Apulia, Salento and Trulli

Cycling Apulia an easy dream

Apulia, Salento and Trulli

Apulia bike tours

Discover the Mediterranean /Apulia, land of the Trulli, the baroque of Lecce and Nardò, Barivecchia and its delightful seaside. A land of farms and rocky, jagged coasts, or easy relaxing beaches. Along the seaside, that as late as early November invites us to pause in our ride for a refreshing dip. Click for the slide-show

Steps&stops of our Apulia bike tours: Lecce, Otranto, Porto Badisco, Coast of Salento, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli, Campomarino, masseria le Fabriche, Ostuni, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli.

Travel Highlights / The beauty of an Apulia bike tour: pedaling mile after mile amongst olive trees, over tiny country roads that only the locals know, or along the jagged and panoramic coast between Otranto and Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, is an unforgettable experience. In the distance stands the lighthouse on Italy's "heel" – we've pedaled south for miles, but just a few hundred yards on, that spur of rock that divides the Adriatic Sea from the Ionian no longer divides anything. The sea of Greece blends with that of Italy in a Mediterranean exultation to simply soak in with your gaze. No words are needed when sea and sky come together as one, in an unmistakable Mediterranean blue. From here we ride west; the coast descends and the olive trees lower more gently toward the sea. We ride right alongside it for stretches. In this stretch toward the northwest, we often ride with the wind – or rather, into the wind – but any exertion melts away in the loveliness of the landscape. This is Salento, people. This is our Apulia bike tour. Just a little farther north, the land of the Trulli awaits us.

The price is for 5 nights and 6 days, for a group of 7 partecipants at least.

The price for the tour includes:
- presence of a minivan with a bike rack and driver for the round trip transfer and to follow the riders for the entire trip;
- a cycling guide;
- accommodation in double rooms (4 stars hotel, B&B or farm stay);
- all dinners and breakfast (breakfast in the morning will be gauged to meet the needs of a recreational cyclo-tourist);
- energy snack while cycling;
- road-book and GPS tour tracking. 
The following are not included:
- meals while cycling,
- extras at dinner,
- any additional options requested from the organization, insurance and anything else not explicitly included above.
 
This tour will run from Wednesday to Monday.
The path is indicative and may undergo small variations for safety reasons and / or viability.
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We also provide the BIKE RENTAL service with CINELLI road racing bikes and BIANCHI trekking/hybrid bikes


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This tour will run from Wednesday to Monday. You can choose one day less or to ask for a bespoke tour for a group of 6 partecipants, or more. For more details and costs contact us.

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Tour - Day by day

LECCE

afternoon transfer Brindisi airport to Lecce

First night in Lecce downtown, close to Piazza sant'Oronzo. The next mornig we'll start, after a special "caffè with pasticiotto" to reach the coast whre we ride to Otranto and Porto Badisco.

Lecce-Otranto-Porto Badisco

stage 1 - 65km, 200m climbing

Our tour starts with a great example of baroque architecture, a beautiful city also known as the “Florence of the South”, welcome to Lecce!

Porto Badisco-Gallipoli

stage 2 - 98km, 500m climbing

during the day we bike along the coast, stopping at the fisherman's village of Gallipoli (now a bigger town), don't forget to bring with you your swimsuit!

Gallipoli-Ostuni

stage 3 - 71km, 100m climbing

Cycling along the Taranto bay to reach Campomarino beach. From here van-transfer to reach Ostuni "the white town".

Ostuni-Monopoli

stage 4 - 70km, 250m climbing

Leaving the white town to cycle into the Trulli-land: Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello. Break at Castellana Grotte and "gran finale" in Polignano a Mare. Last short ride beside the sea to reach Monipoli Where we'll sleep.

Monopoli

stage 5 - 30km

A short ride to the beach for the last seabath of this holidays. And transfer to the airport.

This tour will run from Wednesday to Monday. The path is indicative and may undergo small variations for safety reasons and / or viability.

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