Puglia – Italy

Apulia’s Heritage Discovery: Cultural Cycling Tour

Guided 7 days € 1,860

A road bike tour in the beautiful region of Puglia, South Italy. Discover one of the richest places in the world by bike, taking in the variety of its backgrounds, hilly villages, food, and fascinating traditions.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
> 2000 m
Distance
345 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

RIDE THROUGH THE VARIED REGION OF PUGLIA

The Apulia road bike tour is a really unique and fascinating cycling holiday in an enchanting region in southern Italy.

Apulia is one of the richest places in the world for the variety of its backgrounds, hilly villages, food, and tradition. There are kilometres of coastline which provide a breathtaking setting for old olive groves, ravines, Trulli, Saracen towers, and ancient villages. Here nature is the protagonist, a burst of shapes, colours and flavours throughout the year, all the best that this extraordinary region has to offer and exclusive, luxury accommodation.

During your Apulia road bike tour, you can slowly discover an area that has always been a crossroads of different cultures. Who better than a local bike-tourist guide can take you on this extraordinary bike tour in Apulia? Book your place today.

Start point
Monopoli
End point
Monopoli
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Brindisi
Flying out
Brindisi

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Traditional spanish tapas selection

Incredible Cuisine

It goes without saying that Italian cuisine is out of this world. After each day in the saddle, you will get to indulge in the best of the best.

Luxurious Stays

The hotel throughout the tour is comfortable and luxurious. It has been hand-selected to provide exceptional service and ultimate comfort after long days in the saddle.

Long straight road - Puglia, Italy

Incredible Landscapes

Italy is full of incredible landscapes. From rolling hills to green pastures, picturesque villages and rugged coastlines. Discover it all.

Tour destination

PUGLIA - ITALY

Puglia is one of Italy's most famous regions. From ancient towns with a tangible past to extravagant churches dreamt up by Europe's finest architects, you can follow the footprints of an endless procession of conquerors and cultures. Take in the sea of olives and vineyards along with the olive-green ocean of the Meditteranean. The region's food is the equal of any in Italy and will leave you craving more.

Discover More
  • Weather

    Boasting warm and mild weather all year round, Puglia really is a dreamy destination. The height of summer can get too hot for some in the midday sun. So if you prefer slightly cooler temperatures, perhaps book spring or autumn dates for a more comfortable ride.

  • Terrain

    Dusty, hilly, and rolling. The roads run beautifully through southern Italy with challenging climbs and fun descents to tackle. Hot summer days really do kick up the dust. Don't forget your glasses and a face covering if you are normally at the back of the peloton!

  • Culture

    Warm and welcoming. Italian hospitality is famous across the globe. Be prepared to be blown away by hearty food and rich flavours, incredible wines, and the all-important family feeling that runs throughout the region. Puglia will leave an imprint on you after your visit.

Accommodation during your tour

Luxury Accommodation

Enjoy luxurious and comfortable accommodation throughout your trip. Each hotel has been carefully chosen to provide you with the best possible experience.

Breakfasts and dinners are included in acclaimed restaurants, so you can taste typical local dishes and sample wines from famous vineyards after your day spent in the saddle.

Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy the flavours of Italy throughout this cycling tour. Each day will start with a breakfast designed to set you up for a full day of cycling. You may want to pack some extra energy bars to top up your levels during the days.

End each day with a beautiful dinner cooked with locally sourced ingredients and discover the passion of the region.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Masseria Santa Teresa- Castellana- Conversano-Polignano-Monopoli
  • Distance
    75 km

Today we will lead you to the historic centres of Castellana Grotte and Conversano, finishing our day in the wonderful town of Polignano a Mare. Along quiet back roads, we will cycle towards Castellana Grotte for about 17 kilometres to get to the small historical square of the town.

Afterwards, we will head to Conversano, an old agricultural centre, built on high ground in the southeastern Murge, famous above all for the production of excellent cherries. We will visit its historic centre where we can admire the castle of Norman origin, the cathedral and the convent of San Benedetto. We can also have a coffee break in the beautiful square. We will get back in the saddle and, after about 10 kilometres of dealing with some rolling hills, we will arrive at the sea and visit one of the most fascinating places in Puglia, Polignano a Mare. Polignano a Mare is famous for the fans of the “Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series” and it is a village built on the cliffs overlooking the sea.

Once we enter the old town we can visit the typical narrow streets that lead to the characteristic panoramic balconies. Continuing along the coast, we arrive at the old centre of Monopoli where we will visit Garibaldi square and the port, after which we will return to our accommodation.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Brindisi

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport best option: Brindisi

When to leave: last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation 4*

    6 nights in charming 4 star hotels, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included

  • Transfers

    Transfer in from arrival airport to start of the tour and transfer out from end of the tour to departure airport

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

  • Bike Guide and Assistance

    Guided trip includes a guide with you on a bike. You'll also have access to technical assistance throughout the tour.

  • Traditional spanish tapas selection
    Most Meals

    6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, and some drinks are included along the route

Cycling bottle
Extra
Bike rental
Only €190 for the entire trip

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental from €190 for the tour duration as not always is getting your own gear to another country suitable for you. To make sure you get the maximum from your tour, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of kit.

Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.

CARBON ROAD BIKE

Made fit for you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single accommodation
    €350 for the entire tour

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €350 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

Booking options

Choose when you want to travel

Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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  • Only 30% down payment to secure your place
  • Fair & Transparent Cancellation Policy
Sunday 23 October 2022
Saturday 29 October 2022
Sunday 13 November 2022
Saturday 19 November 2022
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