Puglia luxury bike tours: 7 days guided cycling in Italy from Otranto to Matera

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Secret Puglia bike tour: cycling from Otranto to Matera

A private and guided bike tour of Puglia & Basilicata to cycle from Matera the town of stones, to Otranto the most eastern town of Italy with the locals. Join a specialized local company with a small group of like-minded fellow travelers and friends on this bicycle trip of Puglia, to savor the best local food & wine of this unspoiled corner of Southern Italy.

Our guided cycling vacation & bike tours of Puglia are a marvelous combination of field trips & gastronomic adventures, gourmet meals & hands on cookery lessons, enriched by guided tasting sessions of selected local products with our expert somelier, chefs and confectioners. A bike escape in a bucolic setting made of history and art, combining stunning beauty, exciting discoveries and exclusive encounters, cycling the most remote and scenic roads of Puglia.
"A luxurious unique mix of comfort and authenticity, local knowledge and personalized service, just not comparable to any other tour..." J.C. USA
Puglia guided bike tours and cycling holidays
Discovering Puglia by bike and throughout its finest wine and food its surely one of the most enjoyable way to experience a culture. Apulian heritage offers endless possibility of cycling explorations and gastronomical adventures, to enjoy and discover the local culture and tradition in a new, unique cycling vacation.

On this luxury bike trip you will cycle from Matera to Otranto, including rides in Lecce and Alberobello world heritage site, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Conversano and Ostuni, cycling trough charming old villages and stone walls, sleeping in luxury Masserie traditional (old farm house) and tasting the best food and wine that Puglia can offer. You will meet the local and understand more about the Apulian culture and heritage. Professional sommeliers, chefs and artisan will follow you through this extraordinary discovery, making this tour an unforgettable gourmet experience .

All our biking tours in Puglia and Basilicata will let you enjoy peaceful and leasure rides along back roads, ancient olive groves, roman roads and Trulli, rural churches, dolmens and crypts that not all bicycle tours will let you see.

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Cycling                       Puglia & Basilicata

Day 1 | Matera | start your marvellous journey through archaeology, history and art in a land of artists, shepherds, farmers exploring the town of stones and Unesco world heritage site of Matera...

Day 2 | Alberobello, Monopoli & Egnazia | continue your marvellous journey with a ride toward the second world heritage site of this trip before heading to the coast and the archaeological site of Egnatia...
Day 3 | Polignano a Mare | explore the Apulian countryside cycling to Polignano a mare charming little hamlet perched on a lime stone cliff on the Adriatic coast...
Day 4 | Ostuni & Lecce | bike the apulian countryside where the old towns are like white sheets spread out to dry, while cycling on the way to Ostuni the "white town"...
Day 5 | Otranto cycle through endless olive groves and sleepy villages to reach Otranto the most eastern town of Italy....
Day 6| Otranto & the adriatic coast| spin along the adriatic coast through charming fishing villages, with its cristalline water, amazing rocky gardens and eclectic villas, before delighting your sense with the local exquisite farewell dinner...

Day 7 | Departure...
Puglia guided bike tours and cycling holidays

Hotels on this tour are subject to channge.
Please ask for a detailed itinerary and program.

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Trip details

Meet | Depart:Matera | Otranto
Trip Length:7 days | 6 nights
Activity Level:Easy to moderate
Terrain:mostly flat to gently rolling
Daily Rides:20km to 65km
Total distance:300 km
Dates:May TO Oct
Price from € 3975/PERSON Based on 4 ppl double occupancy
Single supplement from € 1000

Trip highlights

  • Insight view on the local culture;
  • UNESCO World heritage sites;
  • Most scenic and quiet roads of Puglia;
  • Food and wine tastings experiences;
  • Pre/post trip support;

Trip dates 2019

  May 1-7 | Guaranteed Departure
  May 8-14 | Fully booked
  June 9-15 | Guaranteed Departure
  SEPT 4-10 | Fully booked Departure
  SEPT 2-8 | Guaranteed Departure
  OCT 1-7 Guaranteed Departure
Apulia self guided cycling trips

Luxury accommodation

Trip inclusions

  • Luxury accommodation & breakfast
  • Guide service & van support
  • Use of top notch italian carbon frame racing/hybrid bikes & GPS
  • Authentic food & wine experiences
  • Most meals
  • Please enquire to know the complete inclusion list
  • Getting here

    • This bike trip START from Matera and we recommend you arrive 1 day earlier
    • Closest airport is Bari. You can reach Bari from Rome/Milan with domestic flights or by train. Check the train's time table here
    • Tour FINISHES in Otranto and the closest airport is Brindisi. Closest train station is Lecce.


    • We reserve the right to operate small itinerary's revisions in an attempt to provide the best possible experience given route conditions and available services

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