PATH self guided cycling tours: Secret Puglia 8 days bike tour

Cycling                    Puglia, local food, wine & traditions of southern Italy


Cycling Puglia, a tour for active gourmets

A classic bike tour transformed into an extraordinary gourmet experience, a bicycle trip of Southern Puglia to enjoy the best local food, wine and traditions of this unspoiled corner of Southern Italy.

On this trip 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 .

The trip starts from Monopoli, charming fishing town few km south of Bari, and gives you a chance to explore the itria Valley and Salento area, from Alberobello to Otranto, cycling through Lecce and along the adriatic coast and spending 1 or 2 night in each hotel with the possibility to skip some of the rides if you wish.

This bike tours of Puglia will let you enjoy peaceful and leasure rides along back roads, with low or not traffic at all, cycling among ancient olive groves, roman roads and Trulli, rural churches, dolmens and crypts that not all bicycle tours will let you see.


Our special GPS bike computer included within the tour price, will let you easily follow the routes, pedalling with no stress or chances to get lost leaving you enjoy the landscape and sceneries.

As a local company we support the local community and offer unique bike trips and routes, designed for both the leisure and the avid cyclist, with the option to choose short or long daily rides.
All our guided or self guided bike and gourmet tours are a marvelous combination of field trips & gastronomic excursions, gourmet meals, hands on cookery lessons & practical demonstrations of how the local dishes are crafted, enriched by guided tasting sessions of selected local products with our expert somelier, chefs and confectioners.
All bike tours can be tailor made adding extra days and activities.

Cycling                       Puglia tour program

Day 1, 2 & 3 | Monopoli, Egnatia & the Valle d'Itria

The valle d'Itria offers suggestive itineraries and views, with green strips of green land with oaks, almonds, carobs and cherries, where the old towns are like white sheets spread out to dry. From here we'll start our marvellous journey through archaeology, history, art and food throughout a land of artists, shepherds, farmers and sailors.

Day 4 | Lecce & Southern Salento
Lecce and its Boroque architecture with the Castles and Palaces that make this region unique and fashinating will astonish your view and delight your sense with the local exquisite delicacies. Leasure walks and rides through old and charming villages, fashinating landscapes, the local food & wine with the people that craft it will doo the rest .

Day 5 & 6| Otranto, the adriatic coast & Santa Maria di Leuca
Cristalline water, amazing rocky gardens and eclectic villas, intimate wine tastings and more epicurean adventure will disclose the eastern strip of Italy.

Daily cycling distances from 25 to 65k.

Please ask for a detailed itinerary and program.

Shorter bike tours and breaks also available .

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Trip details

Meet | Depart:Monopoli | Otranto
Trip Length:7 days | 6 nights
Activity Level:Easy
Daily Rides:20k to 65k with 100k options
Dates:all departures are private and are available every day from March to October
classic 7 days from € 1450 $ 1790
Luxe 7 day from € 1950 $ 2650
Deluxe 7 day from € 2900 $ 3900
9 day tours also available

Trip highlights

  • Introduction to the local food & culture
  • Private cultural tours
  • Extraordinary landscapes and sceneries
  • Guifded food and wine tastings with local experts and producers

This trip includes

  • All accommodation & breakfast
  • 2 gourmet dinner with wine
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Information pack maps and instruction
  • Free use of our bikes
  • Local support through the tour
  • Free use of local phone
  • 1 private coockery workshop
  • private transfer from Bari airport to Monopoli
  • final transfer to Brindisi airport or Lecce train station
  • special extras and more
  • Please enquire to know the complete inclusion list
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    Not included

    • Flight & insurance
    • travel & medical insurance
    • Tips, gratuities and everything not mentioned within the included list

    Notes

    • Fluctuating exchange rate could determine small price changes
    • 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
    • 2 days Matera extension available from € 230 pp based on two sharing

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