PATH Italy self drive and stroll walking tours: Secret Puglia self drive and stroll holidays

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Drive and stroll walking holidays in Puglia.

A luxury tour of Puglia by car, cruising and hiking southern Italy at your own pace.

A unique self-drive walking holiday that offers total control and great flexibility for the duration of the tour, exploring Puglia by foot and at your own rhythm while enjoying various activities.
Our detailed maps instructions and special GPS will let you easly drive through the unspoiled countryside, reaching the walk's starting point and selected location, enjoying personalized, professional services, unique leisure coastal walks off the beaten paths and plenty of free time for individual sightseeing.

On this exclusive waking holiday of Italy you will tour southern Puglia walking 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 through this extraordinary discovery making this tour an unforgettable gourmet experience .

Hike through ancient olive groves, roman roads and Trulli houses, with complete freedom and flexibility, organizing the itinerary in the way that suites you best. Choose the daily walks, the desired walking distance and the destination, enjoying plenty of time for independent exploration of this unspoiled corner of southern Italy.

Step 1: Choose from a wide selection of cultural, gourmet, naturalistic and archaeological walks, to satisfay all taste and desire;
step 2: drive to the walk's starting point following our road books/maps instruction and special GPS;
step 3: enjoy extraordinary landscapes and scenerios walking off the beaten path at your own pace.
step 4: take a layover day indulging yourself with the finest local wine and traditional food.

Customise your walking holiday in Puglia depending on the number of available days and preferred travel style:
Centre based: you do not want to change hotel everyday and choose Lecce for its central and strategic position as a base for your excursions, with a choice of a casual or luxury accommodation;
Multi centre: you want to be based in Lecce but still wish to spend a couple of nights by the sea in Otranto;
Moving-on: you change accommodation every 2/3 days as you drive through the region, with overnights in Monopoli, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Ostuni, Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto, depending on the number of days available and individual preference.

Walking                   Puglia sample tour program

Day 1 | ARRIVAL Lecce

Arrival, check in, briefing, and first optional walk to explore Lecce and the old town center with a private guided tour.
Daily walking distance 7k

Day 2 | Lecce and the surrounding wineyards and vineirs

second leg of walk to explore the countryside surrounding Lecce and visit some of the local vineries enjoying private wine tasting tours...
Daily walking distances 7k to 12k

Day 3 | Gallipoli and the ionian coast
walk along the ionian coast and through its natural reserve just before reaching the charming fishing town of Gallipoli... Enjoy an afternoon a private cooking class to get introduce to the local recipes and culinary traditions of Salento.
Daily walking distances 4k to 10k

Day 4 | Otranto & the adriatic coast
A short transfer before the cristalline water will disclose the most eastern strip of southern Italy, with amazing rocky gardens and eclectic villas for a walking excursion along the adriatic coast to reach the small charming village of Otranto.
Daily walking distances 12k to 15k

Day 5 | Depart or... stay for more country walks !!

Please contact us for a detailed itinerary and quote.

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Trip details

Start/End:Monopoli | Ostuni | Lecce and more
Closest airport:Bari / Brindisi
Activity Level:Easy overall
Daily walks:from 5k to 18k
Dates:from April to November
Trip style:self drive & stroll
Trip Length:tailor made
5 days 4 nights casual from € 680
7 days 6 nights casual from € 890
Guided tours:also available

Trip highlights

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

This trip includes

  • Accommodation & breakfast
  • detailed maps log book and instruction
  • use of special trekking and car GPS
  • Our local support
  • dinner at selected local restaurant
  • visit of local boutique winery...and much more
  • Please enquiry to know the complete includes list

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Getting here

  • If you wish to start your walking tour from Lecce the closest airport is BRINDISI only 45 km north of Lecce, if you are planning to start from the itira Valley, Alberobello, Monopoli etc... the closest airport is BARI.
  • You can fly to Brindisi & Bari with domestic flight from Rome or Milan; get a car from the airport and reach Lecce with an easy drive throug the motorway.
  • Best Car hire rates are available here.
  • From Rome Termini train station few daily departures are also available to reach Lecce or Bari by train.
  • Check TRENITALIA time table here.

Not included

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


  • Accommodation is provided by a charming B&B and Masserie with the choice to opt for a luxury (4/5* hotel) accommodation.

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