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Italy - Puglia - Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling through wonderful landscapes of ancient olive groves, vineyards and stunning coastlines
  • Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello and the Baroque city of Lecce
  • Discovering the traditional Trulli houses of Puglia
  • Relaxing each night in comfortable 3 and 4* hotels in authentic Apulian towns and villages
  • Stopping at beautiful sandy beaches with turquoise seas
  • Tasting delicious Apulian produce, like orecchiette and extra virgin olive oil

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Bari Airport - Transfer to Lecce    
2 Lecce to Otranto 34 Miles / 54 Kms Approx. B L  
3 Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca 35 Miles / 57 Kms Approx. B L  
4 Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli 33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx. B  
5 Gallipoli to Lecce (Train to Ostuni) 33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx. B L  
6 Ostuni to Alberobello 26 Miles / 42 Kms Approx. B  
7 Alberobello to Polignano a Mare 30 Miles / 48 Kms Approx. B L  
8 Departure from Polignano - Transfer to Bari Airport   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

A guided cycling holiday exploring the Apulian region of Italy, located in the Southeast, known as the heel of Italy’s boot. The region is steeped in history, governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards, each leaving their own mark. It’s a heady concoction of rich culture, delicious local produce and stunning coastline, and there’s no better way to explore Italy’s best-kept secret than by bike!

 

Our trip begins in the prestigious city of Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South” and the capital of the Salento region. We’ll discover awe-inspiring architecture and traditional restaurants, as we wind our way through the city. The route from here will take us along the Adriatic coast and the heel of Italy, as we explore Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, and take in incredible views from our coastal route. Gently looping back up north along the Ionian coast, we’ll head to Gallipoli, a popular fishing port and beach destination on the Salento peninsula.

 

In the second part of the week, we’ll leave the Salento region, making our way through the glorious Valle d’Itria. Our first stop will be Ostuni, the White City, renowned for its dazzling white-washed buildings. Our route will then take us cross country, as we pedal through ancient olive groves and rustic hilltop villages, on country lanes that are scattered with traditional Trulli houses. We’ll soon arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alberobello, a town made up of these Trulli houses, where we’ll spend an evening. Our ride will finish in the beautiful town of Polignano a Mare, perched on limestone cliffs, with panoramic views of the Adriatic.

 

We'll be exploring on touring bikes, through a mixture of flat and rolling countryside, mainly on quiet country roads with coastal views.


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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£1,520
Estimated flight price:
£200

Optional

Bike Hire:
£155
Electric Bike Hire:
£255
Electric Bike Hire:
£255
Single Room:
£240
Single Room:
£240

Holiday Details

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7 nights hotel accommodation

6 days riding

Breakfast and lunch

Guided with vehicle support

Airport transfers

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Last Updated: 27/03/2019