Apulia - based in one hotel
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8 days | difficulty level

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Apulia – based in one Hotel
Apulia - based in one Hotel

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 240 - 285 km
Landscape:

Apulia, the heel of the boot, is an enchanting region, a strip of land in the sea with a large selection of enchanting coasts for every taste. If you want to immerse yourself in the past, Puglia offers a multitude of historical sites that tell of its ancient culture: from prehistory to the Magna Graecia and the Roman Empire to the Renaissance and the splendour of the Baroque.

The starting point of the journey is Alberobello, home of the „Trulli“, ancient stone houses built without mortar and with a conical roof. They are so unique that they were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996. For fish lovers, this region with its 800 km of coastline on two seas offers a rich choice. You are spoilt for choice because there is something for everyone here: raw, marinated, as delicious fish soups and also with cheese.
Easy touring, apart from a few slight ascents and descents along the route, most of this tour is along flat, tarred roads. As you are travelling out of the main season, most of the roads are mainly free of traffic.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Alberobello
Trulli quarter Rione Aia Piccola and Rione Monti
Alberobello
The two districts are under the protection of UNESCO.
Castellana Grotte
Grotte di Castellana
Castellana Grotte
The area is characterised by fragile karst. The rock is soluble by rainwater. The physical and chemical processes in the cave have created stalactites, stalagmites and other calcareous deposits such as wall sinter.
Ostuni
Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta
Ostuni
Cathedral with a late Gothic façade; on the outer band of the rose window the twelve apostles form a circle, 24 columns form the spokes of a wheel with Christ in the centre.
Matera
Sassi di Matera
Matera
The cave settlements of Sassi di Matera, located in the old town of Matera on the steep rocky slopes of the rugged Gravina river valley, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.
Martina Franca
Martina Franca
Martina Franca
The old town of Martina Franca is - after Lecce - the second renowned baroque town in Apulia in a more discreet, less plastic and formal version.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Arrival at Alberobello

Individual arrival at the hotel in Alberobello. This small town in the province of Bari is famous for Trulli stone constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list since 1996.

Day 2: Alberobello and surroundings (approx. 50 km)

Starting from the famous town of Trullis, you will explore the surrounding area by bike. Through wide olive groves, vineyards, fruit and almond trees you cycle to Noci, a small town with a historic centre. Return to Alberobello.

Day 3: Grotte di Castellana (approx. 45 km)

Today takes you on a beautiful circuit to the spectacular caves of Castellana. The stalactite cave with a labyrinth of caves is the largest underground tourist attraction in Italy and can be visited with a guided tour. The wide halls offer wondrous rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites can be seen everywhere, the creation of which took nature thousands of years. On the way back you can enjoy the view of the Adriatic Sea.

Day 4: Locorotondo – Cisternino - Ostuni (approx. 35 km)

You start from Alberobello and cycle through the Valle d‘Itria valley to Locorotondo. The fertile valley is one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes in the south. Curved walls of raised field stones tame nature. The name Locorotondo literally means round place. The town is also known as „La Città del Vino Bianco“ (white wine town). Further you cycle to Cisternino and Ostuni. The light-coloured wreath of houses that adorns the tops of the three hills of the „Città Bianca“ can already be seen from afar. Enjoy the magnificent view of the nearby sea. In the afternoon there will be a transfer by shuttle bus to Alberobello.

Day 5: Rest day or cycling tour to Martina Franca (approx. 45 km)

As an alternative to the rest day, a bicycle tour to the baroque town of Martina Franca is available too. The town is located right in the middle between the Ionian and Adriatic Seas in the southeast of the Murgia. Worth seeing are the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica di San Martino.

Day 6: Monopoli – Polignano a Mare (approx. 45 km)

From Alberobello you cycle to Monopoli, the most important port between Bari and Brindisi. Continue to Polignano a Mare. The pearl on the southern Costa di Bari is captivating because of its extraordinary location: it clings picturesquely to the edges of a steep coast and offers fantastic views of the emerald green sea. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town or enjoy a day‘s bath before taking the shuttle bus back to Alberobello.

Day 7: Matera, Capital of Culture 2019 and UNESCO World Heritage Site (approx. 65 km)

Transfer in the morning to the cultural capital Matera 2019 in the Basilicata region, also known as the „City of the Sassi“. The old town consists partly of cave settlements and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. The impressive collections of cave dwellings form independent quarters that are unique in Europe.

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price per night in double room with half-board From 11/04/2021 to 10/10/2021 699 €
High season supplement From 02/06/2021 to 05/09/2021 100 €
Single room supplement 169 €

From 11/04/21 to 30/05/21, from 31/05/21 to 20/06/21, from 22/08/21 to 05/09/21, from 06/09/21 to 10/10/21 arrival is always possible on Wednesday, Sunday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night in double room with breakfast Alberobello 59 €
Single room supplement per night Alberobello 20 €

From 11/04/21 to 30/05/21, from 31/05/21 to 20/06/21, from 22/08/21 to 05/09/21, from 06/09/21 to 10/10/21 arrival is always possible on Wednesday, Sunday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle 85 €
E-bike 190 €
Rental bike TOP 119 €

From 11/04/21 to 30/05/21, from 31/05/21 to 20/06/21, from 22/08/21 to 05/09/21, from 06/09/21 to 10/10/21 arrival is always possible on Wednesday, Sunday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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By car: directly to Alberobello.
By train: train station Lecce, Monopoli or Alberobello; Timetables on: www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: airport Bari or Brindisi.

Masseria, a large farm complex typical of the Puglia region, now transformed in comfortable hotel with swimming pool, wide garden where relax and restaurant where taste the local dishes.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

Parking at the starting hotel in Alberobello. No reservation possible upon booking; to be paid on the spot.

By shuttle bus on request (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).
Transfer Monopoli train station–Alberobello and back: € 25.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.
Transfer Bari/Brindisi airport/train station – Alberobello and back: € 40.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.
Transfer Lecce – Alberobello: € 55.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.

• 21-gears UNISEX bicycle
• Rental bike TOP
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km, limited availability)

• Accommodation in a Masseria or hotel 4****category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Dinner (3 course evening meal)

• Personal tour information

• All transfers according to the programme (before or after the stage of the day)

• Well planned routes

• Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

• Free parking in Alberobello

• Arrival to the starting point of the tour

• Departure at the end of the tour

• Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

• Lunch

• Not mentioned entries

• Rental bikes and travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

FAQ

Questions and answers

Depending on availability, we will booked 3**superior or 4*** hotels. During this tour, the half board is included.

If you don't want to pack your bags every day and move to a different hotel, then this tour are just right for you. The starting point of the different tours is always the same hotel to which you return in the evening. So you sleep in the same bed every night and take individual day tours in the beautiful surroundings.

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