Deep in southern Italy, in the "heel of the boot", lie the unique regions of Puglia and Basilicata.  It is an area of limestone ridges, fertile valleys, vineyards, ancient olive groves and pretty towns.  We explore the rock-cut dwellings in UNESCO-protected Matera, the dry-stone houses of Alberobello and the dramatic coastline, while enjoying the great regional cuisine and wines.
Deep in southern Italy, in the "heel of the boot", lie the unique regions of Puglia and Basilicata.  It is an area of limestone ridges, fertile valleys, vineyards, ancient olive groves and pretty towns.  We explore the rock-cut dwellings in UNESCO-protected Matera, the dry-stone houses of Alberobello and the dramatic coastline, while enjoying the great regional cuisine and wines.
Italy

Cycling Southern Italy - Puglia and Matera

Small Group Holiday

8

CA$

days from

2475

Deep in southern Italy, in the "heel of the boot", lie the unique regions of Puglia and Basilicata. It is an area of limestone ridges, fertile valleys, vineyards, ancient olive groves and pretty towns. We explore the rock-cut dwellings in UNESCO-protected Matera, the dry-stone houses of Alberobello and the dramatic coastline, while enjoying the great regional cuisine and wines.

Activity / Theme

Country

Cycling

Italy

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Comfortable

Moderate

Transportation

Cycling with partial vehicle support

Accommodation

Comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels and renovated traditional buildings

Months of Operation

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

Puglia is one of the oldest olive growing areas in Italy and you may see trees estimated to be 3000 years old.  I was sure to bring home local olive oil from my trip!

Itinerary

DAY 1 Start Matera
DAY 2 Rock-carved dwellings of Matera, to Alberobello
DAY 3 Cycle past trulli houses to coastal Ostuni
DAY 4 Ride through villages and country lanes to a renovated farmhouse
DAY 5 Pedal to the coast, to old Gallipoli
DAY 6 Ride along the coast to ancient Otranto
DAY 7 Ride to the Baroque city of Lecce
DAY 8 End Lecce

Inclusions

All breakfasts
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Local bike hire
E-bike hire available on request

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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