Apulia short break around Lecce 6-day level 2 self-guided cycling tour

  • 6days
  • Italy

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Lecce and the deepest Salento - level 2 self-guided cycling tour

Apulia is a region in south-eastern Italy that includes the heel part of Italy’s boot, suspended between the Ionian and Adriatic Sea. The region is characterised by endless olive groves, long fields of grain and vineyards. You start and end the tour in Lecce, also known as “Florence of the South” because of its magnificent baroque architecture. This bike tour will lead you into a region of scenic beauty, which is, by today’s standards, still unspoiled by the unattractive aspects of tourism and still retains testimony of its great and ancient culture.


  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in 3*/4*
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transportation
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • Cycling Guide
  • 5-days Hotline service

Not included:

  • Local taxes (approx 8 €)
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
  • Transfers Bari-Lecce, Brindisi-Lecce: on request

If you would like to hire a bike (75 Euros A$116) or e-bike (170 Euros A$265) or helmet (15 Euros A$25), please contact our office when booking info@slowtours com

Departures Mondays

  • Day 1


    Individual arrival. Thanks to its Baroque style, it has earned the nickname of Florence of the South

  • Day 2

    Lecce – Gallipoli (50 km)

    After a few kilometers through the town of Lecce, you go deep into the “salentinian countryside”, before approaching the Ionian coast and your daily destination, Gallipoli.

  • Day 3

    Gallipoli – Santa Maria di Leuca (50 km)

    Cycling further along the coast you will reach Santa Maria di Leuca. Its name was given by the ancient Greek sailors who came from the East. They saw this place lightened by the sun and therefore called it “leukos”, meaning white. The town is today a famous seaside resort.

  • Day 4

    Santa Maria di Leuca – Otranto (50 km)

    Today you will cycle northwards along the Adriatic coast to Otranto, the most eastern point of Italy where you can visit the beautiful Cathedral and the great Aragonese Castle.

  • Day 5

    Otranto – Lecce (55 km)

    Riding along the Alimini Lakes and their unique Mediterranean bush you will enter Lecce.

  • Day 6


    Departure after breakfast.

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen, in which case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Aug 27 2018 Sep 01 2018 12 Single rooms 740€
Double rooms 590€
Sep 03 2018 Sep 08 2018 12 Single rooms 740€
Double rooms 590€
Sep 10 2018 Sep 15 2018 12 Single rooms 740€
Double rooms 590€
Sep 17 2018 Sep 22 2018 12 Single rooms 740€
Double rooms 590€
Sep 24 2018 Sep 29 2018 12 Single rooms 740€
Double rooms 590€
Oct 01 2018 Oct 06 2018 12 Single rooms 690€
Double rooms 540€
Oct 08 2018 Oct 13 2018 12 Single rooms 690€
Double rooms 540€
Oct 15 2018 Oct 20 2018 12 Single rooms 690€
Double rooms 540€
Oct 22 2018 Oct 27 2018 12 Single rooms 620€
Double rooms 470€

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