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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

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Our bike tour in Puglia is a cycling vacation of a lifetime through the heel of Italy’s “boot”. You explore whitewashed hill towns. You cycle along the Mediterranean coastline. You visit Ostuni, Matera, Polignano a Mare and Alberobello. You ride amongst trulli and olive trees. And you sleep in the Sassi di Matera. Join us today and experience it all! Cycling in Southern Italy is a vacation you’ll never forget.

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Biking Level

Level 2

Pick-Up Location

Bari Centrale Train Station

Pick-Up Time

11.00 AM

Drop-Off Location

Bari Airport

Drop-Off Time

12.00 PM

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar & saddle bags, helmet and water bottle
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, non scheduled activities, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Dates

  • Apr 7 - Apr 12, 2019
  • Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2019
  • Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Hotels

Torre Maizza

Fasano (2 nights)
www.torremaizza.com

Sextantio le Grotte

Matera (1 night)
www.grottedellacivita.it

Il Melograno

Monopoli (2 nights)
www.melograno.com

Itinerary

Day 1Meet your trip leaders in Bari and visit Ostuni

Your Puglia bike tour starts at the Bari Centrale train station. After meeting your trip leaders, you transfer to Ostuni, a whitewashed town with narrow streets in the Province of Brindisi. Kick things off with a light lunch and introduction to the week before a self-guided visit of the town. From the hill and fortified town of Ostuni, ride toward the Adriatic Sea and arrive at your luxurious hotel Il Masseria Torre Maizza. Before dinner, unwind by the hotel sparkling pool or settle in your room for some downtime.

Today’s Ride: 26 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Day 2Visit Alberobello with a local guide

On your second day, you travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello famous for its trulli, traditional dry stone huts with conical roofs. In the company of a local guide, stroll through the town and learn more about those mortarless constructions with conical roofs. You’re on your own for lunch but don’t hesitate to ask your trip leaders for recommendations. In the afternoon, follow the deserted roads of the Province of Bari back to your hotel. In the evening, meet with a sommelier for a wonderful tasting of local wines. Then, dine at your hotel gourmet restaurant.

Today’s Ride: 35 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing
Short Option: 21 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Long Option: 45 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing

Day 3Explore Matera and its “Sassi”

Your Puglia cycling holiday continues through the Pugliese countryside, passing charming villages and untouched olive groves. Head out to the town of Noci with its nice restaurants and shops. In the afternoon, wind your way through the Basilicata region and to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera, famous for its ancient cave dwellings, the “Sassi”. Late afternoon, arrive at the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, a troglodyte settlement in ancient face dwellings. Before dinner, take a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera with a local guide.

Today’s Ride: 35 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 23 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing
Long Option: 60 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing

Day 4Ride through the Murge Plateau

Today, start with a minivan transfer to Gioia del Colle (40 minutes), a town on the Murge Plateau or Altopiano delle Murge in Italian. Then, get on your bicycle and set out on a lovely ride through the countryside and to the town of Putignano for lunch. In the afternoon, ride through olive fields, whitewashed houses and dry stone walls, typical of Southern Italy. Later, arrive at Il Melograno, your 17th century masseria and a former farmhouse for the next two nights.

Today’s Ride: 28 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Short Option: 17 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing

Day 5Discover the town of Polignano a Mare

Start the day with a wonderful breakfast on the terrace of your hotel. Then, spin through the countryside toward Castellana Grotte. Following an uphill ride, enjoy a nice descent into Conversano and then Polignano a Mare for lunch. Make sure to take a walk to the white-pebble Lama Monachile or Cala Porto. Then, head back to your hotel on scenic backroads. In the evening, celebrate this cycling trip with a delicious dinner at Il Melograno restaurant.

Today’s Ride: 36 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing
Short Option: 21 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Long Option: 53 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing

Day 6End your bike trip in Bari

Your bike tour in Puglia ends at the Bari airport.

Map

Cycling in Puglia map

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John L.

Couple Traveller

We had perfect guides. Helpful, informative, easygoing, supportive. Grazie per tutto.

June 6, 2018

John L.

Couple Traveller

We had perfect guides. Helpful, informative, easygoing, supportive. Grazie per tutto.

June 6, 2018

Bob A.

Couple Traveller

This whole cycling tour in Puglia was beautifully organised and we enjoyed every day, riding with Simon and JB, eating outrageously good food and relaxing in the best accommodations.

We had an extraordinary adventure.

October 14, 2017

Anne B.

Family Traveller

We had a great time and loved having a private guide. We certainly would consider going on a trip with you again.

September 17, 2017