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Highlights of Puglia

Cycling in Puglia is a journey through sun-drenched landscapes, charming villages, and stunning coastal views, offering an unforgettable blend of nature and culture. #Lovevelo #LoveCycling #Ridefurther


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Puglia, Italy
Dates & Duration
Fridays May - October (exc Aug)

Cycling Tour Through Puglia

What to Expect on This Trip

The heel of Italy's 'boot' is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean and Adriatic coastline. The terrain is mainly flat and lends itself perfectly to a cycling holiday allowing you to easily explore this beautiful region.

This is a trip that goes from place to place

Your accommodation will be in great hotels, expertly picked for their locations and surroundings.

Great Bikes

We have a variety of bikes for you to explore Puglia including flat bar hybrid bikes, e-bikes and road bikes.

Luggage Transfers

We will provide you with luggage transfers to take your belongings from hotel to hotel.

Digital Route Pack

As part of your cycling adventure, we will provide you with our curated set of digital routes. Just download to your Garmin or Wahoo, or navigate from your phone.

Sunday Departures

Your Day by Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival into Monopoli

    Arrive in the glorious town of Monopoli, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of streets lined with whitewashed houses. Visit the main church, Basilica Concattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia Patrona, and the town’s stunning, unique squares. In the afternoon, savour the sea breeze while sipping fresh local white wine and tasting the famous “taralli.” Don’t miss marvelling at the Marchesale Arch, the original entrance to the old town.

  2. Day 2 - Monopoli to Alberobello

    47km total distance

    Today’s ride is a gradual climb from the Adriatic Sea to the gently undulating Itria Valley. Pedal through the typical Murgia landscape, passing olive groves and fields bordered by low stone walls. Take a break at Castellana Grotte to explore its immense underground cave system, one of the largest in Europe. Continue to Alberobello, the Trulli capital of the world and a UNESCO Heritage town, known for its over 1,000 unique trulli – whitewashed stone houses with conical roofs.

  3. Day 3 - Alberobello to Ostuni

    40km total distance

    Historic Murgia is built upon a karst plateau of olive groves, sun-drenched vineyards, and classic ‘masserie’ farmhouses. Pause to taste some DOC wine in medieval Cisternino, then cycle to the spellbinding Ostuni on the Adriatic Coast. Hidden behind massive walls, the heart of Ostuni guards a Gothic treasure: the 15th-century cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

  4. Day 4 - Ostuni to Gallipoli

    52km total distance

    Roll down to Ostuni Station and catch the train to Lecce, where your cycling route begins. Ride through the peaceful countryside on quiet roads lined with olive groves. Explore small historic towns like Copertino and Nardò, stroll down shady lanes in the old centres, or relax with a perfect cappuccino. As you cycle towards Gallipoli, you'll discover numerous splendid spots for a refreshing swim in the Ionian Sea.

  5. Day 5 - Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca

    51km total distance

    Today, you'll follow a stunning coastal road to the southernmost point of Puglia, where the Ionian and Adriatic seas converge. This ride offers breathtaking views of the azure coastline, with the sea shimmering to your right and the lush, rolling countryside to your left. You'll pedal through charming coastal villages, each with its unique character and inviting cafes perfect for a refreshing break. As you approach Santa Maria di Leuca, the landscape becomes even more dramatic, with rugged cliffs and scenic vistas. This journey not only takes you to a geographical landmark but also through a tapestry of natural beauty and cultural richness that defines this enchanting region.

  6. Day 6 - Santa Maria di Leuca to Otranto

    53km total distance

    Revel in the sea breezes as you ride along the high coastal route, winding your way along the gentle, undulating ridges of the cliffs. Phenomenal views will make you feel like part of a National Geographic cycling special feature. Stop to glimpse the spectacular cave, the Grotta Zinzulusa, a natural wonder with its fascinating formations. Continue your journey to Otranto, a port town with rich Greek and Roman heritage, where history and natural beauty blend seamlessly. This ride is not just a journey but an unforgettable experience that immerses you in the breathtaking scenery and cultural richness of Puglia.

  7. Day 7 - Otranto to Lecce

    52km total distance

    Today, you’ll visit the Alimini Lakes, which run parallel to the sea, offering a unique blend of coastal and freshwater landscapes. Cycle through the picturesque countryside of Greek Salento, where traces of ancient Greek colonies still echo through the charming villages and rural vistas. This journey through history and nature showcases the region's rich heritage and tranquil beauty, making for a truly immersive cycling experience. You'll finish today's ride in Lecce.

  8. Day 8 - Departure

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel. If you'd like airport transfers or to extend your trip, please let us know.LOIRE VALLEY AND CHATEAU TOUR.png

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Whether you're a keen road cyclist, enjoy riding an e-bike or hybrid bike, or want to get your family more active, we have the perfect cycling holiday for you.


What our Cyclists Say

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I booked through Love Velo because the reviews were so good. I wasn't disappointed. Right from my first contact with LV they were easy to talk to and although I dithered (my first cycling trip abroad) they didn't press me. When I eventually confirmed my booking they took care of everything.

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Puglia through your lens

Join Us on A Puglia Bike Tour

Cyclist walking along a seaside promenade, viewed through tree branches.
Cyclists passing by a traditional trullo and olive trees in the countryside.
Cyclists resting under trees near the beach with turquoise water.
Traditional trulli houses with conical roofs and green vines in Alberobello.
Cyclist riding on a tree-lined path through a green countryside.
Group of cyclists riding on a rural road with trees and stone walls.
Clear turquoise water and sandy beach with colorful buildings in the background.
Sandy beach with rocks, clear blue water, and a ship in the distance.
Woman cycling along a coastal path with rocky shoreline and blue sea.

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