Bike through Apulia – based in one Hotel

IT - Apulia
  • From 985 €
  • Holiday type Bicycle holiday
  • Duration 8 days
  • Difficulty Level Easy

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.

Included and Not Included Services

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

Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

Dinner (3 course evening meal)

Videobriefing

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

Well planned routes

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

Navigation APP

Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

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“

Alberobello
The two districts are under the protection of UNESCO.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Day 1: Arrival

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 from Alberobello or extension of your stay.

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Price per night in double room with breakfast Alberobello 95 €
Single room supplement per night Alberobello 29 €

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

rental bike TOP (men) 169 €
rental bike 21-gear (women) 99 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 99 €
electric bike rental 249 €
TOP bike (unisex) 169 €

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

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By car: directly to Alberobello.
By train: train station Lecce, Monopoli/Fasano 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 or hotel 4****category
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/Fasano train station–Alberobello and back: € 30.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.
Transfer Bari/Brindisi airport/train station – Alberobello and back: € 50.00 per person, daily, minimum 2 pax.
Transfer Lecce – Alberobello: € 65.00 per person + € 39.00 for each own bike, daily, minimum 2 pax.

• 21-gears bicycle (woman and men)
• TOP bike (unisex bike - men on request)
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km, limited availability)

We suggest travel insurance.

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.

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

Tour information

  • Duration 8 days
  • Minimum age 14 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Distance 240 - 285 km