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
$46
From
$2,221 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
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The tour operator uses a mix of comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels and renovated traditional buildings.

Most hotels are high quality and have been selected for their location, comfort and character, some representing the characteristic Apulian architecture. You will also spend one night in a typical Masseria (a traditional converted farmhouse ) surrounded by olive groves. All rooms are en suite and some hotels have a swimming pool.

A single supplement is payable if traveling solo or if you wish to have your own room.

Examples of hotels used:

Matera: Hotel Belvedere and Residence Casalnuovo. Please note that due to the limited capacity of hotels in Matera the tour operator is not able to confirm the definite start hotel for each departure far in advance, and the group may occasionally be split in different accommodation of similar standards.

Alberobello: Trulli e Puglia

Ostuni: Relais Sant'Eligio or Masseria Tutuosa (approx. 10km from Ostuni)

Avetrana: Masseria Bosco

Gallipoli: Hotel 33 Baroni

Otranto: Hotel Albania

Lecce: Hotel Eos

Hotel Belvedere, Matera

Hotel Belvedere, Matera

Spend the first night in this historic center in characterful accommodation

Hotel Belvedere, Matera

Hotel Belvedere, Matera

Spend the first night in this historic center in characterful accommodation

Trulli e Puglia, Alberobello

Trulli e Puglia, Alberobello

Delightful and traditional lodgings on day 2 in Alberobello

Trulli e Puglia, Alberobello

Trulli e Puglia, Alberobello

Delightful and traditional lodgings on day 2 in Alberobello

Relais Sant'Eligio, Ostuni

Relais Sant'Eligio, Ostuni

A possible option for day 3's accommodation, offering superb comfort and a warm Italian welcome

Relais Sant'Eligio, Ostuni

Relais Sant'Eligio, Ostuni

A possible option for day 3's accommodation, offering superb comfort and a warm Italian welcome

Masseria Bosco, Avetrana

Masseria Bosco, Avetrana

Stay in traditional lodgings on day 4, in a typical Apulian converted farmhouse

Masseria Bosco, Avetrana

Masseria Bosco, Avetrana

Stay in traditional lodgings on day 4, in a typical Apulian converted farmhouse

Masseria Bosco, Avetrana

Masseria Bosco, Avetrana

Stay in traditional lodgings on day 4, in a typical Apulian converted farmhouse

Hotel 33 Baroni, Gallipoli

Hotel 33 Baroni, Gallipoli

Head to the coast on day 5 and enjoy the charms of Gallipoli

Hotel 33 Baroni, Gallipoli

Hotel 33 Baroni, Gallipoli

Head to the coast on day 5 and enjoy the charms of Gallipoli

Hotel Albania, Otranto

Hotel Albania, Otranto

Arrive in Italy's most easterly destination on day 6 and enjoy the delightful beachside location

Hotel Albania, Otranto

Hotel Albania, Otranto

Arrive in Italy's most easterly destination on day 6 and enjoy the delightful beachside location

Hotel Eos, Lecce

Hotel Eos, Lecce

Reach your final destination, the baroque city of Lecce and enjoy the last night in this lovely accommodation

Hotel Eos, Lecce

Hotel Eos, Lecce

Reach your final destination, the baroque city of Lecce and enjoy the last night in this lovely accommodation