Apulia: The Heel of the Boot with guide

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Bike Tours, Road cycling holidays, E-bike tours, Gravel bike tour

Duration

8 days

Duration

280Km

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Guided

Travel alone or with your loved ones, but with the support of a specialized guide. The perfect organization and safety in a single experience!
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With group

Meet new people by starting with a group experience, always supported by an experienced guide throughout the journey!
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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Matera
Individual arrival in Matera, accommodation in hotel and delivery of rented bicycles. Guided tour (on foot) of the Sassi di Matera and the Historic Natural Archaeological Park of Rock Churches. We recommend dining in the Sassi area, in one of the typical restaurants carved into the rock.

Day 2: Matera – Alberobello (69 km)
In this first bike stage in Puglia we will pass through the small villages of Gioia del Colle and Noci, before heading towards Alberobello, Capital of Trulli and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in a Trullo, or in a renovated farmhouse.

Day 3: Alberobello – Ostuni (45 km)
Today on bike we will cross the heart of Puglia: the Itria Valley. We will stop in the typical villages of Locorotondo and Cisternino, to eventually reach Ostuni, The White City, an architectural jewel with its medieval center characterized by a maze of narrow streets that recall an Arab Casbah and its typical lime-washed houses.

Day 4: Ostuni – Oria (55 km)
Pedaling south, on quiet country roads, we will first reach the town of Francavilla Fontana and then Oria, Orange Flag of the Touring Club, famous for its 13th century castle and its beautiful historical center. At the end of the stage we will reach a traditional Masseria.

Day 5: Oria – Gallipoli and the Ionian Coast (60 km)
Today's itinerary will take us through the natural park of Porto Selvaggio, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places in Puglia. Continuing along the Ionian Coast, we will arrive in Gallipoli, whose name comes from the Greek kalépolis (beautiful city). A picnic can be arranged on the beach and if the weather permits, allow yourself a nice swim.

Day 6: Gallipoli – Otranto (71 km)
Pedaling towards Otranto, the itinerary will lead us along one of the wildest stretches of coast in southern Italy, until we reach its eastern end. In this stretch of land flooded with sun, where Turks and Greeks landed centuries ago, the atmosphere is unique. Otranto also has a wonderful old town enclosed by walls and the beautiful Aragonese Castle, as well as the Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses a work of art of immense value: the floor mosaic depicting the tree of life and some passages from the Old Testament.

Day 7: Otranto – Lecce (45 km)
This final bike stage of our wonderful tour of Puglia will take us to Lecce, Capital of Baroque. Once in the city, don't forget to taste the Puccia, the typical local bread filled with vegetables and delicacies of local gastronomy, and take a coffee break with the inevitable Pasticciotto. At the end of the day, you can relax by strolling through the splendid streets of the center.

Day 8: Lecce
After breakfast, end of services and individual departure.
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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Transfer to and from Bari airport
  • Guide
  • Support vehicle
  • Guided tour of the Sassi di Matera
  • Assistance

❌ What is not included?

  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 75%
  • From 13 to 29 days before departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Apulia: The Heel of the Boot with guide

  • To travel worry-free, with the assurance of being guided by a local expert
  • To immerse yourself among the olive trees, white-washed small villages, and of course the Trulli of Itria Valley
  • For the long sandy beaches, dunes and protected Natural Reserves you will encounter along the coast
  • To cycle through history, pedaling on the trails of the ancient Messapic civilization among rock settlements and castles
  • For the unique charm of Salento, with its Farms, Lecce Baroque, the pizzica dance and the gastronomic specialties
  • To cycle from the Sassi di Matera to the very end of the Heel of the Boot discovering Apulia by bike

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Starting from 1360per person

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Adults

Minimum participant number = 6

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