PATH: Puglia walking holiday trekking and hiking tours

slowalks                  self guided walking holidays from Alberobello to Otranto


A Self guided walking tour of Puglia & southern Salento 5 unique country walks to hike Southern Italy in 7 days & 6 nights

A journey between Lecce and Otranto to experience, at your own pace, southern Italy art, nature and people.

On this trekking holiday in southern Italy, hiking olive groves, breathtaking costal trails, old villages and vineyards, you will explore a corner of Southern italy through a series of new and extraordinary walks, completely off the beaten tracks.

Puglia offer all the excitement of a unique walking adventure, and the opportunity to explore a past rich of history, art and traditions, offering beautiful through the countryside and walks along the adriatic coast. An hiking holiday where history explains art and art tells you the history of these regions, where human traces and art go back to the time when Puglia emerged from the sea. Originally populated by ancient people coming from Anatolia, and Crete, both important Roman districts, Puglia with its Natural and Archaeological Parks, Dolmen and crypts, rural churches and frescos, food and gastronomy make this walking holidays in southern Italy both unique and unmissable.

walks                      sample tour program


A self guided tour to hike Puglia in 7 days,
sample program. All tours can be tailor made.


Day 1 & 2 | Alberobello and the Itria Valley
You tour starts from Alberobello the Unesco world site, a city made of drystone dwellings (dry-stone houses with conical roofs made of lapidary stones) also known as trulli. Your first country walk will let you discover the Itria valley surrounding the village, characterized by a flourishing vegetation where olive trees, white trulli and local stone fortresses are scattered around. Two days to explore and walk along extremely narrow roads, with sharp bends and dead ends, tall narrow houses painted in their classic white colour and handsome buildings in baroque style. A visit to the local winery might add a gourmet touch to the day, for those interested in tasting the "Locorotondo", the famous white wine, considered one of the most promising quality white wines in the region.

Day 3 | Ostuni
Today a short train transfer will lead you to your next walk toward Ostuni, the white town. Ostuni's charm lies in the characteristic white walls of the houses in the old town. In fact, all the houses in the historic centre are only painted using white lime paint. This feature led to the town being called "the white town", the queen of the olive groves" and the "city of the crib".

Day 4 | Lecce
Next stop Lecce, the Florence of Southern Italy with its beautiful surrounding country side and wineyards. A short optional wak to a local winery and a private cultural tour of Lecce old town will let you discover the most refined Baroque-style items and palaces of Puglia, where the architecture of portals, monuments and clerical buildings is characterised by some of the finest stone lacework. The city was built on the site of the ancient Roman town of Lupiae, was contested by the Byzantines, Lombards, and Saracens, elevated to a countship by the Normans and passed to the Aragonese kings of Naples in the in 1463. With its cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce, Churches and fine Baroque buildings is well known as the Florence of the south. A trek along the wineyrds surrounding Lecce with a private wine tasting tour will ensure some extra activity for your second day.

Day 5 | the Adriatic coast
On more short transfer by a typical local train will take you to the starting point of your next walk. After an optional visit to the local museun and crypt, to admire some unique wall paintings, this unique custom walk toward the adriatic coast will take you to the next hotel, not far from where Enea shored and where some of the oldest graffiti of Europe where found.

Day 6 | Otranto
after breakfast you'll start the last trekking along the adriatic coast, to reach Otranto. In the afternoon after a siesta, you might take a walk to discover and admire the town center, the Aragonese Castello and the Cathedral with the marvelous floor mosaic (1166) and its tree of life. Otranto is one of the easterly city of Italy at Roman time, it was more important than Brindisium as a point of embarkation for the East a charming pearl that give life to the words of Roberto Cotroneo: Otranto is "a collapsed star which includes the entire universe, where there is daily life and history, where the years do not go by and everything seems to interpenetrate, where it is easy for ghosts to speak to you in the streets, and where everyone knows they are in an unusual place, where time curves back on itself, it is not a straight line, and curving it withdraws into itself".

Day 7 | Departure
breakfast and transfer to Lecce for train or airport connections.

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Trip details

Start/End:Alberobello | Otranto
Duration:7 Days | 6 nights
Dates: Start any day from March to November
7 days 6 nights from: € 1390
luxury supplement: from € 360 pp
Single supplement: from € 360 pp
5 days 4 nights from: € 990
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Trip highlights

  • unique country walks
  • delicious local food & wine
  • Extraordinary landscapes and sceneries
  • Cultural tours

This trip includes

  • accommodation & breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 private tour of Lecce old town
  • local support
  • use of maps, instruction and GPS
  • all transfer as per itinerary
  • 1 cooking workshop
  • luggage transfer during the tour

Not included

  • Flights & insurance
  • Everything not mentioned on the included list above

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Accommodation

Classic accommodation is provided by a selection of charming 4 & 3 star hotels, Masserie and historical residences
Luxury accommodation is provided by a selection of 4 & 5 star luxury hotels
All rooms have en suite bathrooms, cost are calculated on two sharing a double room, and includes breakfast.

Please enquire for a detailed tour program.

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