of:

Sextantio le Grotte (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Matera
Amenities: Luxury services available
Member of: Design Hotels

Il Melograno (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Monopoli
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Activity level

Our bike tour in Puglia provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  26  1500
2  21  1700  35  2000 45 2500
3  23  2000  35  2300  60  3500
4  17  1100  28  1400
5  21  1000  36  1900  53  2400

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

Ostuni

Cisternino

Fasano

Alberobello

Noci

Matera

Gioia del Colle

Putignano

Monopoli

Castellana Grotte

Conversano

Polignano a Mare

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Bari
  • Buy your train ticket(s) on www.raileurope.com if needed
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Bari:

  • Albergo delle Nazioni | Rates: €€
  • Palace Hotel Bari | Rates: €
  • The Nicolaus Hotel | Rates: €
  • Villa Romanazzi Carducci | Rates: €
  • VOI Oriente Hotel | Rates: €
  • Albergo Delle Nazioni | Rates: €€
  • Barion Hotel | Rates: €
  • Terranobile Metaresort | Rates: €€
  • Hi Hotel Bari | Rates: €
  • Parco Dei Principi Spa | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Oriente | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Imago | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

0 to 100€: €

101€ to 200€: €€

201€ to 300€: €€€

301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 56 56 60 61 73 81
Low F 44 43 47 50 59 66
Prec. (In) 2.2 1.7 1.8 3.0 1.6 0.5
July August September October November December
High F 85 85 79 72 64 57
Low F 71 72 65 60 52 46
Prec. (In) 0.5 0.8 2.8 2.5 3.9 3.1

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