Arrival/ departure airport is at/from Brindisi airport in Puglia, the region also known as the heel of Italy.
A 8 days and 7 nights tour to discover the magical atmosphere of this region and also of the renown Sassi of Matera in the adjacent region - Basilicata. Sassi di Matera, a Unesco World Heritage site since 1993, are ancient cave dwellings in the town of Matera also known as the subterranean city.
We will spend the first night in Lecce, the baroque masterpiece of southern Italy and 2 nights in Matera. We will ride, swim and taste superb local food. We will cycle through Otranto, Port Badisco, Cape Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli harbour with its amazing beaches and sea, also known as the Maldives of the Mediterranean sea. After swimming in crystal clear water we will visit the old town of Gallipoli. More riding along the Ionian coast to savour the extraordinary landscape. Then we will move inland to reach Matera by van. From Matera to Alberobello, another Unesco World heritage site, to Ostuni to reach the coast again between Polignano and Monopoli. During the rid from Matera to Alberobello we'll stop in Gioia del Colle for a mozzarella tasting.
Price is for 7 partecipants - 7 notti and 8 days (including transfer).
The price for this tour includes:
- 6 full days cycling, 7 nights + transfer;
- 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 runs from Wednesday to Wednesday.
The path is indicative and may undergo small variations for safety reasons and / or viability and road works.
More details on travel rules
We also provide the BIKE RENTAL service with CINELLI road racing bikes and BIANCHI trekking/hybrid bikes
Day 1 transfer and welcome drink
Lecce-Porto Badisco |
Day 2, 65km up to 200m climbing
Porto Badisco-Gallipoli |
Day 3, 100km 500m climbing
Day 4-5, 66km, 200m climbing + transfer
Day 6, 70km 200m climbing
Day 7, 50km, 200m climbing
This tour runs from Wednesday to Wednesday. The path is indicative and may undergo small variations for safety reasons and / or viability and road works.