PATH: Puglia bike tour | self guided cycling holidays & vacation Lecce based rated Easy & Flat

Puglia                    bike tour Self guided


Puglia bike tour, self guided, Lecce based & rated EASY

FREEDOM not to stick to a scheduled bike itinerary and program;
no need to change and reach a different hotel every day;
FLEXIBILITY to cycle Puglia at your own pace, with the option to choose every day from a variety of cultural or culinary itineraries, or just take a break from cycling to exploring the surrounding by foot, train or car, or relax and enjoy the swimming pool and the hotel facilities.

Tour Puglia cycling departing everyday. Enjoy the most flexible and relaxing cycling holiday as we give you the possibility to cycle independently, to book a guide service and ride with us.

How does it work?
You will spend 1 or more nights at our boutique B&B on the outskirt of Lecce, immersed in a lush garden and olive grove with independent ensuite rooms, large outdoor swimming pool and solarium.
Using Lecce as a base you do not have to cycle to a different hotels every day, therefore there is no tight schedule to follow, and every day you can decide for how long to cycle by choosing one of the many itineraries and bike tour we have designed to explore Otranto, Gallipoli and the adriatic coast, or to enjoy the hotel facilities and relax by the swimming pool perhaps indulging into a tutored wine tasting.
During your sojourn you'll be also able to join or book one of the many activities we run daily, from chauffeured wine tour, to cooking casses and walking excursions, transforming your holiday either into a culinary or multi activity vacation, with plenty of time to rest and enjoy the local life.

For this cyling vacation of Puglia you'll be based in Lecce, with the option to finish the tour in a different location if you like. Lecce has a very central and stategic position ideal to explore the surroundind countryside and both the adriatic and ionian coast.

All our bike tours in Italy are designed along back roads, with low or no traffic, to let you cycle through ancient olive groves, roman roads and Trulli houses. Every day you'll will have the opportunity to choose one of the many itineraries especially designed to let you choose the desired daily distance you wish to cover and the theme of your excursion.

On this exclusive bike trip of Italy you will tour southern Puglia cycling trough charming old villages and stone walls, sleeping in luxury Masserie (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 in this extraordinary discovery making this tour an unforgettable gourmet experience .

Cycling                       Puglia tour program

Day 1 | ARRIVAL Lecce loop

Arrival, check in, briefing, bike setting and first optional ride to explore Lecce and the old town center.
Daily ride distance 15km Terrain: FLAT - Difficulty: EASY

DAY 2 | from Lecce to Santa Caterina, Santa Maria Al Bagno e Gallipoli
second bike ride to reach the ionian coast and to the small fishing town of Gallipoli...
cycling across Copertino, SAnt Isidoro, Santa Caterina, Santa Maria Al Bagno e Gallipoli
Return by CAR pick up included.
Daily ride distances 20mi to 37mi Terrain: FLAT - Difficulty: EASY

DAY 3 | Lecce Winery topur

first ride to cycle to wineyards and vineirsthe surrounding Lecce and enjoy private wine tasting tours and food & wine pairing lunch... Daily ride distances 31mi. Terrain: FLAT - Difficulty: EASY return by car

EXTRA Hands on Cooking Class |
rest your legs and enjoy an hands on cooking class to learn more about the local recipes and local tradition

DAY 4 | from Lecce to Otranto & the adriatic coast
Continue exploring cycling form Lecce to the Adritic coast , pedalling to Torre dell'Orso Harbour and Otranto, the most eastern town of Italy.
Daily ride distances 16km or 36km or 56km Terrain: FLAT - Difficulty: EASY

DAY 5 | Otranto loop
A loop ride to explore the coast and the countryside surrounding Otranto...... This bike ride will disclose the most eastern strip of southern Italy, with amazing rocky gardens and eclectic villas and many option to jum into crystal clear water and explore the coast by boat.
Daily ride distance 50km Terrain: Terrain: FLAT - Difficulty: EASY Difficulty: EASY

Day 6 | Please ask for a detailed itinerary and program.

This tour is READY TO BOOK just reserve your place, once here you can choose to experience the daily bike rides that suite, and to explore the different town in the order you prefer. Accommodation is provided by a charming B&B on the outskirt of Lecce immersed in the countryside of Salento..

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Trip details

Meet | Depart:Lecce | Lecce
Closest airport:Brindisi
Activity Level:EASY
Terrain:FLAT
Daily Rides:from 12mi to 37mi daily with century options
Dates:Daily from April to November
Price from € 150/person/day
Guided tours:also available daily

Trip highlights

  • Maximum freedom and flexibility
  • highest value fro money
  • Extraordinary landscapes and sceneries
  • Guided food and wine tastings with local experts and producers

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This trip includes

  • Charming accommodation & breakfast
  • map and instruction
  • detailed log book, GPS bike computer
  • free use of our hybride bikes with front bar bag and rear pannier
  • car pick up
  • Our local support

To enhance your stay

  • dinner at selected local restaurant
  • walking excursions
  • dinner with tutored wine tasting and pairing
  • visit of local boutique winery
  • boat trip along the adriatic coast
  • private coockery workshop with dinner & wine
  • private Cultural guided tour of Lecce

Getting here

  • This bike trip starts from Lecce at around 3 pm:
  • If you stay in Bari the day before day 1, take a morning train from Bari Centrale station to get to Lecce (1/2 to 2h journey). We'll arrange a private transfer to your hotel and meet you there for a briefing and bike setting.

  • As an alternative you can take the train to Lecce from Rome, Milan or Florence.
  • From Rome Termini train station there are a few daily departures to reach Lecce a day earlier. If you prefer leaving Rome on the day the trip begins, with an early morning train (7:38 am) yo should reach Lecce well on time to start your bike tour.

  • You can also fly to Brindisi only 40k north of Lecce with domestic flight from Rome or Milan.

Not included

  • Flight & insurance
  • Tips, gratuities and everything not mentioned within the what is included list


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