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PUGLIA bike & wine a tour for wine lovers, 7 days of food and wine cycling holidays across vineyards of Salento

A Biking and wine tasting holidays, for wine enthusaiast and coninosseur,

to discover the new wines of Puglia by bicycle, more than a cycling holidays not a simple biking trip in Italy and Salento

but an extraordinary food and wine discovery of authentic Puglia through the people behind the finest Primitivo and _negroamaro wine.

Tour Italy, by bicycle, sipping and tasting the nectar of Salento on this active and gastronomic adventure holiday in PUGLIA

This WINE AND BIKING trip across the Salentine peninsula is and authentic food adventure vacation in deep southern Italy, offering the best opportunity to discover Puglia and combine leisure activity and cycling with field trips, for an an insight on the world of the new wine producers. with tutored tasting of wines in each vinery. Many will be the occasions for wine shopping at discounted prices, after the visit and to discover the authentic flavors of Puglia and "homely cooking" of traditional dishes paired with selected wines by the local wine expert. Puglia

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Run April to Oct

TRIP COST

Casual trip from € 1500 per person based on two sharing


PREMIUM TRIP from € 2500 per person based on two sharing


TRIP INCLUSIONS

• accommodation and breakfast at both casual and luxury hotels and wine resorts
• all transport from arrival to drop off with luxury Class V Mercedes
• service of food & wine expert and certified AIS ONAV sommelier
• some meals
• private wine tasting tour at boutique local wineries in Manduria, Gallipoli & Lecce
• a private olive oil tasting tour at local producer
• 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 TO 60KM PER DAY
This trip start from Manduria and finishes in Lecce.
We recommend you:
Fly IN to Brindisi (BDS) airport

Fly OUT from BARI (BRI) airport

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

•Sleep in boutique wine resorts and traditional charming farm houses
•Visit local boutique wineries in Manduria
• explore the Museum of Primitivo wine
• emnjoy 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
• delight your sense with the tastiest artisanal gelato in the earth of Lecce baroque jewel...

Sample Hotels on this trip


Day 1-2 MANDURIA > Masseria Le Fabbriche

Day 3-4 GALLIPOLI > Corte Palmieri

Day 5 Otranto > Furni Russi

Day 6-7 LECCE > Manta te lu Re

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Puglia                                        wine lover bike tour day by day program

This Bike & wine itinerary is a READY TO BOOK, just choose your trip date and ask for availability !

DAY 1 | MANDURIA | Arrival and warm up ride

Start your bike tour with a warm up ride to reach your wine resort and start to discover the wines of Puglia. and the Manduria fertile and ancient terroir located between the three provinces of Taranto, Lecce and Brindisi. Cyclist are welcomed to the Town of the Messapians and its large necropolis and the impressive megalithic walls, which limit the old centre and testify the glorious past. Accomplished cycling distance 40km (24.8 mi)
DAY 2 | MANDURIA PRIMITIVO WINE MUSEUM LOOP
your tour continue with a loop bike ride to discover the Primitivo wime civilizarion as you cycle across Manduria old town containing troves belonging to other ages and events, whose traces are visible in the small alleys and squares, that disclose the streets paved with black lava rock, and noble palaces, with columns frame of impressive portals of historical. Pedal by the Imperiali Castle with one hundred rooms, cycle the labyrinth of streets inside the Jewish Ghetto, admire in front of the big rose window of the Mother Church, do not miss the The Church of San Pietro Mandurino , restored in 1724 and is still today the heart of the city’s archaeological park, in close proximity to the Messapian necropolis. Pass the ancient walls "Mura Messapiche Archaeological and continue untill you reach the Primitivo wine museum. Enjoy a guided wine tasting tour and delightful lunch at the winery, and pedal back to your hotel, cycling between lines of primitivo (Zinfandel) vineyards.
Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi)
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DAY 3-4 | GALLIPOLI FISH MARKET, THE IONAINA COAST HAMLETS AND LOCAL WINERIES

Two days of cycling to explore the Ionian coast and reach the fishing town of Gallipoli visit its amazing fish market and local wineries. On the day 4 you can rest your legs and enjoy one ont he many sandy beaches of Baia Verde or opt for a loop ride across the countryside surrounding Gallipoli, biking through Galatone and its Liberty villas, visit the small town s of Alezio and Tuglie, stop for more wine tasting in Nardò Schola Sarmenti winery and cycle back to your hotel in Gallipoli. old town. Accomplished cycling distance 60km (37 mi)
Gallipoli is located by the Ionian Sea, on the west coast of the Salentina Peninsula. The town is divided into two parts, the modern and the old city located on a limestone island, linked to the mainland by a bridge built in the 16th century. Of great interest in Gallipoli are the Cattedrale di Sant' Agata along via Antonietta de Pace, together with the Church of Santa Maria della Purita' (1661). The richly decorated interior houses, at the marble high altar, a canvas by Luca Giordano. Not to be missed also the imposing Angevine-Aragonese Castle, built in the 13th century by the Byzantines, largely remade under the Angevines and the Aragonese, who added a polygonal wall fortified with round towers.
According to a legend, the city was founded in ancient times by Idomeneus of Crete, while Pliny the Elder attributes the foundation to the Senones Gauls, but more likely, it was a Messapic settlement.
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DAY 5 | OTRANTO THE ADRIATIC COASTAL RIDE TO THE MOST EASTERN TOWN OF ITALY
Today you are out for an amazing bike ride along the wildest stretchc of the Adriatic coast as you pedal from Santa Maria di leuca, the tip of the heel, all the way to your next hotel located to the outskirts of OTRANTO. along the way you'll have many options to jump into crystal clear water , stoop for lunch in Tricase porto or Santa Cesarea Terme. In the evening visit Otranto, head down the stairs through the Porta Alfonsina to explore the old town. take time to visit the Castello Aragonese (Aragon Castle) and its underground passages, and watching towers, admirethe Cathedral, with its amazing floor mosaic and the relics of 800 martyrs killed by the Turks in 1480. Stroll the Lungomare delgi Eroi and enjoy dinner at one of the many sea front restaurants.
Accomplished cycling distance 50km (31 mi) Hightlights
the Otranto Castel
the Cathedral and floor mosaic

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DAY 6-7 | LECCE THE BAROQUE THE MALVASIA NERA AND THE LOCAL WINERIES Continue your discovery on two wheels cycling along the adriatic coast all the way to Lecce baroque Jewell. Strol the old town center with its amazing baroque architecture, and noble palaces and ride he countryside to learn more about the local grape varieties and wine production as you visit another beautiful winery, set amid a boucolic landscape surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Your effor is rewarded by delicious food and wine pairing lunch, and a tutored tasting of selected wines. The winery owner and our sommelier Angela, AIS and ONAV certified wine expert, will introduce the local grapes and history of wine production in Salento. Today's wine tour offers many options to talk and meet the people behind the wines of Puglia . Wineries we can visit in Salento include Azienda Cantele in GUAGNANO, Schola Sarmenti in Nardò, "Leone de Castris" in SALICE SALENTINO. DOC areas down in the peninsula of SALENTO includes as main grape the Negro Amaro and Primitivo, together with the "Malvasia Nera di Lecce", grapes that are used for the local DOC wines. Other DOC are the Primitivo di Manduria DOC and the more recent DOCG Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale, with the wines from the DOC of Salice Salentino, the DOC Gravina, the one of Martina Franca and Locorotondo.
Accomplished cycling distance 45km (28 mi)
DAY 8 | Departure or stay for more...

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