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Italy's Apulia region 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 8days
  • Italy

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Apulia Self-guided Cycling Tour Coastline and Culture

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 characterized by endless olive groves, long fields of grain and vineyards. You start cycling in Matera, UNESCO world heritage site with its “sassi” and European capital of culture 2019, and arrive 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.

Included in the Tour:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in 3* hotels (4* hotels available on request)
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  • Travel guide + maps + Roadbook
  • 7-day Hotline service

Not Included in the Tour:

  • Local taxes (approx 10-15 EUR)
  • Transfers: Brindisi–Matera, Lecce–Bari, Lecce–Brindisi: on request

Departures:

  • Saturdays 2 April to 23 July and 3 September 22 October 2022

If you would like to rent a bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (220 EUR) or helmet (15 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Alberobello

    Individual arrival. Alberobello is a unique and inimitable city as it is the only urban settlement of the so-called trulli (cone buildings) in the whole world. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996..

  • Day 2

    Alberobello – Ostuni (55 km)

    You will cycle through the countryside to Ostuni, which is reputed as an architectural jewel, and is commonly referred to as “the White Town” for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture.

  • Day 3

    Ostuni – Manduria area (60 km)

    Today you will leave Ostuni and the Murge hills behind you and will start cycling on the Salento plain, characterized by green and red colours, given by its olive trees and its red soil. Along the way you will have the chance to visit Oria, with its beautiful historical centre and the castle built by emperor Federico II. Today’s destination is the Manduria area, the capital of the Primitivo grapes.

  • Day 4

    Manduria area – Gallipoli (70 km)

    From now on you will head towards the seaside, which will accompany your bike tour between ancient coastal towers and fine sand. You will now reach Porto Cesareo, where we suggest to enjoy a good fish-based lunch. Rolling south, our destination will be the Greek Kale Polis, today’s Gallipoli, with one of the most beautiful historic centres of Salento. Enjoy a stroll in its streets and the views of the sea that surrounds it.

  • Day 5

    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 6

    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 7

    Otranto – Lecce (55 km)

    Riding along the Alimini Lakes and their unique Mediterranean bush you will enter Lecce. Thanks to its Baroque style, it has earned the nickname of Florence of the South.

  • Day 8

    Lecce

    Departure after breakfast.

    Tour program variations: Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen

  • Day 9

    in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 07 2022 May 14 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
May 14 2022 May 21 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
May 21 2022 May 28 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
May 28 2022 Jun 04 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Jun 04 2022 Jun 11 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Jun 11 2022 Jun 18 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Jun 18 2022 Jun 25 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Jun 25 2022 Jul 02 2022 8 Single rooms 1,000€
Double rooms 790€
Jul 02 2022 Jul 09 2022 8 Single rooms 1,000€
Double rooms 790€
Jul 09 2022 Jul 16 2022 8 Single rooms 1,000€
Double rooms 790€
Jul 16 2022 Jul 23 2022 8 Single rooms 1,000€
Double rooms 790€
Jul 23 2022 Jul 30 2022 8 Single rooms 1,000€
Double rooms 790€
Sep 03 2022 Sep 10 2022 8 Single rooms 1,000€
Double rooms 790€
Sep 10 2022 Sep 17 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Sep 17 2022 Sep 24 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Sep 24 2022 Oct 01 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 08 2022 8 Single rooms 960€
Double rooms 750€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 15 2022 8 Single rooms 880€
Double rooms 670€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 22 2022 8 Single rooms 880€
Double rooms 670€
Oct 22 2022 Oct 29 2022 8 Single rooms 880€
Double rooms 670€

Car rental in Italy

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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