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Italy - Puglia - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

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A self-guided cycling holiday discovering the heel of Italy's boot.

Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling through lush landscapes of ancient olive groves and vineyards
  • Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello
  • Discovering the traditional Trulli houses of Puglia
  • Relaxing each evening in comfortable hotels in authentic towns and villages
  • Stopping at beautiful, sandy beaches with turquoise seas
  • Tasting delicious local products, like extra virgin olive oil and Primitivo wine

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Bari Airport - Transfer to Altamura    
2 Altamura to Matera Long 31 Miles / 50 Kms - Short 22 Miles / 35 Kms B  
3 Matera to Alberobello 43 Miles / 70 Kms B  
4 Alberobello Loop 29 Miles / 46 Kms B  
5 Alberobello to Ostuni 29 Miles / 47 Kms B  
6 Rest Day Non-Cycling Day B  
7 Ostuni to Polignano sul Mare 30 Miles / 50 Kms B  
8 Departure from Polignano - Transfer to Bari Airport   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

This is a self-guided cycling holiday exploring the Apulian region of Italy, and dipping into Basilicata to discover Matera. Located in the Southeast, in what is commonly known as the heel of Italy's boot, this lesser-discovered region combines glistening ocean views, authentic Italian towns and lush olive groves, offering a cycling treat!
This interesting and eclectic region is steeped in history and has been governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards over the centuries, each leaving their own distinctive mark, from local dialects and flavoursome cuisine to unique architecture.
Your cycle tour will take you into a region of stunning, unspoilt beauty. Starting in Altamura, located in the Murgia region and famous for its churches that have been carved out of the limestone rock, your first ride will take you to Matera. Crowned as the European Capital of Culture in 2019, Matera is famous for its Sassi quarter, now a World Heritage Site.  Riding on through ancient olive groves and narrow country lanes, you'll reach Alberobello, a town made up of Trulli houses where you'll stay for two nights.
After exploring this fascinating Trulli region you'll carry on to Ostuni, known as 'La Citta Bianca', thanks to it's pristine, white-washed buildings. Your rest day will offer the opportunity to jump on the train to Lecce, the "Florence of the South", where you'll discover awe-inspiring architecture and vibrant streets filled with wine bars. 
Heading north you'll soon reach the Adriatic coast, enjoying stunning coastal views and exploring the idyllic towns of Monopoli and Polignano a Mare. Your final destination, Polignano a Mare, boasts a charming old town, beautiful beaches and culture to boot, making it the ideal spot to reflect on your week of cycling.

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Departure Dates:

Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050

Prices From:

£965 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£965
Estimated flight price
£200

Optional

Bike Hire
£160.00
Electric Bike Hire:
£275.00
Electric Bike Hire:
£275.00
Single Room:
£210.00
Single Room:
£210.00
Hotel Upgrade:
£125.00
Hotel Upgrade:
£125.00
Single Room (Hotel Upgrade):
£260.00
Single Room (Hotel Upgrade):
£260.00
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47.00
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47.00

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotel accommodation

5 days riding

1 rest day

Breakfast

Self-guided

Route notes and maps provided

Luggage transfers

Airport transfers

Minimum 2 people

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Customer Story: Sketches from Puglia

Brimming with flavourful cuisine, distinctive architecture and breathtaking scenery, Puglia truly is Italy’s best kept secret! So it comes as no surprise that our customers often feel inspired to channel their creative side while on a tour. Our April Customer Competition Winner…

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Last Updated: 10/05/2017