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Puglia walking tours 5 DAYS to hike southern Italy from Otranto to Lecce, Ostuni and Alberobello.

A self guided walking holidays to travel Apulia by foot the SALENTO and the ITRIA Valley

Tour Apulia Italy, in 5 days of country and coastyal walks along the Adriatic and Ionina Sea to explore by foot the Salento peninsula at your own pace...with the support of a local adventure travel company

Puglia offer all the excitement of a unique walking adventure, and the opportunity to explore a past rich of history, art and traditions, offering breathtaking nature, walks along forests, extinct volcanos, lakes and ravines. A trip where history explains art and art tells you the history of these regions, where human traces and art go back to the time when Puglia & Basilicata were emerged from the sea. Originally populated by ancient people coming from Anatolia, and Crete, both important Roman districts, Basilicata & Puglia with their Natural and Archaeological Parks, Dolmen and crypts, rural churches and frescos, food and gastronomy make this walking holidays in southern Italy both unique and unmissable.

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Available May to October


CASUAL accommodation from €1290 per person based on two sharing

PREMIUM accommodation from €2100 per person based on two sharing


• accommodation and breakfast at Casual or luxury hotels
• all local transport and luggage transfer as per itinerary
• GPS to easily complete the walks independently
• guided tour of Alberobello
• guided wine walk through Lecce old town
• optional olive oil tasting tour at local producer
• local support through the tour


This trip start from OTRANTO and finishes in ALBEROBELLO.
We recommend you:
Fly IN to Brindisi (BDS) airport

Fly OUT from BARI (BRI) airport


•discover Otranto Cathedral with its amazing floor mosaic
•Visit Unesco sites of Alberobello
•Walk ancient olive groves and vineyards
•swim into crystal clear water of Otranto
• discover Lecce baroque jewel
• explore fish market of Gallipoli
• Taste the fines extra virgin olive oil at local olive mill in Ostuni

Sample Hotels on this WALKING PUGLIA trip

A selection of Casual and Premium hotels is available

Puglia                          Walking tour day by day program

Hikes and walks detailed itinerary

DAY 1 | Day 1 & 2 OTRANTO old town and the Adriatic sea coastal walks

Your walking tour of Puglia start from Otranto with 2 days to explore this charming hamlet on the adriatic coast walking the countryside and the sea side. Take a walk to discover and admire the town center, the Aragonese Castello and the Cathedral with the marvelous floor mosaic (1166) and its tree of life. Otranto is one of the easterly city of Italy at Roman time, it was more important than Brindisium as a point of embarkation for the East a charming pearl that give life to the words of Roberto Cotroneo: Otranto is "a collapsed star which includes the entire universe, where there is daily life and history, where the years do not go by and everything seems to interpenetrate, where it is easy for ghosts to speak to you in the streets, and where everyone knows they are in an unusual place, where time curves back on itself, it is not a straight line, and curving it withdraws into itself". OVERNIGHT IN OTRANTO walking distance 10km (6.2 mi)

DAY 3 LECCE and the alimini lakes

Continue your trip heading north exploring the Alimini lakes and the Adriatic coast as you walk on the beach to reach the Torre dell'Orso harbour. before moving to Lecce the Florence of Southern Italy were your next hotel is located. Discover the old town centre, with your private cultural walk and admire the most refined Baroque-style items and palaces of Puglia, where the architecture of portals, monuments and clerical buildings is characterised by some of the finest stone lacework. The city was built on the site of the ancient Roman town of Lupiae, was contested by the Byzantines, Lombards, and Saracens, elevated to a countship by the Normans and passed to the Aragonese kings of Naples in the in 1463. With its cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce, Churches and fine Baroque buildings is well known as the Florence of the south. A trek along the wineyrds surrounding Lecce with a private wine tasting tour will ensure some extra activity for your second day.
OVERNIGHT IN LECCE walking distance 10km (6.2 mi)

(OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY in Lecce to visit Gallipoli
consider the optiomn to add an extra day to take a trip to the charming fishing town of Gallipoli and enjoy an extra walk along the Ionian coast and natural reserve of Porto selvaggio.


Continue your discovery moving north to hike the Torre guaceto natural reserve beautiful beaches and fields, en route to Ostuni the "white town". Ostuni's charm lies in the characteristic white walls of the houses in the old town. In fact, all the houses in the historic centre are only painted using white lime paint. This feature led to the town being called "the white town", the queen of the olive groves" and the "city of the crib".
OVERNIGHT IN OSTUNI walking distance 13km (8 mi)

DAY 5 Alberobello and the Itria Valley

The last walk and overnight will take you to the Unesco of Alberobello and disclose the Itria valley landscape characterized by a flourishing vegetation where olive trees, white trulli (dry-stone houses with conical roofs made of lapidary stones) and local stone fortresses are scattered around. Walk along extremely narrow roads, with sharp bends and dead ends, tall narrow houses painted in their classic white colour and handsome buildings in baroque style.
OVERNIGHT IN ALBEROBELLO walking distance 9km (5.6 mi)

(OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY in Alberobello
consider the optiomn to add an extra day in Alberobello to take a trip to the hill top towns of Locorotondo and Martina Franca by typical local train, for an olive oil tasting tour at local producer and further enjoy the local life.

DAY 6 | Departure or stay for more...

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