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Apulia, 8 days

Coastline and Culture of Italy’s Heel

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 will start cycling in Alberobello, UNESCO world heritage site with its “trulli”, 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

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Itinerary

Individual arrival and overnight. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Departure after breakfast

Tour character

Mostly in the lowlands, sometimes hilly. Traffic is almost non existent in Apulia except during the high holiday season. The route includes very beautiful stretches on the coast. Some days the itinerary will be flat, others it will present some hills. Suitable for everyone in good physical condition and with some cycling experience.

Apulia map

Prices and events

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Transfer
  Season 1
23.03.2024 - 12.04.2024
26.10.2024 - 02.11.2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
13.04.2024 - 03.05.2024
12.10.2024 - 25.10.2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
04.05.2024 - 28.06.2024
14.09.2024 - 11.10.2024

Arrival Saturday & Sunday
Season 4
29.06.2024 - 20.07.2024
31.08.2024 - 13.09.2024

Arrival Saturday & Sunday
Apulia, 8 days, cat. B, IT-APRAL-08B
Base price
780.00
880.00
980.00
1,080.00
Surcharge single room 330.00 330.00 330.00 330.00
Apulia, 8 days, cat. A, IT-APRAL-08A
Base price
880.00
980.00
1,080.00
1,180.00
Surcharge single room 330.00 330.00 330.00 330.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels and guest houses

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Oct 26, 2024 - Nov 2, 2024
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
Arrival Saturday & Sunday
Season 4
Jun 29, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Arrival Saturday & Sunday
Apulia, 8 days, cat. B, IT-APRAL-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Apulia, 8 days, cat. A, IT-APRAL-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
780.00
330.00
880.00
330.00
880.00
330.00
980.00
330.00
980.00
330.00
1,080.00
330.00
1,080.00
330.00
1,180.00
330.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels and guest houses

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Oct 26, 2024 - Nov 2, 2024
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
Season 4
Jun 29, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Lecce
Double room p. p.
Single room
Lecce
Double room p. p.
Single room
75.00
120.00
75.00
120.00
75.00
120.00
75.00
120.00
75.00
120.00
75.00
120.00
75.00
120.00
75.00
120.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Transfer
  Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Oct 26, 2024 - Nov 2, 2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024

Arrival Saturday & Sunday
Season 4
Jun 29, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Arrival Saturday & Sunday
Lecce
Double room p. p. 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room 120.00 120.00 120.00 120.00
Lecce
Double room p. p. 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room 120.00 120.00 120.00 120.00
Filter
27-gear unisex
27-gear men
E-bike
110.00
110.00
270.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Digital travel documents
  • Navigation-app and GPS data
  • Service-Hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station Monopoli, Lecce oder Alberobello
  • Airport Bari oder Brindisi
  • Parking space for car at the starting point; no reservation possible; payable on site.
  • Transfer by mini-van to Alberobello on request; payable on site

Please note:

  • Where visitor’s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price
Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.