Enjoy old Italian towns and villages of the region
Visit one of the many distinct and beautiful sights of this lovely region

Cycling Puglia & Matera

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$66
From
$1,575 USD

Cycle from the UNESCO town of Matera through Italy's heel to Lecce. In the deep south of Italy, nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, lie the captivating regions of Puglia and Basilicata. This extensive itinerary explores the very best selection of all the cultural and natural treasures found here. Matera’s fascinating ‘Sassi’ houses and the UNESCO 'Trulli’ houses of Alberobello set the scene for the journey to come.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    221.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    36.7 miles
operated by
Exodus Travels
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After passing through idyllic countryside and the stunning 'white city' of Ostuni, the route veers towards Gallipoli and the dramatic Ionian coastline. While riding across the famous Salento Peninsula, you will immerse yoursel in the charming laid-back Italian way of living and explore a stunning landscape made of olive orchards, limestone cliffs, crystal waters and Baroque towns.

This trip is classified as level: 3/Moderate. The terrain and route is 99% tarmac, with a couple of very short sections of gravel. Most of the cycling is along flat to hilly tarmac roads (mainly traffic-free), with a few steady ascents and descents along the way, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Road conditions are generally good, but tarmac may be pot-holed in places.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Support vehicle and luggage transfer
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transportation during the tour
  • English speaking tour guide
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local city taxes (approx. €10)
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available