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Salento                         bike tour 4 days self guided

Best of Salento bike tour 4 days SELF guided

Run April to Oct

The Best of Salento a Bicycle tours in 4 days SELF guided. A cycling vacation from Lecce to Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca & Otranto

A cycle tour across Puglia and the "Salento" peninsula from the Ionian to the Adriatic coast

Welcome to Apulia, the less traveled corner of southern Italy. A land is still authentic, untouched by mass tourism, a sunny paradise for bike tours and Self guided cycling holidays. Past olive trees cycling along seacoast cities on this unique bicycle trip and adventure holiday. Bike enjoying views of ancient olive groves, whitewashed villages and Masserie age-old farmhouses typical of Puglia. 4 days to explore the main point of interest of Puglia, cycling SELF guided. A Bike tour of SALENTO to discover Apulia its small town and villages cycling from Lupie to the greek Kalipolis to the ancient Idruntum, biking along the both the Ionian and Adriat sea.

A cycle tour and adventure holiday to travel and spin your legs along the most scenic routes and backroads of Apulia.

Puglia bike tour 4 days ITINERARY

Start your short bike tour of Apulia across the sun kissed Salento plane, pedaling across the flat countryside to reach the town of Copertino and the Saint Isodoro harbour. Spin you legs to Santa Caterina and continue pedaling to reach Gallipoli charming fishing town. The town built on the island a kilometre and a half wide, featuring a maze of alleys and little streets, 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    Villa Giuliana

Continue this bicycle tour along the adriatic coastal bike route across UGENTO and Torre Mozza. Swim at the Maldive del Salento sandy beach or stop at Lido Marini. Rest your legs at the charming bar del Moro in the San Gregorio harbour before cycling all the way to SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA the tip of the Italian heel, with its iconic lighthouse. 47 metres high, at 102 metres above sea level, the second most important lighthouse in Italy, after the one in Genova. Check into your hotel, visit the Sanctuary, or Basilica, De Finibus Terrae ("End of the Land", 1720-1755), built to commemorate the passage of St. Peter in Leuca during his travel to Italy. Hike the Punta Meliso promontory, the ancient stretch of lannd considered the southeastern extremity of Italy and the lowest point of the geographical "heel" of Italian peninsula, seemingly the meeting point of the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea.

Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    Monntiro hotel

Discover more as you tour cycling along the wildest stretch of the Adriatic coast cycling across Tricase Porto, the charming Castro Maria and the thermal town of Santa Cesarea Terme, all the way to Otrato the most eastern townn of Italy, with many option to enjoy lunch overlookig the azurre sea and swimm into crystal clear water. In the evening explore Otranto old town with its Castel and Cahedral, admire the floor mosaic, and enjoy dinner at one of the many sea front restaurants.

Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    Relais Valle Dell'Idro

Discover more as you tour cycling along the ALIMINI LAKES to reach the coast. Enjoy a coffee stop in TORRE dell'ORSO , and continue pedalling across the Cesine natural reserves. Stop for lunnch in the fortified village of ACAIA. Continue biking across endless olive groves all the way to LECCE baroque jewell were your next hotel is located.

Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)    hotel    Villa Giuliana

rest your legs and enjoy an hands on cooking class in a private house with the locals. Shop at the local markets and vendors, harvest from our organic veg garden and learn how to make the famous orecchiete and maccheroni with an hands on pasta making workshop and experiment with the local recipes. Includes lunch with wine, dessert and afternoon nap.

Accomplished cycling distance 0 mi    hotel    Villa Giuliana

PRICE from € 590/person

Trip cost INCLUDES:

• 4 nights accommodation & breakfast at Charming B&B & 4* hotels
• separate luggage transfer
• Bike rental
• Bike helmet, water bottle, spare tubes, pump & lock
• 1 GPS per couple
• local support through the tour
• Bike delivery and bike pick up
• VAT & taxes


• Personal & travel insurance
• Airport pick up & drop off
• extra shuttle and transfers durinng the trip
• personale expenses
• all meals
• city stay taxes
• everything not included within inclusion list


AVERAGE CYCLING DISTANCE: 40km (25mi.) to 60km (40mi.) per day
START / FINISH from Lecce and
We recommend you:
Fly IN / OUT to Brindisi (BDS) airport


• 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 GALLIPOLI > Relais Corte Palmieri

Day 2 Leuca > Montacallinni

Day 3 OTRANTO > Relais Valle Dell'Idro

Day 4 LECCE > Villa Giuliana

This is a READY TO BOOK bike tour

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.
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.


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