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PUGLIA bike tour 7 days SELF guided

Run April to Oct

Bicycle tours of Apulia self guided to pedal at your own pace, but with our local support

Exclusive bike trips in southern Italy cycling across the itria Valley and the "Salento" peninsula

Tour cycling and discover authentic Puglia through the finest wine, delicious local products and traditions.

A unique active and gastronomic biking adventure holiday to ride the most scenic backroads of PUGLIA.

Cycle Secret Puglia is an authentic "cycling holiday" crafted for the discerning cyclist...

CASUAL TRIP

Casual trip from € 1500 per person based on two sharing


• accommodation at charming B&B & 4* hotels
• all transport during the trip
• separate luggage transfer
• 1 GPS per couple
• maps and route notes
• local support through the tour
• tour of Alberobello D1

PREMIUM bike trip cost from € 2500/person


INCLUDES


• PREMIUM 5* luxury hotels
• Airport pick up and drop off
• all transport during the trip
• separate luggage transfer
• Bike rental
• 1 GPS per couple
• maps and route notes
• local support through the tour
• tour of Alberobello D1
• food & wine tasting stroll of Lecce

TRIP DETAILS

TRIP TYPE: SELF GUIDED     DURATION: 6 to 8 NIGHS
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY
TERRAIN FLAT , 1 day ROLLING
AVERAGE CYCLING DISTANCE: 40km (25mi.) to 60km (40mi.) per day
START from MONOPOLI and FINISH in LECCE.
We recommend you:
Fly IN to Brindisi (BDS) airport

Fly OUT from BARI (BRI) airport

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

• delight your sense with tutored winae tastings of Megroamaro, Primitivo and Salicce Salentino wines with our sommelier and the winery ownerPrimitivo wine
• discover Lecce and the Baroque architecture
• explore fish market of Gallipoli
• taste the fines extra virgin olive oil at local olive mill in Ostuni

Sample Hotels on this trip


Day 1-2 MOMNOPOLI > Don Ferrante

Day 3 OSTUNI > LA SOMMITà

Day 4 GALLIPOLI > Corte Palmieri

Day 5-6 OTRANTO > Furni Russi

Day 7 LECCE > Manta te lu Re

Our CYCLING SECRET PUGLIA" are READY TO BOOK bike trips,

just pick your bike trip date and enquire for availability !

We do all the work, you have all the fun, riding independently top notch italian trek bikes, from Monopoli to Otranto . Discover this unspoiled corner of Southern Italy, enjoying the discrete service of a specialized top local boutique company.
WHAT TO EXPECT ?
The perfect balance of freedom and personalized service, to enjoy the best of Puglia by bike, combining premium small hotels with scenic cycling along beautifull backroads.... top-notch trek BIKES, and carbon frame Road racing bikes with GARMIN GPS.
A full discovery of unspoiled Puglia and its small charming villages on twoo wheels, sipping the " finest "Primitivo wine" and savoring authentic cooking.
BIKING PUGLIA SELF guided, you will travel from Monopoli to Otranto the most eastern town of Italy, with overnights in Gallipoli, Lecce and Ostuni. Pedal unspoiled corner of Southern Italy, including Alberobello UNESCO sites, ancient olive groves and roman roads, Trulli , rural churches and dolmens that not all bicycle tours will let you discover. Experience the charm and confort of luxurious Masserie (traditional restored farm houses) and taste authentic food & wine of Puglia. Meet the local and understand more about our culture and heritage. Professional wine expert, chefs and artisan will follow you in this extraordinary discovery, making your bike trip in Puglia and Salento an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. Set off your bike from Monopoli, charming fishing hamlet on the adriatic coast just a few km south of Bari, and pedal the Itria Valley from Alberobello to the Salento peninsula, spinning from Monopoli to Otranto through Lecce baroque jewel and along the adriatic sea. This self guided tour, bike and gourmet adventure, is a marvelous combination of field trips & gastronomic excursions, delicious meals, hands on cookery lessons & practical demonstrations of how the local recipes are crafted, enriched by guided tasting sessions of selected local produce with our wine expert, cooks and confectioners. Should you wish to add more days for a longer bicycling holiday in Puglia we will be pleased to Tailor made your bike tour, to provide a personalized bike experience in southern Italy.

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Puglia                                bike tour program

The valle d'Itria offers suggestive itineraries and views, with green strips of green land with oaks, almonds, carobs and cherries, where the old towns are like white sheets spread out to dry. From here we'll start our marvellous journey and bike trip of Apulia with a guided tour of Alberobello unique Unesco World heritage site, to discover the old town rione Monti and Aia piccola quarters, characterized by the distinctive Trully houses and continues cycling across the rolling landscape heding toward the coast and Monopoli where your hotel is located. Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    MONOPOLI DON FERRANTE

Your bike tour of Puglia continue with another amazing ride through the typical countryside of the itria Valley, dotted with trulli and orchards toward the town of Conversano from were you will then ride to the charming litle hanlet of Polignano a Mare small sea side town perched on a lime stone cliff of the adriatic coast. Stroll the old town and enjoy lunch at our favorite Grotta Palazzese restaurant overlooking the azure sea, before cycling back to Monopoli and your Don Ferrante hotel. Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    MONOPOLI DON FERRANTE

Hop on your bike and continue your discovery through archaeology, history, art and food throughout a land of artists, shepherds, farmers and sailors, cycling along the ancient "Traian Roman bike route" once connecting Benevento with Brindisi, surrounded by trees more than 2000 years old, heading south and cycling to reach the hill top town of Ostuni the "white town". Check in at your next luxury hotel la Sommità located right next to the Ostuni Cathedral the best known landmark of Ostuni, built in the late Gothic style, with its rose window and tripartite abside... stoll the maze of alley that give to Ostuni Historical Centre, its unique urban identity and enjoy dinner at the local trattoria del Tempo Perso.
Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    LA SOMMITA'

Short morning transfer to reach Lecce and continue pedalling across endless olive groves to the town of Copertino and to the Saint Isodoro harbour. Pass Santa Caterina and keep cycling all the way to Gallipoli charming fishing town. Perched on the island a kilometre and a half wide, characterized by a mix of converging alleys and little streets. the old town, is now connected to the mainland, by an arched bridge built in the 1900s. Stroll along the old walls, bastions, and towers, which originally defended the town from invaders, today protect it from rough seas, preserving with the Puritate church and beach the charm of days gone by, offering many opportunity to dine under the stars.
Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    CORTE PALMIERI

Discover more as you tour cycling along Cristal clear water, amazing rocky gardens and eclectic villas, biking from the tip of the italian heel toward your next hotel located on the outskirts of Otanto. This amazing bike ride along the "Adriatic coastal route" of Salento, will disclose the eastern strip of southern Italy, from Santa Maria di Leuca to Tricase port, Castro Marina and Santa Cesareao Terme offering breathtaking views and scenarios of the azurre sea.
Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    Furni Russi

Set off your bike to further explore the countryside and villages surrounding your hote on a loop bike ride through Cerfignano, Minervino and Uggiano la chiesa. Reach the Adriatic coast and continue cycling to all the way to Otranto the most eastern town of italy. Visit the old town with its Cathedral and amazing floor mosaic, take a swim and enjoy lunch at sea side restaurant before cycling back to your hotel.
Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    Furni Russi

Enjoy the last leg of ride along the Adriatic coast as push your bike through natural reserves and the fortified village of Acaia to reach Lecce. The landscapes, the baroque architecture, the local delightful food & wine with the people that craft it will doo the rest...


Accomplished cycling distance 60km (31 mi)    hotel    Manta te lu re

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